This June hols, I noticed something different: I don't need to hold my children's hands anymore when I bring them out. *teary eyes*
Joram has learnt how to climb up and down the stairs without any help and is able to use the escalators confidently on his own. I can finally walk hands-free! I only need to glance backwards once in a while to make sure that they are all still following me. I am more relaxed crossing the road with them because they are all tall enough for drivers to see them even if they walk alone.
This is definitely a far cry from those difficult days when I had to move around with a baby in the carrier, pushing a stroller with two kids on each side of the pram. Even though they have always been great travellers, this new development has put the ease and leisure into my outings with the kids. I definitely treasure this stage before they become old enough to loathe running errands, buying groceries and going out with me.
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