February 14, 2012

Never a Dull Moment

First of all, thank you all so much for the ideas on what me and KP can get into on a daily basis!  I got some really great ideas that I cannot wait to start incorporating into our daily routine.  So thanks from me AND Kendall!
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So yesterday we hit up our favorite mall for some free, germ-filled, play time.  We've gone several times before and minus the time Kendall got tackled by a toddler bully we've always had a good time.  The mall is super nice and it gives me an excuse to get my chai latte, win win.  We normally go on Fridays so I was anxious to see what it was like on a Monday.  Figuring that most people would take a Friday off rather than a Monday I thought it'd be pretty slow {read: less toddler bullying}, and I was right.  It was much more calm, not nearly as crowded but was not lacking in the people watching.  No sir, not at all.
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Up first we have the breast-feeding mama.  I'm totally, 100% ok with breast-feeding in public, doesn't offend me at all {just thought I should make that perfectly clear}.  This mama was breast-feeding her infant while her toddler played on the giant, foam tree house, no big deal.  No big deal until said toddler decides to bolt for the open entrance/exit area rendering poor mom useless?  I think not. She proceeded to chase him WHILE still breast-feeding her baby.  I kid you not.  If  that's not the definition of multitasking I don't know what is.  Seriously.  That mama deserves a medal or at least a box o' deliciousness.  
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Then there was the clan that looked like they just walked off the set of Sons of Anarchy.  No joke.  The boys were school aged {or so} and were no less accessorized, complete with mini Harley Davidson leather vest.  I shit you not.
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Up next was a tiny 3{ish}-year-old girl.  She was petite and had jet-black hair, I'd venture to say she was adorable.  The first time I saw her she was just wearing a t-shirt and panties.  Yep, that's it.  Then I saw her mom {who looked all of 16} on the floor laughing with the little girl's skirt in her hands.  She had just wrangled her daughter and got her bottom half covered when that little stinker climbed up into the tree house tunnel and TOOK OFF her skirt AND panties and proceeded to squat as if she had to go potty.  And to think my only concern was the fact that in 30 degree weather the little girl had on JUST a mini skirt and t-shirt {no leggings, tights, sweater}.
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And my last sighting for the day came in the form of a seemingly single mom.  The girl looked distraught from the get-go, let's be honest.  She looked lonely, had a twitchy leg, and was definitely just trying to let her kid run wild to avoid having to deal with yet another problem.  Clearly.  Kendall kept playing right in her vicinity so I was totally eavesdropping couldn't help but overhear her phone conversation with someone who kept hanging up on her.  It went something like this:  Lady, "Why can't you bring my car to me?" ::click::  She calls the number back, "Well you are not helping the problem!"  ::click:: This circle of hang ups and call backs happens at least 4 or 5 times that I "overheard".  

And, to think, this was in our nice, fancy, "high-end" mall.

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15 comments :

  1. People watching is one of my favorite things to do! Don't you feel so much better about your mommy skills after watching stuff like that?! Ha! It builds my confidence...like "oh I don't have it that bad after all!" lol!

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  2. I love people watching!! But it drives my husband crazy. He always yells at me. LoL I kinda wanna come to your mall and watch there!!

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  3. Wow what a day! I love people watching. It may be to the point of being a problem. Haha

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  4. People are fucking bat shit cray cray. good thing you and i have our shit together. bah ha ha ha ha!

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  5. First, admit that I had the best ideas yesterday. Second, I love the people watching at a playground because no matter how together someone seems, there's some crazy under there waiting to escape or take their panties off in public.

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  6. People watching is the best. I cannot believe I forget to add that to the list of things you should do to keep you and KP busy!

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  7. Omg, I LOVE people watching! We used to do it at the dining halls in college and play the "what kind of car do you think they drive" or "what do you think they'll 'be' when they grow up!"

    So.much.fun.

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  8. I absolutely love going to the malls during weekdays. Excuse to get a snack for momma. :)

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  9. Hilarious playback of your people watching!!!

    Do you ever get "picked up" by other moms?? When you stay home, it's harder to meet other moms, period, and especially who are same-minded parenting-wise, so I always like to be approached by other moms to chit-chat about our kids and parenting advice...! It's even better if our kids are the same age!

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  10. Wow that is certainly some good people watching!

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  11. This is too funny! I need to come with you next time you venture the the play area of the mall :) Love me some people watching!

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  12. LOVE people watching. Have a season pass to disneyland :)

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  13. I think malls and airports are the best place to people watch .... but breastfeeding chasing after a child is a new one for me!! WOW!

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  14. They come in all types Shannon....I love it! Chloe loves to people watch too. And she will even point out the stuff when she sees it too...and make a loud "uh" "Momma" "Daddy" like LOOK GUYS! When she sees something. It's so funny!!

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