We went to Ikea this afternoon as I wanted to get Darrius the easel which I have promised him before we came to KL since he has been insisting to write on my MIL’s white board in Penang. PiggyBeng (in Jakarta now) was against the idea so I have to get it when he’s away…
As today is a working day, we have to bring my nephew along since my mom is baby sitting him during the weekdays. So far we have brought him out once last week together with PiggyBeng but today only my parents and myself handling 2 kids. Guess what? BIG MISTAKE!
The moment we got off the car, my nephew insisted that my dad carry him. He refused to sit in his stroller… but we managed to keep him in his stroller till we reach Ikea’s cafeteria. At first he was ok when I placed him at the kid area watching TV still in his stroller while Darrius play by himself and my parents went to order food. Then we were seated and I thought I get him the high chair so he can dine together with us. He refused upon seeing my dad walking up and down (getting the coffee) and started to cry and wanted to be carried by my dad.
After a few minutes, my dad has to give up eating as my nephew started to cry louder and wanted to get off the stroller so no choice my mom has to take him out. My dad then let him play at the kid area and he was happy for a while so dad quickly finished up his meal (he only wants my dad to carry him therefore, there’s nothing much my mom and I can do).
Then this mommy came to join us so we chatted for a while. Kimberly was not feeling too well so they left after Christene finished her lunch and we proceed to shop in Ikea. We thought my nephew was tired from all the kicking and crying earlier so dad tried to pat him to sleep but he woke up once my dad tried placing him back into the stroller! Jialat!
Then we went to Market Hall and Darrius saw the kid trolley and insisted to push one. When my nephew saw that he also wanted to to push but we knew it will not be a good idea so we took the big trolley and put him in. He protested but luckily we managed to pacify him and he sat inside after a few moments. *phew~*
However, it was not a smooth ride… along the way while we tried to shop he climbed up the trolley (he is only 1+ but he knows how to slip his toes through the trolley and climb up!!!!). So scarry!!!!
When we reached the check-out counter, it was Darrius’s turn. He refused to park his kiddy trolley and started to cry very loud. I think most people standing in the queue were looking at us… *so embarrassing!!!!* I tried to reason with him that he can’t push the trolley out and after 10 minutes (after asking some passerbys to ‘help’ telling him that he can’t push the trolley out) only then he was ok… *phew~*
That was almost 4pm+ which was way past the nap time for both but the two fellas still refused to sleep! Then we has to go Tesco to get some stuff and only then Darrius fell asleep while I was paying but woke up when we reached the car. Even during the ride home both refused to sleep.
At the end both did not have their nap!
It was a nightmare for us so we vowed not to bring the two fellas out together again! Not now… probably when they are much older…