This weekend, Little Miss and I had our first ever girlie weekend as our boys went to visit Grandad. Following his illness at Christmas and the realisation that Grandad is more frail than before, we have talked lots and tried to make our visits a little easier and relaxing for him. We’ve decided that Mr S will either take just take one child to visit or we will all go up and stay in a hotel. This weekend the boys went up and Little Miss and I had a special time together at home.
Recently I’ve felt that our time together is changing, we are talking about more grown up things, music, fashion etc.. This weekend was full of sparkles, a little shopping trip, watching and singing musicals, reading together, a pampering spa, dinner in a lovely Thai restaurant, grown up activities which just felt right. This is becoming such a lovely age, even if Little Miss is always after my phone to pretend its hers, mobiles and ear piercing are becoming big topics for discussion (our agreement is a mobile when she goes to secondary school and she’s allowed her ears to be pierced this summer)
After Little Miss’ ballet class on Saturday, we drove over to our county town to enjoy a browse around the shops before finally going to see The Greatest Showman. Its been on our must see list for months and we were so pleased to finally see it, we’ve been playing the soundtrack for weeks. The atmosphere at the cinema was brilliant, it was sold out and there were a lot of mums and daughters of all ages enjoying an early mothers day treat. After the film, we chose a Thai restaurant for tea. It is a pleasure to dine out with Little Miss, she loves her food and is so adventurous and interested in food. We found a gorgeous Thai restaurant and Little Miss was a hit with the staff, they were delighted by her interest in the food and willingness to try new dishes. The food was so good and she was a very amusing dinner date.
On Sunday, I not only got a lie in as our early riser Little Man was away but also a cup of tea in bed for Mothers day, the perfect way to wake up. We had a beautifully lazy morning, a relaxing bubble bath, taking time to style hair and experiment with different looks and simply pampering ourselves. We then took a walk down town for some fresh air and came back and took the time to cook lunch together. In the afternoon, I was so pleased to show Little Miss Grease for the first time, she had seen the local secondary school’s performance during the week so it felt the right time to introduce her to one of my favourite films, needless to say I sang (cue eye rolling!) and we both danced along to the songs and laughed a lot. I had also treated us to the new Rebel Girls book as we had loved the original, so in front of the fire, cosy under a blanket we read together. It really was as perfect as it sounds and it was one of those moments when I couldn’t believe how lucky and privileged I am to be mum to my gorgeous girl.
Whilst we both missed our boys, it was a treat to have some lovely time together and do all those special little mum daughter things together. I am so proud of my daughter and I loved our exclusive time together.