Latest weekly Insing column is "mrbrown and the toy department"
The wife and I took our 6-year-old, Isaac, out to the city over the weekend. We rarely hang out near malls and the downtown area on weekends because we dislike the crowds but I needed to develop some black and white film (I know! Who still does that, right?) and there are only a few shops that do it. So I made it into a little adventure for the boy.
I was secretly pleased to just have the son with me, partly because one kid is easier to handle, and secondly, it was a guy-bonding thing. Mommy came along because she wanted to do some shopping, so we hopped on the train to City Hall.
Man, was it crowded.
I hate to sound like a country bumpkin but where do all these people come from? Why is everyone going downtown all at once? To make things worse, it started to rain and by the time we bussed to our MRT station, water was flowing down the path to the station. This is where I learned a valuable kid lesson — boys have to be told NOT to walk or jump through water. (cont'd)