Monday was a mix of difficult and fun day. Little Spanish Pinay woke up 2 hours too early than her usual and I got wounded up between my work and her for about an hour and a half. Nanny was kind of lazy yesterday too which got me ticked the whole time she was here taking care of LSP. She kept on doing "nothing" while LSP tried to cling on me, wanting my attention while I beggingly say "not now, I have work to do". I had to tell explicitly to my dear nanny to please get LSP and go to the other room and play with her. Couldn't she just realize that on her own? I am obviously still ticked so I'll let that go. Besides, it's not nice to talk badly about a person on a blog. Next topic please.
Since LSP woke up too early than her usual, she also slept 2 hours earlier than her usual naptime. Result is we had plenty of time in the afternoon to play. We went to the park and LSP had a blast. She recently learned "mami, no me pillas!" (mami, you can't catch me!) from a the cartoon show Peppa Pig. So she's been doing that while running so fast and her head turned back. She can easily bump into something anytime and it always gets me screaming for her to watch out and look where she's going. Toddlers are really heart-attack provokers!
She says "tigidig, tigidig!" Read as: tee-gee-deeg, tee-gee-deeg :-D
That's the Filipino way of making the sound of riding a horse ;-)
Later on, I got a nice phone call from a friend to check on us if we are available to meet her and her little one. Playdate for LSP, finally! Hubby joined us right after he came home from work and I was really glad he was able to meet V.
I've met this friend of mine, V, in one of the parks nearby last summer. We are both first time moms. We exchanged timid smiles at the beginning, a couple of nice comments about our daugthers who are just 4 months apart. We are both "from the outside" married to someone "from the inside". See, a lot of things in common. We coincide again in one of the streets downtown, exchanged few his and hellos then another coincidence in the supermarket. The third time says we are meant to be. Friends, you know? We exchanged numbers. We've been wanting to schedule a playdate but alas, cold weather and Christmas vacation in our native lands, and then cough and colds prevented us from having one. BUT when the time is right, the time is right... even if things are not planned. So the impromptu playdate happened yesterday! Finally, LSP got to really meet D and this time since they are older, they got to play with each other. The first time they saw each other was just like exchanging curious looks and then just moving along with their own things.
The playdate was great! D is a real darling. She only didn't bring LSP some gifts from their vacation to their native land but she let LSP play with her toys without any fuss while LSP wants ALL of D's toys. LSP is obviously on the mine-all-mine stage! We went to have some coffee and then proceeded to go to another park after. D and LSP walked holding each other's hand the whole time. I died of their cuteness.
This is the best I could do to improve a photo as a product of dusk and phone battery dying.
But look at them holding each other's hands while walking!
Hubby's phone wasn't doing much better than mine either. But on the other hand, since I am not sure if my friend V is comfortable about posting her daughter's picture on the web, then this is perfect. It's just like masking the faces in the picture of a daughter of a celebrity on magazines, yes?
Sadly, the fun has to end. It was already dark and getting colder and dinner time is about to start and the little ones need to rest. We said our goodbyes which was not really welcomed by LSP. She hates goodbyes. Most specially, she hated saying goodbye to D's baby doll. She wanted to bring it home with her! My little sweet rascal. The best part is that this is not the first and last playdate for LSP and D together. Spring is just around the corner as well, so that means nicer weather for playdates!
How's your week going so far?
How's your week going so far?