Today was our ‘me’ time. My cousin Emz, who blogs at Bucks Saver and Sources, went out this afternoon for a get-together. Since she had her second baby six months ago, she haven’t gone out by herself. She asked me if I can go with her for a day out. I haven’t asked her about it before because she was breastfeeding and baby was still a newborn.
They are leaving for Indiana on Monday to visit her hubby’s family for a week, she thought she wanted to go out without the kids. I know the feeling. Every parent needs a time for himself/herself once in a while. It is very important and beneficial to a parent like me. If not, our capacity to become a good parent will become less and less. Our self-esteem will become low that will lead to a stressful parenting. There are many things we can do on our ‘me’ time. Examples are:
- go to a spa for a pampering, or
- do your own spa or pampering at home
- watch a movie
- malling (retail therapy, if you like)
- dine out with a friend
- go to a bookstore
- get a haircut, manicure, and pedicure
- go to a home goods store
So I picked my cousin at her house then we went to the mall 4o minutes away from where we live. We like going to Collin Creek because it’s an indoor mall. There’s no need to go out to find stores we’d like to visit. We looked for infant girl clothes and toddler girls clothing. Supposedly we’re gonna shop at Children’s Place but the store was already closed since January. We just went to Gymboree. Lot’s of pretty, cute, and colorful girls clothes on sale. They had an extra 30% off everything in the store. Then we went to a department store and shopped for women’s handbags. My cousin and I found the ones we liked but we controlled ourselves not to overspend today. Whew! After a few stroll ate an early dinner at the food court. It was like 5:30 P.M. Then we noticed the mall employee was putting the chairs on the tables and we’re the only two eating in the food court. We didn’t have any idea what’s going on. We finished our dinner and tried to look for another store to visit. We saw one but it’s closed already, and the stores nearby is fixing to close the doors too. Then I figured. It’s Sunday! We didn’t realize that the mall closes at 6 P.M. on Sundays. That was funny!
Anyway, we headed home and promised each other we’ll do it again next time. But we will have to be aware of the time if we agreed to go out on a Sunday. 🙂