Friday, March 23, 2018

Letter to my girl #21: March Holidays with Mummy


Dear Lil Pumpkin,

Last week was your March school holidays and you spent most of it alone with Mummy as Daddy was overseas. Just you and me.

It's been a long time since it was just you and me alone for more than a day or two and at first, Mummy was a tad worried about how we were going to get along our week. Even though you are on holiday, you still have a few enrichment classes to attend and Mummy still has to go to work and train. Plus, I also wanted you to enjoy your short break too and not miss out on having fun!!

Your Dad has always been a hands-on family guy and Mummy has always depended on him for a lot of things like transport and taking care of you when I had my other commitments. So without him around, it's as if Mummy lost an arm!

I mean, it's nothing to shout about as many other mummies do solo-parenting much more often than me as the dads have to work odd shifts or travel overseas on business trips often {your aunts are good examples} but since I don't usually have to, and since Mummy still feels like a big kid at times hehe... I was a wee bit concerned if I could handle it well.

As the time came nearer, and after overcoming my initial apprehension, Mummy got down to do more planning of our week together and rescheduling of some of our usual activities. I decided to take leave so that we could spend more time together doing fun things instead of you coming to work and staying in the office with me.

And boy, did we have an action-packed and fun-filled week! We watched Tomb Raider at the cinema, went scooting, rock-climbing, and even ice-skated for the first time!!

Mummy took lots of photos and videos of our week together and updated your Dad every day. I know you missed him a lot too as you wanted to FaceTime with him every night as well.. you really are your Daddy's Girl.

I hope you enjoyed your March holidays with Mummy, my darling. I hope you have more good memories of Mummy playing and spending time with you, not just nagging at you to study or be a good girl...

May we have more of these special mother-daughter dates together, even as you get older and more independent

Love you always,
Mummy


5 comments:

alissa apel said...

Your family sounds a lot like mine. Travis does much of the taking kids here and there bit.

I'm glad you both did well. It looks like you had fun!

mail4rosey said...

That's awesome that you took time off too. Those kinds of holidays are the most special, simply because there's no set agenda. I'm glad you girls had a good time. :)

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indah nuria Savitri said...

Looks like you two have so much time together. But I have to admit my hubby is super hands-on as well when it comes to our kids as I have long hours at the office. Aren't we all blessed with our better half?

Stacy said...

Totally agree to taking time off work, if it's possible, to spend with family.

In my case, I do wish hubby is hands-on but I can't change the fact that he's not. Guess just have to be thankful it's not worse!