Today is the last day of February and almost a quarter of the year is gone. Everytime I sit down to reflect and start blogging, I feel like time just zooms by with another month passed.
Xian and Yi Yi's schooling have been smooth. Our routine seem to shift to earlier hours. Xian and Yi Yi used to sleep around 12am. Now, I rush them to bed, the latest by 10.30pm. I wake up around 5.30am to prepare breakfast. Xian leaves the house around 6.45am while Yi Yi goes to her kindy around 8am. At night, I go through their homework.
Initially, I had a hard time trying to get them to follow the routine. Most of the time, they wake up feeling groggy and grumpy. On the bright side, after taking a good morning shower, they are all smiley and bouncy again. At night, it used to be tough getting them to sit down quietly and do their homework. Now, Xian knows that he has to do his homework before he can have his free time. It is still tough to teach two young kids at the same time. I feel that I put more attention on Xian as he has more homework, and neglected Yi Yi.
On the other hand, I am really thankful that my body still has the energy to keep up with this hectic routine. My voice box has been adjusted to the highest volume, or else they don't seem to hear what I say. I think the houses down the road can even hear my voice. They are much more independent now. But I would have drop dead tired if I had them at an older age.
|Xian wearing his own socks|
|Yi Yi getting ready to go to her kindy|