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.
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.
It has been almost 3 weeks since the bub started N1 and boy did I have the jitters. Yes, you read me correctly, I was the one with the school jitters. Now, let me explain.
Travelling on a plane with a toddler while having its challenges was not as daunting as I’ve expected it to be. I’ve heard or even witnessed horror stories of how toddler couldn’t stop crying or was constantly screaming that made me worried about taking that first flight out. But of course the wanderlust got the better of me and we braved our souls for what may come – being judged or not.
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.
Last year when I chanced upon the Day in a Life series by Justina of Mum in the Making, I remembered I thoroughly enjoyed what I was reading. At that time, I was going through a phase where I was trying to balance between being a full time working mum and looking after the family. Through the stories of fellow mums, I found great respite and energised to know that I am not alone.
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.