I received an invitation to one of Mum's colleague's daughter's 1st birthday party and Mum is anxious since it falls on a Sunday which is Dad's working day and also Helper's day off. She nearly declined the invitation because it is not easy to travel with a heavy toddler and a stroller. I'm still not walking yet so she will have to carry me while trying to open/close the stroller with the other free hand before getting into a cab/bus. Even on buses, you have to close the stroller "before" boarding, not after! Imagine Mum carrying me, carrying the stroller, trying to pay the bus fare while getting on board - she needs 4 hands for all this! It would have been easy if the driver just let her get on with me on the stroller. Fair enough if the bus is jam-packed but when there is a space for an open stroller then they should just let it be. Sometimes (and I mean "rarely") someone will lend a hand to Mum with the stroller and kudos to those few good citizens. There is a good no. of rules plastered on the bus on what to do and what not to do and they should definitely add "Please help anyone in need". Common courtesy in Hong Kong is a whole new post…..anyway, Mum has decided to scrap the bus crap and take a cab on that day - works for me!
After months of deciding whether to put me into an organised playgroup or not, Mum has taken the plunge to take me to a trial class at KiddiKraft. She wanted to put me into the famous Woodland Tree House but they don't do weekend playgroups - she could have put me there during the week BUT Mum wanted to be there with me (new readers need to know that she has a full-time job and also attends Uni in the evenings) and KiddiKraft seems perfect since it is a 10-min walk from our place and the particular session is on a Sunday. If anyone from Hong Kong is reading this blog then make sure you come back because there will be a review on how the trial class went.