Sunday, July 15, 2012
I try to avoid mega malls but rather go to those fit for purpose malls that can feed me and allow me to buy some essentials and clean diaper changing rooms. On my quest to find some good places here are my list so far Citta Mall- can makan , coffee and decent diaper changing room. Could be better Sunway Giza- Camyland is there and so is Village Grocer so I am here most weekends because it is a one stop place. There are plenty of eating places and cafes so that I can feed Lucas when I need to. Tropicana City Mall- our first visit yesterday because I absolutely needed a haircut and I am just so cheapskate that I had to get those quick cuts type. Lucas did a poop and I hunted down a fantastic surprise. There is a baby room... For breastfeeding and diaper room. Also has a potty room for kids. There is a caretaker there too. Nice find. Also coz the place is somewhat conveniently ner my house and has Carrefour, bakeries, Ninja joes. Haven't ventured to many places so far.went to Gardens and Setia Alam mall but they are too big and although has somewhat the necessary facilities, you always end up tired because you are hunting for places and long walks before you get to the car park. Sometimes baby just wanna go home and sleep so I would probably wait till Lucas is older before we go there again. Anyhow, I am looking more non malls.... For the time being we gotta go there since both me and Andrew don't have the time to buy our own stuff and do grocery. In time.. I am sure we will manage better. Any recommendation for non-malls?
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Interestingly, my mom asked what I thought of having kids before marriage.. She was in support of it only because she has seen too many husbands who stray or just don't care about raising a child together..where the wife always assume that role.... Well I count my blessings for a wonderful husband and who is now a great father to Lucas. Sure I grumble and nag at him, honestly it is only for the sake of Lucas, Lthough my mom always reminds me Lucas is also Andrew's son so of course he wants the best for him too. Ok la, maybe it is my OCD and I am too fussy. But I guess I don't praise him enough for trying to do feeds, to carry him, to entertain him... And really he has not gone out with his friends for a long time, for trying his best to finish work early although he hardly could, for chauffeuring us up and down carrying all that stuff, for buying my meals over the weekend... For his patience when Lucas is testing mine, for trying to help middle of the night when I am trying to pacify Lucas, for sleeping on the floor so I can watch over Lucas at night.... This is just another milestone... As our Bubu grows up, we will face many more, I am just glad I have a great man and father beside me. Happy Father's Day, dear!
We don't really know what is being unselfish until you have your own family. Before I had Lucas, I lived for myself. Partially for Andrew but mostly for myself really. After one gets married, you tend to think in a unit... Me and Andrew we form a little organization. But after the arrival of Lucas, he is our empire...I have lost track of expenses... And sometimes admittedly I leave my work aside and head home sharp at 4 pm these days. I don't even care my fingers are sometimes smeared with his shit... That my back hurts because if his weight while carrying him. That he pees AT me sometimes. Unselfish..but then I try not to lose myself. Once a month I drag myself away from Lucas and get out and spend time with friends. A colleague of mine said you gotta go out eventually... Just to get your sanity back. And it helped really.