When you have kids there is always a reason to celebrate – a missing tooth, a good grade, 100 days at school. But sometimes celebrating the not-so-special moments are the ones that really count.
Thanks to PF Changs for making our not-so-special day so special. Sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are 100% my own. #CelebrateTheEverydayWM
This day had been coming for so long.
The dress had been selected.
The shoes laid out.
The corsages bought.
It was time for the Daddy Daughter Dance and then they were off!
Such a special night for my daughter and her daddy…
But what about me and the boy?
We weren’t going anywhere special. We weren’t getting dressed up.
We were home together. And nothing special to do.
So we decided to make it special.
It was our not-so-special special date night.
One of the things we love is Chinese food. Unfortunately due to some allergies in our family, we don’t get to go out for Chinese food near as much as he and I would love to. We love Chinese food. LOVE.
Jackson’s favorite? Broccoli Beef. Hands down.
Earlier in the week I had gone to a Walmart run and stocked up on a few items including P.F. Chang’s Meals for Two – Broccoli Beef to surprise him when he really wanted Chinese.
So our impromptu evening was the perfect time to surprise him with our own Chinese dinner. Chopsticks and all.
So easy and quick, we had our own P.F. Chang’s night-in with simple ingredients like marinated beef and crisp broccoli drizzled with savory garlic soy sauce.
For dessert we headed to the couch for a little TV time with a side of snugs.
These moments don’t come often enough.
One day I’m sure they won’t happen at all. It’s the normal course of how things happen as kids grow up and sometimes, away. However, I can hope that we’ll both appreciate a stolen moment, even if it’s only for a second. It’ll be worth it. Every. single. time.
I think our not-so-special moment was more special than we could have imagined.
Make your own opportunities for the special not-so-special moments.