On thursdays, C stays at school until 4. Milly (my MIL) watched Hem yesterday and a previous Thursday afternoon, affording me a little mommy/daughter time with my girl. Both times, I picked her up and took her to this ridiculous candy store. I let her pick whatever she wants (which has been a chocolate covered Oreo both times), we pick a treat for Nana/Milly (which C picks), grab a water at the neighboring coffee shop and eat, talk and play.
It’s amazing. C tells me about her day, we laugh and just enjoy each other. No “momming”, no negotiations or discipline. Just laughs and chocolate.
Definitely cherished time with my munchkin.