Latest weekly Insing column is "mrbrown and the Botanic Gardens"
We looked at the sky on National Day with some dismay.
Rain was coming down and we had gotten up extra early to get ready for our outing to the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden with the kids and our friends, the Teos.
The wife had arranged this little outing with Jo, the other mommy and only told me about it the night before. Being the obedient husband, I could only say "Of course, what a great idea!"
I had great plans for the National Day holiday, which involved patriotic things like sleeping in. So out went that grand plan. But a man has to fulfill his Duties to Fatherhood so I made the necessary sacrifice. Also I didn't want to get another lecture on how I should spend more time with the kids from the Boss and Director of Parental Guilt Trips.
For a moment, I saw the rain and thought, perhaps I could crawl back to bed while feigning great disappointment. But the wife was already on the phone, calling Jo to see if it was raining at her side of the Singapore.
"Jo says it is not raining a drop at her end. So I think we should just go," the wife said optimistically after she hung up.
So we piled into the car and drove towards the Botanic Gardens. (cont'd)