I don’t know about other mothers but my best Mother’s Day gift was the bonus hour of rest the kids gifted me while promising to amuse themselves. Of course I jolted out of bed after 45 minutes, panicked and wondering what they were up to. Well, I miss that nap, possibly the last I can take until mothers are celebrated again in 2020.
Another Night, Another All-Nighter
Mothers never really have time off. After putting the kids to bed on Monday, I went to work. Monday night’s shift was a really tough one. Thank God I had a great team of junior doctors and efficient nurses to tide us through. I think some of them broke their records for number of patients seen in a single shift. We were so relieved when day broke that nothing could wipe the grins off our faces. Not even the fact that the kitchen had served one of my residents “bao”. “Bao” of course, is an infamous taboo snack in most medical, surgical and critical care areas. It’s a silly but potent Chinese pun on the Chinese bun. Statistically speaking, with 30 minutes left on the shift, what could go wrong? Oh, that’s another taboo question to ask when on shift by the way.
Morning Meeting On The Road To Mandalay
After work, I rushed to the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Mandalay Road for a meeting. The kind administrator took one look at my face and brought forth a selection of coffee to keep me going. You know how make-up brands sell coffrets for consumers to easily transform into “innocent darlings” & “glamorous divas”? If they ever put together a look called “weary mothers”, I think I could really rock it. I’m certainly the sweet Lee Kong Chian administrator will vouch for me.
Barefoot All Over Town
When the children returned for lunch, I packed all of them off to their grandma’s except for M5. As M5 had done well in school, we were spending the day together, celebrating her hard work as well as Celebrating Shiny Happy Adventures Of Momlife.
Thrilled about our little date, M5 put on her new dress from http://www.kiraramomo.com. A big fan of layering, she accessorised with as many rubber bracelets and plastic rings as she could find. Life in plastic; it’s fantastic. Unfortunately, the fancy shoes she put on were too tight, so she had to remove them somewhere in Suntec City. Consequently, I carried her, pausing only to take photos of her barefoot all over town. Truly, there’s no rest for the wicked and also, mothers who have just completed night shifts at the hospital.
#LongchampLGP At Ion Orchard
Fortunately, we found some shoes that fit at Seed Heritage, in time for the Longchamp party at Ion Orchard.
There, M5 met Mollie, the general manager and had a ball at the mirrored photo-booth with event organiser Tjin. But she was most delighted by the DJ although she was barely tall enough to peer over his booth. With the splendid cocktail bar and fabulously joyous vibe, I must admit I myself enjoyed the party very much too.
This is probably the most fun collection Longchamp has put out in a long time. Some of my friends enjoyed the monogramed bags while I inspected the cool sneakers. As the pop-up store will be around until 28 May, you can check it out too and let me know if you think I should get them!
Super Dinner At Paragon
Our day ended on the best note ever, with dinner at Super Peking Duck with friends. While M5 enjoyed the duck, I caught up with Rasina. 8 years ago, we became mothers around the same time so we had some tales to reminisce over. Min-Li spoilt us with champagne that she had acquired on one of her glamorous trips with Alicia. They shared about some of their travel adventures, as I listened all agog. Most of my trips are either for work Discussing Emergency Medical Services In Korea or family Nozawa Ski Bunnies Vs Mama Bear. I privately wondered when M5 would be old enough to do glamorous holidays with me. Stay tuned on the blog and you might read about them in the extremely distant future.
Home To Rest At Last
When we got home, we had one more surprise waiting for us, a portrait of us that Chopard had sent over. We were absolutely delighted!
Maybe it was just a regular Tuesday for some but not for us. I envy & respect mothers who are able to do this all the time. For the rest of us working moms, these are precious moments stolen before or after work. Whatever the situation, I suppose all mothers plug on everyday as best as we can. We shouldn’t just celebrate Mother’s Day. I wish all you mothers a Happy Mother’s Life!