This probably gave an indication how far forward scheduling I did usually.
I had to say the World Cup opened at the right weekend. I was toying with the idea of a surprise gift or buying the man a good dinner. As it seemed, the World Cup itself was a major distraction.
The best present I could give to Mr H was non-interfered World Cup watching times. Despite staying up the entire night, he was still able to cooperate with our relentless schedules.
He took Z to sports class while I brought X for vaccination.
We regrouped and headed for a Dim sum brunch to celebrate Father’s Day in advance.
We brought the kids to National Museum’s Masak Masak exhibition where they literally had the ball of a time at this station.
Some of the more interesting ones were physics-based and so the engineering-schooled Mr H explained and demonstrated to Z.
X had the chance to play with chalk and I really tried not to flinch at the thought of him breathing in all that chalk dust!
I picked up my favorite macarons from Joy’s Baking & Co and completed my grocery shopping at NTUC, due to the temporary closure of our favorite wet market. The boys napped till dinner time.
We checked out the new Orchard Gateway and were really impressed by Saizeriya. It was cheap and good; actually so cheap until I could not imagine how and why…! I reckoned we would be back for more. It was super value for money.
We bumped into family friends and ended up having ice cream at Coldstone. There was an exhibit on vintage cars which really drove Z wild.
There was an Instagram contest giveaway so we got to redeem a free Nike water bottle too.
For me, the night was wrapped up with drinks at the pool deck while Mr H’s night continued into dawn with the World Cup matches. I volunteered to cook lunch earlier and bring Z for his swim class so that Mr H could rest. We had an afternoon excursion to the River Safari!
It was rather apt that we came across this fatherly bug.
Z loved this mega aquarium and was impressed by the stingray
We chanced upon this near the boarding point for the River Safari.
X was too short to ride on his own, so Z stepped up to be his chauffeur.
River Safari was a comfortable attraction because it was totally sheltered. We enjoyed learning about the Amazon forest. While it was true that a lot of information could be found on web, a quality curation and presentation of information enabled better understanding and absorption.
And that rounded up our rather hectic Father’s Day weekend.