Saturday, November 01, 2008

Date Night

A few weeks ago I saw a commercial for "Disney on Ice" coming to Birmingham. I commented to Rhett how much Claire would enjoy going to something like that and he said "well, lets go". I asked him if he wanted me to take Claire and he stay home with Ford, if we should all go as a family or if he wanted to take Claire on a date. He said rather quickly "Yeah, I want to take her on a date!!". So the next day he came home and said "I bought the tickets for Disney on Ice. I had to buy the $55/each tickets." What??? I'm thinking they must have been sold out or something. Nope. Turns out he just wanted to make sure his little Princess could see really well. Hmmm. I don't quite remember the last time we went out on the town and spent that kind of money on a date for us! I could see where this was headed.

Ever since then Claire has be talking about her "date with Daddy". My parents asked her if she wanted to go back to Disney World and she said "No. I want to go on a date with my Daddy". She would look at me at random times and say things like "Mommy, when I go on my date with Daddy I want to wear curls". We talked about what she would wear all the way down to her panties! She wanted to wear her Cinderella dress - fitting for a Princess! She decided on pancakes for the dinner portion of their date - her personal favorite. We waited with much anticipation for date night to come and she got all dressed up and waited for Daddy.
It was a little reminicent of prom night with all of the excitement and picture taking!
This is the one date where lots of kissing is OK!
So off they went. I have no pictures from the actual date since I wasn't there to take them :) But the report was that they had a wonderful time. They were right on the ice and Claire was captivated by all of the characters the whole time. More importantly Rhett planted some very special seeds in her heart. He is teaching her the standard by which she will judge all other boys. She will remember how special these early dates with her Daddy were and how special they made her feel and not accept anything less. He is teaching her how she is valuable and a treasure and should be treated that way in every circumstance. Rhett was pretty choked up by the whole experience. He loved every minute with his little girl. The next day he said "Claire we had a great time on our date last night didn't we?" and she said "Yeah, you are my Prince". Enough said.
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5 comments:

Stephanie said...

i am in tears! rhett, you are a great dadddy! what a blessing...

Shanan said...

Wow - what a neat outing and how special for both Claire and Daddy. Claire will remember these memories forever and nobody will ever live up to her Daddy-:)

The Kenyons said...

How sweet!! I love it!! She looked beautiful for her date!!! Glad they had fun, my kids loved it!!

Lauren, Stephen, and Carden said...

that is so adorable. i am in tears b/c it makes me think about my husband and daughter doing that in the future. you have such a beautiful family!

Emily said...

WE did the exact same thing! I told my daughter (4 yrs old) that her date with Daddy was so special that Mommy and Brother weren't invited. They both had a blast! I, too, was pregnant at the time. My 2nd daughter is now 3 weeks old.