A couple of days ago me and my sister, and my sister's friend, brought our little cousin out to VivoCity. That girl is sehr cute. We brought her out to play, to buy things, and to eat junk food, well, I'd say me and my sister really dote on her so much that we caved in to all her requests. Usually when she's with the parents, she don't get to go out that often, don't get to buy anything, and don't get to eat much junk food.
Cute right? We were all wearing pink shoes~ Taken on the escalator within Harbourfront MRT station. Sammi was still quite shy with us, didn't really talk much, so at least she was not that bratty to handle. I can't really take care of kids who scream and cry the whole time, Sammi didn't cry at all~ Her father thought that she'd cry, but really, she got to play, got toys to bring home, got to eat McDees, and they gave her a balloon somemore, why would she cry? hehe...
Instead, we had to spend time cajoling her instead to talk more. At least she greeting me and my sister but she was too shy to greet my sister's friend that we gave up cajoling her. If there's one word to describe her, I'd say "princess". The way she's dressed the way she shyly looks away, it's damn princessy, almost to the extent of being a bit too prissy.
But I still love her. hehehe~
Notice she's carrying that little purse thingie in her hands, her mum put some coins inside for her to let her sit one of those kiddie rides. The little purse is supposedly to emulate the grown ups carrying bags. But well, as all kids are, their attention span is about as long as mine, and no sooner than a couple of minutes later that purse was kept by my sister in her bag instead, leaving Sammi's hands free to grab other stuff.
Her shirt was also supposedly to be tucked in, but in came out in about less than a couple of minutes. Me and my sister being pigs didn't bother to stuff the shirt back into the pants because we know fully well that it will come out in no time. But I think tuck out also quite cool. Actually she shouldn't have worn long pants because we went up to the Vivo roof there to play, so she got sweaty in no time. But at least because she was wearing long pants, we had an excuse not to let her near the murky waters. The water at the wading pool at Vivo roof is really gross. Totally yellow and murky, worse than seawater. yucks...
We played at the playground, played the slides. At first I brought her up and let her slide down to my sister to catch. Sammi was afraid of going up the slide herself, and she was actually quite shy around the other children, not daring to talk to them, so she mostly stuck around with us, not even letting go of our hands.
For this picture, I swapped with my sister and stayed at the foot of the slide to catch because I was running out of breath from going up and going down. That girl is really so princessy that she needs escorts to take her up and down the slide. But granted, she's still young. I thought she was already 3+ years old, but I later found out that she was still only 2+ years old. dots me.
It was because I thought she was 3+ that I bought for her a Play-Doh set which marked to be for kids above 3. But luckily her mother later said that she does like to play with play doh so at least it isn't wasted. I used to enjoy Play Doh as a kid took, that's why I didn't hesitate to buy her that. I remember once as a kid I begged my parents to buy me this set of 6 colours. haha~ But Sammi is quite an interesting one. When she picked out the set she wanted, I helped her take another set that was stuck deeper within the pile, can't help it, my auntie tendencies surfaced, but Sammi kept back the one I took and picked out the one she originally chose and didn't let go of it. Favouritism, I guess.
Being the super indulgent eldest cousin, I allowed her to choose her drink, and not surprisingly Ribena was it. My sister then fed her taiwan sausage, but she only ate two mouths of it. When we went to Subway, I fed her part of my sandwich. That girl is really power man. First she ate the bread I gave her, then I gave her turkey ham which she passed in favour of normal ham, then she didn't want the bacon either. Then while eating the ham, she made sure that there was not a single speck of vegetable on the ham. She even unfolded the ham to check for no vegetables. Later I managed to get more turkey ham and bacon down her, but still not vegetable and no bread either.
So young already so picky in food, next time grow up how? Later like me like that then really no good leh... hehehe...
Because me and my sister felt that Sammi wasn't eating enough, we asked her what she wanted to eat. Let's just say, all kids are the same, they won't say they want to eat Xiaolongbao or Salmon Sashimi (okay, those are what I like, can...), she of course, naturally, not surprisingly asked for McDonald's. So off we went to get her some French Fries.
I strongly suspect that there's something within McDees French Fries that make all children in the world addicted to them that that's the only thing the kids can think of when they want food.
Because there were so many families with kids at McDonald's, we didn't manage to snag a table. But there was one place left that had a place to sit, that was the bench Mr Ronald McDonald himself was sitting at. My sister and her friend sat there and left me to get the fries. I didn't realise it until I got back that Sammi was sitted snugly on Ronald McDonald's lap.
It's so cute la. I didn't have a place to sit though, but luckily the table beside us had an extra chair, so I borrowed the chair. Because I didn't feel that all comfortable sharing a table with them, I pulled the chair over to face Mr Ronald McDonald and Sammi, also to watch on her eat.
At first when my aunt passed Sammi over to my sister, she told my sister that it's okay if Sammi went hungry for a night. dots... Did she ever think that me and my sister would let our precious little cousin go hungry? My sister had still bought this packet of Winnie the Pooh sugared gummi earlier from 7-11 to treat Sammi lor. Like we'd let her go hungry. Besides we both are softies, if the princess wants McDees, then so be it. haha~
My aunt was also very funny, she mouthed the words McDonalds and said D instead of saying the name of the fast food restaurant out loud. I guess children will always be children who wants to eat junk food and their ears can pick up any slight of the word.
In McDonald's balloons come on request. The table beside us had requested for a balloon and Sammi saw it. Of course, all kids loves balloons, especially Sammi who has this fondness for balls and stuff. It came down to the auntie of the group who was also ordering the food to ask for a balloon. I guess it's pretty obvious that this girl wants the balloon for another little girl because this girl doesn't see much of a need of a balloon. Lol~
But it's a pity that they gave us a green balloon. Nothing against green, but I think Sammi might appreciate a pink balloon even more. Anyway, we let her hold the balloon as long as she ate and ate finished everything.
Remember I talked about she having that pouch for the kiddie rides, we saw a couple in Harbourfront Mall where we went to the McDonald's. So here she is in her kiddie ride. Let me tell you, kiddie rides are a big rip off man. Gone are the days when rides were at 20cents each (my time), or even 50cents each (my sister's time), this ride cost $2. dots...
Even though things are getting more expensive these days, I can't help but feel my bio-clock ticking when with my little cousin.
Ya, I think I'd really like to have a kid. My James and Jadies. hehehe... Oh well.
Anyway, that last photo and the next were not taken on the Vivo trip but on another occasion so you can see me in there and I look like shit. I'm too lazy to open photoshop and do something to my face, so there you have me without my face being painted nor aesthetically enhanced.