Friday, February 25, 2011

such innocence

QQ: 3y 6m old

One night QQ asked me:

QQ: Mama, when you grow up, which super hero do you want to be?

When you grow up... hahaha! Controling my laughter, I hugged her and kissed her hair :-).

"Which super hero do you want to be when you grow up, meimei?" I asked.

With great assertion, she answered " I want to be Eeeelassssteeeegurrrlll !"

She meant Elastigirl from The Incredibles. I was happy that for once, she did not answer any boy super hero; Buzz Lightyear, Tighten and Spiderman being her favourite :-).

But right now... I think she looks more like a mini Chun Li :-PAlthough I don't think Chun Li will approve on this move:

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

*headache*

QQ: 3y 6m old

My QQ is a tempest, a sweetie, and a headache all rolled into one.

From young, she has been good with words, smiles, using her tantrums and charm to get her ways. Often, successfully. Read here, here, here and here.

Ever since she started school this year, we found that she has been getting more and more pampered. With us, and with her teachers. Where other kids just wave goodbye to the teachers before leaving for home, QQ went ahead and hug them, bidding them goodbye in her sweetest voice. And believe me, the teachers were beaming in delight! Even when my kids arrive at the front gate every morning, I notice teachers looking at QQ with that "motherly look"

And she has been getting better with words too. Here's some:
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One morning, QQ saw me applying make-up and she wanted to apply some on herself too. I playfully brushed my blusher brush on her cheeks. She giggling said:

QQ: Now I pretty like mama. Mama is sooooooo pretty.

I floated in the air...
And she continued:

QQ: Teacher Rajes also put make-up. I tell Teacher Rajes: Teacher Rajes is sooooooo pretty that I want to pengsan already.

o.O" No wonder Teacher Rajes so sayang her *shake head*
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During the recent CNY celebration, the kiddos' kindy had a lion dance session on one of the school days. HQ of course was overjoyed! QQ on the other hand, was very curious and wanted to watch, but was terrified. She clung on to her beloved Teacher Rajes and Teacher Rajes carried her throughout the whole session. When school ended, Popo (my mum) came to fetch the kids home, and Teacher Rajes was so happy to announce to Popo (and to many others) that QQ told her this:

QQ: Thank you Teacher Rajes for saving my life!

And I'm sure the above was spoken in her sweetest voice, a pampered expression and probably batting her eyelids too *roll eyeballs*
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When the kiddos made mistakes, HQ will honestly feel regretful and says "I'm sorry for my mistake, mama. I will not repeat my mistake again".

With QQ... I really don't know what to say....

QQ: Wahwawawawawa... Please don't get angry with me mama. I didn't do anything wrong. It's all korkor's fault! Wahwawawawa!

Or...

QQ: Wahwawawawawa... I'm sorry I made you angry, mama. But I cannot control myself from crying. I also cannot control myself from fighting with korkor. Wahwawawawa!


We scratched out heads bald thinking where she learned those lines from...

*headache*

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

chitter-chatter

HQ: 5y 8m old
QQ: 3y 6m old


Right before CNY, I asked hubby to bring HQ to the Indian barber to have his hair trimmed. When HQ heard what I said to hubby, he being the opportunist, quickly reacted:

HQ: You know, Mama, cutting hair is my most unfavourite thing to do. *sigh*

Before I could reply him, he said:

HQ: But I will still follow Papa to cut my hair. So you have to give me a sweet now for being a good boy *grin*

Hahaha! Of course he got his forbidden treat. How can I say no, right? :-P

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QQ: Mama, do you know you have to say sorry to Papa?
Me: Why?
QQ: Because you beat Papa's shoulder just now.
Me: But I don't know how to say sorry... *pulling her leg*
QQ: What??? You know how to say sorry wat!
Me: I don't know...
QQ: Say "Sorry, Kelvin!"
QQ: Or say "Sorry, Lou Gong!" *guffawed*

LOL!!! Lou Gong means Hubby in Cantonese. She must have heard me calling hubby that :-).

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

singapore trip: wrapping up

a very belated post - day 5 of Sinagpore trip: 7th December 2010 (Tuesday). You can read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 entries by clicking the links.

