Today Filamie took her first off day since she joined us on 5 Aug 09. She wanted an off day though we said we can give her some time off to go to the post office to TT money back (as usual). But I respected her decision cos I promised to give her off day after 1 year. It's only human nature to want a break. And, she has been so happy the few days leading to her off day. She left the house slightly after 10am and I told her to come back latest by 6pm. She is quite blur with the Singapore transport system but I have brought her to take bus a few times and to the post office numerous times. Think she should be ok bah.
Anyway, with the maid off, we brought Raelynn to bond with Ye Ye and Nai Nai so that we can spend some time alone with RaeAnne. We brought RaeAnne to Ikea to have lunch, pick up our free photo and for her to try out the Ikea indoor play area. Had to wait almost 30 mins to get into the play area cos we didn't know need to take queue no. Anyway, she went in happily and even drew a picture of orange scribbles. But after just 5 mins, she burst out crying at the table and shouted Mummy, Daddy. The ikea staff was confused but I told her something must have happened, if not she will not suddenly cry like that. The staff decided to ask a few kids and investigate. End up it was an older boy who pushed her. The staff made the little boy apologise but our gal was still inconsolable. So, we brought her out. It was way past her naptime as it was 2+pm then too. The ikea staff was very apologetic but I am unfazed. Cos there will always be naughty boys and gals around so I rather she faces them when Daddy and Mummy are around than all by herself. Part and parcel of growing up and learning survival skills is to be bullied and learning to fend/fight for herself. Haha.