5 essentials for a perfect weekend

Weekends are important to us. We usually try to get it off to a good start by heading out for a nice big brunch on Saturday. Complete with coffee for daddy and mummy. And sometimes a muffin treat for Vera.

Done right, there are lots of laughing, shrieks, and babbling on weekends. But when things go awry, there can be unsightly tears and red noses too.

Here are our top 5 essentials for a perfect weekend.

 1. Playground time. Even better if there are swings! 

{The above picture was taken on a playdate to the classic choo-choo train playground at Tiong Bahru Park. We had such a lovely time, even I can’t wait to go back!}

 2. Cheap home entertainment – such as these coloured ice sticks

{These are easy to make; just mix a few drops of food colouring into water and freeze. Don’t you think they resemble mini light sabres from a certain angle?}


3. Green, open spaces for kids to run wild

{plus friends who are willing to run wild alongside them}

4. Coffee + journal break (for mummy)

{Ahh…I must say that a coffee break and some journalling time, even if it’s just for 10 minutes, never fails to make the day immediately perfect for me.}

5. Water moments

{My babies are water babies. They are game for a splash any time, any day.}

To be honest, if we had any 3 of these on a weekend, it would already make it a very very good one for us.

May your weekend be all-smiles and very-little-tears. May you discover something new about yourselves and your little ones. And may you gets lots of sunshine, greenery and fresh air in your blood, and be rejuvenated for the tasks that lie ahead of you.

 What are your essentials for a perfect weekend?

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  1. says

    Simple but fun moments we like too, unfortunately when things get busier we have to bring Kah Yen along to shopping malls, one of my least favorite places to bring her actually

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      I know what you mean Abby, we do that sometimes. At least they still get out to run about, and we get some errands done too. 😉

  2. Ruth says

    I totally agree with you June!
    I am reminded once again that outdoor activities for the little ones are so much better for their growth than computer videos and games.

    And of course, a cuppa good coffee and a book adds a rainbow to the day. 🙂

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      It’s taken us quite a while to get here, hehe. I don’t remember having much opportunities to read or have coffee when the kids were very young!

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Oh yes agree sleeping in would be nice! These days we can take turns sleeping in but usually it’s the hubby! :p

  3. says

    For us, weekends are for outdoor fun! A park visit is a must (best is one with playground of course). Ya, lots of space and fresh air make a great weekend 🙂

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Yes! I can’t really think of a better place than a park or a garden really, best if there are water features too. Except it’s now the rainy season and we find ourselves more cooped up these days…

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Couple time is out for us on the weekends as we have no help. But yes it would be nice to have. And we find ourselves gravitating back to our usual coffee haunts, haha, funny maybe we need to make it a point to explore new places… 🙂

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