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Visiting Her Town – Part 1

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My favourite things

My favourite things

A few weeks back, Alex texted to invite me to visit her during Dal’s November long weekend. She would have two days off school, and would be playing two ringette games. Right away, I found awesome deals on both room and flight, and replied, “Absolutely, I’d love to!” that same night.

Because Alex’s burgeoning independence has manifested in her staking her ground when I attempt to swoop in and solve, plan, or take things over, I was cautious to not try to schedule my time in “her” new town. Making this easy was the fact that I’d be arriving on my birthday – she would plan the weekend.

When I arrived, Alex presented me with a birthday gift (Mason jar filled with my favourite things in it). Then she took me to her favourite restaurant, and pulled out her debit card and treated.

The next day, I got to watch the Dalhousie Tigers play two ringette games and Alex, her friend Megan, Megan’s mom and I took a late-night walking trip around the waterfront area, finishing the night with 1am pizza and drinks. Loving this trip!

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Author: natalie

Although full of opinions, I often find myself nodding and smiling. Don't you? Doesn't mean I agree. I'm just being polite.

4 thoughts on “Visiting Her Town – Part 1

  1. I love that you’re blazing the trail for me. Love your Alex stories. Xo

  2. Love your blog…love your tactic to let your daughter control the reins and make it a special weekend for her Mom.. its hard to step back as a Mom and let it happen.. You are an amazing influence..wish I would have had the same strength as you way back when. BUT I know I am loved by my daughter even tho I was a really bad “helicopter” Mom..love you.

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