Matt and I decided that we needed to spend some one on one time with our kids. We felt that Austin and Easton were being lumped into the category of "the boys" instead of individuals. So last week I took each of them out on their own special mom and son date. Easton chose to go to Macaroni Grill. He was so excited that the waiter gave him an adult size drink instead of a kids drink. It was refreshing to be able to see Easton as himself and not the little brother that is always trying to do what Austin does. We talked about everything from school, to where he wants to live and the things that he likes to do the most with his family. I asked him on our drive home if he had a fun time and he said, " Ya it was fun to be with just you with out Sami throwing a fit!" I then asked him if he would want to get rid of Sami, (just to see what he would say) and he said, "Well maybe for a little while, but then we could get her back!" Kids are great. At least I can count on him to be honest with me, at least until he hits 14!
Austin also chose to go the Macaroni Grill. He loves the bread and oil and vinegar to dip it in. He ate an entire loaf himself! We talked about books, which I am glad that someone in my family likes to read as much as I do, how he wants a pet rabbit when dad is done with dental school and we actually have a yard to put a pet in. We also discussed where he would like to live after school is done; you can tell what the hot subject has been in our home lately. Austin has been concerned as to why he is required to do more at home than the other kids, and so we had to have the oldest child has more responsibilities yet can receive more privileges talk. Hopefully he understood. He is a great kid and I am so grateful for his help in the family.
So of course now Sami thinks she needs her date with dad. So they are going to Wendy's this week. She has real high standards!!