Aug
7
2012

Leap to happiness

Being a full-time stay-at-home-mother (SAHM) requires a lot of motivation to keep me going and stay happy in my mundane life. Sometimes I can’t help but think grass is greener on the other side. Sometimes I wish to still be working and have friends to hang out with. Sometimes I wish things were different…

But reality is I’m a mother to this boy:

Weeeeeee! I’m HAPPY! I JUMP when I’m HAPPY! Weeeeeee!

Look Mommy! I can do da split!

I can even jump and turn in mid air!

Weeeeeee! This is so much FUN!

Seeing him HAPPY makes ME happy, even on my worst days ever..

It’s been 5 years since I left the workforce. Regrets, there are some but every single minute spent with Ethan is something I truly cherish as the saying goes, “To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today”

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    well done mum! that’s the way it should be! =D
    sadly nowadays… no more mum like you. =(

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    No need to spell out happiness..it is all written on Ethan’s face! :))

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    Awww… no need to regret la ur boy is most important! :D

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    Spoken like a true lovely mummy!!! Such a happily active boy this Ethan. :)

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    Such a happy boy…you are a blessed mummy.

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    haha, guess we won’t understand how it feels like until we have our own children huh :P

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    I like your quote at the end of the post. :)

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    The mommy should jump together with Ethan!

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    Don’t envy us FTWM. You don’t know how I wish to be in your shoes. Anyway, your life is not mundane with so many things to blog about! ;)

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    His happy face says it all! You are doing a wonderful job raising Ethan. Give yourself a pat on the shoulder, mommy.

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    Look at how happy Ethan is! No regrets at all. I would love to be in your shoes!

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    Haha…..happy kid = healthy kid !

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    Hahaha! How come we think alike? SAHM ups and downs.

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    ethan will love you 10x more in future :)

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    on the other hand, full-time working mothers will also see a greener pasture at the SAHM sides, hahaha!! things just cannot be compared lah.. but i think most importantly, you are happy to see Ethan growing up happily.. :)

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    I see potential of a karate kid in the second photo haha. Bourne Legacy review

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    I understand how you feel. I left the workforce last year when my eldest was 6 years old. Our kids bring so much joy to us. Where your treasure is, the your heart will always be. God bless you.

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    aww! Ethan is such a cute boy, and a loving son to u! u must be proud to have Ethan as ur son! :)

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    Awesome shots! You are a great mom!

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    This life isn’t easy, when there is some one calling you “mummy”.

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    Believe you me, one day you will look back and say: Those were the best years of my life! Cheers!!!

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    huhuhu, it seems that Ethan is a potential hip-hop dancer lol

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    Wow he is Kung fu kid

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    You will get something and lost something at the same time, just do whatever you think is right, maybe you can go back to work when Ethan grow bigger. Perhaps?

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    REALLY A GOOD MOM LA … Merryn..;P Ethan soooooo cute! Nice shot eh!

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    Wowww… can split so wide ah… I oso wan to try to to this with my girls… looks like you are having Lots of FUN!

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    Nice photos, personally I like the 2nd and 3rd photo, Ethan so cool.

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I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.

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