My girlfriend came over to bless us with dinner one day and after settling her nearly 2-yo daughter, decided to head downstairs to get some groceries.
After about 30 minutes, she came back, radiating with a glow and smiling to herself.
I asked: “Well what did you get?”
Her reply: “I got myself a teh-si and was walking all by myself around NTUC. I feel like a million bucks!”
I smiled, a knowing smile. I knew she was going to enjoy the little escapade all by herself. Even to the humble neighbourhood supermarket. (I’ve been there, and remember feeling the exact same way.) And what’s more, the teh-si at the foodcourt…is to. die. for.
You know you’re a tired mum when a trip to the supermarket starts to resemble a holiday. (There’s a quote that says something to this effect, I’m sure I’ve read it before somewhere.)
It measures up pretty close to uninterrupted toilet time.
But mums, you’re so worth it. Go ahead, have your teh-si and sip it slowly. Go for a walk around your supermarket too. (Better still if you can hit the mall.) You’re totally worth it.
Dear gf, may you always find time to discover the simple joys of sweet rest and precious personal time amidst the endless responsibilities of parenting. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of taking time out from our busy schedules, to love and show kindness to others too.
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