Monday, September 10, 2007

Holiday tales

Back home, after a whirlwind weekend in beautiful Singapore. Having travelled plenty with Moppet, I have long since ceased to expect anything but the unexpected. Moppet's Papa however, was rather surprised because the holiday was nothing like the holiday we planned. It was better.

We ended up doing very little sightseeing, but got to meet up with several friends, many of whom we had not met in more than 5 years. It was a bit strange - all these folks we knew at B-school, now moms and dads, dealing with the madness that is life with young children. It took some getting used to, but it was really nice to be able to talk about babies, parenting survival tips, and spousal quirks and not feel too old, too frumpy, too out of it, or simply weird :-)

Squiggles and her parents graciously hosted us and took us around town. Contrary to my fears, Moppet was rather well-behaved, with only a few minor episodes - repeatedly decapitating one of poor little Squiggles' dolls, objecting vigorously if I carried Squiggles (which I didn't do much of anyway since Squiggles also made it clear that I was not a preferred carrier), running amok at the Borders bookstore, and attempting to poke a waitress in the butt with her spoon while waiting for her dinner - all quite tame by Moppet's standards.

For all that Squiggles is only 3 months old, she gamely came with us as we drove around the city, despite not being a fan of the car seat. She's a strong-minded little creature who knows exactly what she wants and reminds me so much, temperament-wise, of Moppet at that age. She protested strenuously, but once she realised that it wasn't working, settled in and treated us all to some lovely cooing and gurgling.

We also celebrated Squiggles' 3rd month birthday. Please observe the lip-smacking Moppet hovering around the fresh-cream pastry and Squiggles' wary what's-she-doing-to-MY-cake look. After which, Squiggles Mom demonstrated to Moppet the best way to eat cake - stick your finger into the fresh cream and lick it off. Moppet gave it a tentative try, and then went wild! Some of the cake managed to find its way into her mouth, the rest was on her face, hair, arms, and the furniture. Not to mention what all that sugar did to her later in the evening as she whooped and spun around the room until she finally collapsed in exhaustion sometime near midnight.


Just like our holiday, actually. We got a lovely little taste of Singapore and whooped and spun around until we were beat. A big, big thank you to Squiggles' Mom and Dad for making the whole trip such fun!

16 comments:

DotMom said...

nice pics :) loved the one with moppet licking her fingers.

Suki said...

hee hee! True to form, Moppet's Mama comes up with our almost-daily dose of smiles, laughter, and cutie-pie Moppet pics!

Glad you had a great time, you deserve it! :D

Squiggles Mom said...

Hiya!!! You're more than welcome as you well know and we had loads of fun too :)). Come back soon.

Ta

Kodi's Mom said...

cute post! and lovely pictures - esp Squiggles' alarmed look - lol!

timepass said...

Cute Cute pics...Am not able to take my eyes off the pics!! Help please

~nm said...

Good to know trip went well! What more can one ask for..right? :D

Great that you got to meet squiggles! Kids do take their own time in accepting another child ..whether they are 3 months or 3 yrs :D

rbdans said...

Lovely pics..
'and attempting to poke a waitress in the butt with her spoon while waiting for her dinner' - Like fun maama, like fun daughter :)

Tharini said...

Attempting to poke a waitress in her butt! She's ambitious, she is. Cute to see her getting her icing's worth. Welcome back. You sound refreshed!

mnamma said...

lovely pictures and a very good write-up! LOL on Moppet's antics at the restaurant!

Moppet's Mom said...
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Moppet's Mom said...

Dotmom: Thank you, it was pretty fun to watch (especially since it was not my furniture that was in danger of being covered with fresh cream! :-)

Suki: You are so sweet! If only more teenagers in this world were like you...

Squiggles Mom: Now it's your turn!

Kodi's Mom: Yes, Squiggles is such a doll - I had forgotten how expressive little babies' faces can be. Little Squiggles makes the most delicious faces :-D

Timepass: LOL!

NM: Yes, Squiggles has eyes only for her mom, and Moppet tends to be more interested in older children - who of course are not interested in her!

Rbdans, Tharini, Mnamma: I'm beginning to think Moppet has a butt obsession. She likes to pat air hostesses on the butt as well!

Pixie said...

Very cute pics :-)
Moppet and Squiggles both look so... very cute!
Sounds like you guys had loads of fun!
LOL on Moppet's antics!

Just Like That said...

ROFL at the look on Squiggles' face as she watches Moppet around HER cake. And Moppet has the look of a dog eying a juicy steak. (I hope to God you're a dog lover!!!)

Moppet certainly has a liking for butts, doesn't she? I remember that post of her poking the airhostess in the butt...:-D

choxbox said...

lovely pix, esply the ones where she's eating the icing!

Fuzzylogic said...

Wow!you seem to have had a great trip. The pics are soo cute!and Moppet does seem to be relishing every lick of her cake:)LOL about the fascination with butts:)
I'm still catching up on those posts I seem to have missed.

Tharini said...

Tagged! :)