After having Aurora, naturally I go out less often and therefore meet up with friends less as well. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to keep in touch! It’s just so troublesome sometimes! So, here I have compiled a list of things I thought I’d like my friends to know, in case they think I don’t want to hang out anymore (because that is sooo not true).
1. I do want to meet up! But it would be so much more convenient if we met at my place or somewhere near my place, especially if the hubby isn’t tagging along. I suppose it makes it even worse that I don’t drive. But even if I did, I don’t have a car. haha.
Another thing is that the public transport here is such that strollers aren’t allowed to be used on the bus; they need to be folded up. I can’t hold both my stroller and my baby at once in a packed bus. That’s just not going to work. Also, Aurora isn’t exactly the sit-still type. She isn’t easy to bring out alone. So I feel more at ease if I knew home was nearby in case of any baby accidents.
But it’s not very nice of me to keep having my friends come over instead of me going out to meet them, that’s why I don’t ask for meet-ups very often. Doesn’t mean I don’t want to, though. >.< Also, I have a dog. And furkid is a licker. So if you aren’t a dog person, well, things can get a bit messy.
2. Please do not hesitate to message me! Don’t worry about me being busy, or whether your messages will disturb me in anyway. Being home with a baby and dog all day means that a little distraction is always welcome. I just take a little longer to reply, that’s all. Don’t take that as my not wanting to text you back. God knows I welcome conversations (which brings me to my next point).
3. Forgive me if all I talk about is my baby and food. Because honestly, that’s all I’ve been wrapping my head around since Aurora’s arrival. So I really don’t know what else to talk about. Feel free to be the conversation starter. I’d listen to anything – TV shows, what you do at your work, family gossips…
4. I know things have changed. We are all at different stages of our lives. But I’d like to think that deep down, I am still the same person I was before – a little weird, a little childish, a little awkward. Just that now, I can add ‘mom’ to that list. So please don’t look at me too differently.
For the first time in a very long time, we finally had friends over at our place. And it was finally a complete group. We had steamboat and everyone had a good time catching up and growing our bellies together.
I don’t have a picture of all of us together. But here’s Alvin and Kathy preparing the broth for the steamboat. Yes, she is crying-laughing. Those onions got to her bad. Haha. Poor thing.
We’ve also started bringing the furkid out for runs. It’s amazing to see him running and chasing the birds. And it’s funny because it almost seems as though the birds are playing with him and they fly and let him chase them. Of course he can never catch up with them.
Oh how we love our beautiful boy.
Aurora is growing up to be a very cheeky, active, playful and mischievous baby. If she isn’t running about the house chasing furkid (bless him for being so gentle and patient towards her), then she’s ransacking my kitchen cabinets and rearranging my baking stuff. Meal times are particularly difficult. She can’t sit still. The good thing is that she does want to eat. The hard part is getting her to eat her fruits and breakfast. She just isn’t a breakfast person. I guess she takes after me in that aspect.
Those eyes… and those chubby fingers!!
Before we say goodbye for this post, Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim friends! 🙂