Ever since I was a little girl I LOVED spending one on one time with my Mom. I cherished every moment together with her (alone) without my other sisters. There is something about getting that one on one attention -- that I even crave today (at age 31). When all four of us (my 3 sisters and my mom) get together we are constantly vying for my Mom's attention.
Every once in awhile I get that much wanted/needed one on one time with my Mom. I LOVE it. A few years ago I flew out to Arizona to see her for a weekend (alone) and we spent a weekend together in Sedona. We had the best time - we went shopping and chatted over nice dinners out.
On Monday I volunteered at Cate's school. The night before I told her that I would be coming into her classroom and I would be helping them with their literacy center. She was ecstatic and so excited to introduce me to all of her kindergarten friends. That morning at breakfast we talked about it and she was beaming. I was thrilled I was able to come to her classroom (alone - without her younger sister). It reminded me of the one on one time that I craved (and still want) with my Mom.
I hope to be able to spend one on one time with each of the girls - especially because I know how important it is and how meaningful it can be.