It’s the end of the first week of the new year and we have been so so so busy since Christmas. The entire holiday season was so special with Nana and Grandad staying til the week before Christmas. Then the family celebration at my parents. For New Years Eve we watched the fireworks from their godparent’s apartment on Jalan Tun Razak. Then it was my birthday and the sweeties told me I could have a day off and advised me, “Go on a date with Papa.”
Tomorrow, we will begin our work in earnest. This is not to say I’ll be sitting them down for a set number of hours per day with goals and aims to race towards. I’ve realised we’re not that into structure at the moment. And at this point in our lives, with them being still so young, it’s OK. I can honestly say that I can count the number of times they’ve said, “I’m bored!” on one hand.
The fact that I interfere very little in their daily activities has led to them being very capable of making decisions and finding things to do. Frankly, it’s not a bad thing. They only consult me when they want to put the TV on.
This year, I have two objectives. I am going to facilitate and help them realise their full physical potential: bicycling, hula hooping, swimming, skating, climbing and balance. I am also going to help Bern and Kiki learn to read. Both are desperate for various reasons, but I reckon this is an excellent time to exploit their enthusiam, crafty huh?
And an additional bonus would be to get Cian to take instructions. Even half the time would be positively inspirational.