While the car was sent for servicing today, we decided to bring Phoebie out. Phoebie has recently been sticking to me like she is my shadow, not wanting anyone else, and I know that Ben is feeling a little disappointed about it. So I figured a good ol’ quality bonding time for the two of them should do some good.
They have a parent-child ramen set which I thought was pretty awesome because there are so many times when I want to eat something spicy but can’t because I am sharing food with Phoebie. With this combi, I can order a smaller portion of non-spicy ramen for Phoebie while I enjoyed my own choice of ramen.
After lunch, we walked over to Robertson Quay and went to The Polliwogs.
Ben spent the entire afternoon playing with Phoebie, bonding with her. This was a much needed session to let Phoebie know that other than Mummy, Papa is also there for her when she needs comfort or someone to play with.
The best way to bond is to spend quality time together, doing something the child likes, and Phoebie loves running and climbing at such play facilities.
I knew the afternoon was well spent and worthwhile when…
Not only did Phoebie share her food with her Papa, but she also shared her toys with him when we got home. Instead of her recent usual, “No, no I don’t want to give to Papa”, she automatically went to Ben with her toys.