Monday, September 26, 2011

Kiasu-ism..

Inspirations to write this blog came from my forum friend with his entry titled
"Should We Really Be So Kiasu?" and his came from this original entry.


I reckon this is one of our main concerns esp when we are in a society which focuses so much on academic studies. I will not deny the fact that I am kiasu too. Like many others, I started many activities that involved learning including flashcards and bedtime stories with my son even before he turned one. I guess being a ex-preschool teacher aids my interests to "groom"my son helps. But frankly speaking, I did not remember anything I did with Isadore lasted for more than 6 months as there was ALWAYS something along the way which I thought it would suit him better.

Then when Isa turned 8 months, I moved back with my parents and stayed with them for abt 2 yrs due to my work. I would say I am very blessed as my mom is an enthusiastic grandmother who loves to teach her darling grandson. Thus up till todate, Isadore is a merticulous child who does his work consciously and he ALWAYS has a sharp eye for details.

Anyway after this long journey of teaching and learning and having this wonderful boy, I always remind myself of this:
Academic can wait, but character building cant.

I would say I feel glad esp reading the original post abt "What a four year old should know" as at the end of the day, I am very proud of my Isadore who actually knows and understand these:

  1. She should know that she is loved wholly and unconditionally, all of the time. (In other words: LOVE)
  2. He should know that he is safe and he should know how to keep himself safe in public, with others, and in varied situations. He should know that he can trust his instincts about people and that he never has to do something that doesn’t feel right, no matter who is asking. He should know his personal rights and that his family will back them up. (In another words: Being sensitive)
  3. She should know how to laugh, act silly, be goofy and use her imagination. She should know that it is always okay to paint the sky orange and give cats 6 legs. (In another words: Humour)
  4. He should know his own interests and be encouraged to follow them. If he could care less about learning his numbers, his parents should realize he’ll learn them accidentally soon enough and let him immerse himself instead in rocket ships, drawing, dinosaurs or playing in the mud. (In another words: Reflection and self realisation)
  5. She should know that the world is magical and that so is she. She should know that she’s wonderful, brilliant, creative, compassionate and marvelous. She should know that it’s just as worthy to spend the day outside making daisy chains, mud pies and fairy houses as it is to practice phonics. Scratch that– way more worthy. (In another words: Intrapersonal skills)
So is your child the same too? :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halfway thru the mark..

 
Here's more facts:
Up until now your baby has been measured from crown to rump but from this point on the measurement will be from crown to heel – and this week she is about 26cm long and is steadily gaining weight. A whitish coat of a slick, fatty substance called vernix caseosa begins to cover your baby, protecting her skin during its long immersion in amniotic fluid. It also eases birth. Your baby's swallowing more this week, good practice for her digestive system. After your baby takes in amniotic fluid, her body absorbs the water in the liquid and moves the rest into her large bowel. In her bowel, a sticky by-product of her digestive system, called meconium, accumulates. It'll appear in her first nappy after she's born. 
 
Ms Pinu is 20 weeks old! What? So fast? *grins* 


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

When one is not enough..

It was the Mid Autumn Festival here in sg on 12 Sept n Isa decided to show off his collection at the playground in the late evening..
Tsk tsk tsk.. I didn't buy them.. ALL were bought by my beloved Dad. He is Gong gong's first ever precious gem. What say u?
Anyway his fav is the pink one.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Mid Autumn everyone!!

One nice lantern which costs $6.9 -_-
anyway it was bought by gong gong..

Friday, September 09, 2011

Words from the lil man..

Isa's speech caught me by surprise today:


  1. "I tell Mummy I drink water done!"
  2. "Wall sockets and electricity are brothers, fishballs and fishcakes are brothers too!"
So what on earth is inside this lil man's brain?

Monday, September 05, 2011

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