sg50 babies roll out!
I must admit, I feel very guilty for not taking the firstborn out as much during her school holidays. On top of the super humid weather which is a killer, I ended up bailing out on outings with the kids one too many times. In fact, there was not much family activity going on as a whole during this 16 weeks. Husband had high fever during his paternity leave then he had to leave the country twice for 3 weeks, and then he was busy with the SEA Games, fell sick again after that and now it's Ramadan sooo...was really hoping for some family time though.
So pretty much solo parenting duty going on. I tried my bestest to fill the boredom with activities for the kid. There were a lot of cycling going on. Mostly hanging outs at my fellow "on maternity leave" buddy's place. Hunting for playgrounds in Bedok. There were some experimental cooking and bakings going on. Of course, the art and craft projects on days where the sun suck the hell out of my human juice. We managed to swing by the west side to pay a visit to little miss sofiyyah.
Of course I will miss being a full time mom for these 16 (+2 weeks worth of laying down mc) weeks. I will miss sending the firstborn to school and picking her up. I will miss waking up in my own slow pace (instead of rushing out to catch the train to work) and sniffing the little dude's fat rolls. I will miss the madness. I will miss having my kids around me.
...but i also miss my sanity hahaha.
Anyhoos, seriously I assumed I could manage. That was of course before I gave birth to little human number two. I even over confidently thought I could take both of them out of the country on my own. Who am I kidding. Nope, no siree. I don't know how i'll cope if my mom wasn't around to help out. But i try to challenge myself sometimes because afterall I am the mother to the kids, I will have to try solo duty sooner or later. Sooner came indeed. I told her to take a break for a week before the Ramadan period visits.
Don't ask how I manage. It's more of a do and you better not die Erda. I survive.