Mummy Adeline is very kind to host us today at her place for a casual playdate. (“Casual” = Just for play. No planning of lessons.) The mummies had fun chatting, while the little children learnt to play with each other without tearing anyone’s hair out.
It was so entertaining to see how the little ones interact with one another.
Little Jared was constantly looking for Mama and only wanting to play with Mama. After little Noah warmed up to little Jared, he started “trying” to play with little Jared. “Trying” because little Jared at times rejected him and tried to push him away. Mama saw that and made little Jared apologise to little Noah. Then they do a quick awkward hug, and try to play together again. When the two boys decided to play with each other, they are usually up to no good. They will start to jump around, do dangerous stunts, and run in and out of the kitchen. Little Faith saw that and went into the kitchen with them. She then came out and started “complaining” to me about the naughty things the boys were doing in the kitchen in her baby language. The funny thing is, when the boys played with the girls, they were so much gentler and careful. I can see little Jared become more giving when dealing with the girls. Little Belle was looking for something to play with. She saw little Noah with his racket and ball, and suddenly decided to “cry” to get the attention of her mummy to get the toys she wanted. Little Kaylea is the little observer. She doesn’t snatch toys from other children like the older ones do. She, like little Jared, prefers Mummy over anybody else.
It is so cute to see the difference between the boys and the girls.
Sure, boys are rowdy. They are extremely active and at the end of the day, they can get so sweaty and smelly. Girls, on the other hand, can sit down with a book or toy for a longer time. They don’t really dash around like the boys do. There is also a difference from the way they ask for Mummy. The girls whine, the boys don’t. After being with a boy for two years, I don’t know if I can handle a girl’s whining. But I would still very much like to have a girl so that I can doll her up. 🙂 And since little Jared is oh-so-gentle-and-giving to girls, maybe having a little sister is not such a bad idea. I think he will be a good and protective big brother towards his sister. But well, you know, such things are in the hands of God. We can only try and pray hard. 🙂
PS: Some mummies were talking about having a second one next year. Hee… there is a possibility we could come together for another playgroup for our second one if they all happen on the same year.