My littles are so very different – one a social butterfly that’s always looking for the next fun thing and the other very reserved and completely happy spending day in and day out at home in his jammies.
When we gave John tickets to WWE Live for his birthday, we asked brother if he wanted to go along and make it a family event. He immediately declined. (I can’t say I was upset about that because his disinterest meant I was saved from having to go.) On the night of the big event, Honey and John headed off to Phillips Arena and had a wonderful night. I stayed up and waited on them to get home. They both came in looking so genuinely happy and raved about their fabulous evening. They dazzled me with stories of John Cena, AJ Stiles, the cage match and so much more that I didn’t even follow. And, while I’m not at all a fan of wrestling, I am a fan of a daddy-son night out and gathering ALL of the experiences that come your way in life.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, I gave the baby his choice of how to spend our evening. I mean, I threw out all the good things – a movie, bowling, hibachi, fro-yo with all the toppings, trampoline park, you name it. He thoughtfully replied “I’d probably like to order pizza and watch the Muppets movies I got for Christmas.” I thought about that a minute and knew how to really make his night special. I offered up pizza in bed while we watch the movie. He’s never done anything like it and couldn’t believe it was an option. I ran his tray up and got him settled, then ran back downstairs to get mine. When I came up, he said “Mommy, this night is epic.” Be still my heart. This is SO him – a quiet night at home relaxing in bed.
We all had a wonderful and memorable night and Honey and I both remarked how much we enjoyed the one on one time with the littles doing things that they each love. <3
It’s a rainy, nasty day here in Atlanta. We were up and at em early for the baby’s basketball game but will just hunker down until we head back to the courts tonight for John’s game. I’ll wager money on the fact that I’ll have one little social person that’s bored to tears today and one little homebody that’s as pleased as punch with this plan.
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED