With four kids, there are times when we have to be deliberate in scheduling some one-on-one time with each of them. So transpired Date Night with Dad. Somewhere around each of the girls' birthdays, my husband plans a special night out for just the two of them. This past Friday, 8-year old Arielle had her turn. She put on her favorite dress and faux fur cape. My husband donned a suit for the special occasion. (If that's not love, what is?) Out in the front yard, he lifted her up and she gave him a big smoochie kiss! They drove off into the sunset to a fancy seafood restaurant where Arielle could order her favorite Shrimp Scampi Fettucini from the grown-up menu and an $8.00, one-inch slice of key lime pie. After her big eyes had ordered more than her little tummy could hold, she came home, quite content, with a large bag of leftovers, still clenching the pink plastic sword keepsakes which had skewered the extra cherries in her Shirley Temple.
Aahhh..... Daddy Love!