Friday was Children's Day. It was also the first school holiday after the PSLE.
The Lim family hit out at East Coast Park to cycle to our heart's content. We rent four mountain bicycles and set off to our adventure. Okay, I exaggerated.
It was the same, old route. But somehow when we were cycling, flanked on both sides by lush foliage and with the serene sea in the horizon, it was heavenly. As the gentle breeze caressed our face and hair, all our troubles and worries melted away instantly.
After the two hours cycling, we reloaded our body with cold, sugary drinks. We were not done yet. Our next stop was the swimming pool.
"Mum, let's play cat and mouse with cheese." R's voice plaintive with hope.
This was a game concocted by R where the cheese was actually the float. The mouse was supposed to sneak to get the cheese.
That was what we did for a good one and a half hour soaking in the swimming pool, alternating between the adult and children pool.
After a day of strenuous exercising, we were famished. We had dinner in a Western restaurant. It had been a long time since I felt so blissful with my hubby and children, tucking in our food merrily.
As the night curtains drew down, we were on our way home. We were tired but happy. As I kissed my two boys goodnight, there was a gentle smile on their face that lingered on.
They had enjoyed themselves. So did I. Happy Children's Day.