My boys were both at events (one practice and the other a scrimmage) and I had a little time (about 2 hours) to just shop. Not for anything specific, just browse and see and smell. I hung out at the Bath and Body Works for a while putting on scents and rubbing things in...something I have not done in probably 3 years. Then I wandered the mall, just looking and walking. I happened across a new store...a gelato store.....YUM! Oh, the choices. I looked at everything and made my pick...then the server told me I could have up to three different flavors in my cup....oh joy!....so I had Tiramisu, Dulce De Leche and Sea Salt Caramel (sounds weird but yum!) I took my fabulous cup of delight and sat on a bench and watched the people walk by. I haven't people watched in a long long time. And I must say...people are weirder than ever...lol. I finished my treat and walked back outside to return to the school for child pick-up and was able to enjoy yet another treat, sitting in my car with the window open, reading a book, watching the sun set.
It was only 2 hours, but it was long enough to remind me of what it was like before I was a Mom running around like a chicken with my head cut off after kids....even though the reason I was even there in the first place was to pick up said child.