A couple of weeks ago, we brought the kids to Changi Airport for dinner and some plane watching. Just in case you are wondering where to go to expend the batteries of your Energizer Bunnies, the viewing gallery at Terminal 1 is the best. This is probably the most decent spot in the public areas to catch a glimpse of the aeroplanes. Coupled with the fact that there’s a playground, kiddy rides and even a stencil table, it’s definitely worth the long walk (Easily distracted Ez has short legs and roving hands).
Ez had been requesting to go to the airport to see aeroplanes for a while. We finally headed out after their very painful and tumultuous attempt at afternoon nap. We made the mistake of telling them that we were going to the airport after a nap. Never never tell your 2yo such nonsense because they have no concept of time and will then struggle and fight sleep just to make you late. Lè meimei didn’t understand airport/go out/whatever but she couldn’t sleep because Ez couldn’t sleep. If you know us, we seldom hang out after dusk because Lè meimei needs to be on the bed by 7.30pm. But that day was an exception because we wanted to bring Ez to see the planes and the lit up runway.
We started off with dinner at Terminal 3. Then we went in search of the viewing mall above. Couldn’t see much because of the double glaze windows which was a distance away. What you could see was just part of the lounge chairs in the transit area. We walked through the entire Terminal 3 to get to the sky train and finally arrived at Terminal 1. By then, both kids were kinda ready for bedtime (barely 8 but almost gone).
When Ez saw the kiddy rides, he suddenly became wide awake. So he went on every ride except for the motorbike ride. Because it was for a solo rider, the family who got there first took a long time for all their kids to have a turn. So Ez stood at the side to wait for his turn. He’s a boy of principles. He wouldn’t wanna go back on the other rides while waiting. So he just 默默的等 and wait he did. For a long long time (according to his bio clock) Finally, he got tired of waiting and decided to get closer to look at the ride. Then he finally stretched out his finger to press one of the buttons cuz the boy didn’t show any signs of leaving.
Ez was in for a rude shock! The boy slapped his hand hard. Ez withdrew his hand and complained to my hub that his hand hurts cuz the boy hit him. I was a distance away so all these were related to me later on. The hub in his usual chillax mode didn’t say / do anything. Not even to ask Ez to go away wor!!! Seriously! Hahahahaha. Left with no choice, Ez actually went back to the ride and told the boy “Don’t beat me”. Omg! I would have burst out laughing if I was around! This, coming from such a timid boy, is a gem! So we all know that this boy could at least attempt to stand up for himself.
And so that day, Ez learnt an important lesson in life.
One will kenna slap if one anyhow touch touch.