Z’s school was closed for Youth Day.
It coincided with the day X had to return to his PD for a review and consent to return to school after his hfmd episode.
I took leave to look after both kids. The kids seemed to be in a rather cooperative mood and we had an exceptional run for the day.
Both kids had a breakfast of Kokokrunch in fresh milk. They trotted off for their separate baths, adjourned for play in X’s room and had a round of reading/drawing in Z’s room. They proceeded to have their lunch in a cordial and mess-free manner at the children’s table in Z’s room. X impressed me by self-feeding rather accurately. I believed he had been trained to feed in school but he did remarkably well! We actually completed all of the above in 2 hours.
We popped down to United Square for PD’s review. When we were back, both boys had their afternoon naps respectively and woke up to more play and cartoons. We had a really good run today and it almost tempted me to want to be a stay home mom… not! It was either the novelty or I had really well behaved kids on my hand.
In any case, staying at home with both of them for a day was fun. I witnessed how they interacted and played with each other. X had several futile attempts in making Z wake up from his nap to play with him. That alone was enough to land me in guffaws.
X was really good in gesturing and communicating his requests to Z, when Z was awake of course.
When Z eventually did wake up, the boys played and played till they went down to the pool for another splashy fun time. After dinner, they continued to play and I did wonder for very long – how they mustered the energy to play for the entire day?