Thursday, 26 May 2016

A Day Off For Mama!

So, the other day, I told the wife, the mama, "Why don't you take half a day off? I will take care of Ollie!"

I've no idea why I said that. Perhaps, guilt. Perhaps, I think she deserves some time off for herself. Or perhaps, I just wanted to spend some time alone with Ollie.

It takes a lot of guts to say those words to Summer. I know better than anyone else, Ollie is still latching and she needs Mama to be with her during her nap time. However, I decided, I can do it.

At 1 p.m., we waved & kissed goodbye and it's just Ollie & me in the house!

We played around for awhile & I asked, "Ollie. Are you hungry?" She nodded. I asked, "Shall we go to McDonald? There's angry bird toy, you know..." She nodded again! Off we went to McDonald!

"Papa, can I collect them all?"

Specially told the staff not to add salt to her fries...

Our 1st Selfie for the day! Ollie always looks great in photos!

"Papa, is my angry bird in the box?"

How can any parent not be tempted by what McDonald has to offer? 
An indoor playground!

Ollie is such a passionate baby. She goes around hugging the other kids.

She was yawning away while playing so I drove her home for her nap & true enough my worst fear came true... She was crying for milk & searching for mama...

After countless Barney's  "I love you" song, she finally hugged her Hello Kitty & slept.

Is it just me or all parents feel the same way? Just when I thought I can take a quick nap together with her, she woke up! That O.M.G & you sure you don't want to nap a while more feeling?

Heck, changed her diapers & I asked her, "You want go play basketball with Papa? She nodded. So off we went to the basketball court. It's been ages since I last been to the basketball court. Lots of memories. 

It seemed so unreal to have your daughter looking at you playing basketball instead of your girlfriend. You know what I mean? =p

My happy baby kept laughing every time she heard the ball bounce on the floor...

Dinner time! She must be famished. 1 chawanmushi & 3 tamago sushi?! Our last selfie for the day before heading home to bath her & to wait for mama to come home.

Once Mama returned home, I told her that I was very tired and I'm going to knock out. Next morning, I told her, "This is more tiring than my Ironman. My Ironman was also not as tiring."

I finally experienced what it's like to take care of a 18-months young toddler alone. It's an experience & memory that's going to stay in my heart. Do I want to do it again? Yes. That's why we've decided, I'm going to have a "Father-Daughter Day" once a month. A day where the wife gets her ME time.

If someone were to offer me a million dollars to take my Father-Daughter day away, would I do it? No. Ollie will grow up & become a fine lady before I even realised it. And by the time I realised that, she would belong to another man. Gosh. I think I'm falling in love all over again. #thingsonlyparentsunderstand

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