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.