My kids have always loved playgrounds. When I took no pay leave from work for 2 years, and also when I started part-time work, I found it a great stress reliever to take the kids out to a playground and let them run around and have fun.
With 3 kids, it's no different. Playground time is great as there is only so much they can do at home.
So Thursday during the March holidays was declared Playground Day. Husband and I took Dan, Ben, Esther, plus Samuel (our nephew) and my mum to West Coast Park, the mother of all playgrounds in Singapore, rivalled only by, I suppose, Pasir Ris Park.
It was a great joy to see Esther run around independently, looking on at the boys playing on the flying fox, or doing the more difficult stuff. As in, I was glad she was not too clingy and fussy about "sand" and "dirt".
We also took the whole clan to the mangrove area, which is in a quiet corner of the park, and ended up in one of the quieter sandpits (near the water side) where the boys ended up playing football and... digging a hole! I'm not sure why "digging a hole" held so much fascination for theh 3 boys, but they certainly liked digging! Oh, we also played frisbee. =)
It's amazing what simple toys like a ball and a frisbee and a spade can do for kids--the opportunities those simple objects open up!
The outing was a great time for all--we spotted squirrels, monitor lizards, yellow birds--to the delight of Esther. We cycled, scooted, and before you know it, it was lunch time and we didn't even get to play in the actual playground !!
Guess we'll have to do that the next time we go haha!
This collage also contains shots of the afternoon where we headed to the nearby Pek Kio playground. Esther was having a great time with the boys and she kept chasing them around and around.
Praise God for simple moments and good memories! =)