|One early Sunday with my boys|
I wanted to spend the whole day, well, until about 6pm at the mall. But I found myself checking the hour every so often, which was no easy feat as I didn't have a watch or a cellphone on me. Yes, it was the kind of day when I just wanted to disapper and disconnect from others. Anyway, back to time checking. I had to ask strangers for the time, or glance at other people's watches. Some might have thought that I was a pick pocket for watches LOL
7 years ago, it would've been splendid to spend my whole Sunday at the mall. I would've found so many things to do to entertain myself. Sat down in a cafe, drank coffee and read a book. Had a meal. Watched a movie. Went shopping or window shopping. Met up with friends.
But now, I just keep thinking, how lonely it was in the mall. I keep noticing parents with their kids in tow. Specially parents with toddlers/pre-schoolers. I can see the parents' frustration at times and stress too. And I also see how happy they are to spend the day with their kids and husbands/wives.
I had to go home as fast as I could... to be with my own family, my own pre-schooler and own hubby. Life has changed. It's a happy kind of change. It's a change that fills up my heart with warmth.