It didnt take me a long time to decide what to give a new found friend, also a stay-at-home-mom, for her 40th birthday. Nope, she doesnt like jewelries nor does she love perfumes. She would rather wear comfortable clothes and shoes that doesnt bite; and she's got her favorite mommy bag already.
And, so I've decided to give her a special mommy day. A day off from home. With the help of my husband, we printed a special invitation for her to spend a day in a far away city with me (not too far away but far enough for her to escape household chores).
When she read the invitation, she was so excited. The husband, was excited for her, too especially since we didnt really inform them our destination. And so I guess, our gift is a success, judging from their reaction.
Actually, we invited her small daughter, too; as I would be bringing both girls with me. That way, they could play together and we moms could talk and window shop and do whatever we could do as long as the girls would let us. of course. She would have to leave her small son with the dad, at least, some sort of break, right?
So, that invitation was fulfilled last Wednesday. We picked them up before leaving the car at home to walk to the train station near us. Despite the rain, we had a great time. The kids got busy, the moms busier!
It was something else. Actually, it is also a first time for me to have someone, except for the girls and my husband, while in the city. A different experience walking with someone and exchanging notes on clothes and shoes and a little household chats (just cant get away from those). A different experience dining out and taking our sweet time in between bites. A different experience checking things out and dawdling all we want.
I guess, I gave her a gift and yet, she gave me back a gift, too. Those moments of mommy talks. I'm sad to say, I only get those mommy talks mostly when am blog hopping (well, not really so bad, but, oh, you know what I mean :D) It is different when it's face to face!
Who wants to join me in the city next time :D