Trying out different foods with the kids has always been a enjoyable activity for us. As the kids grow older they are more open to the different tastes available. Their increase in curiosity about the various types of dishes and appreciation for fine cuisine has significantly magnified from the time they were toddlers.
Food placement is certainly very important when presenting a meal. Tiger girl was really thrilled when breakfast was served to her at the Hello Kitty restaurant at Terminal 3, Changi Airport.
I had waited 5 months for the hype to die down before bringing her to this theme restaurant for a meal. It was certainly worth the wait as there was no queue and we had a quiet and cozy breakfast that morning.
Eating out is really costly here in Singapore so when the kids and I have most of our meals at home. I’m still tweaking the meal composition to ensure that everyone has the right amount of carbs, proteins and other nutrients to remain healthy while switching the meals around. Here was my attempt in introducing purple cabbage to the kids.
This is one of my all time favourite fruity salad that only takes minutes to put together. It has become one of my staple dishes which I have for lunch.
Turning 38 was a vast different from being 37. Even though I celebrated my birthday with the kids like last year the dynamics was different as priorities have changed since 2015.
Everything seems more intense as radical changes have been made in my life as I break out of my comfort zone. Learning and acquiring new skills and making adjustments in my current lifestyle to prepare for the changes ahead.
The kids too are moving on to different stages of the life and are at pivotal points too.
Monkey boy is moving on to secondary school and Tiger girl will be entering primary school next year.
This year it was only the kids and me as R has left the picture. It was a more cozy atmosphere with less tension and stress as we no longer have to deal with his unpredictability and broken promises.
Eliminating toxic people and behavior from my life has been one of my goals. No longer do I allow people to spoil my mood nor my plans for their own selfish gain.
I’m only spending time with people who value me as much as I value them.
I’ve set up boundaries which I will not hesitate to enforce them if the need arises. I’m clearer about what I want and what I need to get to my desired goals.