Last night MiniM.E. and I had a Mommy-Daughter date night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. It was American Girls' Night Out, a few hours of American Girl-themed activities before the New York City Ballet's performance of Jewels. MiniM.E. remembers going last year and has been anticipating the evening for months. Her doll got a new dress for the event as a "learning to swim present" and MiniM.E. made sure she and I were both dressed in coordinating outfits too.
Had I read last year's post before we went, I might have tried harder to suggest a different date night activity. I did remember being a bit underwhelmed, but was hoping maybe some improvements had been made.
I was sadly not more impressed than last year.
Being a little older, the craft held MiniM.E.'s attention for a while, but we were still finished with the activities with an hour to wait before the ballet.
|finding out there was still an hour to wait|
And despite the less than exciting pre-show, it was awesome to have a night out with just MiniM.E.