Hello December, Be The Best of 2014

Wow, just wow, I can’t believe we are at the last chapter of the year 2014. This has been one of the best years in my life because of new experiences and the endless blessings from the big guy above. In fact, to be honest, I kind of do not want 2014 to end but that’s just me being silly.

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Unlike past years, I do not have year end bonuses to look forward to. I don’t really have the budget to buy expensive presents for myself or others. I am, in fact, a lot poorer than before and yet I am so much happier. No wonder, they say that you can’t buy happiness. Sure, I was happy when I was earning an income. But then there were also all these moments where I had so much negativity; I hated my life, my job, the people around me and how superficial and patronizing I had became.

Now, I am the boss of myself, on second thought, well no, since my boss is actually a rather demanding and stubborn, emotionally-driven 2 year old but it doesn’t matter course I love him. I guess that is the difference. Being a stay home mother isn’t any easier than having a full-time job but I am happier doing the things I do because I love it. The amount of happiness I derive from each day outweighs the amount of money I should be earning.

But no thanks to the high cost of living especially in Singapore, I’m afraid that I might need to return to the workforce someday. Perhaps, some day my SAHM journey will come to end but before that happens, you bet that I will be making the most of it. And hopefully, things will work out fine and I won’t need to. :)

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It’s the final chapter of the year, let’s make it one of the best! Have a blessed & magical December!

Hello December!

Ahhh… December, the favorite month of most people I know. It’s the time when we don’t need excuses for the merry-making, shopping till our credit cards are maxed and just simply lazing around, all in the name of soaking up the festive mood. I love December too… There’s just something magical about this month even though we unfortunately do not get Winter over here in Singapore.

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So what have I been up to of late? Let’s see… I had been so excited over Black Friday sales since 2 weeks ago but strangely, I’ve not found anything to purchase. Sigh, so much for the anticipation. I don’t even have anything in mind to get for Asher either. Books, clothes or toys?

I mean, sure yeah, I won’t mind more books but not all sites carry the ones on my wish list. And I had purchased 5 more books as part of his Xmas present in the beginning of Nov.

foxsock-prv-1-734459He enjoys these lift-the-flap books even though he is quite the ruffian, we had a few ‘casualty flaps’ that were torn off. I hope to eventually teach him how to respect his books and treat them with care.

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Clothes? His grand aunt has been splurging on him so often, I think he is about to outdo me.

And don’t even get me started on toys. Not only does he has quite a few toys but he just doesn’t really play with them. I guess he is at this exploratory stage where he just wants to play with our things. Stuff like my wallet, handphone or house keys. But thankfully, he still enjoys his books a lot. My efforts in reading to him since he was a month old have paid off 😉

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Just the other day, I sat him down to just have fun with this activity book. It’s usually meant for older kids but what the heck, it was from his favorite board book (of the moment) – Dear Zoo. I thought that he won’t be interested in the stickers and more keen in putting them in his mouth but no, he surprised me. He watches what I do and then imitates me. When I let him have a go at it, he chose to let one penguin “escape” the enclosure. LOL! But we had fun with the activity book and I look forward to getting more in the future, when he is old enough to understand the activities.

There will be less partying and presents this year for me since I’m no longer working. But then again, nothing beats being able to spend quality time every single day with my son.

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Let the countdown to Christmas begin!

Hello December

In a blink of an eye, it is the last month of the year 2012. If you believe in the Mayan calendar, then you will expect the world to end in 2 weeks. Anyway, 2012 has been a roller coaster ride for me, after going through the pregnancy to caring for a baby now. I still can’t imagine that I am a mother, so I guess reality hasn’t sank in yet.

It has been a tough though rewarding journey so far. And because things have changed, I have been indifferent to each day and month. It didn’t matter if it were a public holiday since I am still on maternity leave. Yeah, you get the drift.

When I was working, December was a month I looked forward to due to its festivity. Christmas is a festive season where I enjoy the whole gift giving as much as the receiving.
Hopefully this year it would be the same too.

Besides, it would be baby’s first Xmas with us, I’m so excited. In fact, today marks his 2nd month.

Happy 2 month old, my little darling :)

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