We went to Newks for dinner because C loves loves loves their mac n cheese. We sat in a booth and we were rather quite silly:) I noticed while we were eating that almost 100% of the other couples/families in the restaurant were all on their phones while eating and barely conversing at times. I wanted to stand up and say PUT THE PHONES DOWN PEOPLE AND BE PRESENT! I can't imagine how a kid must feel if the entire dinner their parents are paying zero attention to them and more interested in what's going on in FB, IG, or twitter world. My parents never allowed phones at the table and always made it a priority to engage us while eating. I'm sure these families and couples didn't mean any harm by checking their latest updates, but it does sadden me how "plugged in" our culture is. Be present people. Put the phones away for 30 minutes and love the one your with.
After our dinner, we headed to a local book store to pick out C a new book. He's an avid reader and we've read every book we have nine million times. To the point that I don't even have to read them anymore, I can just repeat them from memory. His face lit up when he realized we were in a store solely devoted to books. Love that my kid is such a die hard reader already! I hope this continues all his life.
His little eyes were practically glazed over from joy the entire time we picked out a book. He'd carefully pick one up, examine the front and back, open a few pages, then carefully place it back. He ended up finding the train section (real shocker right) and we decided on three paper back Thomas the Train stories. He insisted on carrying the bag. Such a gentlemen:)
We arrived home just in time to get fresh, hot cookies out of the oven (thanks husband:). We changed into our pjs and headed to his room with cookies and books in hand. We read each book almost twice and devoured the cookies in seconds flat.
I seriously love this boy. He's such a delight. He's incredibly silly, observant, kind, and loving. I get so tickled watching him grow up, because so so much of my little kid self in him. He's my favorite little boy in all the land, and I can't wait for all of our "dates" in the future. ANNND I can't wait for W and daddy dates. I mean, I'll probably have to be shoveled up off the ground on their first date because I know I will just MELT.