Just Another Day

Child, Parenting, Toddler

We had another of our ‘Throw-Away-Toys’ moment again. After Keatkeat’s birthday bash in November and Christmas, the toys have exceeded the ‘limit’ which I have set for them.

Usually we would have this practice just before a birthday celebration or a present giving session like Children’s Day or Christmas. Our perfect ‘excuse’ to do it today was the anticipation of the Lion Heads’ replacement mentioned in yesterday’s post.

You can imagine how WILLINGLY my boys were at throwing those broken toys away. When you don’t have such ‘good reasons’ even those cars that have lost 4-wheels are like treasures to them! But during ‘Throw-Away-Toys’ routine, these are first to go….

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While Allan was reading the updates of the English Soccer on the net, I was the monster chasing my boys around my 80+ square meter house for almost 45mins non-stop!

I remember Anthony Robbins once said in his seminar, “Use your motion to change your emotions”… so for those of you who saw my SOS post on my other blog, you know I had a burning ‘head’ yesterday and just as I expected, this morning I woke up with a headache.

Guess what? The mad chase around the house did change my grumpy look… *laugh* Aren’t I glad I have kids? Sure I AM!

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At dinner time, Keatkeat did it again. The urge to pass motion comes after first few mouthful of rice. 1st attempt was not rewarding, nothing came out from his ‘hole’ after sitting on the toilet bowl for 10mins.

Came back and took another few bites. 15mins later, the urge came again, this time, he got a satisfying result. He even exclaimed that he only needed 3 wipes to get his bottom cleaned, instead of the usual 10-20 wipes.

He doesn’t like to wash, he prefers to wipe. I think either way, I’m fine. So long as he is comfortable and CLEANed. Personally, I prefer him to wipe because if he is so used to washing his bum after the ‘big business’ is done, when he is doing ‘IT’ outside, he will have issues, cos’ there’s no water hose for him to wash.

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Binbin have not done this for a long time, but his unique ‘talent‘ have not left him. He did it again just now. *laugh* He fell asleep while he was eating his dinner half-way. Please don’t ask me how he did it. He just DID IT!!! He was munching away and the next moment, he was snoring…. *huge laugh*

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Getting into the Mood

Child, Parenting, Preschool, Toddler

When you live in a multi-racial, multi-religious country like Singapore, its really hard to fully enjoy a season. It was just Christmas a while agao, and now, the shops are busy changing their stocks from blue-and-white to gold-and-red.

Yes, Chinese New Year is on 26 January 2009. Having a higher number of Chinese population over here, its unmistakably that more people celebrates CNY then Christmas. Well, the truth is: not all Chinese are Christians but MOST Christians are Chinese….

We went to Chinatown today, for a walk, just to see if those temporary CNY shops are up, just to see if the decorations are done, just to be there earlier before the crowd to get into the mood of the longest celebrated season every year.

Personally, I think that Keatkeat and Binbin have very strong legs as compared to kids of their age. I credit it to ‘never-pram and hardly-carry’ days ever since they made their first step.

We walked for 3 hours non-stop. What truly kept them going were their search for a replacement…. for these:-

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Those were the mini lion heads we bought for them earlier this year, to greet my PIL when we visited them on the first day of CNY, which made everyone laughed so hard.

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Binbin’s orange lion head’s beard and moustache are completely gone, the ‘body’ has been detached from the head long ago. As for Keatkeat’s white lion head, the ears were ripped off months after the above performance.

Allan and I are not very keen on getting them another set. The kids are aware. In a way, they are ‘sensible’. They are willing to compromise for a smaller one. Those that are hand-held, more like a puppet, instead of getting the exact same size as their disfigured Lions lying in that Toy Box together with all their Hot Wheels.

Yes the kids found those puppets, almost half the price of what they own. But the adults played delayed-tactics. Afterall, its still another month away and the parents know their kids too well… they have good intentions in mind, they just want the lions to be still in ‘one-piece’ for the big day on 26 January…. so till the day gets nearer, the family is staying away from shops that look really Red-and-Gold from afar… *wink*

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