Baby colds on Daddy’s 2nd day off

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Play-a-day, day 2. Toys-r-us, Kawagoe.

Written Oct 21, 2012. Jan 29, 2017 Toysrus on R254 closed its doors for good.

Since we brought our newborn home 3 weeks ago my husband has only had two full days off, this being the second full day.  As he is self-employed in a rare skill he has to work whenever there are orders in.  Which is a lot lately.

Given that he is off it would be nice to do something as a family, but everyone except me have head colds.  Yes, baby has her second cold in less than 2 weeks; two colds in her 3 weeks and 5 days of life.  Poor little thing. So much for having some immunity left over from the womb and so much for breastfed babies not getting as sick as often as bottle fed babies.  Anyway, I needed to get some practical shopping done, so the only solution was to leave baby with Daddy.  The two toddlers are also sick, but they are on the mend.  They were delighted to hear that Mammy was bringing them to Toysrus.  Our Toysrus is only 8 minutes away according to the timer in the car. (What a great function to have in a car, I use it all the time!)  I usually save outings to Toysrus with the kids in tow to rainy days, but today isn’t a usual day.  The weather is gorgeous though so we will go out to a park later in the afternoon.

Our local Babies-r-us has designated play areas with toys laid out for the kids to play with freely, but the Toys-r-us doesn’t have a set play area. The staff in Toysrus are much more laid back than staff of toy shops at home.  They let children ride the bikes and the cars and play with the toys that don’t come in packaging.   I didn’t actually take any photos today, but below are some photos of the kids playing that I’ve taken on previous trips to Toysrus.

The kids had a great time, the only thing is when I went to pay for the shopping my 3 year old wanted me to buy him something. I tell them before we go that we won’t be buying any toys, but it doesn’t stop my son from asking.  He’s normally fine, but both he and his one year old sister have had tantrums in the past.  They were on separate occasions, but they both did the same thing; lay tummy down on the floor and flailed their arms and legs!  It doesn’t put me off going back though, they have loads of fun there and burn off loads of energy!


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  2. marianne

    So sorry to hear about all those nasty colds but glad that you are cold-free.Seems to be a lot going around this year(and I have a feeling that I say that every year around now,lol!). And oh,those tantrums at ToyRus…joy….;) .Our nearest is hours away so when we do go,the girls are allowed a little something.But at our local Jusco,oh me oh my.But then again,just the little one is still at the kicking and screaming age.A just sulks;)

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    1. Elle Post author

      I was thinking there was a lot more colds than usual this year until just today when I met a friend whose kid has only been sick once since summer… so I can’t blame Fukushima afterall!!!! :-p

      Ah the tears and the crocodile tears…redemption for the hard times we gave our own Moms. Thankfully the tantrum phase doesn’t last long!

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