For a mom with four kids like me, I hardly have much chances to spend time alone with only kid at a time. It is very important for parents to do that because our children need that special time-out (from their noisy brothers) to communicate. They need to establish their own identities and it is from these moments alone that we get to share whatever wisdom with them, uninterrupted and not influenced by bigger brothers.
This week finds many of such moments. Although it is a crazy routine of fetching, dropping, picking, sending and driving the kids around, I managed to steal a few minutes here and there to be with only one kid at a time.
While waiting for my #2 and #3 sons at their sports practice in the late afternoon, I took my youngest boy to Esplanade yesterday. We had time playing in the children’s playground and then, had ais-kacang to cool down.
Earlier in the afternoon, I drove my #3 home from school and we stopped along Jalan Burmah for wantan mee. The wantan mee no longer tastes as nice as it used to be.
And the day before that, while my #2 was taking care of my little boy at home, I fetched my eldest son from college and we had Penang Road cendol. We have about 45 minutes before fetching my #3 son so we were looking for something to cool us down in the hot, burning afternoon.
In the mornings, I too have the problem of killing a few minutes here and there because it is too far to drive home and yet, I have nowhere to go. So, I spent my morning having breakfasts alone.
This is the char mee suah I had around some coffee shop. Until and unless we buy another car, I will be doing this driving, eating and nowhere to go dilemma. When I am more settled, maybe I will bring my laptop whenever I go out and park my butt and laptop somewhere to blog. Then, it will be more productive, eh?