My parents had given us one adult and two child tickets for Peter and the Wolf at the Kennedy Center on Feb 14th, so Reese and I chose to be the ones to hang back in RVA and had a great mother-son day together. This kiddo has been mama's boy from day one and thrives on one-on-one time and being able to call more of the shots. Middle children so rarely get to inhabit that role - they were never an only child with their parents' undivided attention, and their time as the baby of the family ends when the next child arrives. He and I need more dates.
For this outing, he chose:
♥ a trip through the car wash - the one with the big rollers, not the touchless
♥ a chocolate-banana smoothie
♥ mall pizza for lunch
♥ time at the play area in Short Pump Town Center (land of his infancy)
♥ time in the toy store downstairs
♥ hanging out at the train depot at SPTC
♥ buying a spinny LED toy at Target
♥ 5 Guys for dinner
*and* filled up with the satisfaction of somebody saying "yes" so much to him, he patiently tolerated me running some (quick) errands of my own.
While we gallivanted around the Far West End, we also spread our Lovable Project valentines. You can read about the project and our involvement in these entries: