Some of my most treasured moments with my daughters begin without much thought. For instance, when Single Boo was living in TX, I missed her so much. I tried to convince myself that she was not too far away. I would call her when she was at work and leave her a voice message, singing a song, any song, in my typical goofy way. When I missed her phone calls, she'd surprise me the same way. It got to a point where I couldn't wait to get her missed call so I could save them.
Single Boo also has this unusual collection...grocery lists. Working at Costco, she finds tons of them lying around. Whenever I'm at the store and find one now, I bring it home and I proudly present it to her. (I have no idea what she plans to do with them but who knows, maybe she'll write a book and title it, Things To Remember To Get At the Store.
Then, there's the I Dare You's. That begins when one of us mentions something on a whim and then, that other person dares them to make it happen. It could me 12:00 midnight and Single Boo will say, "I am craving Del Taco...but I shouldn't." I'll say, "I dare you." And, off she goes to get her Del Taco fix.
The other day, we were at the grocery store together when we both saw a guy in a wheelchair. Single Boo said, "That guy is hot."
I reminded her that sometimes someone needs to hear that. Then.....I dared her. I said, "Why don't you make his day and tell him."
She hesitated and then I said, "I triple dare you and off she went in search of him....looking up one aisle and then down another. Finally she came back and reported the conversation. It went like this:
Single Boo: Hi. I know this may sound really creepy but I'm not a creepy girl or anything. I just wanted to let you know that you are very handsome."
Hot Guy: Thank you so much. (smiling)
Later, as we were checking out, he looked at Single Boo and smiled really big and told her thanks again.
She replied, "I told myself that this year would be a year of authenticity. I wouldn't hold back from expressing my thoughts or telling people what's on my mind."
Then, Married Boo is notorious for calling me and saying, "I need Mommy advice." Usually, it's nothing serious, just reassurance and sometimes a moment to make her laugh.
I treasure my daughters because they love me just as I am and together, there is so much joy. I anticipate what's to come now that Married Boo and Son in Boo are now living here in Oregon.
What moments do you share with your family that makes you unique?