Hello 2017, new challenges await but we will be ready 🙂
If there is only one thing I need the kids to know, Be Brave and Adventurous.
That applies to everyday life, pursue of our own aspirations and of course PSLE (cough!) There will always be obstacles and hurdles along the way.
Persevere and do your best, know that family is behind you all the way.
PSLE for No2 (Boon Kang) would be the most anticipated event in 2017 #NoStress haha 🙂
We do not need our kids to be top in their class, as long as they put in their best efforts.
Rest assured that Mummy and Daddy will walk together with you through rain or sun.
Family is growing so FAST when we browse through our photos! Just look at how tall No1 Boon Wee is now (1.77m!)
When you look through your Instagram and Facebook activities, it is amazing all the memories that we can packed into 2016!
Seems like we just bid 2015 adios not so long ago and 2017 is already here.
If I use the analogy of our fledgling Olive-backed Sunbird(Sunbird nest along our corridor), kids would have their own lives (higher studies, soldier and careers) in a decade and less!
Yes, kids are very noisy and quarreling with each other too, but I know I am going to miss all the “noises” when they are at home “lesser”. Truly, Days are long and Years are short.
The proudest thing which I have done for the kids is to inculcate a love for nature and sports. Sports build up their characters and make them more resilient.
I always tell the kids and my friends, there is never a “free” time.
If we parents do not lead by example when we are able and mobile, then when?
Any sports will do, just let them enjoy the great outdoors! Families will enjoy some bonding sessions too. (Links to Hiking, Cycling, and Running)
I would like to demonstrate to the kids that anything is achievable, but I got to admit 42km Marathon is a
crazy harder target :p
If I can squeeze in the time and effort to attempt a Marathon (Sundown Marathon in March 2017), kids can be brave to dream BIG and own their Aspirations.
On a side note, when our family gets more adventurous and robust, our travel itinerary has more options!
We are no longer confined to city comforts (and shopping), we can do more exploration and non-mainstream activities.
Cheers to more camping and hiking trips, Yeah!
If the Mrs is reading this, I have not given up hope of having a couple trip with her. Nothing elaborate just 3D2N, we can pack the kids off to a staycation with their 大舅 🙂
After spending so much time and energy on the kids, we deserve more couple time too, just you and me ♥
How, Meng Choo?
Bitter or sweet, all are memories from 2016.
From our family to your family, Happy New Year and may 2017 brings you Health and Happiness 🙂