I have to put a disclaimer right at the beginning: I don't do this everyday. I don't even do it often. It's a once-in-a-blue-moon kind of thing.
Papa Isaiah goes for fortnight Sunday night soccer sessions with his buddies, and on a spur of the moment, I decided to bring Baby Jayne along one of the nights. You know, I love to do spontaneous stuffs like that - Gets the adrenaline up in old me. =P
Baby Jayne was of course very excited about it. I didn't tell her we were going to play soccer until we were in the cab to the Futsal venue. She almost didn't jump up and down in joy. I can totally understand. Late night excursion with dad & mum is really quite exciting for a little girl. This smile tells it all. Papa Isaiah even secretly brought her mini soccer ball along.
There are lots of futsal fanatics in Singapore, apparently. Both pitches there were occupied with lots of smelly, sweating men. I really didn't know how we were going to occupy ourselves for three hours while Papa Isaiah played, but the night was cool and with all the excitement happening around us, time passed really quickly! Baby Jayne was entertained by different Uncles who played with her and kicked her mini soccer ball with her. By the time we drew near to 11pm, it was obvious she was really sleepy (way past her bedtime!), but she kept her spirits up, pumped by sheer adrenaline.
One of the pitches became empty by 10pm, and we went in to get a feel of running on the grass! Baby Jayne went many, many rounds, kicking her ball, until she got really tired! Haha... Still, she managed a really stylo pose in front of the goal post before she decided to walk out of the pitch while declaring, "That was great fun." LOL!
The late night ended with supper at our favourite dim sum restaurant with a dear friend, who's going overseas for 9 months.
Bet you didn't know I was going to post this here, Mr Lin. Ha!
Thankfully, Baby Jayne didn't fall asleep in the cab home. I managed to give her a nice warm bath before putting her into bed. It was a great night out with my baby, and it reminded me once again that fun in parenting sometimes comes by breaking a rule or two, or doing something out of the norm. A regular bedtime is important for kids, but once in a while, it is okay to flaunt that rule and just have fun! That's part of memories-building with my kids.
Of course, not too often! =P