Truth be told. I’m never quite an indoor person. I’m quite an adventurous person, even as a child and I love outdoor activities. When I was a child, I spent most of my time outdoors and my parents often took meÂ and my sister for picnic and such during the weekend. And I unashamedly joined boys from my class back in school every evening to play football too back then.
But unfortunately for me, after having family of my own, I got stuck at home. I stopped being active. I blame that on technology and the Internet and also the idiot box. They kinda keep you grounded at home in a rather effective manner, I must say.
And not to mention the lack of adult companionship due to everyone’s hectic schedule. Nobody have time for each other anymore and R&R is not exactly something that fits the schedule. 🙁 I have nobody to blame on that situation, though, as I have yet to get used to bringing my son around on my own when my husband is at work. But trust me, that’s something I’m working on to amend cuz despite of other people’s opinion, I think it’s really a tragic way of growing up, to be deprived of the beautiful world out there.
But then again I’m happy to say that once in a blue moon, God will take pity on us and we’ll have some good excuse to enjoy the beautiful outdoor with our little family. Quite some time ago, we participated in an event hosted by Expatriate Lifestyle in KLPAC, Sentul. A Teddy Bear picnic; where you’re supposed to bring your favourite Teddies with you for a lovely picnic. The purpose of the event was not only for us to enjoy our time with our respective families, but also to raise funds in the name of arts too. 😀
It’s certainly a happy and relaxing occasion for me. Went there with my family and the weather that afternoon was favourable. It was not hot and rather shady. Perfect for an afternoon picnic with family and friends.
The family friendly and carnival-like atmosphere was something my boy and I enjoyed.
And I bet the Teddies enjoyed the picnic too. 😀
My boy gets to go on this for a while despite of the crazy crowd, and he was pretty ecstatic about it.
Spotted a clown performing his hula hoop dance during the picnic, and his antics made us laugh.
And what’s a carnival without games and pressies to be won? My boy won one of the toy cars on display and he was so happy about it! 😀
I used to eat cotton candies when I was a young kid, and glad to see that it still exists and yet to be banned worldwide for its notorious reputation of giving cavities to adults and young children alike.
My food during the picnic. 😀 Some sandwiches, pastries, cakes, pastas, salad and apples.
ComfortingÂ chicken lasagna to fill up the tummy after fooling around with those fund-raising games.
Being a special need child, my boy is not particularly good at socializing, butÂ I was really surprised that he requested to participate in the Teddy bear dance and the teddy bear parade. Hmmm… I suppose the positive environment where nobody tells him ‘NO’ affects him in a positive way? To be honest, I think the expatriates are much more open minded, understanding of his disorder than the obnoxious locals.
I wonder if that contributes to my son’s sudden willingness to participate in the fun activities? Well, I have no idea, but I was really glad that he wanted to join in. It’s a refreshing change to see him wanting to join in the crowd, really!
Anyway, here’s ending this happy post with a Teddy Bear dance. 😀
Cleffairy: Work and nonsense gadgets will always be there, but time will always slip through the fingers, and by the time I’ve realized it, he’s all grown up. 🙁 We all should stop trying to just exists and starts to really live again. 😀 Do away with work and gadgets, it will do us good!