Happy Friday! I've been spending a lot of time with Ivy this week and spending a lot of time at home with my parents. Though there are some people I wish to see, it's nice not having any set plans....especially when Ashlyn's not feeling well and the weather's so cold.
Last night, Sis, Mom, Marisa, Wil, Tony, Ivy, Oli, and I went to The Mall of Greatness (Great Mall). We had dinner at Dave and Buster's and shopped around. I made a killing at the Arden B. Outlet. A mohair knit shirt, originally $78...I got for $6!!! Kinda makes you wonder how much they mark-up at the retail stores. Hmmmmm...
Today I had lunch with Sis, my nieces, Heidi and her kids, and Sis's friend and her kids at Cheescake Factory in Valley Fair. Lunch was good. I've been eating too well and too much lately, so I decided to go with a lunch portion salad (which I still couldn't finish).
decided to walk around Valley Fair afterwards. I took Ashlyn over
to the kiddie play area to play. The minute we got there, Ashlyn got
shoved down by a little boy...he roughly put his hand on her face
and pushed her to the ground. I was totally shocked, but even more
shocked to see his grandmother wave an unthreatening finger at him
and resume her conversation with a friend. *squint eyes* I pulled
Ashlyn to her feet and automatically noticed that her confidence was
shot...she stood hiding behind my legs. I took her to the far side
of the play area and coaxed her into playing with other things. It
didn't take long before she was back to her old self. But from the
other side of the play area, I couldn't help but keep a watchful eye
on that boy. I saw him hit, pinch, and bite other kids. Finally some
lady who witnessed everything, went over and scolded him then walked
over to his grandmother and told the grandmother to: 1) watch her
grandson carefully, or 2) remove him from the play area. The grandmother
took her grandson and left.
I stayed home and spent time with my parents.
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