I’m always on the lookout for activities where I can have light join and interact with other kids. Especially now that I’m noticing her becoming shier around people, even kids her age. As one mommy friend puts it, she wouldn’t go out of her comfort zone. This behaviour of hers worries me a little and frustrates me a lot. She wouldn’t try new things, most especially if around new people. So when I learned about this event/activity, I inquired immediately. It was a mini art workshop and playdate hosted by Colorplayhappy. Oh if we only had all the spare time in the world (and extra cash), I would want Light to join as many activities as she can!
Just like most things we do or activities/events we go to, I always tell her ahead of time what we’ll be doing so she knows what to expect and what I expect from her. It’s actually a really nice and helpful practice to do with toddlers to avoid and lessen future tantrums. So I told her about the playdate a couple of days before and she seemed to be really excited to go. But once there, again she didn’t really participated much.
We arrived just in time. There were storytelling and a couple of games to kickstart the event. As usual Light didn’t join in in the games. I was just glad that her friend and our neighbour was there too. At least she was not too shy. Her cousin was also there. I think they helped a lot in making her feel comfortable.
There were also play dough making and painting. Nothing really beats seeing your child happy and seeing them become little persons as they talk to each other.
The workshop was a little over my budget. But with my friend and her kid joining too, we had a discount. The event place was also near us so yey! And with all the take home items we got, it was kind of worth it haha. Light got a price for winning one of the games (that the competitive mommy participated in) and I won something from one of the sponsors of the event for bringing a product with zero harmful ingredients. A mindful mom for the win!
I liked the venue too. It was a dainty cafe but not too crowded which was perfect. The supportive husband and daddy was able to stay with us to take care of the new baby Siris. I didn’t need to worry about him or breastfeeding him.
Going to this event felt like that first time Light and I went out on a “date”. It was an arts and crafts event. I was just as super excited to spend time with her back then as I am now. I feel like our attention to her for the past few months has been divided (what with another child), so having this moment with her where I’m fully focus on her made the whole thing extra special. Lately, too, I’ve been thinking about starting Light on Chinese lessons so I just found it fitting to let Light join the workshop (aside from Chinese New Year coming up soon). 🙂