Olivia and I are used to having the place to ourselves. Almost everynight for the past year or so, it’s just been us girls at night. And then my dad moved in for a bit, and then for the past week, Dominic has been working mornings. I’m not complaining, AT ALL, but needless to say, it’s been a bit crowded around these parts.
Monday, my dad started working again but since Dominic worked mornings on Monday and Tuesday, it wasn’t until Wednesday around 4pm, that Olivia and I found ourselves all alone, staring at each other with that same “what do we do now?” look on our faces.
It didn’t take us long to realize that we were both, in the words of Olivia, “very very very very hung-eee”. So we had a nice dinner, chicken, carrots and rice, and then I said, “Olivia, if you clean up your toys, I have a little surprise for you.” She picked up her toys in record time and then she said, “And my surprise, Mama?”
“We’re gonna have a girl’s night!”
And a girl’s night we had.
It was only fitting considering it was our first night in months that it was just us two girls, out on the town…just kidding, we totally stayed in.
We made stove top popcorn (the only way to make popcorn!) , did face masks, painted our toes and watched Beauty and the Beast.
Or as Olivia kept calling it, “Booty and the Beast” Ha!
Oh and in case you’re wondering, of course I didn’t use any of my face masks on Olivia. I used Cosmetic Warrior by Lush (Another favorite is Love Lettuce! I love Lush products!) on myself and for Olivia I simply mashed up half of an avocado! She loved it!
There is a secret list that runs through my head of a bunch of things that I couldn’t wait to do with my child. Girl’s night was definitely one of those things. Doing face masks together was one of those things. Painting her toes because she wanted to “yook jus yike Mama!” was one of those things. It was such a fun night, no crying, no tantrums, even when the movie suddenly stopped working, she didn’t complain or whine. Not once.
Once we were all washed up, we made our way upstairs and I just couldn’t let her go to sleep in her bed. I mean, how could I? Instead we snuggled, facetimed Dada and my sister and then she fell asleep in my arms. It was the perfect Girl’s Night.
And you better believe I soaked everything in good and well.