2013-01-18

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body

It is about 3 more weekends to Chinese New Year. Though I prepare ahead of time, I am still very busy, especially on weekends. 

We have already done with shopping and spring cleaning. I am now busy baking and busy working out at the same time. Input must be equivalent to output, so that I can still wear all my Chinese New Year clothes that I have bought months ago. 

On weekends, my schedule is even more packed, I will be my girls' chauffeur, taking them to their Table Tennis training in the morning, Art and Craft lesson in the noon, then swimming course in the evening. 

This day, I just took them back from Art and Craft lesson. I rushed them to finish off those unfinished art work and tidy up their colouring tools.  I told them to quickly change into their swim suits, wear their swimming cap and goggles. I helped them to apply sunscreen lotion on their bodies. I asked them to give me a minute to go to bathroom, then we could leave home already. When I came out from bathroom, I saw them, both holding books to read, one standing, and another one sitting on floor. 
I pity them for having such a busy day until they need to squeeze out some time in between to do things that they really like, such as reading. 
I am blessed to have these two wonderful daughters.

p/s: Though they drive me to the wall too sometimes. 

44 comments:

  1. Listen Listen Listen Listen... DId I get the first sip today?

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  2. they are really using all the time available hoh.. good good.. rather than they just sit there and stare blank.. :D

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  3. Goodness! This Hot Mama is so busy everyday! No wonder you can loose weight so easily. Need to work fulltime, jaga anak anak and Grrrrr Grrrrr some more besides baking and cooking!

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    1. yup she really have a very busy time schedule..
      Getting fat is really impossible for her..

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  4. You are truly blessed! Your daughters are so obedient and well behaved! My brother and I were so wild like monkeys when we were small. My mother bought so many books and comics to keep us indoors!

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    1. I agree.. I always stress my mum out...
      until she gave up and cry in front of me and tell me to be good..

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  5. both of them so good. fully utilised their time . no wasting time

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    1. alamak...i have to run and hide...your house very clean la

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    2. LOL... Meow I wanted to say same thing too!

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    3. that is the passion of reading..
      meow you also like that..walking also read, berak also read, makan also read, tidur also read?

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  6. Your two princesses are so guai (obedient).

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  7. Your princesses do not waste a minute and utilize the time for reading, thumbs up!

    Mine would stare at the idoit box before leaving the house.

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    1. I see them getting more tanned. Especially April.... a sign of healthy lifestyle :)

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    2. idiot box.. lol..
      ah hua really know how to give all those funny names..

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  8. The girls are imitating their mama on time management, because Yannie can juggle very well between her work, her baking, her quality time with family and grrrr with Jin Jin :D

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  9. If there is a award for super mama..
    You will be one of the winners....
    Clap Clap Clap..

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  10. Modern parents really very stressful...
    have to work and bring up the children...

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  11. Your girls have very hectic activities line up for the weekend. Good to fill up the time with what they like to do..so far my girl only attend piano class once a week, we are enrolling my younger girl to tekwando and vocal class.

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  12. Your girls are very good. They are ulat buku, where most others kids are ulat TV, i got two at home :(

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  13. such good girls..they love reading which is a very good habit.

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  14. i really think kids nowadays have too many things to learn.. this is a good example, even during weekends they could not relax but have lots of activities to follow..

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    1. Uncle SK remember last time when he was still a kid, weekends just stay at home doing nothing.. unlike the two princesses, they only have time to read when mommy went for her "leak break".. @_@"

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    2. despite you saying they drive you to the wall, i guess the two princess are most of the time very good girls.. they never behave badly and took initiative to read something while waiting for mommy, and never also complain anything.. thumbs up!!

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    3. reading is a good activity, i think hot mama should buy more books for the princesses to read perhaps on their car ride to school and to all kinds of activities..

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    4. Yea, kids these days can be very pressured!

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  15. you're blessed to have kids whom love reading without much persuasion
    i have to make sure my kids read a book before bedtime, or else they are only interested in tv and computer and playground
    my girl loves reading more than my boy though...

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  16. love to read, such a good habit!!! =]

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  17. Hi Yan, i came over from Lena's blog. So true that nowadays we parents involved our kids in so many activities that they are missing out on "slowing down". Its something that I need to constantly remind myself not to do that to my son. cheers

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  18. Read blogs...like mine, also good! LOL!!!

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  19. Hmm, April and May must be very good in swimming now~

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    1. Their legs look so shining with sunblock on! Hehe ;)

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  20. Good habit to read books and not to waste any single minute. Yeah with only two already tua-boh-eng what if got 6 children how? *pengsan*

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  21. It's good that they know how to have a chill-out time for reading in between the packed schedule. :)

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  22. So sweet! Every parent dreams of having children like yours :) Reading is good... U instilled a very good habit in them!

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  23. :) so nice. Good girls, know how to occupy their time wisely.

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  24. yes, you are really blessed to have both of them that love to read. Do they get this habit from you??:D

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  25. Wah... that is certainly a sight to behold. You are very lucky to have children who love reading.

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  26. Reading is a good habit that need to be instilled since young. Looks like they loves reading a lot. Talking about spring cleaning, I'm yet to start. haih...

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  27. HI Yan

    I really admire how much you have shared on this blog. I live in Africa and would really like to do the crafts i saw on your blog with yoru daughters. I have three wonderful children and we moved to a different country. So as we settle we want fun crafts and fun stuff to do. Some materials may not be available here, you could help me get some or direct me where to buy online.
    looking forward

    Lyzz ( Rwanda)

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  28. aww....such a nice photo of the girls. i wish Ashley loves reading too. she's only interested in Archie :(

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