I'd Forgotten How Easy Life is With Just One Kid; EDITED
My parents intended to take both of my girls for the weekend to spoil them rotten and give me some much needed rest. They rarely spend the night away from me much less spend a weekend away from me. However, my oldest (5) came home from preschool slightly under the weather with an upset tummy, so I kept her with me to make sure it didn't get worse (luckily, it didn't and she was fine by Sat. morning). So for the weekend, I just had one child, and OMG, it was paradise!!! She and I slept until 9:30. I didn't even know I was still capable of sleeping that late!!!
During the day, Saturday, we laid across the bed and just talked and snuggled. I got her the yogurt parfait from Chickfila for breakfast because that's her favorite. And then we spent hours sitting on the couch while I played Call of Duty and she helped by telling me when she'd spot a bad guy for me to shoot.
That evening, we went to one of her favorite restaurants, and shopping for her some new clothes and shoes for her, and then out for a train ride on the kids' train at the mall and out for frozen yogurt. It was heaven.
Sunday was another lazy day. We went to church, had lunch at Red Lobster and she hung out while I detailed my car. She sang to me and we talked about anything and everything that was on her mind. Priceless.
My youngest had a great time with my parents too. So everyone won. But OMG, having just one kid was so easy!!! I'd forgotten how fabulous it is.
Edit: Yes, I said Call of Duty. I turned the sound down and she ate it up cause she's only used to seeing DH play video games. It was the first time I've gotten to touch the Playstation in like 3 years and I don't think it's excessive for me to finally get a few hours on a Saturday afternoon to play it, especially since DD thought it was hilarious to watch me struggle with it and we laughed hysterically together. Also, if you read my post in it's entirety, you will notice that I did many other things with her.