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.