So we woke up when the baby woke – 7am, and we started going about preparing our stuff to go to the beach. It was a Saturday morning and when we took our first step out of the lift, we saw dark clouds and drizzles of rain. Imagine my disappointment! I’ve made her breakfast in the thermos so we could feed her there; we’ve even brought out a portion of newspapers for leisure reading! Undeterred, I told the husband that it looks like the rain is clearing and probably it wouldn’t be raining at Sembawang Park. Perhaps I’ve intoned with exasperation, perhaps I’m sounded desperate, the husband took on my words (even if he still believed this rain is for real) and we went up the bus. As the bus drives into the beach, we saw dark clouds looming all around the park area..and then it poured. We were on a bus ride drenched with rain. Since Charley had no idea what’s going on, she’s enjoying her bus ride and doing her thing. Thank goodness the bus was a loop service so it brought us back to where we boarded the train. ‘We shall go tomorrow if it’s not raining’ said the husband as we made our way home.
So Sunday came quickly and we repeat the preparation for beach day. This time quicker since everything we needed was already in the bag. Within 30 mins (which included washing up, cooking baby food, having a simple breakfast) we were on the bus, this time with sun rays!
So you’ve read about her baby schedule in my previous post? Her first trip to the beach was rather funny. She was due for her sleep and she wouldn’t explore much. We had to coax her for awhile before she finally touches the sand. The beach was not really clean since it was next to a shipyard and thus, Charley did not play with the water and we came off the beach to the playground instead. Scaredy cat sticking to her Daddy:
Charley ah, Charley. And that’s the end of our first beach experience as a family! To end off,
How was your first beach experience with your little one?
Ps. I wish they would make the beach cleaner.