All the women I know like my wife, my mother-in-law, my sisters and my friend’s wives all light up whenever the idea of visiting the outlet mall is brought up in a conversation. It’s like the counterpart of Lego Land or Disney Land for women but instead of the endless Lego toys or the thrilling rides there are tons of clothes, shoes , bags and other accessories you can think of. Brands like Banana Republic, J Crew, Couch, Armani, Lacoste, Tory Burch, GAP, Joe’s Jeans, Lucky Brand are just some on the names that were unfamiliar to me until my wife told me one day of this ultimate amusement park for shoppers. Personally, it was fun only during the first or two visits but the succeeding ones feels like doing your groceries at Wal-mart or Target. About 75% of the time I would be at the kids park section of the outlet with my son and I could see a couple of dads doing the same thing. It’s like as if it was intended to be placed there so that the kids and their fathers won’t go crazy of waiting while the women do their shopping spree. I’m just glad that my wife is sensible when it’s time to buy the items she picked. These are usually on sale of 50% or more and she would only get those that will be worn today or to replace my son’s shrinking shirt or pants . Most of the time she just window shops , it’s a way for her to divert her mind from the daily stress and pressures in life. She tells me that if exercise , walking or writing makes me forget though transient my problems, going to the mall does the same thing for her. It’s like the new version of meditation, just mobile. Anyway, this is the least that I could do to thank her for taking care of me and my son. It always bring me joy to see her smile with a child-like twinkle in her eyes whenever she shows me a ” good deal” item she just bought. She did get some great items today. For a total of 54 dollars she was able to get 9 clothes, a few for herself but mostly for my son who has outgrown a lot of his clothes. He has this pajama that turned into shorts but he won’t get rid of it yet because it’s his favorite. He looks like incredible hulk after he gets back into his human form. At the end of the day everyone seems to be happy, my wife was able to finish her shopping therapy session, my son had a blast at the playground playing with my friend’s son and I was able to sit by the bench enjoying the cool breeze while I took pictures to capture the moment . Life is good.
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