Day 5 was the day we made our way back home. Before leaving, my cheeky nephew G wanted to show HQ his favourite playground. So after breakfast, the kids played at the playground, while the men watched over them. Ladies went to the market.
One thing I really love about this place is how family friendly everywhere is. There's at least one playground in every housing area, all within walking distance. These playground are very clean and well-maintained too. In every shopping complex or tourist attraction, there's sure to be small sections dedicated to kids, like indoor playgrounds and even water parks. Best of all, they're free :-). Well, we do have parks and playground back home, but they can really do with a lot more maintenance and cleaning. Here's a water park in the middle of the zoo... definitely a kids' favourite! And for the parents? They can either join in the fun (like my hubby and BIL; LOL!) or stand aside and watch over them. Oh, that's me "watching over the kids". I'm wearing one of Old & New Stuff for Sale's jumpsuit; it's really light and comfortable! I've also bought some other things, and Shireen was so nice to include a pair of shades for QQ. Hop on to their site to view more selections :-). Another thing that really surprised me is the level of security. My sis' kids, the youngest being as little as 16 months old then, were allowed to roam around in shopping complexes, only within their parents' view. With one look people can tell that we're not locals, as we're so kiasi - holding on to our little ones for fear that they may get lost or kidnapped! I was also surprised to find that my sis' place do not have iron grills on their doors and windows throughout the whole house. Maybe high rise condominiums do not need grills as they're closely guarded by guards and not so reachable by robbers, but a double storey semi-detached home? Does that really show that it's a lot safer at the Lion's City?

Ok, back to the original post. After breakfast and the playground, we headed home. But before that, I requested for a detour to another destination... the fabric stores! My lovely Sis insisted that she brings me :-). Rows and rows of very beautiful fabric greeted me; I was the happiest girl in my fabric heaven! Though a lot more expensive than the price that I paid when I shopped in fabric stores back home, there were a lot more variety and the fabric prints were so beautiful! I had to be very mindful and budgetted myself strictly. The fabrics that I've bought are now rinsed, dried, ironed, folded and waiting for me to cut on them! Sigh.. so happy :-). So that rounds up the whole of Singapore trip :-). You can read more on the trip here:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

lovey-dovey

HQ: 5y 7m old
QQ: 3m 5m old


When my kids are in the lovey-dovey mood, they can be quite mushy :-). Hugging, kissing and saying the nicest things. Not that I'm complaining :-D.

Here's what QQ has to say:

QQ: Mama, you are the most beautiful girl in the whole wide world!
Me: Oh... thank you! *smile ear to ear*
QQ: You are a billion thousand more pretty than the rainbow!
QQ: You are a billion thousand more pretty than the butterfly!
QQ: You are a billion thousand more pretty than the ribbon!
QQ: You are a billion thousand more pretty than the flower!
Me: *heart melts*

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Sometimes, QQ can be a real sweetheart to her Papa too:
Papa: *sneezed*
QQ: Papa, are you sick?
Papa: I am going to get sick *cough cough*
QQ: Papa, please don't get sick. I will be so sad if you get sick. Because you are my super hero *snff sniff*
Papa: *heart melts*

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One one ocassion, she was sitting on the toilet bowl doing her business, and I stayed with her. While doing her little business, her bumbum hurt and she received lots of sayang from me. She said:

QQ: Mama, I love you soooooooo much! *complete with hand gestures, visualizing "how much"*
Me: I love you soooooo much too, meimei!
QQ: I love you sooooooo much... but not so much as all the elephants on the ball in the Dumbo show... *looked thoughtful*
It's been such a long time since she watched Dumbo, I thought it was funny that she suddenly recalled that scene and compare her love with the weight of these elephants... o.O"

picture source: Youtube

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Monday, February 7, 2011

school updates

HQ: 5y 7m old
QQ: 3y 5m old

HQ has been reported being a great korkor to QQ in school. Teachers told Popo (my Mum) that he has been helping his meimei to eat during break time, reserving a seat for her during tv time, and helping her at the toilet :-). He has also been doing his homework diligently without being told, and often helps QQ with her homework. The school has changed the English reading syllabus to Peter & Jane this year, and he's reading Book 9 now. He is finding reading more interesting than numbers nowadays.

QQ, on the other hand, worries me. Popo (my mum) needs to nag, coax, bribe and threaten her to do her homework. Every single time! She takes ages to write a line of capital A, and often ended up crying, feigning sleepy, hungry, hot and what-not. How did she finally get her homework done? HQ holds her hand and write! *slap forehead*

In school, the teachers love her as she has never asked for her mama or popo. They find her cute too as she talks a lot... non-stop in fact, about her gong gong, her papa, her mama, popo, going to the cinema, her classmates, about everything! After awhile, her talking disrupts the class, and now the teachers give her a nickname... Ms. Chatterbox! *slap forehead* She's a clever little girl who learns pretty fast... but only if she keeps her little butt on her chair and her little mouth shut! *sigh...*

I don't understand... I thought she would love homework as before she started school, she loved writing with her korkor. Why the sudden change?

Do you have any of same thing with your kid? How do you handle it?


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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year 2011!

Here's wishing everyone who dropped by a very Happy Chinese New Year! Let's usher the year of Rabbit with lots of happiness, prosperity, health, and togetherness! :-D.

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