Geez! It seemed to be ages since I last wrote an entry. It's been quite a busy 2 weeks with work and the holiday season! And it was wet holiday season too. I was lucky to head north where the weather was surprisingly beautiful, sunny but not so hot! The kids had a blast at the beach and the swimming pool. It was even merrier when a family friend from Perak joined us on the second day.
Holidaying with kids has its tests! Tests of your patience to entertain their "wants", test of your energy and stamina level because they have all the energy and stamina in the world to jump and dive into the pool and move to the beach the very next minute. By the this time, you know how unfit you are to go back and forth from the pool to the beach! They have the appetite too, so you must always make sure food/ titbits/ snacks are always around. In terms of clothings, all you need is swimming/ beach gear! Extras would be nice if you plan to go out from the hotel and venture other things in town or have nice dinner with friends.
I notice our trends of holidaying have started to change since there was no baby in the house. Now we can easily include outdoor activities such as the beach or maybe jungle trekking next. Not that we cannot do all these if there's a baby around, but being me, a very particular mom ;}, I would avoid bringing baby out under the sun especially the beach! Yeap.. me very conservative one! I know one great lady who went up to Mount Kinabalu with a six-month old baby on her back. No thank you, not me.
Back to our holiday, my dream holiday sort of coming near. OK so this is what I really want to do with the kids: camping at the beach with campfire and all. No luxury of a hotel room. Or camping in the jungle near a waterfall. It would be perfect! The idea is, the get the kids (and perhaps daddy too!) to love the nature, appreciating God's creation. I have succeeded to make them love the beach (I think!) since they are no longer afraid of the splash of the tiny little waves (let's introduce them to the "safe" beach first!). Except for little Omar who at first so scared to even step on the sand... he only step down after nearly one hour clinging on daddy! Must go to the beach more often. Will wait for Omar to turn at least 5 or 6.. then the camping trip will be planned ...
Now the kids are back to the modern world... back to computer games, PSP and PS2!! And I was down for two days with low blood pressure... too stressed and tired perhaps!! I wish we can stay longer and really get them hooked to the nature. Perhaps some other time, longer time spent at the beach. And I will make sure to be fit first before I'm out there with them!!