Yesterday, Mikey had to work a job at the Swisher Cigar Plant in Jax…which meant he went in at 3:00 p.m. and came home at 11:00 p.m. Since “Daddy” was going to be gone for the night, I thought it would be fun to play a special Girl’s night for Joycie and I. When I picked her up from daycare, I took her to our local grocery store – but not to buy groceries. The store has a mini carousel located outside. Joycie begs to ride this each time we go – so last night she got to ride.
She LOVED it! She kept shouting “Yee-hah” as she spun around. I had to smile at the amount of pleasure she got out of something so simple. Once her riding was over, I let her pick supper. She chose “’icken nuggets and French fries”. Granted, it was not the healthiest of choices, but as a special treat it ranked high on her list. But even better was how we ate our supper…..
The weather was beautiful last night, so Joycie insisted we have a tea party on her porch. I obliged by moving her table, chairs, tea seat and 2 stuffed animals to the porch. We dined while the birds chirped, watched bunnies hop across our yard, and laughed. It was a glorious time.
After filling our tummies with food, we each got baths, then snuggled in my bed while watching Joycie’s favorite cartoons. We fell asleep with Joycie snuggled in my arms – which was how Mikey found us when he got home. Yesterday did not cost me a lot other than my time, and it was well worth the price so that I could create special memories with Joycie.