It's not too often that we celebrate two, completely unrelated firsts on the same day. Today is one of those days. Today is one of those days.
This afternoon, our son and I will go on our first date. My husband has taken the girls on dates for their birthdays for the last ten years and I had gotten used to the idea that I would never get a birthday date (other than on my own birthday). A few weeks back, my husband pointed out to me that I had a date to plan. It took me few minutes to realize what he meant. Now that we have a son, I get to take someone on a birthday date! I'm not exactly sure what we will do, but I have some ideas. We could go to the dinosaur exhibit at the local mall, see a movie, or go to the zoo. The girls have told our son that he should ask to go to the bookstore - their favorite date destination. Choices...
Tonight will be our other first. Our oldest daughter will attend her first youth group function at church. I didn't expect that she would want to attend, so I was a little surprised when she asked to go. Knowing that most of the attendees are high school aged, we invited another friend to go with our daughter. Such events are always better with a friend.
I'm looking forward to a memorable day with my favorite kids.