Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mother-Son Date Knight

When Brody was just 3 years old, we attended our first Mother Son Date Knight at Chick-fil-A. It was a great event. Many memories were made as Brody STILL remembers details from that night that I had forgotten. I just remember how handsome he looked in his long sleeve green shirt with an appliqued tie on it.

Fast forward to present day and now he is 5. We attended the event again. It was scheduled for 4:30 but Brody was dressed by 12:15. Chloe did his hair for him. She wet it and combed it over so that he would look "super handsome." She was very meticulous and he was crazy proud of his hair. He chose to wear his white polo shirt guessed it, an appliqued tie on it along with his dark blue jeans and star wars shoes. He was precious. Just precious!!!

At 4:00 he was chomping at the bit to go so we went on and were promptly seated by the hostess at our booth of choice. The whole back section of the restaurant was decorated like a castle since the theme was "KNIGHTS." There were placemats with questions on it for me to ask Brody, and the marketing director brought over a shield for Brody to draw and color on as a family crest. We talked about what our family values were and he chose to draw a mouse which represent TRUST. In our family we choose to TRUST in God and TRUST God in all things. We also trust each other.

So after we finished the activities and eating, he looked at me and said "mommy, I don't ever want this date to end!" My heart melted. Like really melted in that moment. It was an hour. Only one hour that was spent one on one with him just being intentional but it meant the world to him and me both. I would not trade that hour for anything in this world. Priceless. I encourage everyone to take some time with each of your children separately and just get out and talk. Invest in them and let them know that you really do care. We tend to get so caught up in the day to day tasks that we forget how just a little bit of time can make a HUGE difference for everyone.

getting ready to go out on our date!

our menu and questions to ask each other

check out the fancy decorations that Chick-fil-A did

Working hard on the family crest

dessert time - he got ice cream and went to the special toppings bar they
had set up just for the date night attendees

the finished product 

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