First Mother’s Day in London

March 2014

Mother’s Day falls on 30 March in London. E decided to give the family a treat at Jamie’s Italian which is actually 10 minutes away from our place.

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This is usually how I travel with the kids these days. Ryan will be on the scooter while Baby Gillian will sit on her stroller. Previously, Ryan was on the stroller and I would carry Baby Gillian on the i-angel. I suppose Ryan is starting to be better at maneuvering the scooter and hence his willingness to use it.

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We hung around the lounge area while waiting for our table.

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A failed selfie of the family. Heehee.

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Kids, entertained by the colouring materials.

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Finally, our table came after a 30 minutes wait.

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I ordered vogole and it turned out that Ryan liked it as much as me.

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After lunch, it was playground time at the Greenwich Park! Wooohoo!

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Baby Gillian taking her first few baby steps in Greenwich Park.
It is amazing how much Baby Gillian has grown over the few months in London.

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Me and my dear babies.

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Cheeky Gillian.

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Kids just love to be on the swing!

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A child’s joy is priceless. Ryan actually loves going to the Greenwich playground. Each time he gets there, it will be quite difficult to convince him to go home. Heehee.

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This is the first Mother’s Day that I celebrated apart from my mother and it feels very different. I miss her so much that it actually hurts. It is especially difficult for me since we are very close. When we were back home in Singapore, I met her almost everyday for dinner. Now that I am here with my family, I realised that how dependent I was on her and how much she was helping me in caring for the kids. On top of caring for the kids, she had to manage the household and ensure that nutritious meals are prepared but she is selfless in every way possible. For me, she is the best mother and the best grandmother possible.

Having being a working mother and now a SAHM, I can see and understand both the pros and cons of each job. However, I am loving every moment of being a SAHM. Of course, I admit that I am not the best SAHM. I know of so many SAHMs who are much more dedicated to their roles and they are doing so much more with their kids(craft work and whatnot). However, I enjoy being able to spend every moment with Ryan and Baby Gillian. Being able to witness them grow and progress everyday is a privilege and I am so thankful for this opportunity. To me, this is happiness.

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