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Sunday caveats

It just occurred to me that some non-parents might be puzzled at the timeframes outlined in my previous post. 25 minutes to feed a child??? You can’t be serious. Well I know some folks who need to dedicate ONE HOUR just to shovel food into their kid’s mouth.

So here are a few additional caveats to add further context our Sundays:

  • Feeding children is a looooong and slooooow process. And not forgetting, messy.
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  • When you become a parent, you will understand what the big deal with naps is all about.
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  • Children create a lot (and I really mean a LOT) of laundry.
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  • Packing supplies for going out with kids is like getting ready for a big military operation.
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  • Having kids is like a mega adventure ride. All ups and downs. Highs and lows. And in the end, it’s all good.

Comments

  1. i tried feeding a crying little girl before. after 10minutes and not even a spoonful of food, i gave up. so 25 minutes sounds like a good pace

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  2. Haha my parents used to sit by me for like two hours? They would eventually give up on feeding me lunch because it was time to start preparing dinner. I don't know how all mummies do it... I can't picture myself with that kind of infinite patience!

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  3. Ha-ha, I still remember Wan2's tears streaming down her cheeks at each meal time. She absolutely refused to swallow the food. It's a miracle she grew at all!!

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  4. And lots of contingency planning. Acting and re- planning, looking for alternatives, make do, and sometimes finding excuses to convince ourselves it's fine. All these happening concurrently so don't blame us if we are not always polite!

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  5. Haha wan2 why did u hate food so much?!

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  6. Thanks for the additional input, Sonia ^_^ And I totally agree with contingency plans. Kids are full of surprises

    WanWan... 2 hours is one big record! Mum's fond reminiscing over the tears at meal time really cracked me up... hehehehe

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