Sunday

 Saturday nights as the parent of a toddler are not like Saturday nights pre-parenthood. 
That much is true.
 Since my husband works weekend nights at a local restaurant, weekends are Q and Mommy nights.
 Sometimes this means that we go to the aquarium. Sometimes, it's the trampoline place. Sometimes it's just a night of art projects at home. But sometimes, Q likes to get good and dressed up and go out on the town for cupcakes and frozen yogurt.
 No, it's not the club circuit. But I'll tell you what - it's not as much of a drag as it sounds to those who have not experienced the life-change of parenthood. 
In fact, when you're out on the town with a four-year-old like Q, it can be quite a thrill ride.
 The Q has many faces. She has many moods, most of them fleeting, except for joy, which is her main gear. She is a performer, a merry prankster, a magician, a wild card. She always has surprises in her proverbial pocket. She never fails to entertain.
She is, in a word, scintillating. 
I am a very fortunate parent, and nights on the town with my merry prankster are nothing to sneeze at.

3 comments:

Amélie said...

She's indeed scintillating!

Anonymous said...

Isn't being out with your daughter, doing the 'ladies who lunch' lifestyle, the best thing ever? As Hâuie is now 10 and a half, my time is getting limited - soon she'll be doing that with her friends instead. So enjoy it while it lasts! I love seeing Q's joy on all the photos, day after day.

Love to you both,

Carole (waiting to take Hâuie for a quick Vietnamese soup after school)

Jeanne-ming said...

i couldn't agree more. Evenings out with my Leigh were so fun....even now....and she's 30!