Being a full-time working mom, I have to place him with my trusted babysitter, that came highly recommended by my bestie. She's godsend and I am lucky Zach loves her and her family as well! However, I can't help but feeling sad and jealous pang will hit at times because the amount of time I spend with him is only a mere 2 hours (exlcuding sleeping time of course) compared to him spending 12hrs with his nanny. Out of these 2 precious hours, 1/4 of it will go to preparing him for bedtime, me taking a shower, preparing his meals and packing his and my stuff for tomorrow.
I've read many articles and books that kids that Zach's age (before 3 years old) have brains akin a sponge, absorbing fast and so we have to guide them well.. It's like treating Zach as a piece of white paper and he is what we wants to write but if we decides not to write anything and let him be, he will turn out to be messed up and I do not want that to happen..hiak hiak
I bought many many books for him, trying to cultivate good reading habits but alas, I was not disciplined enough to sit down with him daily to read it with him *sad*.. the same goes for flash cards, educational toys, etc. Zach has loads of them, enough to accomodate a playgroup of 5 to 7 kids of his age!
I was always telling hubby how we ought to bring him to the park more often to expose himself to the nature instead of cooping inside air-conditioned malls every weekend and sadly, this never happened!
I AM GOING TO CHANGE! NO MORE PROCRASTINATING..
ZACHARY, MUMMY AND DADDY PLEDGE TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH YOU, NOT MISSING YOUR DAILY GROWTH PROGRESS, GUIDING YOU TOWARDS TODDLERHOOD, ALLOWING YOU TO GROW UP TO BE A HAPPY, KIND AND CARING PERSON!
What we said we wanted to do in the past and did not get to do, we will fulfill our promise..visits to the Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, Botanic Garden, Marina Barrage..
NATIONAL FAMILY CELEBRATIONS 2010 (NFC 2010)
Organised by the National Family Council, National Family Celebrations is an annual event which celebrates and reinforces the importance of families and family life. This year, Singaporeans are encouraged to make a personal commitment to their families by being a part of the Singapore Family Pledge Movement.
To provide opportunities for Singaporeans to follow through on the pledges to their families, there are a myriad of activities under the NFC 2010 calendar – which will interest the young, the old, and everyone in between! NFC 2010 will be held from 25 May to 26 June 2010, and this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Celebrations. For more information on NFC 2010, visit www.nfc.sg