Tuesday, 21 April 2009

A new routine

Now that YK is back in school, our routine needs a little tweaking. Unlike the regular school hours in the past, I'm still grappling with his new timetable. By the time he gets home, it is already late at night.

We're not used to having late dinners so SK and I will eat first and leave something for YK. I find myself cooking more stewed dishes that can withstand reheating without getting soggy and unappetising like stir fries. I made curry vegetables and herbal chicken yesterday.

He didn't get home until 8.30pm last night. I met him at the train station when I was out walking Rusty. It was nice to walk home together, listening to him talk about his day in school. I like hearing about his friends especially the antics of his buddy Andrew aka the joker.

Classes start at 9am this morning and he found himself in a mad rush. School is a long train ride away and I can imagine him crushed in a train groaning with working executives. He was already running late for his lecture and with the peak hour traffic... that's not a very good start. I'm sure he'll cheer up when he sees his friends.

I forgot to ask what time I can expect him home today. It's funny when the kids were in primary school, their schedule ran like clockwork and they were out of the school gate at 1.20pm sharp. In secondary school, they finish a little later but they're always home before dark.

Now I can say that YK has reached another milestone. Before you know it, they'll become working adults. The day will come when they leave the nest and then it's just me and my dog for company.

11 comments:

charlie hotel said...

And me!

Blur Ting said...

Ah, so sweet! :-) Just us and the dogs (yours and mine)

huier said...

heyhey!they are good kids and very filial ones too! they won't leave you alone for sure...and u have us! we're so gonna grow 'old' with you! btw...i'm quite certain CH has something to say about this...hor? ;-)

huier said...

see! i rest my case. =)

EE said...

Good point. All the more I should relish the opportunity of spending time with EH during her formative years. Indeed, impermanence is not one of the easiest lessons of parenthood.

Nick Phillips said...

At least you have a dog :D

Blur Ting said...

Huier - Wah, you give me strength to continue blogging until I become senile!

Blur Ting said...

EE- Yup, like me, you'll go through the same stages of the kid's life.

Blur Ting said...

Nick - Err, I am not sure by then it will still be the same dog. Rusty is already 5.5 yrs old!

huier said...

haha!so when i start posting weird and strange comments on your blog...that's one of the indications i kena already! heh!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

dun forget u got lots of friends around! we all grow old together leh.....lormantic or not, like tat think? *WIDE GRIN*