I spent most of today at the office, which was hardly a good way to compensate my children for my absence on Thursday and Friday. I got home about 3:30 and took them for ice cream, and then to buy a new lightbulb for the kitchen, and if that wasn’t enough frolicking, we went to the exercise area at the bottom of our building and I threw them in the air until my arms were sore.
In the evening we went over to Satay By The Bay, a hawker centre full of smoke and heat, and although I had a cheese sandwich with me (there being nothing much I wanted to, or could, eat) I was not best suited to the environment. I took the girls to rush around on their scooters; Destroyer decided to run, and slipped, and skinned her knee, so there was drastic complaint from her until I returned her to her mother and she was bandaged up.
Her sister, meanwhile, continued to zoom around on her scooter without a care in the world. This isn’t so great as there’s all sorts of wannabe Lance Armstrong types riding bicycles as fast as they can near the Marina Bay Barrage, and none of whom looking like they’re looking out for small children. But no collisions tonight, for which we must be thankful.
It’s the first night of the lanterns so lots of the Gardens By The Bay were illuminated. We spent some happy time looking at a glowing frog, and then some unhappy time trying to get a taxi home, and then both kids screeched for a while and then went to sleep, way past their bedtimes. And so, on to tomorrow.