So this is what's happening in our home with just ONE boy going off for KINDY:
Mommy wakes up at 7am to get herself ready and to pack other necessary stuff, i.e. hot water flask, milk powder, etc. At this time, grandma is already busy preparing breakfast for the rest of the house, or she'd be back from the market with breakfast and other stuff she needed from the market.
Micah usually wakes himself up about 7.30-7.45am. gets changed, sometimes a shower if he feels it's not too cold, and his milk in front of the TV. (One show to entertain him, usually Bob the Builder, while he drinks his milk. Still on the bottle. Will do something about weaning him next year. 5 years old's milestone!)
Just as we hit 8am, I will get him into the car. So far I have not been successful in stealing out of the house without Max. He will wake up before we leave and so we will bundle him and grandma along. She'll feed the boys their breakfast in the car as we take the 30mins - 50mins journey (depending on the traffic). We would all be on the look out for trucks, tractors, trains, etc.
Micah gets to school on time, if not earlier than other friends, and the three of us have three hours to kill before we pick him up. It's really just too far to go back home.
Since it's been just the first week for us, we have not quite established a routine for ourselves yet. we have visited a park near by (and discovered that was the day thet were starting on some renovation), walked around a wet market and then sit at a coffee shop for breakfast, and walking about a shopping mall.
Heading to Ah Ma's house (my mom's) seems a pretty good idea. Of course we could go to the science center still, once a week, for the benefit of Max.
Other possible ideas:
1. go swimming once a week, but not sure how Max will take that with his sensitive nose;
2. get Gadget-daddy to send Micah in the morning and we go pick him up about 12pm, that is when he's around and up to waking up so early - usually after a weak of being overworked in Jakarta he takes the week back to rest as much as he can;
(can't think of any more at the moment. And I am really trying no to have any shopping malls involved if I can. hahaha...)
By the time we get back, the boys take their lunch and are ready for a nap. Max needs one, Micah usually does, but occasionally skips it. Grandma needs one too. Mommy definitely needs one.