Barely recovering from the fatigue of a long weekend with the kids and a short week cramped with work (2.5 days this week!), it’s almost the weekend again. Time is moving way faster than I can catch up!
Despite the exhaustion, I must say we really do enjoy the bonding time we get on weekends when we can be more present with them. (Weeknights can be quite hectic as we rush through dinner right after work so that the kids have time for storytelling or Chinese flashcard play before settling down for bedtime.) Even though we spend time together every day, it’s still marveling to watch how much our kids have grown when we interact much more with them on weekends.
The husb is always up for outdoor time with the kids, so we brought the kids out to the park to scoot around. They are both so good with the scooters now! We won’t be able to catch up with them soon, unless we get a scooter or bicycle for ourselves!
The learning theme for the semester is on “Our Neighbourhood”, so we brought the kids to check out a neighbourhood I used to hang out at during my much younger days – Serangoon Garden! Pow Sing is where I had countless family dinners as my parents were too busy with the business to cook during our growing up years. I hardly have Hainanese chicken rice elsewhere because I find that Pow Sing’s the best! Lovely way to create childhood memories for my kids by sharing my own.
Post-dinner, we explored the new (to me) Serangoon Garden and settled for some lovely waffle+ice-cream at Wimbly Lu Chocolates before heading home.
It was a wet Sunday morning! Hence, we needed an indoor activity – SHOPPING. 😉 We filled the tummies with dim sum before heading to the Crazy Toy Sale at Takashimaya with the kids. It was to reward the cub for excellent behaviour for the past couple of weeks and encourage the lil’ dragonlady to show more positive behaviour, so they get to choose ONE toy each. That bought me some time to do some shoes shopping for myself as well.
We got the kids to walk through the aisles of toys and emphasized that they could only have ONE in order to let them try evaluating their choices before making decision. (It’s really more for clutter control!)
Experiential learning in the evening when the husb decided that he wanted to cultivate a love for durian in his kids.
Success rate was 50%. The cub enjoys the fruit, but not so much for the lil’ dragonlady.
This littlest one of mine not only does not look like us, but does not eat like us too. SIGH!
Monday by the beach
Both kids are over the freaking-out-at-sand stage now, thankfully! The cub was thrilled to be in the water and experiencing little tides of waves. The littlest one is not as enthusiastic but willing to try out at least. Made our tan worthwhile with their excitement and laughter.
By Monday evening, I was rather relieved that the long weekend was nearing its end. By Thursday however, I am looking forward to spending lots of time with my babies again.