Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My Date With Mr. J

Mr. J has been saving his money, and when he received a chapters card for his birthday, decided he wanted to buy some LEGO with it.  Between the card and his cash, he had $60.00 to spend.

We headed to our local Chapters location on Sunday morning.  He browsed the books, but quickly decided that his money was better spent on something else, since he can borrow books from the library for free. When we got to the LEGO section, he had a very hard time choosing.  The 2 sets he wanted the most were quite a bit more money than what he had to spend.



looking at some of the LEGO, trying to make up his mind
I told him we could leave, and he could continue saving his money, or he could choose something else.  After what seemed like forever, he finally made his choices and picked 2 sets (a small one and a medium one). When he was done paying, I asked if he would like to continue our "date" with a treat from Starbucks.
enjoying his cookie!
He was thrilled, and even more thrilled that I paid for it and he was able to keep his $6.75.

Do you take your kids on dates? What's their favourite thing to do?

18 comments:

  1. I try to make it a point to take Miss K out, just the 2 of us, once a week. My husband does the same. I will take her to lunch or browsing nail polish (her new 'thing')... hubby will take her on 'adventures' about town... I love these times with her. After raising 4 others, all too quickly these days are gone and you're the last person on earth they want to be seen with never mind 'hanging out' with lol

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    1. It's so much fun - and great bonding time!

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  2. Looks like he had a fun day at Chapters :) We love going to Chapters.

    We occasionally do musical dates, picnics and geocaching.

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  3. Great day you had! I remember watching my boy standing in front of the lego shelves and trying to decide what to get....many many times! Kinda miss those days now that he is a teen. We had those "dates" but would go to stores that had the hard to find stuff, just to look around.... on rare occasions he'd score something really cool. Other times we'd go on a hike, go fishing, anything that allowed us to sit and chat about anything and everything.
    Get it all in now, eventually they become too cool to have any conversation with their parents. lol

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    1. I am dreading those days when they eventually show up :( I try and treasure all of these lovely mommy/son moments that we have

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  4. When my daughters were younger, we would set aside a special day, and if the weather was good, we would go for a picnic at one of the big parks. They had so much fun! :)

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  5. I love the idea of taking your kids on "dates." He looks super pleased with the day!

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  6. Dates with kids are always a fun thing to do! Sounds like he made a wise decision with his purchase! (Judy Cowan)

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  7. iT IS ALWAYS FUN TO HAVE A ONE ON ONE SPECIAL DATE WITH THE YOUNG ONES,

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  8. it's always tough deciding which Lego set to buy

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  9. How sweet is this and how special you made him feel, I'm sure. BTW, I just love his hat!

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  10. I used to love going out on small dates with my kids when they were younger, they especially loved it when I knew there was nothing going on in their class that day and kept them home and we would then go travel the stores and have lunch, they were very special times and I so much miss it now, now that they are older they don't want to be seen with mom

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  11. Looks like a pretty fun date :) I have fond memories of doing small outings like that with my parents when I was young - these small moments mean a lot! :)

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  12. Sounds like a great date. I use to take my boys on dates when they were younger.

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  13. Sounds like a great day! Yes, I took my kids on "dates" when they were younger and now I continue to do so with my grandchildren! :)

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  14. I sometimes go with my daughter, and it is a nice time. My son would rather satay home, but I know he hopes for a treat when we get back.

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