Mommy was tired after the morning outing with Joy (we went to a neighbour's wedding lunch) so I volunteered to get Isaac out of her hair for the afternoon.
We dropped by Speedmatrix to pick up an El Boso carrying bag for my Dahon Curve and a Bellinni child's seat for my mountain bike so that I could take the kids for rides. I also wanted to have my wheels looked at because some bits were bulging.
Isaac was thrilled to see so many bikes and helmets on display. I got him a helmet his size because I planned to take him on my bike with the new bike seat, and he wore his helmet the whole time, refusing to take it off even during dinner.
It was fun to hang with him and doing guy things together. Usually, when we are out as a family, he tends to get a little whiny. But with me alone, he was fine. I suspect when he is with his siblings, there is a feeling of competition and insecurity for our attention.
My only regret was not bringing his kid's bike along. The nearby playground in the private housing estate would have been ideal for him to cycle around, and a nice change from the concrete world of our HDB flat.