I don’t know what took me so long to put together Junior’s birth story. Perhaps a part of me wanted to keep this story private and within just the 3 of us. Now that we are fast approaching Junior’s 3rd birthday, I have this fear that I might forget the details of what happened on that day as years passes by. Before that happens, I want to document down that magical day and share it with Junior in the future.
I remembered going to plenty of indoor playgrounds with my cousins as a kid. Being one of the oldest among my cousins, I am often seen protecting them from other rowdy kids and teaching them all kinds of mischief. What fond memories I have of these adventures.
As a family we definitely love travelling and exploring new places. We have been a big advocate in getting Junior exposed to the world which is why we always brings him along whenever we travel. We also believe that he does remembers bits and pieces of where we went and what we did with the help of photos and videos. One thing for sure is that he remembers more than what we think he would.
On weeknights when it is too late to play, we read.
On days where we hold parties with the bears, we read.
And when we want to get close to Christ, we read too.
My mum-in-law is a passionate educator and she strongly believes that learning can be fun. This is evident in the little activities that she engages Junior in before he went to school and was still spending a great amount of time at grandma’s.
Well, so what co-relations do preschool and fever have? I’ve been told way before I decided to send Junior to school that kids tends to fall sick A LOT when they are in school. On the flip side, their immune system gets strengthened and will be a lot less prone to falling sick when they are older. What an irony right?
I am a worrywart and I was never good with dealing with separation anxiety. That happened when my maternity leave ended and I had to leave Junior to go back to work and recently when we had to get Junior ready for school.
Back in October, we spent a week in Hong Kong (long I know). We wanted it to be a leisure trip where we could do a lot more sight-seeing and we did exactly that by slowing our pace down. The possibly unfortunate thing was having Junior come down with a fever where we spent a day in the hotel room just for him to recover – not that I minded actually. Despite that, we managed to spend a day in Hong Kong Disneyland.
I was a Knid Blyton kind of girl. I like the fairies and gnomes and getting lost in a world of make believe. I grew up loving to read, kudos to my mum who never fails to bring me to the library every 2 or odd weeks to refresh my books. I guess that stuck with me right till this day, I still enjoy a good book every now and then whenever I have time.
Has it really been 2 years? I still wake up each day feeling surreal that I am a mother now and that I’m responsible for Junior’s growth and well-being. It still scares me a lot, but I am often comforted by his smile to know that I am doing fine, we are ok.