I have never been so insulted before! Maybe yes but I couldn't remember it. But this latest incident made an impression on me. I'll let you know why later but first the story must have an intro first before leading to that part.
Not wanting to miss out on the Christmas decor at the malls, we went to Mid Valley last Sunday. It's also to settle my Christmas shopping. Going to the shopping malls is not an easy feat especially when you have two kids in tow. Oh and also when you have a "very big kid" too. :P
No. 1 - A lot of preparation needs to be done before starting our journey like preparing Joseph's porridge, packing the baby bag, getting them dressed, etc.
No. 2 - Lugging so many things along like the baby bag, food jar, water tumbler and baby stroller. It's like going on a mini road trip.
No. 3 - Handling kids itself is already very challenging. We have to put up to their tantrums, needs and demands. We even have to keep a close eye on them.
No. 4 - You have to multitask between shopping and taking care of your kids. This even includes the "very big kid". He will get grumpy if the shopping takes hours and the kids are starting to give him headache. Then he will start rushing me to finish my shopping which I really hate it when that happens.
|Little kid telling that this is his favourite show, Big kid just woke up.|
Nevertheless, no matter how challenging a shopping trip may be, it will not stop me from going shopping with my family especially for my kid's sake. Part of the reason to go shopping last Sunday was for my kids and also of course to do my Christmas shopping.
|Big kid giving little kid a peck before leaving to brush his teeth|
The shopping malls not only decorate extensively but also provide an array of activities for children and family. So as a mum who tries to give everything I can to my children, I participated in some of the activities. Looking at all the decorations made my children happy and in awe. Not only that, we even bought tickets for a photo session with Santa Clause and the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to charity. We went through the long queue just to have a photo session with Santa Clause and his Santarina. Don't play play, the Santa Clause is imported ok? :P Elizabeth was so excited to take the photo and she told me, "Mummy, I will sit on Santa Clause's lap, I'm not shy". By the time it was our turn, Joseph was already asleep. It was a great family photo only without Joseph. That was my only regret. Sigh.
|Elizabeth with a very giant teddy bear|
|The decorations at the Centre Court in Mid Valley|
|The photo without Joseph. Sorry baby!|
|So concentrating on making holes on the strawberry. Can you see Joseph sleeping?|
|Look at the oh-so-serious face|
|The teacher telling her where to poke|
|More strawberries to poke|
|Now for some snowballs on the strawberries|
|The nearly finished product. Now to complete it with sweet inside the bottle and a ribbon.|
|The happy girl with her effort. That curled thing on the biggest strawberry is for putting photographs.|
|Elizabeth with the final product - candy bottle complete with candies inside and ribbon around the cover.|
|And all this while, he was fast asleep.|
Anyway, for those of you who wants to be mesmerised by the Christmas decorations, Mid Valley is one of the places to go. It's better than KLCC's Christmas decoration. Christmas feeling is in the air and is coming very soon. I better finish my Christmas shopping fast. Cheers!
|Shopping trip wouldn't be complete without a go on these rides.|
|Two smiling kiddos|
|My sweetie pie princess|
|My cutie pie prince|