Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mother-Daughter Day

Today was Olivia's last Monday off track, and my last day off  of work this week, so she decreed it mother-daughter day, and came up with a whole list of things for us to do.  It took us all day.  In fact, it is well past midnight, and I only just tucked her in.  I am a little exhausted.  But it was a great day.

We started off with Nutella on French toast for breakfast, eaten on the couches in front of the TV, watching episode after episode of her favorite Netflix series, H20.  Then we got dressed and took Piper to PetSmart for a bath and a trim.  That was not part of the official itinerary, but it was fun nonetheless.  Then we went through the automatic car wash. After that,  we took a drive through the drive thru at McDonalds and got lunch to go, which we ate at the duck park.  Duncan tagged along for lunch, so after we finished eating and chasing ducks, we dropped by his future place of employment, which opened today.  Olivia got a drink called Sharks in the Water, blue liquid with floating gummy sharks.  I got a Nailed It, and Duncan got a Rootbeer Fizz.  Hopefully, he will be able to start working there next week, but in the meantime, it was a good excuse for a little extra sugar buzz.

After all that, we retrieved Piper, then we headed home for sidewalk chalk and laying in the shade of the tree in our front yard. We were supposed to ride bikes, but we instead we opted for just laying around and chatting for a while.

a girl and her art
Next up was a trip to the library. Olivia borrowed movies, I borrowed books.  We had to run to Walmart for a few things, and as Olivia reminded me, even though we had already had plenty of sugar, treats were required from Walmart, because after all, it was Mother-Daughter day.

When we got home, we should have cooked dinner, but instead we ate our second treats of the day and watched one of her movies from the library.  Leftovers then were served, more treats were obtained, and we ended the day by spending a good hour designing ball gowns and learning to draw dogs,  reading a chapter of her current book, Ever After High, book 2, then watching one more episode of H20. I am now thoroughly caught up on all the adventures and hijinks of H2

At 11:45, when I finally insisted that the day had to end, Olivia said, "But we haven't cuddled yet!" How can a mom of a nine year old turn that down?  You know that request isn't going to last forever.
So we cuddled. On her bed. Surrounded by stuffed pigs and pandas.  What a fantastic day.  And I am not too proud to admit that right now, I feel a little tiny bit mommed out.  Also, I can wait for the next Mother Daughter Day.

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