More sense, more sensibility

When I asked CJ a few hours ago on the phone what was he doing, he said, “I want to eat lollipop.”  The rest of his replies gave me ideas for our summer plans.

Helicopter tour
I was ready to take a helicopter tour over Cambodia’s Angkor Wat recently but glad I didn’t because I wasn’t exactly interested in flying without CJ so for this summer I plan to re-plan the whole thing instead.

Jollibee birthday party
After Disneyland for CJ’s birthday last year, and a submarine ride the birthday before that, I want something he has never experienced before and that is a Jollibee party.  I am probably more excited than he is.

School and extra-curricular lessons
CJ’s psychologist recommended a school so I’m going to check it out.  Art, music and swimming are up on the list too.

Candlelight dinner
I want to date CJ in either East Asia Royale Hotel or Paseo del Sol before I fly back to Bangkok.  A lot of other interesting places came up on my search so these two are tentative, but I hope I can find one that will suit us best.

Read books
It is a family tradition but I want to read to CJ this time with more sense and sensibility (Jane Austen addict here :)).  Strickland Gillilan’s poem will be my summer reading motivation:

I had a mother who read to me
Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea.
Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth;
“Blackbirds” stowed in the hold beneath.
I had a Mother who read me lays
Of ancient and gallant and golden days;
Stories of Marmion and Ivanhoe,
Which every boy has a right to know.
I had a Mother who read me tales
Of Gelert the hound of the hills of Wales,
True to his trust till his tragic death,
Faithfulness lent with his final breath.
I had a Mother who read me the things
That wholesome life to the boy heart brings-
Stories that stir with an upward touch.
Oh, that each mother of boys were such!
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be —
I had a Mother who read to me.

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17 Responses to More sense, more sensibility

  1. MommyLES says:

    Wow. you really have big plans this summer for CJ. Hope you’ll have a grand time. Visiting for MM! Mine is up

  2. kairui says:

    your plans are so interesting and with so much fun for sure…visiting from Mommy Moments…

    take a peek on my MM entry
    http://lovingoutliving.blogspot.com/2011/04/our-summer-plans.html

    and don’t forget to leave some comment!
    Thanks, have a happy weekend!

  3. January says:

    wow! that will be a lot of fun..

    Don’t forget to visit My Mommy Moments wink*

  4. chubskulit says:

    Wow what a hectic schedule for summer.

    Our summer Plans

  5. Hazel says:

    time constraints sis. trying to pack in as many as possible 🙂

  6. Pinx says:

    so many plans! i hope you and CJ will really have fun! i love that helicopter ride you’re planning… wish i can do that too… enjoy summer! here’s my Mommy Moments entry!

  7. jeng says:

    I love the poem! Thank you for sharing. I have been reading different kinds of books to my son because I also love to read and I hope someday he will feel rich because he had a mother who read to him. ; ) You have great summer plans for CJ. I’m sure he will have an awesome time with you.

  8. Willa says:

    Wow! You and CJ are off to lots of activities this Summer.

    MM:Summer Plans

  9. jared's mum says:

    CJ needs all the energy to keep up with your summer activities…love your little poem, very interesting, i am also a mother who reads to my son!
    here’s to one summer to remember 😉
    mumwrites
    jared’s little corner

  10. mommy jes says:

    WOW! helicopter tour!!! submarine tour! cool!

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    dnt you have follow button?
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    THNKS MUCH!

  11. shengkay says:

    Seems baby will be very busy this summer..goodluck!
    Visiting from Mommy Moments! 🙂
    My Summer Plan
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    Shengkay’s Journal
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  12. mel cole says:

    Wow, you got beautiful plans and ideas in your summer sis. Fun and bonding to the max before you go to Bangkok. 🙂 My Mommy Moments

  13. Tetcha says:

    Those are great summer plans for you and your son! Good luck; I hope you all achieve them. I like the title of your post, too!

  14. kimmy says:

    wow! sounds like an exciting summer ahead..

  15. seth says:

    your summer with CJ is very hectic but I am sure he will enjoy every bit his loving mom prepared for him…

    Happy Summer!

    My Mommy Moments Entry

  16. Chris says:

    wow, wonderful plans for CJ.. i pray that you get to accomplish all that you need to do for CJ this summer! 😀

  17. Dyes says:

    Austen fanatic here also 🙂 your plans show how much you love your son 🙂

    Thanks for peeking at my plans.
    Don’t hesitate to drop by my STREET.

    Have a great summer!

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