Out Numbered at the Mall

On Saturday I decided to take my gaggle of girls to the mall. The Umpire was sick all weekend and I thought the break would do him good. Honestly I thought it would do me good as well. Lately I have felt very stuck in my house and blah. A trip to the mall would help that right?

Instead of a trip to the mall I should declare this errand a pregnant women’s cravings fulfilled. I first took my kids to this nearby bakery that makes amazing bread. The smell alone is worth the trip and everyone received a generous sample of a delicious cinnamon roll.  We then ventured into the mall where we went to buy chocolates. Of course I bribe my girls to stand quietly in line telling them if they do they will each get a sample of a delectable chocolate. We ended the triple threat with frozen yogurt. My girls were in heaven.

I loved explaining the art of window shopping to Shriek. How satisfying it can be to look but not buy.  (Well thats what I tell myself atleast )

I could not help but notice how amazing everyone looked at the mall. Hair done, tall sleek boots over perfectly worn skinny jeans. coordinating purses. It all looked a little too perfect.

perhaps it is more than this 5 month pregnant mother can handle. I can’t remember the last time I felt truly put together in wardrobe and in mind.

This pregnancy has made me more tired than anything. Naps are a must which of course brings on the guilt of my children watching countless hours of tv. Guilt is an interesting feeling that I know bears its ugly head in most of our daily lives.

The thing I do know is that my girls are resilient and happy in their life and the positive definitely outweighs the negative. At the end of this  pregnancy I will be holding a little bundle of cute girl and will find my new normal. whatever that may be.

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  • Natalie @MamaTrack February 15, 2012, 6:45 PM

    I totally get this. I have a newborn now, and I haven’t felt attractive since well before I was pregnant with her. Especially since I have a two year old. But you know what? We always look better to other people than ourselves. And we all need to take care of ourselves. You shouldn’t feel guilty about it!

    Good luck!

  • Jessica February 15, 2012, 7:38 PM

    Naps are a must when you are pregnant (and not pregnant in my case).

  • Nancy @ A Rural Journal February 16, 2012, 5:03 AM

    I remember taking my two boys shopping — it was usually not a good experience! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a thoughtful comment.

  • Eve February 16, 2012, 9:02 AM

    Don’t feel guilty about taking care of yourself. Sometimes a nap and “me time” is just what you need. It will all be worth it when you get your little bundle at the end!

  • My Inner Chick February 16, 2012, 4:49 PM

    —Don’t feel guilty.

    It’s a waste of time.

    Pamper yourself a bit. :) X

  • Kimberly February 19, 2012, 7:32 AM

    I love taking my son to the mall to just walk around. We too just end up in the food court 😉
    Yea, all those people dressing up to go to the mall makes me angry…because I feel obligated to get all dressed up too. I remember a time when it was acceptable to wear jogging pants.

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