Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tween.. what?

Since the beginning of the year, I have a feeling that I am losing the grip with my eldest. I just could not pinpoint to what I was searching for. For a moment I thought I was being too harsh.. for a moment I think I was being too lenient.

Maybe it is the time that we spent were getting lesser, maybe he was getting less attention, maybe he was fighting for more freedom *gasp*.. 
whatever it is.. I know I am losing grip of this person in which I used to call him "the little man"..
Perhaps he is just showing budding symptoms of a tween! Like they always say that this man is a mature little man since from a young age.

*scream*
so fast!!!


One of those nights at Daiso w the boys.
Love their matchy tees


At U Picnic about 3 weekends ago.


At legoland 2 weekends ago. Love it when the two of them show so much love for each other.


At the airport T3.

Slowly little man.. slowly.. I know you will be a fine man one day.

Friday, March 18, 2016

One last minute surprise for the kids.. Legoland Malaysia..

It was a rather hasty and last minute decision between 3 mummies that all (almost) their kids ended up with a good surprise to Legoland!

And in order to save the hassle of driving, we booked a Malaysia MPV to come fetch us at 745am (yawnnn) as we were worried of the holidays-anticipated-jam along the causeway.

And so after an hour of jam and after breakfast, we reached Legoland at 10.30am!


Us!!


Isa very enthusiastic about car rides this time.


 Isa in action! Here we go!
We waited an average of 30 minutes for the ride. But I would say you would need enough manpower and some strategies to go Q for a ride.


This is like the best souvenir for the kiddos.
And anyone knows what is class D?


Dora in da shark.


Mei mei.. you must learn how to dramatise more like Papa..



Dora and I in the boat ride!
See the tomato face?
Love our similar haircut :D


And someone is tall enough for MANY rides..


Liked I always say.. I will never save on this rental for strollers.
We rented one despite bringing one of our own.
And here it is, the single one will cost you RM$40 for a single and you are required to pay a deposit of another RM$40.
Doubles would cost RM$80 and deposit as followed.


And spinning cups make the children so happy!
And one of our strategies is when we have enough manpower, not all adults have to be on the rides?


At the entrance of some dungeons.
And dont ask me why Isa is posing such.


Dora is just into posing into a muscle girl.


And post lunch rain made me whip out raincoat.
And so another strategy is to bring raincoats for the kids as umbrellas are heavy to carry.
Isa was trying to swallow the mist from the fans nearby.


And so Dora followed korkor "swallowing" the mist.
But mei.. there is no mist.


Love the miniland section of Legoland.
And we literally combed only half of it as we only had about 5 hours for it as our transport came and picked up at 4pm and this includes lunch.
I would say quite a achievement for us.
Till the next round for more updated pictures.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Some parenting experiences that we face..


Situation 1: food before meal 

Just one of those afternoons in the car that the kids decided to share a burger... Before dinner. 

What would you do?

Say no? We say "yes of course!" Anything to make the kids happy. Apparently this dream burger not only make the kids happy, they still had their dinner after that. 



Situation 2: the girl who is crazy about cutting

Another typical Saturday that Dora decided that cutting was going to the activity of the day.

What would you do?

We said yes of course. As long as safety is not compromised and she is supervised. Why not right?


Situation 3: celebrating birthdays and sharing love with someone who is not related to you

There may be people who don't celebrate their birthdays.

What would you do?

In fact we celebrated our helper's birthday just recently. Her 4th with us. Very thankful for her presence in our house really. And sometimes we don't need birthdays to remind us that we have to show our appreciation towards that person. We always tell our children our helper Auntie is our family member although she is not related to us by blood. 


Situation 4: Teach the kids to "fight"?

Not that we encourage our kids to know how to fight but teaching resiliency from young is very important. I was in fact caught in a situation last year when Isa's teacher called me up when he was caught for punching a school bus friend then breaking his glasses. We were told that we might have to compensate the glasses and may need to see the principal.

What do you do?

I stayed chilled thru out the whole conversation and I told the teacher I will place the matter in her hands for I believe the school will handle the matter professionally. I also gave the teacher the other side of the story on this particular dishonest and haughty boy's behavior towards my son in the bus. After a month of investigation, my son was let off with just a warning and we don't have to pay for the glasses after all! I didn't blame Isa for such behavior despite my first response was,"you are wrong because you strike first." We all know who is wrong in the first place but sometimes we have to bear with things at times in order for the truth to surface.



Situation 5: crawling woes 

Lil I is an avid crawler as he is not exactly mobile yet at 16.5mths. And just last week, he crawled so fast that his hand got caught under his knees and he went face down on the floor n bit his lower lip.

What do you do?

Let nature takes it course. We are still protective parents (like who is not) but we still thinking that crawling is such an important phase of growing. Not only it enhances his gross motor skills, it will always stimulates his left and right brain to work together. We know we can't stop him from crawling.. So to more bruises and falls and worries to come.. 


Cheers to more adventurous parenting experience ahead!
Have fun!



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