Thursday, December 30, 2010
This certificate should be good enough as a stepping stone to build his language proficiency and confidence. Despite this, we are bidding farewell to Helen O'Grady as Daddy feels that Taman Tun is too far just for a drama class.
So,Mom gotta search for a nearer place for W.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I bought a 1.5 recipe Indulgence birthday cake from a so-called lifestyle cafe at Ampang.
It was a big letdown that the outlet did not have the right sized box for the big cake. My husband had to wait for more than 30 mins at the outlet for the staff to 'mend' two boxes so that it could fit the big cake. Not only that, while putting the cake into the small box, the cream at the side of the cake was smeared. So,the staff had to 'fix' the cake and put cream and what not on the 'damaged' cake.When it reached our home, the cake was 'smeared' again as we opened the box. I was so disappointed that the company with such reputation could deliver such service.
Here are pictures of the 'damaged' cake.
It seems unacceptable! It was just slightly less than a month and I get an unwelcomed visit from these intruders. (On the other hand, I wonder if we are called intruders of nature by these creatures..) They first appeared alive in a number of about more than ten at first on my kitchen table top under the cabinet. The sight intimidated me and was so disgusting. Anyhow, I learned to live with them, with less freaking, in about a day as we collected them in a container as evidence that they are still invading our residence. We cursed the pest control company for not being able to eradicate these mighty creatures before we move in. Why should we share our home with these creatures? Calling the pest control company was the next course of action. Believe me, I have a strong feeling that I would be living with these creatures for some time. They will definitely make more appearances in my life.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Or it could be Wyng and his wild imagination. Sometimes, he could be saying things beyond truth and even shocking at times such as 'Qo Qo kick mommy's spine' just because I've told my guys that I had epidural where the doctor injected into my spine before I gave birth to H. Strangers who heard of this might think what an abusive child I have.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
This week will mark the end of schooling for government schools. What does this mean to me? It's more sleeping time and less stress, of course. I can sleep for an additional one and half hours more.
What's the most heavenly is I can say goodbye (for 7 weeks, good enough) to my nightmarish nights of the weekdays. Temporarily gone will be the rush back from office, literally pouring down my dinner to my digestive system, dashing straight to the bathroom to take my 5-minute shower. My screaming for my two guys to assemble in the room for their homework will be unheard of for awhile. Tension will not be felt so much. Instead, there'll be more laughter.
Oh! I am looking forward to the school holidays as much as H. Well, my duties are not taking a break though. I have to think of productive activities to occupy my guys. I've got a few lined up for H. I need to think of a couple of activities for W to enjoy too.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wyng is a very affectionate and pleasant child. He's independent and always seeks friends to play with. He has excellent rapport with all the teachers and communicates easily with his peers. However, he shares his toys only when persuaded. He is a very helpful child and loves to help the teachers tidy up the toys in the classroom.
He is an active child and enjoys being outdoors. He is left handed and has well-developed pincer grip.
W is a very imaginative and creative child, loves to pretend play. Enjoys Arts & Craft very much and drawing too especially his daddy and mummy. He enjoys music and movement but needs to be reminded to sit down and listen at times.
He is a fast learner and able to grasp what is being taught. However,he seems to have short attention span at times. He 'dreams' while doing his paperwork and has to be reminded not to disturb other children. Able to rote count from 1-20 and he is able to write 1,2,3,4,7 and 10 confidently.
W identifies all the colours, even the lighter and darker shades. He is able to write his name confidently and can identify all of the alphabets confidently.
He speaks simple English clearly enough to be understood and sometimes speaks in expanded sentences.
He is a happy child, is gentle and caring. Sometimes, he gets upset seeing other children cry and would try to comfor them by giving them tissues or by just sitting next to them. He can be quite sensitive at times but feels reassured when given a hug and a cuddle by the teacher.
Friday, December 24, 2010
W's routine need to be reset. It's the second day home, W is still catching up with his lost naps in the 3D 2N holiday. He is still not that tuned in yet to his normal routine. Hope he will be fine comes Monday when school is back to normal. H seems unchanged. Still his usual playful boy. That's him. In fact, he enjoys his activities today.
