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.
While Junior hadn’t exactly been a big extrovert, he wasn’t exactly very afraid of strangers before. He would smile at them and say his hellos when prompted by us. However of late, starting from a couple of months back, I’ve started to notice that he gets anxious around strangers and basically sticks to me like glue.
There are plenty of sewing patterns for little girls out there, but what I found lacking was sewing patterns for boys. Granted that there are much lesser variations in terms of dressing for boys but I had really wanted to sew something beyond just little shorts for my bub. And that’s when I found Puperita.
Singapore’s landscape in recent years has really changed substantially. Besides the tall skyscrapers, there are a lot more parks, gardens and park-connectors island wide. And most of them are pretty well kept and attracts plenty of nature goers.
I never thought I would say this but we survived Junior’s first major public meltdown. My bub has a really strong character, he is strong willed and can be stubborn at times. He knows what he wants, what he likes and certainty what he doesn’t like.
Remember my nature the teacher post where I mentioned the controversy and debatable topic of introducing screen time (TV / Ipads / Tab / Mobile phones etc) to our little ones?
Yes, so I’ve been having these nagging feeling and was thinking a lot about recently that I polled fellow mummies and daddies in the Singapore Parent Bloggers group. I needed to gain some insights and hear some views.
We didn’t used to frequent Gardens By The Bay until our discovery of the Children’s Garden. In fact, we were really quite impressed with the Children’s Garden and all that it offers. It is a great place for kids, if I say so myself, and my little bub certainly enjoys himself every single time we are there. He loves the water play area the most, especially so on warmer days.