Earlier this morning, I was taking an exercise class at a new place in town…which I LOVE. I finished up my “Hula Dancing” class, (so hard, but so fun,) and there was a text message on my phone from my 16 year old son DJ asking me if we could go Christmas shopping. Both kids, wanting to spend the day with me?!?!? I could not pass it up. As they have been getting older, I find these days few and far between. We always make a point of eating dinner together several times a week as a family, but actually going out and doing stuff with mom? It has been awhile!
I jumped at the opportunity of course, ran home, took a quick shower and out the door we headed. Conversation, lunch and Christmas shopping with the kids. I could not have asked for a better afternoon. I read today that there are only 940 Saturdays between a child’s birth and her leaving for college! DJ leaves for college in less than two years!! I need to grab these occasions whenever I can! An afternoon of quality time – and I actually think that they may have enjoyed as much as I did, even if they’d never admit to it!