What else are there awaiting me apart from loadfuls of laundry, unpacking and unpacking, unwashed bottles and containers that need washing. Housework still exist no matter what,where and when. How I wish I have a maid! They can really lighten a lot of load. Kinder to my cracking hand.
Well, I shouldn't be complaining. If there's no work, there's no reward. Comes in a package of having a family.
This eating habit was in a way developed from young and partly my fault. When H turned 6 months, being a first-time mother and very conscious of nutrition, I fed him fruits almost on a daily basis. I even went to the extent of varying the fruits that I fed him hoping that he would be able to enjoy different vitamins and take a liking to a variety of fruits when he is older. I started off with apples (the safest to start with as the Chinese believe that other fruits such as bananas and oranges will promote formation of phlegm, watermelon is too cooling for the young). Later, papaya is introduced. Each day would be different fruits such as kiwi fruit, plum and grapes. I tried to give him orange juice and mix with water. Somehow, H didn't prefer it probably because of its sour flavour.
As for W, not many attempts were taken to feed him fruits. I only fed him apples, and even then, I only did so not until he was one plus. With H's growing demands for my attention to coach him on his studies, I had less time to care for W's nutritional needs.
As a result, W does not take much liking to fruits. And,it will depend on his mood too. H is crazier for apples.
I tried to make it up. Apples were given daily to them when W was in pre-school. I've learnt that eating habits must be developed from young. How I wish I can turn back the clock and start all over again for W? But, late is better than never. Both are still growing, and their eating habits may change over time.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
H was detained for not completing his homework while he was in Year 3. Now, W was detained for making too much of noise in Year 1. Last Friday's detention was his third time. According to him, he was punished because he walked over to his classmate's desk to talk. And he was detained together with 9 other boys. This one seemed to shock him the most as he was in tears as soon as he got into my car. After some coaxing, he told me that the teacher almost closed the classroom door while the boys were still being made to stay in the class.
His first and subsequent detention were due to his monitor copying down his name for talking.He was whining that he was just talking 'a little' and that the monitor was too mean and strict.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Just last week, I saw about 3 or 4 strands hair with greying ends. At closer look, they are quite noticeable. The greying portions seem to grow at the ends first. W's daddy is concerned and pestered that I take him to our padietrician. Yeah, I'll definitely take him to get an expert's advice.
To jump to conclusion, thoughts such as malnutrition or abnormality crossed our mind.
Monday, May 31, 2010
According to him, he tops his class which has less than 10 students. Whether he is the top or not, it doesn't really matter. Getting such a good score is a very encouraging start for him.
I hope it's not a fruitless move to sign him up in this class.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
According to him, having a yellow scarf means something in the Scout movement. He's so proud of his small 'achievement'. And, I'm seeing myself putting in dollar after dollar each time I drop by the tailor shop to have his tags sewn onto his uniform. Well, not that I'm whining about the dollar but I wish that his energy can be diverted to his studies.
A question popped up in the family recently. Was it a right move to allow him to be in Boys Scout?
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The next natural move for me was to suggest a timetable for him. I told him that I would draw boxes on a piece of paper for him to fill up with whatever subjects he want to do each day. I drew boxes in the format of a school's timetable on a piece of paper. School hours were blocked out. He has to fill in the hours from morning until he goes to school and at night from after dinner to before bedtime.
We came up with something, under my guidance and trying to help him to be realistic. I'm not too ambitious about this. It will be on a trial basis. What's important is he realises the need for a timetable. And, the next trying step is to get him to stick to it. This is THE challenge.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The name speaks for itself...is that true?
Tiger, being a ferocious animal, seems to fear no predator for it preys on the weak. No words can tame it. What similarity does this have to my year?
Well, I definitely hope I can 'roar' (no matter what obstacles) through this year with a breeze. It will surely be a challenging first year for me. But, giving up is not something I should even think of.