We took Wolf to Kinokuniya today where there’s a 20% storewide sale. I find that in general, Kino prices books cheaper than Borders and in the case of one parenting book, it proved to be true. Despite a 25% off Borders’ price of $39.95, I still saved with a 20% off $35.33.
His Dad and I had to take turns watching him as now that he’s mobile, he’s off exploring. Of course, he wouldn’t go far without either of us, so we’d follow him as he totters around the store, much like to him, I am sure, a series of catacombs.
What an adventure! He had a wonderful time.
Every mother needs it. Personal time. I had been craving it for a while and indulged the past week or so post-midnight till about 3-5am doing mindless things like reading novels, surfing for stuff to buy from the The Animal Rescue Store, scouring goss online, and writing emails to friends. The past 2 days I have been printing photos of Wolf for his family.
I don’t know about other stay-home moms but I have been feeling very nesty. Aye. The nesting instinct is strong in me and I spent the better half of an hour at Ikea looking for stuff to make our home more homey for our family. My better half loved the art print of a real-life Feralas harbour (damn I miss that game!).
When I bought it, I had given up on putting up my own paintings on our wall, even though DH thought they are great to be hung up. First of all, all but one are incomplete. Second, I think my skill needs improvement and that can only be achieved some years from now when I can carry my child without oil paint on my fingers (I am a messy painter).
As a mother, I have sacrificed a lot – television, movies, personal time, clubbing (much overrated now), free time, and sleep. Yet I feel I have gained a whole new world in return. Cooking, caring, and holding this little creature made from my husband and I is nothing short of amazing. Yet it is the most natural thing in the world. Two family members asked recently how I felt about being a full-time mother. I responded, it’s the hardest job I’ve ever done but also the most rewarding.