We went to Meridian Mall for the afternoon to let the kids enjoy the play area with Eric while I shopped for some much-needed new clothes. But I hate shopping. It was one of those days. And the play area was packed. Eric saw Izzo there, so that was fun for him. Chloe and Maeve enjoyed sharing a lemonade from Auntie Anne's and riding on a carousel. But mostly we just chased kids and bought nothing. I really need to have a successful shopping outing one of these days, because my clothes are all so old. I could also really use a haircut; I think it's been over a year. From the mall, we headed to Whole Foods because I was excited to see what the new store had to offer particularly in terms of vegan goods, but all we bought was a tiny pack of frozen veggie burgers. I almost bought some cheese from the dairy alternative section, but it was a fakeout and contained casein, which is kind of a huge point of being vegan, so glad to have read the label. Then discovered my parents were at our house, so we hurried home. No side trip to Starbucks for this mama. But they did bring me some uber-delicious smelling coffee beans, so win there.
Overall, just kind of a letdown of a day. I don't know what I really expected other than maybe a little forethought from Eric on the gifting. I made and bought cards and gifts for both of our moms with the kids. He purchased cards while out with Chloe today and didn't ever even address them. Sometimes it feels like there is a lot of people putting out there on facebook how awesome all their stuff is, how much their husbands and kids treated them today, etc., and it makes me grumpy. Ultimately it wasn't a bad day, but it didn't really feel special, and I was kind of hoping for that. Then again, the sleep was super nice.
And now I have one hour left in my shift and I shall return to sleep.