Monday, July 15, 2013


The tot will ask to go to the playground everyday.

Photos: July 2013 @ 22 months

Frankly, after so many years of taking kids to playgrounds, I am bored stiff at the idea and will gladly not set foot near a playground for another 10 years. I am sure I am not the only parent who feels this way.

When I don't feel too lazy, I will take her anyway, to satisfy her little heart's desire for a bit of a dashing about, some climbing and sliding. Usually, the moment we get to a playground, all it takes is to look at how much fun she has and I would instantly feel a sense of accomplishment. Ahh.... I am a good mummy today for making her so happy. It is almost funny to admit it, but I do think that at times, just looking at her smiley face and chirpiness.

Don't get me wrong though; she is a very happy child who laughs easily. She sings and dances all the time in the comfort of home. But there are days when she will sing/hum non-stop and do her little twirling and butt-shaking routine in the playground without a care in the world, in front of staring toddlers and amused adults. The sheer innocence is so precious and just thinking of it brings a big smile to my face.

I wonder if I would remember such happy scenes when I pass by the playgrounds again, years after the kids have left the nest. I hope I would..

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