This weekend, I snuck away with my big girls for a little time with them at Stone Mountain Park’s Snow Mountain. When we pulled into our neighborhood almost 6 hours after leaving the house, the girls started calculating the time and were super excited that they spent that much time with me. (Although, they also got to see some of their friends, too, so I’m not sure which was more of a perk.
I learned some things about my girls, too. The oldest will try something out. She might be reluctant, but she’ll do it. And check it off the list. But, that’s about it. She just wants to do it once and be done.
My N? She’s a little thrill-seeker. She wanted to ride those tubes in rapid succession. We had to convince the oldest sister to go two more times on the tubes.
She also gets “so exhausted” standing in line, so luckily she had her tube in which she could rest her “oh so tired legs!”
I wish thrilled we could compromise together and get to do something that everybody loved. And, that I was able to ride on the tubes for the first time! I had a blast on them (although, I sure which there was a way to guarantee we could go down them head-first and not spin around!)
Our compromise? That we could go play in the Snow Fort and build castles and crawl around. They also threw snow balls at each other.
Then N discovered the min tube run and she was an extra happy girl. She tubed. The oldest sister dug and did some building. Everybody was happy.
It was a nice treat to have the two of them with me. It’s not very often at all that I’m not out and about and counting to 4 (well, usually 3 because B is attached to me) and my head is on a swivel. It was nice talking to them in the car and spying on them in the rearview mirror.
Our girls are all so awesome in their own ways and I intend to make sure that I keep spending time with them all in special ways even if it’s just a trip to the store!
Thank you to Stone Mountain for hosting us. Snow Mountain is open until February 22nd. We’ve been in overcast and drizzly weather and we’ve been in sunny and clear skies weather and had fun either way. Bring some money and you can share a hot chocolate or roast a marshmallow together once you are done tubing.
How do you make sure that all of your kids feel special?
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