The Date of a Lifetime (And It Wasn’t With My Husband)

When those two bright blue eyes squint at me while laughter erupts from between those juicy lips, that boy could just about get anything he wants from me. Oh, you want to eat french fries and cake for dinner and drive a Harley at age four? Sure. Why not? This mama is head over heels in love with her sweet boys. They both have learned how to pull on my heart strings, but my second born, the middle child, is exceptionally good at it. He better pray he keeps those little boy chubby cheeks and sweet, tiny voice forever in order to keep me wrapped around that pinky finger of his!

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As a mommy of boys, I’ve known from the beginning that I desired a close bond with my sons. So going on dates with each of my boys has become a priority. This has been especially important to me for my middle child. We’ve all heard about the stigma that the middle child gets. He is deprived of attention from living in his older sibling’s shadow and from being outshined by the adorable baby of the family. I was determined from the start that my middle boy would be different. Since his older brother usually gets to do special activities first (mainly because of age), I planned to take him on a special date night first. His excitement was overwhelming and so was mine! Thanks to a couple of amazing shops, we looked fabulous for our evening out to the movies and the prestigious, world famous restaurant . . . Chick-fil-A. Could my mama’s boy be any cuter in his tee from Honestly Handsome?

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This cute Etsy shop was created by a mom who dreamed of working from home to be with her baby boy. And since I’m a mom of boys, I have a soft place in my heart for this sweet mama and the Etsy shop allowing her to fulfill her dream! She is graciously offering a discount of 20% for you. Just use code ThankYou20 here at Honestly Handsome.

And, of course, I had to look special for our date as well, so I iced my basic motherhood tee with this gorgeous statement necklace from one of my favorite online boutiques, Thistle and Finn.

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If you’re on a tight budget but don’t want to look like you are, you have to check out this shop! The clothing and jewelry is inexpensive (some items even under $10), and Thistle and Finn is offering 30% off to my readers using code LOL30 here at their online shop. The code is good until Thursday, August 4th. So hurry over and check them out soon!

Now back to our special date night festivities. The plan was for me and my son to go on this date with just the two of us, but my sweet boy decided he needed his big brother to go too. And despite my oldest really wanting a night in with Daddy, he joined us and made the night even more special.

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The giggles and cuddles during the movie and the monkeying around in the play place at Chick-fil-A made this night one to remember—the best first date I could have dreamed of (after my husband)! I sure do hope and pray that the girls they date in the future see just how special these guys are. I’m blessed to be their first date but more importantly, their very first love.

Insert all the heart eye emojis here.

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  1. Aww so sweet! I love the date night idea! When I go for pedicures I sometimes take Isabella along to paint her nails, sort of a girls day for us and just us… she loves it. Its always a special time to have with mom, no matter what the activity is. Thanks for sharing the shops, I’m about to go check them out now! xo

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  2. Love it!!! Makes my heart smile that you are creating these special moments with these boys! You now there is always a possibility you could be raising my future grandson -in- law! J/S

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  3. You two are wonderful and those shirts are so incredible!! I pray that Reef wants to go on Mommy Son dates with me as he gets older!!

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  4. This is so sweet! My husband and I are very intentional about taking our kids out on one on one dates. It really makes a difference, especially when we have multiple children in the house!

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