Tonight the boys are having fun with Grampa at a motocross event, and Li Li and I had our first girl night in a while. She was absolutely delightful – and this isn’t something I say often. Remember: she is 3 and full of energy.
I was coaching and Keith dropped Li Li off at the pool for the last few minutes because they had to get to the races. My swimmers and their parents oogled over Li Li, and she of course, took it all in. While driving home, she talked away and kept telling me she loved me. It continued in the grocery store….. and at home…. while painting our nails…..while eating cookies…..while getting ready for bed. A few times she even said it in Chinese: “Wo Ai Ni Mama.”
Is my little girl just totally deprived of attention from Mama and that’s why she was so in heaven tonight?! Or, maybe she just had the right amount of sleep, yummy food…. I’m not sure, but it was enjoyable. I don’t slow down and enjoy Li Li as often as I should. Usually there are two kiddos vying for my attention – both avid talkers. The constant noise on top of a semi-full schedule and responsibilities equals one stressed out mom sometimes, who doesn’t just watch and enjoy her kiddos.
We need to do more girls nights.
Koen’s 5th birthday, and Keith’s 36th are next week, so the three of us are heading to Great Wolf Lodge for a night. I am really looking forward to it. This will be our first time leaving Li Li overnight though. She’ll be staying with Grammi and I’m sure will do fine, but this is a major milestone in our bonding process and we hope it goes well.