As a working mum I always feel like I don’t spend enough time with my baby so I always try to do fun things with him when I can and Kunmi loves going out , so much so that I am positive that if he could just live in a tent outside the house he be out there before you can say Barney. So whenever I can, we always go out and just have a ball. Now when I say go out its doesn’t have to be fancy , babies don’t ask for much. It could be as simple as taking him grocery shopping and letting him ride the cart or putting things in it, Kunmi loves that because it makes him feel in charge, he sooo cute.
This weekend , I had planned to take Kunmi out but I had to go to the market with my sisters and my mum unexpectedly, to buy fabric for a relatives birthday and my mum suggested that we take Kunmi and I was like WHHHHHHHATTTTT! Then she said we could take his buggy and I knew there was something wrong with her at that point , just imagine a baby in a buggy in the middle of Tinubu square (TOTAL INSANITY DAWG!) there is no way in this life that you can compare the Lagos ‘high street’ to Oxford street. The funny thing is that upon all the insanity I actually went along with the plan minus the buggy though I mean there was four of us anyway so how bad could it be we would just rotate baby carrying duty.
So we jumped in the car, shades on feeling like bad babes , we got down and we were strolling into the market, my mum was carrying the baby and GBAM! she and Kunmi came crashing down. As in, they fell onto the ground, and then I became an Africa Magic Yoruba mummy panicking and talking about how my American baby has fallen down in a Lagos market ( HI NEVA EVA NEVA HEXPEDED HIT)
They got up , Kunmi cried (he was totally traumatized) but for the most part everyone was fine , we got in to the market , he made some friends and then he wanted to get down , he started trying to put on random generators and people were shocked at how sharp Kums was.
We got out and took pictures and people were looking at us like we were cute tourists so we started speaking fake french it was the funniest thing. All in all we all had a great time despite the fall.
Taking time out with the kids is something every mummy should do what do you do with your babies? Let me know.
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