I have three girls as you may have noticed and beginning the moment the second one was born the competition began. And it continues everyday all day. Each child is precious, sweet, smart and different from the other! I realized the need for individual time with each one and when was this going to happen. They get so jealous if I do something with one that I don’t do with the other. I invite one to the store they all pile in. So the week before Christmas in 2007 I had an idea. I will give Laurie Clare and Liza a mother daughter day. I can up with a set of rules so to speak even though I hate rules, but we needed some parameters!
The note was on the christmas tree one for Liza (4 yrs old) and one for Laurie Clare (5 yrs old). It said I invite you to your first annual mother daughter day!
They were excited! And did not even know what they were excited about, but the thought of spending just a day with me all alone sounded good to them!
I explained that on New Years Day or any day after that during 2008 they could plan a day we would spend together just they way they wanted to. I would not work, I would have my cell phone, but only for emergencies. That made the day sound even better. No distractions, all my attention just on them!
I went on to further explain the “real deal”. Until you are 10 it is a day anything you want to do in 24 hours, when you are 10 you get to spend the night somewhere anywhere you can drive to. When you are 12 you get to spend two nights anywhere and you can fly or drive. 14 three nights and 16 a week!
As I type I am teary because the times we have already shared have been magical memorable moments #rondafriend
In 2009, our third child arrived and the competition got even crazier and mother daughter days even more important.
It has been fun to watch the girls each plan their days and nights. The itineraries diverse, the ideas unique and the memories unforgettable!
New York City, Boston, Chicago, Serenbe, Atlanta (a few times) and even good old Columbus, GA!
The days always start with #Starbucks that is synonymous among the three! A gift from me is always expected along with some cash! What started with a one hundred dollar bill has now grown for the older two as their taste are in #FreePeople and #ToryBurch!
I am always amazed they think of the ones left at home and spend their money on something special for each other family member including the dogs!
I’d love to hear how you celebrate Mother’s Day, or any adventures you’ve had during a trip with family! They’re always full of fun surprises!!
And as promised, here is your invitation to the Vintage Market Days of Nashville, where my dear Ronda Friend will be signing books!
1. Wear comfy shoes, they have 2 buildings and a mid-way!
2. No fur babies allowed unless licensed service animal
3. Tickets Friday $11, Saturday and Sunday $6 re-entry all weekend
4. Tickets available at the gate all weekend.
5. Bring a canned good, support the community!
6. Bring both cash and cards, some vendors do not accept cards
7. Located at 945 Baddour Parkway Lebanon, TN. Wilson County Fairgrounds.
Happy Mothers Day!