Reuel, Kaien, Zayden

Reuel, Kaien, Zayden

Reuel: I cannot keep saying “Happy New Year” else I will be tired.
Guan: Just shake people’s hands then.
Reuel: (shakes hands with others) I cannot keep saying “Happy New Year” else I will be tired.

For lunch today, Guan and I brought all three kids to meet up with the 7ners to celebrate Jo’s birthday. (I’ll do a separate post for this.)

On the drive home, Zayden wanted to play “I Spy”. What inspired this post was Reuel. He didn’t quite understand how the game is played.

Reuel: I spy with my eye… something red! No–purple! (short pause) It’s prune!
Me: Reuel, you have to choose something that we can see. Where’s the prune?
Reuel: Er–I don’t know?

Reuel: I spy with my eye… something blue! It’s my Crocs!
Me: (chuckles) You’re suppose to let everyone else guess first, Reuel!

Reuel: I spy with my eye… er, something orange!
Me: The ball!
Reuel: Nope! It’s orange!
Guan: Where’s the orange, Reuel?
Reuel: Er–at home!

Haiyo! This boy ah…

I’m not a morning person. But I love to observe how the world wakes up.

I used to do that back in the days where I stayed out all night. It’s subtle, but it starts around after 5 in the morning. People start waking up, start leaving for work/school. The surroundings shift from the quiet night to the bustle of morning busy-ness. The air, so fresh and cool–it just rejuvenates me.

I like walking through the neighbourhoods and the heartlands experiencing how it all starts coming alive.

I’ve been taking the boys to school and I enjoy our walks because they will chatter away–usually comment about the vehicles that pass us by as we walk along the road.

Reuel: 222! Kor kor! Your favourite bus! But not double decker though.
Zayden: Yeah.

Or,

Reuel: 28 double decker! My favourite!

And this:

Both: Papa watch this show!

Both: Papa watch this show!

Anyway, earlier this morning, Reuel spotted Bus 14 and he went, “Forty-one!”

“The other way, Reuel,” I gently told him.

“ONETY-FOUR!”