I turned one year older this day and both my kids were not feeling in tip-top condition. It wasn’t anything serious but they have been coughing for weeks and I wanted them to fight it. But Faith had a pair of swollen eyes on Sunday evening, complaint of stomachache and ear ache that night and broke out in rashes all over her body yesterday. It’s time to visit the doc. Both of them.
We had wanted to visit her in the morning but we were too early and decided to go for a hike. So it’s to the tree top walk we went!
It’s Faith’s first hike and we had to manage our expectation, that it would be a pretty slow walk.
Don’t think a stroller can do a good job and it’s babywearing for Dan! He looked displeased but actually I think it’s comfy because he fell asleep minutes into the walk.
The city girl was amazed by the nature and stopped every few minutes to exclaim over the slightest thing. Ants, leaves imprinted on the board walk, sounds in the nature, the canopy… There’s so much to explore in nature!
This teacher in me will use every opportunity to teach. Signboards on the way are good teaching aids.
As expected, the girl grew weary about 2.5km into the walk. But hey, that’s a good start for a 4YO!
We had to think of ways to energise her. Singing gospel songs help! Or pretend that you are a superhero!
We made it! But this was only the halfway mark!
On the return leg, everyone’s tired. Faith couldn’t walk any longer and needed to be carried. Thankfully, we could always treat her like a backpack.
We took 3 hours to complete the 6km walk. Tired but happy would be my description for that morning. I’ve always loved the outdoors and it’s definitely wonderful to be able to so on my birthday.
That evening, we made it to the doctor all right. It’s viral infection, as diagnosed by the doc. The swell and rashes are symptoms of the infection. Dan’s cough was worse than Faith because his immunity was weaker.
Both are on antibiotics now.
This birthday, all I want is for my family to be in good health. Not too much to ask for eh? 😉
Oh yes, if you are keen to participate in the Safari Zoo Run 2017, do take note that the early bird rate extension is till 9 Dec 2016 and do remember to use the code SZR2017BGPRFAITH10 for a further 10% discount. This unique code is valid till 15 January 2017.