I like spending quality time with my children individually. I realise, now Roo is in school I usually get to spend all day with my son, and we go to playgroups, or we feed the ducks, or we play with cars and trains or we read books together. I think, on the whole, he is happy with his little life. Still, it’s nice to mix it up a little now and then. The other day, we got out of the house just before lunch, and drove to the shops for some coffee and cake (for me) and a toddler-friendly lunch (for him).
He thought it was great! He got to pick what sandwich to have (ham), and what fruit to put in his lunch bag (banana), and I got to eat at least 90% of my cake in peace, without his demanding little shouts of “maaamaaaa”.
The child needs a haircut. He’s beginning to look like Björn Ulvaeus with that hair. Altogether now: knowing me, knowing you, AHHAAAAAAAAAAAA…
I did have to share my coffee foam with him, as he sucked down his fruity juice in next to no time. Being almost two, he doesn’t have a long attention span, and it wasn’t long before ham sandwiches and cheesy triangles were forgotten for much more interesting things: the traffic outside.
Well, he does love to point out a car whenever he can (“dere, mama, DERRREEEEEE”). All in all, a very successful trip out with a nice treat for us both. And it stopped him from moaning when we had to go back downstairs to buy nappy sacks and apples. Well worth the dinero, I reckon.