Thursday, 11 September 2008

Bonding

Friday night is my date night with CH. Now that we've moved, the routine has changed a little. For the past couple of weeks, the kids ordered pasta or pizza while I went on my date. Today, I'm planning to cook chicken curry for their dinner before I leave the house.

The kids have started suggesting, "Instead of going out for dinner on Fridays, why don't you have a candle-light dinner with CH at home? We won't disturb you, we'll stay in our room."

I was impressed with their suggestion. I remember when I started going out with CH over 3 years ago, our dates were always peppered with their phone calls every few minutes. They didn't like the idea of mummy going out on a Friday night. Very often, I had to rush back halfway because someone was unwell or simply to soothe some nerves. Thank goodness CH is a very understanding guy.

Slowly they got used to my Friday night outs. All they wanted to know was what time I was coming home. As time went by, they didn't even bat an eyelid or they would simply say "Enjoy your date" as I walked out the door.

We've certainly come a long way. It's not easy for CH but I'm glad he perservered all these years. The kids like the idea of having him around the house these days. That's so nice to know.

11 comments:

charlie Hotel said...

Bonding... Bandung... is this some kind of set up for a pun?

Anyway I've really been enjoying the dinners too. Not just the food, though that's nice but the atmosphere of everyone dining together.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Now that's a great idea.
They turn out to be two really fine young men. You taught them well Ting.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Hey, tell ya a secret, those questions (re my post) are trick questions! So it's perfectly ok that you don't know Ting. I don't know if you know kungfu or not too - do you? Just don't kungfu me will do haha :)

Love you always Ting, regardless of those trick questions.

Blur Ting said...

CH - It's nice having you over for dinner. Of course if not the food will go to waste anyway but still, I love cooking for you guys.

Blur Ting said...

MH - The boys...wait till I tell you all the horrible things they've done!

Blur Ting said...

MH - :-) You make my day lah.

mooiness said...

Wow your kids are mature beyond their years. That is just so sweet.

Then again they do have an ulterior motive and that is to keep you at home for as much as possible. :D

Nick Phillips said...

They sound like my younger fellow, whenever wifey and me go out on our own and leave them at home, the younger fellow will call us every couple of minutes with all kinds of questions ... LOL!

Amel's Realm said...

This is really GOOD. I'm HAPPY for you!!!! :-))))

The World According To Me said...

Yep, it does seem you've come a long way. It's encouraging to hear how things have worked out for you.
CH sounds a great guy, as do your kids.

J@n!ce said...

That's so thoughtful of your kids to request that you had dinner at home without interruption :p