We have survived four weeks of school. Everyone is getting used to sleeping and waking up early by now and I am glad for some quieter moment in the mornings.
Since schools have started, both Jan and Jay have their sleep around 9pm on weekdays. I'm rather strict about their bedtimes. No more staying late watching tv or playing. They need to be up by 6am to take their breakfast, bath and ready for school which starts at 7am. Luckily the school is just a minute drive from our place.
Jamie on the other hand, has been sleeping very late and some nights, he would wake up once or twice; whining and reluctant to sleep again. This has beenb going since early this year. Some more, he has a peculiar request; he wants to sleep with lights on!
In the middle of the night, he would wake up and request for the lights to be turned on! So for a month now, we have been sleeping with lights on when he wants to sleep or wake up at night. Sometimes I would switch it off when he dozes off while some nights, I would dozed off before he did, leaving the lights on.
So, with the nightly interruption from the little one, I felt pretty tired during the day last month because of not enough sleep and need to get up early before the kids do. No more afternoon naps for me most of the time since I would be busy with their afternoon tuitions and activities.
Call it that stage or anything, Jamie who is 2 years and 4 months old is getting very stubborn and strong-headed. He never listens to our reasoning when we say "no". Just hope this behaviour will go away or change when he starts his kindergarden classes.
Luckily for me that I do not cook lunches. I cook breakfast and dinner on weekdays and dinner on weekends. For lunches on weekday, I would go out and buy for me and kids. So in the morning, I could get some rests (if Jamie leaves me alone!) or do some housechores.
On one Friday, I came to this coffee shop. It was around 11am and the school was going to end by 1130am. So I looked for some quick meal and decided to give this chicken rice stall a try. My kids tasted its steamed chicken rice once. I think it was fine, nothing spectacular or something to shout about.
Somehow the food pictures in front of the stall attracted me that day. I actually told myself that I would not want to try the food from this stall but at the back of my mind, I decided to give it a second try. Turned out that I should have stick to my initial decision!
I ordered a nasi ayam penyet for myself while the kids had its nasi ayam goreng. Thought it would be fast, but Jamie and I have to wait around 5 minutes to get our order done. The middle -aged uncle and aunt were taking their time preparing our food. But I guess it was alright since they looked friendly and earning their hard living from selling food at coffee shop.
My nasi ayam penyet (RM8.00) was not that impressive. The chicken was soft and not too dry but lack of spices and seasonings. The sambal was not spicy at all. They gave few slices of cucumbers and cabbages underneath the chicken thigh.
They served this yellow-coloured rice. Maybe they used turmeric for the colouring and fragrance?? The rice was soft though. I actually enjoyed the rice more than the chicken and sambal!
The kids' nasi ayam goreng did not looked that good but at least both kids ate their meal.
No more buying from this stall. It is not that the food was that bad but somehow I do not feel it is value for money. I could get a better food at such price from other place. All well, at least I tried it out and know now.