I am a strong believer of being joyful and staying happy.
When a person is happy, the whole world is viewed through different lens.
Lens of goodness.
Lens of opportunities.
In life, there will be imperfection and unpleasant surprises thrown at us.
I do get upset.
I do have negative thoughts too.
However, the key point is HOW LONG DO I ALLOW MYSELF to be in that bad state of mind?
For me, very short.
A couple of hours?
A day or two max!
But THIS takes practice!
Tons of Practice! And it starts with controlling our tongue!
Words that are spoken cannot be retrieved, just like a cup of spilled milk.
So if the words which came out of the mouth is of low value, the damage will be done to the receiver, regardlessof how many “I’m So Sorry, Please Forgive Me.” is said after that.
The wound may heal, but the scar remains.
Thus, I often remind Kitkit and Binbin, if you have NOTHING GOOD TO SAY, KEEP QUIET. Focus on the Good, not the bad.
Yesterday, Kitkit handed this to me, which was stapled onto his Composition Paper.
He said: “Mummy, read my Strength. Don’t look at ‘What to Work On’. You know, that’s rather negative. ‘Cos ‘What to Work On’ means I did not do a good job in that area. So don’t talk about negative things. Just look at MY Strength, ok?”
What a perfect way to escape from being reprimanded, by using my words on me.
March is Binbin’s month and on different days of that month, we had been granting his birthday wishes one after another:
17th March 2014
Binbin’s love for ‘pi-pi-piak-piak’ was satisfied. (The name ‘pi-pi-piak-piak’ was used to replace ‘Cooking on Hotplate’ since his toddler years. As it resembles the sound of the sizzle that’s created when the raw meat touches the hotplate. *laugh*)
For price, for variety, for comfort, we chose to go to Seoul Gardens in Malaysia.
As usual, Binbin had lots of fun cooking his own food. He has improved. No scalding this time. *smile*
28th March 2014 – After School
Binbin had already decided on this birthday present since last year!
Kids and I went for 5 rounds.
Allan went for none.
Skyline was down that day, so the only way to come back up to the starting point of the Luge Ride was to wait for the chartered bus at the end of the ride. Allan felt that it would help to save us time from waiting for the chartered bus by chauffeuring us back to the Luge Ride starting point each time our ride ends at the bottom of the slope.
The wonderful man drove us up 5 times and went back down to wait for us 5 times!
If there is truly such a thing as Karma, then my boys and I must have done lots of good things in the past to have Allan in our life.
Allan took a video of us on the Luge Ride before racing down the slope to pick us up from the other end.
28th March 2014 – Dinner
Binbin is totally IN LOVE with the food and ambiance of Pique Nique since our first visit there some months ago.
After much bugging and waiting, his wish for a revisit was finally granted on this day.
30th March 2014 – Morning Cake Cutting
This year we did not have our usual mid-night cake cutting because the birthday boy was too tired.
Therefore the candles were blown only after they came back from their Sunday soccer training.
30th March 2014 – Afternoon movie with Yi Zhang and Ah Yi
The doting Yi Zhang and Ah Yi brought the boys to watch the movie ‘Captain America-The Winter Soldier’ at JCube.
Yi Zhang also prepared an extra gift for Binbin : Binbin’s favourite movie thus far – ‘FROZEN’.
With that, he can watch it umpteen times now!
30th March 2014 – Evening Celebration with Relatives
It was Binbin’s choice to celebrate with his grandparents, uncles and aunties, and cousins.
He feels that spending time with them is more precious than having a day out with the 3 of us (Allan, Kitkit and I).
We bought food, so that my MIL does not need to cook and tire herself out.
For Binbin, the best part was probably the “Champagne” Popping moment. His 2nd Uncle was teaching him how to do it. It was the Birthday Boy’s very first try. I think he did pretty well and did not give up even though it was difficult at first.
Kitkit SECRETLY bought and wrapped Binbin’s present on his own, when Binbin had to stay back in school on a certain day.
From Yi Zhang and Ah Yi:
From 1st Uncle and Auntie:
From 2nd Uncle and Auntie:
From the photos, I noticed that my boy has grown tanner…. thanks to the soccer training……….. healthier look? *shrugged*
Angeline Foong is my name. Making kids happy is my aim. Friends call me kids-crazy because I always adore children and want to be close to them as often as I can. Now that I have two children of my own. I realised that Parenting need NOT be a frustrating experience. With lots of CREATIVITY, love, patience and time, no issue is considered unsolvable. Share with me your woes in parenting your child and I just might have the antidote to your 'poison'. *smile*
Leave a Comment before you go.
Too shy to say it out loud?
Then email me at email@example.com.