Of course it is Monday already! I got out of bed reluctantly, went through the same old routine of steaming Japanese sweet potato (my breakfast) and chicken breast (Rusty's), load the laundry in the washer, shower, make an omelette (SK's), wake SK and take Rusty out for a walk.
When we got back, I found SK still lying in bed and we were supposed to leave the house in 5 minutes! He sprung out of bed and dashed to the bathroom. As SK and Rusty were gobbling down breakfast, I hung the clothes out to dry and watered my plants. It's amazing we still got to school on time.
That's why it pays to be 'kiasu' like me. Kiasu literally means 'fear of losing'. Well, in this case, it means leaving the house earlier in case of traffic jams. The kids cannot tolerate my kiasu behaviour but I always defend myself. It can often work in our favour as long as I don't go overboard or be a nuisance to anyone. I'm not that kiasu anyway.
They should thank me for always getting them to school early. SK had never been late in the last 6 years except for once when we were stuck in a jam on the highway for more than an hour.
Well, Monday is typically a slow day at work. I plan to leave the office earlier so I can get some stuff done at home. There is always something to do at home if you ask me.
I'm attending another wake tonight. This time it is the demise of a friend's father. It's really sad to see this happening but it's an inevitable part of our life cycle, so we have to come to terms with that.