For Mother's Day I bought my mom a whole bunch of red helium balloons and another larger one which says Love you Mum. I also got her her favourite candy, some nougat thingy I used to see her chomp on when I was younger.
But when I walked into the house with the balloons I was bombarded by the kids. Esther was wailing "Da jieeeee you didn't buy this for me on MY day!", Han Yang was trying to climb up my leg out of sheer excitement and his sister Si Qi was giggling nonstop.
I almost forgot how it feels to be surrounded by children: purposeful.