One day your sweet little daughter is a giggly, dependent three year old that still needs help putting on her shoes, and then, the next thing you know she is out the front door on her fist date. They grow up so fast, don't they?
Daddy took Bella out on her first date today. I think they were headed to Dairy Queen for some ice cream. She has been looking forward to this for weeks. When sweet N told her they would go out just the two of them. She has brought it up many times since.
Then today I was in my room folding the laundry (I try to do that at least once a month) and watching a movie. The kids woke up from their nap and wanted to sit in my room to watch the end of my flick. Towards the end the girl character was talking to her friend about the date she was about to go on. Bella's eyes lit up as she exclaimed, "I wanna go on a 'gate'." In the next scene the girl and her date sat in a piano lounge eating their dinner. My little girl, who is apparently becoming a romantic at such a tender age, sighed, "Awe, I wanna listen to music and eat dinner!"
When N got home from work this evening we decided it was definitely time for that date.
Bella picked out her own dress. We fixed her hair and then she sat and waited for daddy to get ready. (Men!)O.K. so he was watching the boys while I helped Bella get ready and then it only took him about 20 seconds to change out of his work clothes. But it did give me a chance to shoot a cute picture of the lady in waiting!
I hope this is the first of many more dates with my own favorite date! I have fond memories of my own daddy/daughter dates!