Ice Dream Date

I recently went on a little ice cream date with my 6-year-old son, and I can’t tell you how unbelievably sweet the whole experience was! It expanded far beyond the 45 minutes of precious, one-on-one time (and in our crazy, 4-kiddo fam, one-on-one time is Holy Grail sacred). In the days leading up to it, he kept asking where were we going to go, what were we going to do, what was I going to wear, and could I wear a sparkly gown? During the date, he talked about a lot of things, but mainly, where he’d like to take me on our next date (Pirate Park + pizza parlor), and ever since our date, he’s talked about almost nothing but our date. As I was putting this post together, he hugged my arm and said, “I just love seeing pictures of us together. They’re my favorite.” I mean…. Swoon.

All that to say, this date thing is definitely going to happen a lot more around here. I’ve been wanting to start doing dates again with my kiddos for quite some time, but scheduling time, finding a babysitter, etc… always seemed to quickly squelch the idea. What I’ve recently discovered, that easily works for us, is what I did with my son. Our family often takes little day trips to different towns on the weekend, where we spend all day together as a family, and during that time, I, or my husband, can take a kiddo for a little “date,” while the rest of us walk around, or play nearby. In this case, we all went out for ice cream, but my son and I got our own table – it was perfect! So easy to manage, and so meaningful for both of us. Like I said, we’re definitely going to do this a lot more!

Here are some snaps from our date (it’s not a gown, but I tried to wear a little sparkle for my guy).

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Shop My Look

I got my blazer on major sale (sale-priced ones are all sold out, but the regular-priced ones, below, are not at all – not sure why it says that?), so I shopped some less-spendy options in another shopping-scroll, below this one.

Did I mention that my son picked out, and convinced my husband to buy the shoes I’m wearing for my birthday?! He totally got two scoops. 😉


Proud Mama of Four

SMP Founder + Creative Director

Shop More Options

I shopped more blazer, sandal, and fun, pink clutch options, below (that winking one by Kate Spade!!). Just scroll right – all clutches are available in pink, and all sandals are available in black, even though some are pictured in other colors.

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