Monday, September 18, 2017

I need to tell you something

So SE came up to me last week with a completely crestfallen face.

I have something to tell you

SE:  Mummy, I need to tell you something
Me:  What?  *feeling uneasy at her body language

SE:  I think I need to go to the hospital
Me:  Hmm?  Why?  *uneasiness getting worse

SE:   Because, because I ate booger today *her face crumples and she starts to cry
Me:  Err eat what? ("booger" or that stuff from the nose is not a word we normally use)

SE:  Eat booger... waahhhhh
Me:  Who told you eat booger need to go to the hospital??

Aiyo hahaha.  I'm so relieved and tickled at the same time, and quickly snapped this photo.

From later conversations, this must have came from my maid telling her that if she eats dirty things, worms will grow in her stomach.  Hence she thought she had a serious problem after eating booger.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Mall activity - Pirates

Sometimes we catch activities at the mall.  This was one they particularly enjoyed. 

First up, the ball pit.  JE was excitedly telling me she's always wanted to go for this.

Found the flag! Here you go

Can u spot me?

Another portion was dressing up as pirates.

And now the scarf...

JE is happy, now for SE

This is so ug-ger-ly!

 SE is such a fussypot.  Luckily there was another costume in her size, sort of.

We are pirates!

Kids kept clamouring to go back again another day.  (Of course I said no)  The people staffing this event were young and good-looking, but looked bored and disinterested in the whole affair gosh.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

"Teaching" SE

SE doesn't read well in either English or Bahasa.  I tried to revise some Bahasa with SE...

Su Ern, what is this word (pointing to "guru"/teacher)?

Ermm G-U- ju... 

Mummy: No, G-U in Bahasa is always GU.

G-U Gu, R-U.... R-U....

Mummy: What is the sound of "R"?

Rrrr....rrr.  Uuuh... uuuh

Mummy: R-U is RU.  OK what is Gu-ru?

Mummy! This is so HARD!!

Mummy: Guru means "teacher".  Come here and sit properly.

Why you want me to read this word. So HARD!

Mummy: No this is not hard. "Guru" means teacher.  OK?  And sit properly.


Sigh.  This is going nowhere fast, let's leave this for another day.  I keep reminding myself that JE was also like this at SE's age, and now she can read already.

Another day comes.  Su Ern, what is GURU?

Mummy! This is so HARD!


Monday, August 28, 2017

When hubby has the kids

I leave JE with hubby for a while to take SE to the toilet.  When we get back, JE is licking a lollipop.  SE's face immediately crumples up...

Papa.... why only Jo Ern get lollipop...

Papa... I also want... WAAAAA

So hubby takes her to choose a lollipop too.  Grrrr.  It was almost lunch-time and I don't want them eating that many sweets anyway.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Mermaid tails

Following on from "Fairy Wings", here are "Mermaid Tails"!  Nope I'm not arty and don't make stuff.  Got them online and these are made of soft fleece.

We are mermaids!

SE generally doesn't like things covering her legs though. JE makes more use of her mermaid tail.

I'm a mermaid combing my hair

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ah Kong's birthday 2017

We celebrated my father's birthday on the actual day, 19th August.  Always good when it falls on a weekend!

Venue was Extra Super Tanker at Glo Damansara.  The food was ok (overall rather salty though) and what I liked best was the duck with mantao.  Bro-in-law ordered the food for the night and promptly forgot the details, so we had to guess what we were eating!  I didn't take a single food photo.

All of us with the birthday boy! 

Hmm somebody is not too happy

The not-happy one

It happened during Ah Mah's birthday last year, and it happened again.  She really wanted to blow the candles and just could not reach them!  Evidence from slightly earlier....

SE:  Waaaa I cannot reach

Haha poor kiddo. 

Happy birthday to Papa/Ah Kong!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Checking JE's eyes

Following on from "checking Papa's eyes"...

JE has been mentioning that she can't see the projected words in class.  Since we were passing by at the optician...

Now let's see what's happening

Did you get the angle right?

Check properly, now

Oh?? Is that right??

That little busybody.

On JE, the shop guy said the machine does detect some power, but it only gives a rough estimate so he can't tell for sure.  And that if he takes her in for the usual eye test, he doesn't think she will be able to tell accurately the point where things are clear or not.  He recommended we take her to an eye doctor.  And sit down at home with her, sit down and compare what we can see vs what she can.

Must do that then.