The National History Musuem had a pasar malam night on its grounds from 7 to 9 sept 2007. So we decided to bring the kids on Saturday night as we thought it would be interesting for them. Before we left, the kids asked: "Will we be allowed to buy things?" So we said yes, and they happily took some of their savings along. Except for little D, who does not have an allowance. So hubby gave her $2 which she kept in the back pocket of her jeans.
There were lots of food stalls selling tit bits (Some of which I felt should not be there!) Those that interested the children were the kacang puteh stall and the candy floss stall. There were also stalls featuring games from days yonder like five stones, gasing, sepak takraw, snap, old maid, and the hula hoop. There was also a caricaturist who drew with two hands! He was really amazing finishing each caricature in under two minutes!! And the best part - it was for free. Wait time was more than half an hour, though.
When we were there, S, bought a handphone strap. N bought a dough figurine mouse, just like Remy from Ratatouille. Little D wanted a piece of the action too! She walked up to the uncle manning the dough figurine stall and said she wanted a dog. The kind man picked up all the different types of dogs that he had and displayed them all in front of her. She looked carefully and chose one. Confidently, she pulled out the $2 from her back pocket and paid it to the Uncle. Uncle was stunned. He did not know what to do. He did not want to spoil the experience for her, I think.(Isn't he such a dear!). The dough figurine costs $5, not $2. He actually let her walk away with it. (I was observing all this from a distance). I then went and paid him the difference, and thanked him for allowing my daughter her first experience of buying something on her own.
When we got home, Little D came up to me and said: "Mummy, I had a fun time just now." I guess that sums up our Saturday night out!