Of raising men, and not being able to wear them till they're 20, as much as I'd like to

After exams were over, I took the opportunity to spend as much time as possible with my boys. I used to take our time together for-granted back when I was a full-time SAHM. Now that I'm a WAHM/PTWM, I cherish our quality time together. Other hobbies like knitting and blogging have definitely taken a backseat! But I have big plans for this blog of mine ;) Watch this space!

We are leaving to visit DH in Indonesia next week. I am really looking forward to that! I've been very disciplined about shopping these past few weeks - only because I want to have enough funds for an Indonesian shopping spree, muahahaha! We will be in Jakarta and Bandung, so if you have any glam shopping destinations to recommend, please do so. It would be a huge plus if the place is kid- and stroller-friendly too.

Speaking of strollers, I fear that soon I shall be utilizing my double stroller more often (it has been collecting dust up until now). At only 15 months, Afraz is slowly getting too heavy for me to wear, and he is becoming a lot less interested in being carried in a sling (unless he wants to nurse). I suspect he would really enjoy riding side-by-side with his idol (his big bro) when we are out and about. But I just can't bear the thought of not babywearing anymore!

Wearing 1mo old Aqil

Wearing 1mo old Afraz

The thought has actually brought me to tears. I am as saddened by the thought of stopping active babywearing as I am of weaning my children off the breast. I am just so attached to the practice of babywearing and breastfeeding, and it has become such a huge part of my life (both personally and professionally). But I will have to embrace the fact that my babies are outgrowing these stages in their lives, slowly but surely.

I am comforting myself with this thought: As they get older, I will find more aspects of my children's lives to get involved in and be passionate about - (home?)schooling, athletics, hobbies, weddings, grandchildren, etc etc. So, I suppose I need to start preparing myself for what I used to think was impossible - I have to now focus on the fact that I am raising men, not babies! Here's to hoping that this blog will remain till I can change the title to "The Diaries of a Glam Grandma"! Haha!