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The night routine

We had a habit of tucking Z in bed and kissing him good night, like most parents.

Since X had been ’empowered’ to get up and down his bed, there were nights where X was tucked in and he would climb down to go to Z’s room.  He would kiss and hug Z before returning to his room for bed.

I thought that was the sweetest and cutest thing ever.

X also like to perch himself at the bay window and take in the night views.  He would spend 10 minutes admiring the window view and climbed back to his bed.  Another timely reminder to enjoy life and smell the roses.

We could tell that X really enjoyed the ‘ownership’ of his own room.  He would adjourn to his room whenever he felt like a quick rest, that was not unlike Z who used to troop back to his own room for naps.

 

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A typical weekend

More often than not, we would be asked on what our weekends were like.

Singapore might be small but I did not think it was such a boring little city.  There were times when I travelled, even if it was for a few days, and I always thought about how much I missed home.  Home, no matter how small an island, was always a vibrant and lively city where you knew you could have so many cafes, bars and restaurants to hang out at our fingertips.  There was always entertainment such as movies, KTV, parks, concerts, events, fairs and playgrounds within reach too.

It was not so much about where we went but about who we spent it with.

With kids, time was never enough.  With kids, any place in their eyes was a sparkling new, exciting adventure.

Perhaps we could take the time to see our home from the eyes of a young child and appreciate how beautiful a city it was.

My idea of an idyllic weekend was as simple as waking up to bring Z and X to Pek Kio Hawker Centre for breakfast.  The handmade chee chong fun was the bomb.  So were simple snacks like the goreng pisang or the economical bee hoon.  I thought the teh o was very nicely done too.  It was actually one of the cleanest hawker centres I had ever been to.  It was breezy and pretty nice to hang out.

It also helped that Joys’ Baking & Co was nearby too.

We had a late lunch and spent an hour lazing by the pool.  Before you knew it, it was time for the boys to nap and time for dinner.

Weekends were best spent with people you loved.

Home was where the hearts were, especially the tiny little hearts.

A day in the park

Last weekend, we met up with our friends for breakfast at Grub, a cafe tucked in a quiet corner of Bishan Park.  Both families enjoyed the Chicken thigh burger and Belgian waffles.  Our main plan was for all the children to play on their scooters and bicycle before ending off with playing in the water background.

The water playground was rather different from what I expected and I did wonder if it was under renovation or only semi-operational. In any case, the boys had fun. It was the company that counted.
 

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They had so much fun that they were only agreeable to leaving after the water source was turned off. We had lunch nearby before hustling the boys home for nap.

It was so sunny that Z developed a tan!

Fruits & Figurerobics

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The weekly supply of fruits which the 4 of us had to polish and I had to peel. Kiwis were in season so it meant they were really sweet once ripe. Baby X polished one kiwi by himself earlier, a clear indication of how nice the kiwi was.

We were indeed blessed that one set of parents load us with lots of Vitamin C and the other set load us with Omega.

I’d finally recovered from the dreadful stomach flu and flu. I was craving for a run but by the time dinner was cooked, served and consumed, it was rather late and Mr H was concerned. Thankfully, figurerobics was back on YouTube, so I got my 30min exercise fix.

Another 3 days till Baby X’s clearance for hfmd. In the interim, Z and X could only play peekaboo at 5 meters apart.