Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Thankful Tuesday ~ Holidays!

I am thankful that J is having school holidays. It means I can spend more time with the children. It also means we can all wake up later, go on outings and chill out at home. 

Here are some places we have visited this holiday: 

1) Transformers exhibition

I did not like transformers as I thought they were violent, but now that J is of the age when his peers may talk about transformers, I thought I'd better learn more about them, rather than to impose my distaste for the characters on him. 

We went to the transformers exhibition with our friend Alice. I was shocked to see the huge crowd at the exhibition. The uninformed me finally found out that there were two classes of transformers - the autobots and the decepticons. The autobots were trying to save the world from the decepticons. Haha. I guess everyone knows that but me. 

The entrance fee included a free movie, which we attempted to watch. While I think it is fine to expose J to the characters, I did not think the movies were suitable for his age group, so we left after awhile. I think the exhibition was informative and there were several activities for children, most of which required extra payment. There was also a laser maze which I was interested in, but the queue was so long that we decided to skip it. I was satisfied with the visit as I thought I learnt many new things. J did too. 

2) Mona Lisa exhibition

J and I enjoyed the Mona Lisa exhibition at the Arts House. I would write a post on it tomorrow. 

3) Meet-and-greet at United Square

Little An and I went to meet Barney at United Square. Of course, Fireman Sam and Angelina Ballerina were on the show too, but Barney was our main objective. Everywhere in Singapore seemed crowded during school holidays. The show was due to start at 2 p.m., but when I arrived at 1.45 p.m., there was hardly any space left in the arena. I found a tiny spot at the side of the stage and squeezed us both in. Phew! 

As expected, little An and most children enjoyed themselves at the show. The little ones bounced to the music while the older ones sang. An particularly enjoyed familiar songs such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and did the actions while the song was sung. 

I thank God that with my children's vast age gap, I am able to do a wide range of activities with them. Haha. I pray that the children would be close in spite of the number of years between them. 

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