Hello mums, do you enjoy spending time at the mal with your children?

@anetteh (3591)
Sweden
June 27, 2007 4:17am CST
To day I´m going to the mal and spend money and time with my son (16 years). Sometimes that can be lots of job. Sometimes it´s realy enjoying. It depends on his moode and effort to try the clothes and shoes on. And ofcourse howe many people spending at the mal. Do you enjoy spending time whith your children shopping?
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
of course i enjoy spending time with my children at the mall, although it hurts my pocket lol. i have a 16 years old son, a 15, 13, 11 years old daughter. it is a lot of fun now that they are teens rather than they are toodlers who do nothing but ran at the mall. we always wish that we can do it more often but having a lot of kids is not easy to do so if ever we had the chance to go out we make everything enjoyable.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
27 Jun 07
My son do not like going to the mal. But i surprised me to day. He tryed and looked so in a realy good way we got shoes both of us. But when I wanted to se in the clothingstore, he wanted to go home. So I let him.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
ohh, guys really dont like shopping or waiting for moms or girlfriends shop. guys are guys.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
28 Jun 07
It seems also that boys are bluched to shopp with mums. He went with me for a time, but stayed outside the stores and waited. But I felt so sorry for him that I had to let him go home and be with his friends instead. And I must say that I got my time to...*smile*.
@alan53 (2)
• Singapore
27 Jun 07
Hi Anetteh (84), thank you for your post. My wife and I have two teenage sons, Joshua and Josiah, ages 17 and 14 respectively. We do enjoy going shopping at the mall (any mall) with our children. It is not often though for two reasons: 1.they are so involved in their school work and studies and friends that they treasure their spare time and shopping is not really their cup of tea! 2. The standard of living over here in Singapore is quite high and so we do not go shopping too often. However, when we do go out shopping with them, we make sure we have a great family time. We discuss with them and plan ahead. We decide which day of the week and plan dinner or catch a movie after shopping. To the family! alan53
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
27 Jun 07
I love to shopp with my son. But he do not like to shop. So the times he actually comes with me I take the oportunaty and spend it with him. His disorder makes it hard for him to spend in stores with lots of people so I do understand him. But sometimes we realy do have to shop so to day it went OK, but he did not wanted to go in the clothingstores, after he found him sielf shoes he wanted. He went home alone.
@bobbyjoe143 (1287)
27 Jun 07
i don't particularly like shopping at the best of times, infact i could go as far as to say i hate shopping... so when it comes to having to go shopping with my son i consider it an ordeal! he constantly wants me to buy things that have no relevance to why we are shopping, he wants to buy at least one thing from each shop we go in, he really hates the idea of just browsing in a shop, and doesn't see why we should leave empty handed! he will also often moan the whole time about wanting to go home, especially if he gets something he wants to play with, he just doesn't see why we should still be out shopping once he has something! i hate it lol!
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
27 Jun 07
It usualy is that even for me. But this time it was needed. Even him self said that he needed new shoes. So He was god and tryed on severals shoes he could have. But when I said we could go in cloting stores he rejected me. He went home alone.
27 Jun 07
I'm not a mother, but I am a daughter, and I can see why it is sometimes hard work to take us shopping! A few years back when I was 16, shopping with my mother could be very hard work - we'd have different opinions about clothes, and things like that. I think sometimes with boys it is worse, I noticed with my brother, that sometimes he'd look embarrassed to be shopping with his mother, which would change his mood and he would not be willing to try clothes on and things. I think is very nice of you to take your son shopping to spend money on him, if all goes well it should be a nice day out (but I know how unpredictable us teenagers can be, lol). I'm 19 now, and have moved away from home, but I still meet up with my mother and we go shopping, it's a little hobby of ours - we have lunch, stop for a coffee, and generally enjoy a nice relaxing day together. I think it's great for parents to spend time with their children, it's something that's getting rarer and rarer these days!
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
27 Jun 07
Thank you for respondig. Well I can tell you that my son do not like shopping at al. But sometimes he knowes we have to. This time he realy needed new shoes. So It was not that hard work at al. But, when I wanted to look for clothing, he was not intrested anymore. He went home alone while I spent money for my self.