Tuesday, 9 June 2015

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Childhood (童年) is...

Time flies... 

with the blink of an eye... 
6 years have passed... 
our Little FECS' early childhood has now gone by - just like that :-(
I want to remember them... 

years down the road...
should memories fade... 
should I ever come to resent and regret
that at the prime of my life, I have chosen to work part-time... 
I will remember that it is for memories such as these that I have chosen to pay the price...

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Childhood is... running around... 


welcoming spring admiring the Easter daffodils (påskelinjer)...

23 April 2011 (2Y1M18D)

feeding ducks


watching annemone in bloom...


planting and...


watering during spring time...


growing sunflowers...


visiting a farm...


playing with hay...


patting a cow...


patting goats at Knuthenborg Safari...


patting sheeps at Sommerland Sjælland...


patting rabbits...


coming up-close with farm animals at Sommerland Sjælland...


admiring cherry-blossom...


blowing dandelion...


cutting through the tall grass...


walking in the wilderness...


to the pond...


looking for frogs...


and tadpoles...


spotting tadpoles...


catching tadpoles...


transferring them into a jar...


satisfying the curiosity with a closer look...


the joy of seeing tadpoles wiggling...


the fun of releasing tadpoles back to the pond...


catching frogs...


catching fish... from the longkang...


observing them in a tank...


from the pond... and setting them back...


catching insects


observing insects...


holding an insect...


picking up cocoons...


catching snakes in the forest...


observing the way it crawls from a distance...


holding it and feeling its smooth and slippery skin in your hands...


doing silly things with ropes...


exploring the nature...


walking in the forest...


cutting branches...


and making wooden hut...


and hiding inside...


navigating through hut...


and exploring with friends...


picking up stones...


picking up sticks...


flying kites...


smelling lavenders in bloom...


chewing licorice root stick...


horse-riding...


and pony-riding...


and more pony-riding...


more horse-riding...


playing in the rain...


Paddling puddle of water with a stick...


smelling the flowers...


jumping around... 


playing catching...


hiking...


up the mountains...


and soaking in the hot-spring thereafter...


crossing creeks...


getting dirty in mud...


exploring...


caves...


going for a picnic by the beach...


feeling the sea-water...


hearing the sounds of gentle waves hitting the shores...


playing with sand...


making a river...


feeling the sandy beach under one's feet...


scoping and pouring...


digging and filling...


making sand-castles...


catching starfish from the seaside...


holding jellyfish in your hand... and getting the jelly-like feeling :-)


catching crabs...


in different ways...


also tiny crabs...


and making crab soup outdoor...


learning to make fire...


grilling...


 banana with chocolates over bonfire...


and getting the delight of tasting them yourself...


making the Danish "snobrød" over bonfire...


Making popcorn over bonfire...


cooking soup...


over fire...

5 July 2015 (6Y4M) 

learning woodcraft...


picking woods...


making an enclave with tent...


with friends...


and making an enclave with blankets...


camping...


rowing a float...


rowing boat...


sailing...



canoeing on the river...


and cleaning the canoe before storage...


and doing silly things together...


digging with excavator...



exploring a real big truck...


mowing the lawn with a real truck...


picking strawberries...



plucking raspberries...


harvesting peas...


picking apples...


and eating it...


plucking elderflowers...





and making elderflower cordial...


harvesting potatoes...


harvesting leeks in October...


getting wet from the water fountain...


playing with water in the garden...


soaking in an inflatable pool...


playing in the pool...


floating on float in the pool...


swimming...


sprinkled with water...


trying out water rides...


playing with water in a bathtub...


playing with water-gun...


having fun with balloons...


playing with water-balloons during bath...


bathing in a pool full of balls...


having fun with soap bubbles...


and foam...


spinning with daddy...


learning to kick a ball...


learning to cycle with daddy...


and falling...


and finally succeeding...


riding the scooter...


learning to skate...


learning to play badminton...


stretching...


exercising...


jump, jump...


jumping...


and more jumping...


and more jumping...


more jumping...


navigating obstacle course...


crossing a river through a raft...


climbing spider web....


climbing trees...


everywhere...


in all seasons...


and more climbing...


going to the playground...


having fun on the swing in twos...


and in one big group...


walking on the rope...


riding on the see-saw...


doing somersault on monkey bar...


simply playing...


and also during winter time...


having breakfast on the balcony....


sharing a big ice-cream with the family...


watching sunset together...

