Archive of ‘Matthew’ category

Motherhood, Shattered & Surrendered

Today is Mother’s Day; I am a mother of a three-and-a-half year old Matthew, and a one-and-a-half year old Emma. Today has been a day filled with all kinds of confusion as I continue to grapple with inner issues that have yet been reconciled, healed or properly understood. It would be fair to say that […] Read more…

The Final Farewell

My dear Matthew and Emma, The first time you, Matt, ever wore black was on Sunday 30 March, as we join our fellow Singaporeans in bidding our final farewell to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Emma, you didn’t, because that just happens to be a colour you don’t have in your wardrobe. This picture here was […] Read more…

The regrets that are too few to mention

On this night, one line from Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” repeats itself in my head: “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention…” as I tuck my babies to sleep. Truthfully, there is nothing to regret, but ruefully, maybe just one or two. No cause to be upset about as these […] Read more…

What Will I Change For My Kids

Many times, I think about how my kids will be on to me. Sooner than I think, now that my eldest has turned three and is wildly sensitive to everything, and my youngest is becoming sentient. Before I know it, they will realise this mummy actually doesn’t know everything (as Matthew sort of expects me to), […] Read more…

May there always be Wolves in the Walls

The story goes: There are wolves in the walls and when they appear one night, the family dashes out of the house, with the girl’s pig-puppet being left behind. Obviously, she wants to retrieve her toy, but her mother says, “We can get you a new one.” This isn’t even the main plot of the […] Read more…

The “First”s At School

https://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/the-firsts-at-school/ My dear “I want to grow up and be a big boy so I can do many big boy things” baby boy, you who just said that to me tonight before you fell asleep, Meet your very first classmates, and see how your very first class photo already looks quite dated. Today, you said […] Read more…

A Letter to My Son on His 3rd Birthday

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/a-letter-to-my-son-on-his-3rd-birthday/ My dear Matthew, “It has not been a good year for us this year… not in my books anyway.” That was the line that kept playing on my mind each time I think about writing this post. Why? Because mummy can’t help remembering just how often you got lectured, scolded, censured, and disciplined this […] Read more…

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