Once all the kids got into school, we started a “skip day” tradition. Once a year each kid gets one day to skip school and just hang out with Brian and I for some rare one on one (or two on one rather) time. They get to pick the agenda, lunch location, etc. The day is their’s!
Last year we foolishly put all the skip days in May as school was winding down, but then we were squeezing them in between work and fun days at school they didn’t want to miss, so we got smarter this year and started in February.
Berkley was up first.
First stop: Varsity Donuts. It’s scary how similar their faces are…
Then to Walmart cause we saw they had this lollipop display once and vowed to bring Berkley back cause suckers are her fav!
Please stop to notice she’s still in her footie pajamas. This is because she would live in footies if I would let her. Usually I don’t. Today I did.
We try to live our lives never passing up a cut out face photo op
Then back home to watch some Doc McStuffins (cause the Bigs don’t dig it but she does, and today she didn’t even have to share the screen!). But because Brian was involved, he suggested we move the couch to right in front of the TV for her. I was on board with that. But it escalated into a fort.
(which means it escalated into me spending the next half hour being grossed out by what was under the couches and cushions and vacuuming like a mad woman)
Inside the fort
Her and I played Doc on her stuffed animals in the fort. It was very claustrophobic fyi…
Last Fall they tore down the old Arby’s and built a Popeyes in Aggieville, so we watched the restaurant being built. Driving by earlier in the day Berkley said she’s never been to a Popeyes and asked if we could eat lunch there.
It started with her getting REALLY excited about the spork! “MOM! I hardly ever get to use a spork! Most places don’t even have them!” (apparently school cafeterias have moved onto real forks. In MY day we had sporks. Kids these days are so spoiled.)
Then to the store to get a balloon (not her birthday, but the one she wanted, and what she wants goes today!) which happens to be by Hobby Lobby and she asked to go in just to browse the crafts.
At this point in the day I need a nap. But instead we went bowling!
She spent a lot of time rolling on the floor. I spent a lot of time cringing.
She was camouflaged!
These two bowled a few like this:
Game two she used the slide. Bowling balls get heavy.
We ended the day with Orange Leaf ice cream!