Last week Monday was a school holiday for children in lieu of Hari Raya holiday on Saturday. Therefore, we decided on a library visit on Monday simply because I had to finalize a research paper I was writing and I knew if we stay at home it can end up as another unproductive day. We visit the library frequently and recently I tried to train him to spend in the library for a few hours.
After spending a few hours in the library, we were hungry and wanted to go for our lunch. The opposite of the library is a park and there is a Mcdonald’s outlet next to it. Therefore, I thought it is good to bring the kid to the McDonald’s through the park. So, we can spend time together.
At the entrance of the library, there is a huge Singa Lion mascot and I captured a photo of my son with the mascot.
Then we walked through the park to the Mcdonald’s outlet. It is a beautiful park and good for leisure walks.
We spent some time at McDonald’s. Son liked to order his favourite Happy Meal and also an ice cream.
I ordered hot Milo together with other food choices. Good to have my drink in a recyclable eco-friendly paper cup.
Mcdonald’s Feeling Cards for Children
It is good that we received a set of ‘Feeling Cards’ from McDonald’s from their recent limited edition launch. As per different media sources, McDonald’s aims at helping children to build up their emotional vocabulary through these cards. The set of cards included words that children can use to express themselves. These cards are part of the McDonald’s family mental wellness initiative campaign.
We read cards together and it was a great bonding time for us as mom and son.
This card set also reminded me of the importance of the emotional and mental wellbeing of children. One of the cards says ‘Take a Wefie photo with your family’. Yes, we both captured a Wefie. But, I don’t look good in that photo 🙂 I thought it is good to share cropped part of my son on our Wefie. 🙂
Not only for children, we all need to maintain our emotional wellness. I have different hobbies including reading which helps me in maintaining my emotional wellness.
Living in another country away from family, friends, and relatives, sometimes we feel that we are isolated. Sometimes we lack social events that we enjoy with parents and family there. But we admire other cultural events in Singapore such as the Pongal Festival and we find many ways to spend life happily in Singapore.
And, blogging is a great relief for me when I connect with people online through blogs.
How about you?
What do you do for maintaining your emotional wellness? Do you have different ideas or experiences? Please share your thoughts as a comment. 🙂
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