Ava took Katie and Griffin to the movies on Saturday. It was the first time someone who wasn’t me and wasn’t a daycare provider has taken her for an outing and part of me was feeling like I was missing out, but not really, because Ava is someone I trust with my children implicitly and who I know would make excellent parenting decisions and could handle whatever Katie could dish out. I asked Max what he wanted to do during his time alone with Mommy and Daddy, and because they were going to see Frozen, he said he wanted to go to the movies too. However, that’s the only kid-friendly movie out right now, so, as to not step on toes, they went to the RWC showing at 11:00 and we went to San Mateo at 11:25. :D
Max was really fairly good during the movie, albeit a bit wiggly, and very worn out at the end, but demanded on us going to get Katie RIGHT AWAY. It was very sweet how much he missed her :) When we finally caught up with her, this is the conversation we had:
K: Mommy, I’m back!
Me: Yay! I missed you!
K: Mommy, I need to tell you something that might make you mad.
Me: Okay, sweetie, what’s up?
K: I cuddled with Ava.
Me: That’s okay, honey, I know you like to cuddle during movies.
K: But I didn’t just cuddle with her during the movie, I cuddled with her after the movie, too!
Me: I’m okay with that!
K: But you need to be a little upset, at least!
Me: Well, I’m a little jealous. Was Ava a good cuddler?
K: Yeah, she was good at cuddling, but not as good as you.
So she tried to make me jealous but then tried to compliment me into complacency. The kid is gonna be a lawyer.
Related: The kids have gotten into a habit of asking for snacks at bedtime. The snacks they ask for are mundane (string cheese, graham crackers, goldfish, fruit twists) but annoying because the kids rarely finish their dinners (and unfortunately, B is in a habit of doing the dishes before the kids are in bed so it’s hard to go back and make them eat what they refused earlier). I told them last night that they weren’t getting any and Katie informed me that she was going to starve to death and that when a parent lets their kid die of starvation that they get in trouble and that people will be very disappointed in me. Then she went on about how she is in the midst of dying right THEN. It was very tragic, and thus very funny when she woke up and I ran in and grabbed her and hugged her and said, “OH MY GOSH, KATIE! I AM SO GLAD YOU’RE NOT DEAD!!!”