Thursday, March 1, 2012

things they said...

A bit more to my previous post about canteen food and school allowance:

When I was a kid like HQ, I didn't eat the bread that my mum packed for me to school. My mum, whom I admire in so many ways, was a busy full-time working mum of 3. With working, cooking, washing and cleaning to do, understandably she could only manage to pack bread for her children. How I envied my friends who have pocket money to spend however they wanted.

That's why, for HQ (and later QQ for the matter), I wanted him to have more varied packed food to entice him to eat. Also, eventhough I disagree with the food sold in the canteen, I wanted to give him pocket money so that he won't feel the way that I felt when I was a kid. What we can do is to educate him on his food choices.
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Last Saturday, we went to a wedding dinner of hub's friend. The bride is a slender lady with very long wavy brown hair. QQ was of course smitten.

As the lights dimmed and the bride walked in, QQ's eyes gleamed and she ohhed and ahhed. After the procession, QQ insisted in taking a picture with the bride. How she beamed! :-D

Later she noticed the bridesmaid holding the bride's train of her gown. So she asked and answered her own questions:

QQ: Why the jie jie must hold the bride's dress like that? So that the bride won't trip and fall ah? If the bride fall down, there will not be a wedding anymore ah?

Hahaha!!! Lazy to do more explanation, I just told her: "More or less like that, dear..."

Heeheehee...
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Hubs and I usually stuff little trash like tissue or candy wrappers into our pockets/ bag when we go out. We will only empty our pockets off the trash when we spot a dustbin/ reach home.

Once, hubs was stuffing some paper into his pocket when a piece dropped on the floor. QQ was quick to respond:

QQ: Papa, you, a grown up man hor, how can you be so shameful?!?! Throw rubbish everywhere?!?!

Adui... tak bagi chance langsung...

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One day, after breakfast and while we were walking to our car, HQ said he has something to ask me, but asked me to promise not to be angry with him. He then whispered his questions in my ear.

HQ: Who is God?

HQ: Why do we need to live if in the end we die?

HQ: If it's so difficult to make a baby, why does God want to make a person die?

He must have known that the topic of death is taboo, therefore asking me beforehand not to be angry with him. I wonder how long these questions have been lingering in his head...

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When the dinner spread was served during last Saturday's wedding dinner, hub's friends who were sitting at the same table started encouraging my kids to eat, especially HQ, who is always very picky about food.

Jie Jie: Come on, HQ, eat! Don't worry, the food is all free! Your Papa give ang pow already, so eat as much as you can!

HQ: *whispered in my ear* If Papa gave ang pow already hor, then how can the food still be free?!?!?

I was glad he whispered in my ear and not answer them in his loud voice :-S.

QQ: 4y 7m old
HQ: 6y 9m old


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8 comments:

Broccoli Ginger said...

smart kids! the questions are getting tougher n tougher... :)

Ann said...

Wah....they are both very smart kids!

chinnee (chinneeq@gmail.com) said...

ya lor...luckily your son din say the last sentence OUT LOUD man, WAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Health Freak Mommy said...

I share the same sentiment as you on pocket money. The more you restrict, the more it will stoke the child to rebel and secretly buy them coz I was once the rebellious child who secretly bought loads of junk food! But was exposed by my parents not long after :(

MommyAngel said...

hahahahahaha .... you have a smart kid there!! Whenever HQ speaks, I would think twice and say, how true!! Ya ... good give ang pow already, how could it be free :P

prince n princess mum said...

Like the way they talk.. haha!

A Mom's Diary said...

Wow! I wonder what goes through his mind when he contemplates the questions of living and dying.

mNhL said...

haha.....both are smart kids. i laugh out loud on the last one..

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