Spending The Day With Kids

Monday, February 17, 2014

I spent the day with the kids since we were off for President’s Day so we visited Bay Street in Emeryville for some shopping and eating. We found some good deals at Uniqlo before having a snack at Red Mango yogurt. Simon loves his frozen yogurt!
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Iris had her snacks too.
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Ron wasn’t out with us today since he was helping to set up a fish tank for Grandpa Tam but we happen upon one of the machines that his company (Zoom Systems) makes that dispenses Proactiv.
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We had lunch at California Pizza Kitchen before heading home for an afternoon nap. Iris started her nap in the car.
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Simon ended up not taking a nap so after an hour of rest, we took a walk to the nearby park. Simon has been a shy lately about asking other kids to play. We “scootered” all the way to the park then he wanted to turn around right when we got there. But I convinced him to at least go into the park and play in the toy train for a while but he wanted to go home. Most of the kids there were a lot older or a lot younger than him so he didn’t want to ask them to play. So here we are on our way home.
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I’m guessing this is just a phase of shyness. We try to encourage him to ask another child to play and offer to go with him but he still doesn’t want to right now. He prefers kids he’s familiar with and gets really excited about play dates. At least he still enjoys hanging out with Mommy and Daddy. In a few years, I think that will not be the case so I’m going to enjoy it while I can.

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