I hit rock bottom last night. I was fantasizing about jumping on a plane home and caravanning around Australia instead. Lucky I didn’t because today was a better day.
We made a big mistake leaving the double stroller behind. Too hot to carry kids, too far for them to walk. Stuck.
So Justin hired a car today. It’s a big expense, but right now, we need to cope. On the upside the kids are loving having a home base and space to play freely.
There aren’t cockroaches here (PHEW!), but plenty of geckos and ants, and a toad that occasionally visits our bathroom: That’s OK. Beach time is great and we went to a water hole today. Happiness is: a swim under a waterfall.
As hoped Singapore was a good transition. We are masters of the Singapore trains (down again, in again, up again, out again, round again, train again).
We tried to do Sentosa Island. Huge fail. Promised the kids a gondola ride (closed for maintenance), took the monorail instead. Went there for a water park (closed for maintenance). Tried to ride the luge (Leora was too small), luckily she fell asleep so Kynan had a sneaky ride.
Couldn’t swim from the beach (oil slick). Quit, go home. Thank goodness for Gardens By the Bay, free water park and amazing playground. Happy days!
On another note, I’ve entered the world of blogging. There are blogging superstars I didn’t know existed. (One Australian couple just got a free CATamaran from blogging – for real). I read recently, that to increase readership of a blog, you should write things like ‘Top 10 things to do with kids in Singapore’. Agh hmm, guilty of reading a few of such blogs in the days preceding our arrival. THIS will never be one of those blogs. Those blogs are written by people with perfect families. We argue, we get lost, we get stuck without food with hungry kids. CATastrophic. That’s the only free CAT, I’ll be getting. 🙂