wow, i hadn’t realised it has been that long since i was here.
so many stuff had happened, and so many are still happening.
to sum up in a few pointers (hopefully!) in a year or beyond:
the roles have changed so much over the last 2 years or so that i…erm…am kinda speechless. the husb has gone from a full-time teacher to a sahd (stay-at-home-dad) to copywriting in an ad agency that knows no day & night, to PR to now toggling 2 contract/freelance jobs. for myself, i’ve gone from being a sahm to doing all kinda jobs – wedding dresses, parenting workshops/talks, coaching sessions, dogs-walking, cleaning houses, surveys, prison work (while still maintaining the role of a full-time sahm). currently i’m still doing wedding dresses, workshops/talks, coaching sessions, surveys and starting prison work soon, and of course full-time sahm remains, along with it another whole array of roles. the husb and i have been running the race of relays, passing the baton in childcare tasks, and working. even 48hours wouldn’t seem to be enough.
the little people in the family are…not so little anymore. they are fast growing little men with voracious appetites. the 9 y/o young man are in his prematured pre-teens stage where everything needs to be COOOOL, and he is bored the minute he doesn’t have anything to do. like we can wait for a bus, and once his butt touches the seat on the bus, immediately he’ll announce, “ok, what shall we talk about now or what shall we play now! (not a question actually, but an exclamation in booming voice) otherwise i’m sooooo BORED”. well, this young man is doing very well in school (too well, in this bochap mom’s opinion! too moe-moulded!), loved by teachers. he’s always been a very eager learner. times when he doesn’t act like a toddler/baby, and doesn’t act like a teenager, i see a fine young gentleman who takes care of his family, negotiates well, still as joyful as ever, operates confidently in the world and shows compassion in his heart.
as for the lil’ bun, once language found its way in his mouth, he’s been an immensely delightful chatterbox who articulates almost every word with precision. he’s extremely sociable and friendly as well, saying hi to neighbours from afar, hi to people in general, asks and make requests politely and confidently. the lil’ bun is not in school, as yet, altho’ he expressed interest in going to the same school as the bro, only at p3 😉 he does almost everything in an exuberant fashion, from climbing around the house, to doing kickabouts, to singing, laughing, chatting, and oh smelling, yes, this kid
smells deep-sniffs EVERYTHING. literally STICKING his nose right into whatever, takes a deep sniff and a few more shallow sniffs before he’s done examining whatever. always crack me up. this kid is nuts about cuddles, always asking for cuddles, long cuddles on the bed and on the sofa, requesting me to stop whatever i’m doing and let’s cuddle. cuddles in the kitchen while im stirring soup, or chopping garlic, cuddles after shower, while still wrapped in his towel, cuddles after he hurt himself, cuddles while he’s laughing his head off. cuddles all day long, anytime, anywhere, anyhow. sometimes in addition, request of tickles.
so during waking hours, i’m busy with chores, cooking, meeting with brides, sketching designs, playing and doing stuff with the kiddos, preparing/running workshops, talks, meetings, courses. exhausting, draining, i feel like i’m constantly runnin’ on treadmill at fast speed. well, hopefully i can get back on blogging after this, and not another year till my next post. till then! Continue reading