The sun started to set around 9.30pm and was fully set around 9.45pm
at Tisvilde north of Copenhagen during the summer on 21 July 2013
going on a car-ride with daddy and mommy...


going on a train-ride...


having a cozy time with daddy...


seeing Thomas-the-Train in action...


laughing together...


going to amusement parks...


trying out different rides...


some easy ones...


and some more challenging ones...



riding on the merry-go-round...


eating cotton-candy...


and lollipop care-freely... aaah... that's childhood...


being a Mr. Postman...


being a Captain pilot...


being a fireman...

putting out fire with real water...


pretending to cook like a viking...


going to the Science museum... 


doing magic show...


saying hello to the fishes and sea creatures at the aquarium...


playing with Lego...


story-telling at the library...


reading together with friends...


hygge with cousins...


going for a movie with Daddy...


trying out the Chinese candy "bing tang hu lu"... :-)


carrying lanterns during...


the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival...


admiring the full moon together...


doing the lion dance during Chinese new year...


collecting red packets during Chinese New Year...


playing with flour...


driving a battery-operated car...


having tea-time with mommy


baking...


and mixing...


baking cookies...


making sushi...


chilling out on a bean bag....


painting....


going to art museum...


painting...


sketching...


painting...


hiding in a suitcase...


playing with Lego robotic...


making jigsaw-puzzles...

1 May 2014 (5Y1M26D)
hammering and wood works...


mining for dinosaur...


board game with friends...


and with mommy and daddy...


play dates with friends...


playing 4-in-a-line...


playing chess...


playing Chinese chess with grandpa



washing toys...


washing car with Daddy...


picking edible mushrooms... (but only with mommy and daddy around)


picking inedible chestnuts from the forest...


picking edible chestnuts...


and baking them...


carving pumpkin with Daddy


grocery shopping with mommy and daddy...


preparing food...


with Mommy...


cooking with Mommy...


playing the piano...


visiting museum...


volunteering at old folks' home...


making Christmas decorations... 


taking part in dramas and plays...


laying down feeling the snow and...


making an angel's form...


having fun sledging...


making snowman...


doing cross-country on snow...


tossing candies...


camping at home...


the thrill of sleeping in the washroom...


having a cozy time with daddy...


the thrill of sleeping in the closet...


sleeping in a tent in the play room...


and waking up snuggling with daddy...


in the kitchen...


Sailing a boat...

26 August 2017 (8Y5M21D)

That's our Little FECS' childhood :-)

For Mommy FECS... looking back at our Little FECS' childhood brings the following thoughts and feelings:

Childhood is... helping me...

to see the joy of play...
and the carefreeness...
realising how short it is...

Childhood is... urging me...

not to be overly worried about exams and grades...
not to be worried about unfinished homework... (oh yes... the school wanted our child to be familiar with the Danish alphabet before he starts school)
not to be upset and angry all the time...

Childhood is... teaching me...

to be grateful for our health...
to be thankful for the privilege of being able to give our children a childhood...

Childhood is... touching me...

to cry out and think of those in war-torn countries, whose such peace, carefreeness and beholding the beauty of nature is still beyond their need...
to pray for them...
to share with them...

Childhood is... showing me...

that many simple joys in life do not need an insane amount of money to get
yet many things in life money cannot truly buy...

the joy of seeing the beauty of nature...
breathing fresh air...
bathing in the sunshine...
playing with water at the seaside...

All these cost less than going to a Disneyland...
so long as we human learns to respect and conserve nature...

Childhood is... humbling me...

to realize that we will all grow old one day...
that we should appreciate the elderly amongst us...
the heritage that they are providing to our children... and ourselves...

Childhood is... encouraging me...

to learn to take things a little slower... 
to be in pace with the children... and the elderly...
to have the wisdom to have the balance in work and life...
remembering that childhood does not wait for me, while I am working overtime in the office...

Childhood is... giving me the courage...

to put in my best during office hours and ...
grab my bag and run for the door...
whenever I am tempted to stay in the office after office-hours...
and if I fail...
the courage to try again the next day...

Childhood is... reminding me the meaning of life...

to enjoy my family and child...
to seize the day...
and allow our child more unstructured free play...
to consider and revere God...


Songs about childhood (sorry it is in Mandarin):




References:
http://www.metuchenmatters.com/2009/01/the_importance_of_play.html

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