It was national holiday in the Philippines to celebrate lunar year so we had busy day. I started with a run followed by 30 min full body strength session at the gym. Look who came to pay me a visit? So cute! She’s asking if gym is opened for kids so she can workout with me.
the family went to watch a dragon show organized by our building while I enjoyed a quiet breakfast. They came back 30 min later with 4 more kids. They kids wanted to stay for play… but I wasn’t in mood to host a playdate. Too noisy, too loud, too much. So I told Sofia that they cannot have a playdate as they have to finish kumon before we go to golf. She was a bit disappointed but she didn’t argue and delivered the sad message to the kids.
Something similar happened the night before. Sofia and Lizzy were playing with two kids in the park. After they came back for dinner, they wanted to continue to play. The mother asked if they can come to our place with their dinner or we go to theirs. I kindly declined the invite as our bedtime is 8pm and we need to prepare 1-2 hrs earlier.
Am I inflexible? The reason I declined those is rather selfish because I prefer a quiet home and I protect my good night sleep at all cost! Well… it is really not at all cost, but at a high cost. I can think at least few reasons for me to break those rules. For example if it’s to celebrate with my love ones a special occasion, or an invite from friends that I really enjoy spending time with. Otherwise, I don’t see ENOUGH reason to compromise my wellness, and I don’t feel bad declining. Is it selfish? I am sure it is on the eyes of others, and I’m fine with that. I am not inflexible, I am just not flexible 99% of the time 🙂
We went to golf as a family first time since 2022 as the rules just changed this month. I truly enjoy family activity… the moment we all gather our golf bags and water, I found myself smiling at the mirror.
Another moment of smile is when I told hubby that I don’t see the point of people sending group greeting messages (for the Chinese new year). It’s not personalized, so why should I even bother to answer? He said I feel exactly the same!!! Although I know him for 30 years, those moments of understanding are still wonderful…. and makes me so grateful that he’s the One. 🙂