Daddy comes to the top of the stairs to pick her up for their date.
"Carlisle, you look BEE-U-TIFUL!"
I have the camera.
She is quiet and reservedly excited.
He is happy, but hungry.
I say, "Can we take a few pictures outside?"
(famous last words around here)
Brian is asking Carlisle where she would like to go to dinner.
All of a sudden...a little panic.
"Mommy? Wh...Wh...What are YOU going to do?"
"Oh, Evelyn and I are just going to chill. You and Daddy are going
to have so much FUN sweetie! Do you think Percy and Willies?"
Uh Oh. She has THAT look on her face. She loves her Daddy. But since Mono, when she saw me in the bed for a few weeks, she has been VERY overly protective. Almost panicky.
I started feeling like, oh no this isn't happening. Carlisle can be stubborn. And I knew that once she made up her mind, this could get ugly.
Sweet Brian was so patient. (Did I mention he was also hungry.)
"Carlisle, you don't have to go. But if you decide not to go. I am taking Evelyn with me."
After talking back and forth and Brian being SO patient...
she stays with the fact that she would like to stay with me, and decides Evelyn should go with him.
She had just gotten up from her nap.
Jammies on. The not-the-cutest-ones/too-small-really jammies.
Everything is completely unbuttoned.
She's dirty, hair pointing north.
But the sweet angel is smiling like she has just found a sleeping kitty
and his tail is hanging within reach.
After confirming with Carlisle two or three final times, Brian puts discheveled Evelyn in the car.
And they pull out out of the garage.
And then, they drive down the street.
I think my jaw was on the pavement.
I think a tear fell down my cheek.
I was devistated that Carlisle stood her Daddy up on a date.
I was concerned that Brian had gotten his feelings hurt.
But mostly, I was sorry that Brian and Carlisle were missing out on such a special night.
She stood there beside me.
Then it all HIT.
"I DO want to go with Daddy on the date. Mommy, I change my mind. I DO want to go!"
With that, she gets on her big wheel and GOES to catch him.
(that's her bottom right)