Monday, August 2, 2010

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

.. or is it "Out of sight, out of mind"?

Well, the two older children had a busy weekend, it was the weekend of a major tournament on the local chess calendar .... so naturally they had to play in it.

Lil D was of course disappointed that it meant "no family time together". She looks forwards to spending weekends with her siblings as she doesnt get to spend much time with them during the week due to their long school days.

I was wondering what to do with her, as I didnt have to report for duty (read: Hubby was going to be with the older ones at the tournament). On Saturday, we caught a movie: Toy Story 3. It was an enjoyable movie, as it also taught values : what real friends are. I totally enjoyed the show, and so did Lil D. On the Sunday, after church, we had a lazy morning at home, with me on the PC, and she on the ipad. She seemed to have enjoyed playing her games with no interruptions. Maybe it was great for her coz there was no one fighting with her for the "toy". Later that afternoon, we went shopping!! We were looking for a gift for her classmate who will be celebrating her birthday in 2 weeks time. She liked that I consulted her on what to get and she got to choose. Throughout the weekend, she never asked for nor about her siblings at all (which is quite unusual). Was it a case of "out of sight, out of mind"?

Finally on Sunday evening, we made our way to the chess tournament venue for the prize-giving. Whilst waiting for it to commence, she was so busy hugging her sister (and vice versa) that it really made my day! Usually towards the end of most weekends, they would be at each others throats - arguing, or just irritating each other. BUT yesterday was different. I was really happy. So maybe it really is:

Absence makes the heart grow fonder!!


iml said...

It's only like 5 days, and i'm missing my children even though I know they are no longer babies and in good hands.

stay-at-home mum said...

Thats a REAL MUM, iml!

Stardust said...

Aww.. the girls' affection must be such a sweet sight. =)

Think I caught some pictures on FB.;)

bp said...

awww, that's such a precious sight! and hopefully there's more family time together for you all this weekend! have a great one!

(i know what you mean by the "at each other's throats" and fighting with each other over a game/not playing nicely... i'm kinda up to here with that) :(

doc said...

for a close-knit family, absence always make the heart grow fonder.

it will always give parents much satisfaction when the love they share with their kids is reciprocated between the siblings.

job well done, SAHM!