It's strange but I thought that the June holidays has just started but in fact, it has already ended. As a kid, I was always looking forward to the long June and December holidays because I get to sleep in late, I get to go for breakfast with Mummy, I get to watch more TV, I get to go out and play, I get to meet up with my friends and so on. Now that I've become a mum and just had my first taste of June holidays with my kids, I must say that I'm loving the holidays too! For the same reasons and more.
Out of the four weeks of holidays, we took one week to go overseas and spent the other three weeks exploring places in Singapore and enjoying time as a family. I wasn't particularly stressed about filling up their timetable, for I knew the kids would be happy as long as we were together, even if it meant taking a walk downstairs or going to the neighbourhood playground. On most days, except during the vacation, it would just be me against three kids and I'm glad to say I've kind of mastered going out to the streets, taking public transport, visiting new places, eating out and having to handle all their different needs. *phew* Just thinking about it makes me tired. Haha. While there will always be surprises lying in store for me, I'm just relieved that having to look after three kids isn't as terrible, or as gruelling, as what many have warned me.
In this month's "Happiness is...", it's a summary of how we tried to cherish the school holiday as best as we could and made each day count.
We watched shows like Shrek the Musical, Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Finding Dory, X-Men: The Apocalypse and more! Unlike what I expected, we actually enjoyed Shrek so much and the musical was just a delight for families and it brought so much laughter. I also outdid myself this month by bringing three kids on my own to the movies (and surviving it) and we totally loved watching Finding Dory too. And you know what? I think I will do this mother and kids movie outing again next month. Practice makes perfect, right?
Even though I usually had to bring all three kids with me, I was still glad to have found time to meet up with some of my best friends. These are the people who I've known for two decades and the ones who stuck with me through thick and thin. So no matter how we've moved on with life or how busy we get, I sure hope we all remember that we are always here for one another. Not only did we have two hotpot dinners, one at Hai Di Lao and the other at Charcoal Thai, we also held a hens night for one of us who would be getting married in July!
Last but not least, we also took time to show our support for the Singapore Navy! Yes, how could we miss it? The girls left a sweet message for their beloved Daddy on the torpedo and I've had so many comments that Angel has neat handwriting! Haha. What I enjoyed most was seeing the kids dress up in No.1 because they look so smart yet cute. Well, dear kids, you often question why Daddy has to work so late nearly everyday and why can't he be home to spend more time with you. I hope you slowly understand how hard he is working for our family and how hard he is fighting to protect the island we live in. At the very least, you have Mummy here with you almost 24/7, right?
So, that marks the end of our precious and fun-filled June holidays. Yes, the little ones still drove me up the wall sometimes and it wasn't a month without squabbles, tantrums, punishment, tears and screams. Nonetheless, I'm still glad we managed to bond, laugh, play, learn and do things together as a family. Each day spent with you, my kids, is a day well spent. You know what, I'm so looking forward to the December holidays already!