When Shaggy and Lollipop Pop were younger I decided that I needed one on one time with each of them. I loved hearing their thoughts and stories with out interruptions of a sibling. The idea of giving them each a special day when it was time to go school shopping was born. The other child would spend the day with Grandma and the two of us would spend all day together, shopping and eating lunch at the restaurant of their choice. The actual school shopping is easier and more enjoyable because no other kidnick is waiting for their turn and whining, "When is it MY turn?"and "He/she got more than me!". (Not that they ever did that)
Anywhooo... Sugar Plum Fairy's turn was on Friday. She had decided on Chili's for lunch and we worked around that. We talked about school and what she was excited and nervous about...she was giddy over her backpack and lunch box ...she learned to tie her own tennis shoes and then had a fashion show for the rest of the family.
She deemed it "The very best day EVER!"