One of my favorite things to do is to spend hours walking through a bookstore, searching the shelves for anything of interest. I am often amazed at what I discover. This was obviously done pre-kids as now all trips to the bookstore entail searching the children's section with the same intensity and discernment I once applied to my search of the shelves on my own behalf. Finding a book for myself now means running by as fast as I can on the way to the children's section and grabbing whatever book falls off the shelf as I go by.
However, back when I could search for hours I would often grab a book and read it right there in the store. I sometimes wonder if the reason my daughter will sit and read for hours is because I used to do that when pregnant with her and even when she was an infant, silently hoping she too would love books as much as I do. She does!
Whenever my husband says he'll hang out with the kids so I can get things done I always secretly hope I will end up at the bookstore. Inevitably I run out of time and am rushed, but every once in a while I am able to escape for a few hours to peruse the shelves as I used to.
So, what are some of your favorite past times that don't get the attention that they used to?