Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Date with Ellis

I took Ellis with me to the store yesterday. I decided we should stop in at Arctic Circle, get a drink and some courtesy cones, then be on our way. I am so glad that I did. He was just so sweet and tried to do everything I did. We talked about how yummy our drink was and how the ice cream tasted so good. I worry that he gets forgotten a lot in our family because he is generally so non demanding and easy going. He really seemed to thrive on this time with me. I reminded myself time and time again that it doesn't matter how long it takes him to eat his courtesy cone or that it was getting all over the place, he was having such a good time and the good thing about kids is that they are washable.

When we got to the grocery store, he was even sweeter. He wanted everything I put in the cart to go on his lap and before too long I couldn't even see where he was. He made a comment for everything I put in the cart and on the way out, he asked me for a hug and told me that he loves me. It was a really sweet night.


TaLaisa said...

That is so sweet. I'll bet that even chores and errands seem more fun and less stressful when you consider them 'dates'.

Linda said...

I don't know if it is the 'date' part of it of the fact that I am only with one of the children at a time so I am able to just focus on them, but it certainly is a delightful way to run errands.