Last year was challenging year for me as I have been trying to make a good balance between my 1-year-old daughter’s childcare and my work. My daughter doesn’t have a nap for a long time, so I can’t concentrate my work during daytime. I stayed up late a lot, but one day I tried to get up very early in the morning. Both work sometime and didn’t work other times… This year, my new challenge is to draw while I take care of my daughter as much as I can. Even though it is a just rough sketch. I think I should be more flexible and easy going…
And I did it this morning. It was just 2-3 minutes just before she started saying “mummy, hold me!”. Just a quick drawing but this is good start!
And also I let her use my painting tool too. This is my daughter Hana’s abstract painting. As she painted same for place long time, I was worried if she made a hole on the paper.. but she didn’t. There are many interesting marks on the paper and eventually we both were happy.
When my 12 months old daughter couldn’t stop coughing, I checked my natural medicine book and found this recipe..which is.. Boil pumpkin seeds and walnuts together, and drink that water. We had cough syrup but there are not many medicine for a baby, so I decided to try this “nuts water”. After 2 days, her cough was dramatically reduced. I mean, it has almost gone!
Just a coincidence? Not sure. But I think it worked on her somehow.