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Saturday, June 06, 2009

My youngest outing companion

About a month ago, I had an outing with the youngest companion I've ever went out with in my life... alone. As far as I could remember.

Jared's 5-year old nephew, Ryan.

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Yes, doesn't he look absolutely angelic here?

His parents had work that Saturday afternoon, my mum & sis-in-law had to attend to something and Jared had PM. That left ME.

Hmmm... I was wondering how these 5 hours of my life on that Saturday would be like.... I was quite looking forward to bringing him out alone though. My first baby-sitting experience!

When I brought Ryan out, he was not only well-behaved, but also rather 'entertaining'... I had many interesting conversations with him! I would need another blog post just to talk about 'Conversations with a 5-year old'! He sometimes really amazes me with the things he say (which gave me an insight into a witty 5-year old's mind... They are not as innocent as you think!).

Anyway, I bought him sweets and chocolates and Mac Donald's Happy Meal and ice-cream that day.... I think his mum would have killed me if she knew I fed him like that. It was supposed to be duck noodles or fishball kway teow... Oops....

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But, Ryan wouldn't tell too! He told me "Aunty Jerb, please don't tell my mummy that you bought all these food ok? She don't like it..."

HAHA! But it was definitely a good feeling to brighten up a little child's day! Furthermore, it's not everyday that I go out with him right?! ;p

Anyway, I bought some bananas (the few fruits he would eat) to add some nutrition for the day! And to ease my guilt of buying him so much rubbish....

I also learned patience that day as I waited for him a few times that day....

I had a 45-minute lunch with him... No we were NOT at a buffet. We ate fastfood.... I waited for him as he chewed on his fries and nuggets for what seemed like ages...

Later, a good 20 minutes in this....

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And another hour at Harry's with all the DINOSAUR toys and books he found... Yes, he loves dinosaurs!

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Eventually I managed to bribe him out of Harry's by buying 2 dinosaur books for him!

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To end it all, I must say it was a heart-warming day... Got mistaken to be his mother 3 times though... HAHAHA! But other then that, it was a good day. (:

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6 comments:

Klessis said...

wow wow wow! Good to see you're enjoying it! You'll make a good patient mummy! =D

Jerb said...

I hope my patience dun run out! It was only 1 day!

Jin Lian said...

Aunty Jerb can you bring me out too! =p

Jerb said...

haha! sure sure... aunty jerb can go out with aunty jinlian! and aunty jinlian can treat! ;p

Jayme Shing said...

HAHAHA Jerb u are so funny on your reply to Aunty Jin Lian's comment! The entry is so funny with the rubbish food u feed him! haha!

Jerb said...

I think Ryan's mum wun think it's funny! Hope she doesn't read this post!