We are into the third (out of four) week of the June school holidays. Ironically, the parent (me) has been much more welcoming of it than the child (Clare). She thoroughly loves school and being with her friends there, thus, was duly disappointed at not having school for the entire month! I, on the other hand, am welcoming not waking up in pitch darkness while scrambling through traffic to get her to school on time.
Nonetheless, I tried making it up to her by enrolling her in holiday courses with her cousin (who is also her classmate and best friend), have playdates and have also made an effort to venture out into the crowds (something I am not particularly fond of). We signed up for ‘Literary Detectives’ at Julia Gabriel’s, which seemed like a fun class that lasted 2.5 hours the whole week. The girls enjoyed themselves mostly, although I could tell by day four, their initial enthusiasm had taken a dip.
It was no mean feat juggling work and soccer mum duties, but I am sure it ultimately paid off, even if it means nursing a horrid flu this week. The kid is happy, she’s kept occupied and I don’t feel like a guilty work-only mum.
Couple of weekends ago, we took her to Art Garden, at the Singapore Art Museum. The exhibition is mainly for kids, covering the themes of travelling around the world, fairy tales and multimedia art. Us adults enjoyed it too. (All photos below were taken on the Leica X2.)