I sometimes have moments with my toddler that hint at the great friends I expect we'll be when she's all grown up. These moments have been a little less frequent lately since she's going through her "terrible threes" (the twos were angelic). Thinking part of the problem is the arrival of a new baby, I've been making extra time just for the two of us. So this morning we left the baby with the sitter and Sabrina and I were out and about.
Our first stop was Mother's Macaroons, an adorable little bakery and coffeeshop within walking distance of our home. We each selected a treat (guess who had the chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and star sprinkles!) and drink (we both had chocolate milk) and spent a nice hour just sitting in a quiet corner chatting about our upcoming plans, books we've read, catching up on things that happened yesterday and who said what when. No whining, no tantrums, no demands or interruptions... just what you would expect from a date with a girlfriend you've been missing.