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Mothers’ Day 2012

My first mothers’ day flowers from my son…He did the colouring himself, and although he had assistance with the assembly, it doesn’t make them any less dear to a doting mother.How was your mothers’ day?I was greeted first thing in the morning by a big wet slobbery *Muuuuuuuak* right on the mouth from my son. Also from hubs, but with much less slobber.And I had breakfast cooked for me by my lovely hubby…I feel food somehow tastes nicer when someone else cooks it for me.Hope it was a good day for you too.

The Avengers (Surprise) Initiative

Hubs has known me for nearly one third of his life and been married to me for almost a quarter of his life.Throughout our years together, I’ve always enjoyed making a big deal over his birthday… not necessarily with big crowds and fanfare, but at least something significant between the two of us.I had left a few years pass by without planning anything out of the ordinary (of course still celebrate with a special dinner or outing together). But this year I decided I wanted to organise another memorable birthday surprise.I was cracking my head for ideas when out of the blue, I picked up a remark that made me realise how much hubs was raring to go and see the new Avengers movie.Our church was planning a big movie screening of the film as an outreach event. I was about to cross that event off our list since I didn’t think we'd want to bother finding a babysitter for Nathan and all. But hubby mentioned casually that maybe he could go watch it himself if I didn’t mind. So that got me th…

All in a day’s work

A fairly recent personal revelation: Looking after kids is WORK. You know those conversations with those stay-at-home-mums who ‘don’t go to work’ but to be politically correct we say “Oh, but you do work! You are taking care of the kids”. Well, it’s not just a politically correct statement; it is the honest to goodness truth. I used to wonder what on earth those stay-at-home-mums do all day to occupy themselves. I mean after all, children just need to eat, nap and play all day, but what does the mother do whilst the kids are playing nicely by themselves and napping and in between those activities? If you’re wondering the same thing, I shall enlighten your curiosity by sharing a sample schedule of one of my stay-at-home days: 7.00am Wake up, wash up and change Nathan out of his pyjamas 7.15am Prepare breakfast 7.30am Feed Nathan breakfast. Nathan now must to have his own empty bowl and spoon to feed Teddy and I whilst I spoon his breakfast into his mouth. Sometimes he wants to fe…

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