These photos were taken at Rippon Lea Estate’s Children’s Garden, looks like a kid’s party doesn’t it? For someone who used to have an intense dislike to kids, I am happy to tell you that I’ve been thoroughly transformed. Before I became a mom, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a not-for-profit organisation teaching toddlers Bible stories. Their trust, curiosity, and child-like wonder, mixed with a healthy dose of mischief melted my icy heart. I was humbled by their fondness (one child called me her ‘second mom’, and others competed for my lap) and touched by their attentiveness (they loved pointing to the polka dots on my stockings, and when I was pregnant, they lined up to touch ‘the baby’). Although I was their teacher and they called me “Mrs Kee”, I learnt so much from them. Their eagerness to learn, limitless imagination, passion for play and boundless energy are timely reminders of what we used to have, and can still have if we live life to the full, like a child.