Ryan @ 5 years 3 weeks 2 days
Lil B @ 1 year 3 months 2 weeks 3 days
Mother Day falls on the 8 May 2011 (Sunday). On Saturday, it was story telling day at Ryan’s school. This boy had been pestering me to attend the talk so he could attend the story telling stations.
That morning I drove him to the school at 9.30am. There were like 8 or so story stations, each with their respective interesting story. We took a tour to all the stations. While I was trying to get Ryan to choose a station with any of his classmates in it, he chose to attend ‘Barry, the fish with fingers by Sue Hendra‘ story station with no one from his class in the group at all. I even tried to dissuade him from joining the Berry Fish station but this boy of mine was determined. The moment he stepped in, he made friends. I peeped at him from the window and he was socially interacting with kids from other classes.
Many times, I think I’m overly protective.Â In many occasion (school, enrichment classes), teachers complimented how sociable and outgoing Ryan isÂ and that he could make friends with just anybody. I guess it’s time for mommy toÂ learn how to let go….
Since Ryan chose to go to the school’s story telling day, he would have to miss his Art Class. Darren attended his Kindermusik accompanied by Daddy again while I stayed in the Ryan’s school for a talk on ‘The Gift of Story Telling’ by Judy Shaik, a popular story teller in town. A talk by one of the best story tellers in town proved to be captivating. She kept the session alive and interactive. Great stuff.
That evening, MIL had a dinner to attend. I wasn’t in the spirit to go out as I was tired, lazy butÂ mainly not hungry. I’m fine with just tapao or skip the dinner butÂ then hubs suggested we should at least go somewhere near for dinner. So, off we went.
We hadÂ dinner at Zun Kitchenette
That night on the way back after dinner Ryan asked me when exactly is Mother’s Day. “It’s tomorrow, Sunday” I answered. I asked him “Why you want to know?”. He said cheekily “I won’t tell…. you…… It’s a surprise………..I will do it when you’re sleeping…..” All of us in the car couldn’t helped but burst into laughter at the way he answered.
Both my boys are early riser. They usually wake up around 6.30am, latest 7am. What normally happens on a weekend is they will go to the play room accompanied by Kakak while I catch up on some sleep. By 8.00am, that’s the usual time I wake up.
On Sunday morning, I was still in bed and Ryan came running to my room and said… “Mommy, Mommy.. I made you a card… It’s a wedding card. You and Daddy here (pointing at the pic). I went down to pluck some flowers and stick them here, Mommy… ”
I pierced through my eyes and saw the card… it has a picture of Mommy and Daddy, some flowers sticked on…
I suggested him to go finish his drawing, get him and Didi in the picture as well and color it. Ryan asked what color I like. Without much thoughts, I said rainbow. Ryan dashed back to the play room.
Half an hour or so later, I walked to the playroom and this is what I saw
Chuckily Ryan asked me.. “Mommy, it’s rainbow color, it’s your favourite. Do you like it?” (he was still holding the 7 rainbow colors pencils in his grip). I told my boy “I love it! It’s the most beautiful card in the whole world“. He smiled and continued coloring….
The others are art and craft from school (the surprise card he hinted to me earlier) and a flowerÂ craft he made in BaoBei class.
The next day, we went to Pik Wah Restaurant for dinner. My mom loves their Sharks Fin soup. The restaurant was packed with families celebrating the same occasion. Luckily we booked in advance thus able to have our lunch in ‘peace’.
Ryan showing Por Por the card he drew. Por Por was beaming from ear to ear. He actually drew Por Por with him and Didi holding hands. Mochi is in the pic too. Ah Yee was jealous she wasn’t in the pic. *I had forgotten to take picture of it*
“I LOVE YOU FOREVER…
I’LL LIKE FORÂ ALWAYS…
AS LONG AS I’M LIVING…
MY BABY YOU’LL BE”
the above was shared during the story telling session inconjunction with Mother’s Day. It was taken from the bookÂ ”Love You Forever byÂ Robert Munsch“. I swear I was holding back my tears when the teacher was reading the book aloud. A book that all mom should own… Good stuff!