August flew by at a blink of an eye. Poof and the 31 days were over before I knew it. This month has been a busy month for me as I had spent quite a lot of time reflecting and planning on what I want to do in the next three months. 2015 is fast approaching and I’m hoping to be able to complete all the goals that I have set out to achieve before the year is up. Wish me good luck!! Without further ado here are some fun moment we had in August.
August was a month of celebrations as I celebrated my 36th birthday. This year the kids and I had a fun day out with R as we visited the Alive Museum. It was a real treat for them as they got to do funny poses and enjoy being part of the 3D exhibits.
I got my chance to literally “kill” the kids as they have been driving me up the wall lately. It was really nice to visually experience them almost getting the chop by the knife.
I was rather merciful with him as he had his last wish written down. Can you guess which one was his?
Spending time as a family of five is something that I really cherish. It’s not easy to find time to spend together as R is flying a lot for work. Most of the time it is the four of us who are hanging out with each other.
Watching the kids growing up day by day I’m grateful that I’m given the chance to be with them as they experience the different milestones in their childhood. They can have an incredible amount of fun just playing scissors, paper stone. The two brothers can play non-stop if you let them be. They will talk about anything and everything under the sun. Currently they are fascinate with Grotopia and Minecraft. Two games which they play during their free time.
It has been quite difficult maintaining the delicate balance between the kids at home. Girl and boys really react and behave differently and what used to work with the boys doesn’t seem half as effective with the girl the third time around. Handing relationships is a really tricky business. It can get rather exasperating at time getting the kids to behave and understand what I am trying to teach time. They can really bring out the good and bad in you simultaneously. Some times I do feel jaded and wish that I rather be reading a detective novel then handling their squabbles and tantrums on a daily basis.
It is on days like this that I work on diverting my energies to being busy around the kitchen. It does help me ease up and reduce the amount of stress that I may have been feeling. Making noodles , soya bean milk, trying out new dishes and bakes give me a sense of achievement and also ensures that everyone in the family gets to eat healthily. I never regretted giving up my position in the rat race to be with the kids. I feel that I have benefited much more being with them watching them grow up.