Strawberry picking is something that I have never had the pleasure of doing until this year. My oldest daughter Jordan’s Girl Scout troop had an outing to a local farm and we had a fantastic time hunting down the best berries we could find. We worked hard to fill her basket and it was the perfect afternoon just her and I.
What I loved about this time together is we just milled about, not a care in the world on our own, which we rarely get to do. We even got a little silly and stuck our heads in those cardboard strawberries for a picture.
It’s my hope that she’ll remember our little dates like this one, because I know that all too often, I am consumed by life with her younger twin sisters who are in the midst of the toddler years. It’s my hope she feels loved and important when we have these times that are dedicated to just her and I’m thankful that we can provide her with these little dates when the focus is on her because she deserves to be the center of attention too.
We ended the afternoon with the troop cutting up a few of their best strawberries, combining it with some cake and whip cream for a strawberry shortcake picnic treat. It was a great way to end the outing.
How do you work to provide each child with those special moments that are all theirs?