Woke Ashley up around 8am today as we planned to go to the market for breakfast and walk-around. We don’t do this often as Ashley usually take a mid-morning nap around 11am and by the time she had her breakfast and bath, I am usually too tired to go out. However, today is different as my mum is around and she can help to get Ashley ready, etc
Well, we didn’t get to go to the market as it started to rain around 8.30am. Quite disappointed as I was looking forward to going out for breakfast. Then, daddy suggested that we go to the …… MALL! This is the best four-letter word for a shopaholic like me I quickly packed everything, got Ashley ready and left home at 10am for Mid Valley.
Had brunch at Q-Jade Express where they serve Hong Kong style barbeque pork rice, noodles, wanton and many more. Ashley fell asleep in her stroller around 11am. Bliss….more time to look around. Mothercare just opened a new outlet there and I decided to check it out. Saw some nice clothes and shoes but didn’t get any for Ashley as there was no more sales. I ended up with some Gold Bug socks for Ashley from Mom’s Care. Her feet is growing pretty fast and the socks we have are kinda small now. Have to buy socks which are meant for 18-24mths.
Coincidently, there was a Mother and Child Fair at the Exhibition Level of Mid Valley. We went in to look around and Andy commented that this is the first time he has seen so many strollers and pregnant moms under one roof. Chuckle! Managed to buy some Pureen Detergent and Washing Liquid at very good price. There were stalls selling clothes, baby & toddler food, books, insurance for child education and slimming packages. Of course when I passed the stalls that offer slimming packages, the sales people approached me and started talking non-stop. Darn! Gimme a break! I know I’m still fat. I’m still trying to lose weight, MY WAY that is. 3kg to go before I return to my pre-pregnancy weight.
After visiting the fair, we decided to go home. On the way to the carpark, we stopped at one of the food kiosk to buy some food for dinner. There, I saw something that really saddens me. A maid carrying a boy who is about 5 to 6 years old. This boy was sleeping and the maid looked as if she would fall very soon. The father of this child was standing next to the maid, holding just a pair of sandals. The mother was taking her time trying to decide what food to buy . I just cannot believe my eyes. What were the parents thinking? The boy is certainly not light and the poor maid had to stand holding him while he sleeps. Why can’t his father carry him? I guess, he is the MAN of the house so this kind of things are to be done by the maid. Why can’t they find a place for her to sit? My mum and Andy just shook their heads when I pointed it out to them. It makes me wonder why some people can treat another human being like that. What happened to their conscience? I was still thinking about the maid on the way home. Wonder how long she had to stand holding the boy :'(