It was so, so hot out today, but Mommy said we needed a walk because it had rained and kept us indoors all day yesterday. Nobody wanted to go, except me. When we got in the elevator, Mommy said, “Shhhh…don’t tell the others, but we’re going to walk in the mall where there’s air conditioning.”
I was really excited. Because of Covid 19, the mall has been closed for almost a year, except for a few stores that sold groceries and stuff like that. I was sorry the others hadn’t come, too, but then everyone would have been running around, and it wouldn’t have been as much fun.
When we got there, it wasn’t very crowded. It was kind of nice to be able to walk around without bumping into someone the way it used to be, before the mall closed for so long.
We went to the bookstore as soon as we got there. We have really, really, really, missed bookstores! I saw lots of books I wanted, but Mommy said we couldn’t get any books without the others to help choose.
I tried really hard to get Mommy to change her mind, but she wouldn’t, even when I showed her how educational some of the books were!
I even found the perfect book set for Michael, but Mommy said we didn’t need the accessories, and he could get a book like it, at the library, for free. Sometimes, Mommy is such a cheapskate.
I changed my mind about her being a cheapskate though, because Mommy took me to the toy store. I got to have my picture taken with a pop star and Mommy bought me a Polly Pocket. I have to share it with the others sometimes, but I get to unpack it, and play with it first.
We walked around some after that to get our exercise in. I saw lots of things that were pretty.
There were sad things, too, like some stores went out of business because they had to be closed for so long.
We went to the Hallmark card store after awhile. I got to look at all the Christmas ornaments, and picked out some I liked.
Riley would love this unicorn pulling Santa’s sleigh.
I thought this one was a Highland girl, but really it is a Piper piping, like in the song. That’s why it has a number eleven on it.
Don’t you think this fairy looks like me? I hope Mommy will buy this one later on, for our Christmas tree.
This is my very favourite picture – me and Jack Jack!
Can you guess where our last stop was? So many delicious choices!
We bought three white chocolate bars so there is enough to share with everyone at home. I think I like getting our exercise walking around the park better, but I also think I wouldn’t mind a bit, if every walk we took, ended with a chocolate bar.