Trusting Reduces Anxiety Today was the second time we allowed GerGer and BoiBoy to take the public bus home on their own. They were to return home together after their weekly CCA (Co-Curricular Activities). We have asked them to give us a phone call before they leave school, so we would be aware of the… Read More Trusting reduces Anxiety
A pleasant surprise on first day of 2016. The 2015 year end school holiday is coming to an end. BoiBoy was sick for the first week of the holiday. When he recovered GerGer got the virus. Her symptoms were different. She had fever for about 5 days, recovered for two days (we managed to go… Read More A pleasant surprise on first day of 2016.
Before I had children, I didn’t enjoy noise that children made in restaurants, on the plane, and almost anywhere else. Now that I am a mother, and have (sort of) gotten used to the noise, I don’t get disturbed by noisy children. Instead, my attention will be to see if I can tell what the… Read More It is a good thing that the children are noisy.
BoiBoy used to sleep with me in our master bedroom, until we started our business and reached home late every night. He now sleeps in the children’s room with AhMa and GerGer. He misses me, he says often (such a lovely boy). Some days, he will call me while I’m at work to request that… Read More Cheeky Wake Up Call
At the start of 2013, I shared about how BoiBoy resisted school after the long “winter” (we have no winter being on the equator) school holidays. I also shared about how he refused to attend his Art Enrichment Class in his Kindergarten. Motherhood Failure Moments – BoiBoy’s Art Classes BoiBoy’s Art Classes (Part 2) This… Read More BoiBoy’s Art Classes (Part 3) – withdrew
Running a small business is time consuming. Well, “running” small family is much more time consuming. I missed blogging, and today I have squeezed time for a simple post on how my typical mornings pass by in a flash. I had a late night, so I stayed a little longer in bed this morning (this… Read More Business means work life integration
There is nothing special about purchasing a pair of slippers for young children, even toddlers. But for me, it is a big milestone. To be more precise, it is a major milestone for BoiBoy who showed no fear of wearing slippers. Last weekend, I brought GerGer and BoiBoy to a children’s departmental store to buy… Read More BoiBoy’s first pair of slippers!
During recent times when AhMa or MeeMee gets all zapped away by BoiBoy’s uncontrolled emotional outbursts, GerGer has shown initiative. She would help AhMa bring her bags over from the school canteen into BoiBoy’s Art Class, when BoiBoy refused to let AhMa leave him. She would help MeeMee take a plastic bag from a clutter… Read More GerGer has shown initiative
On sunday night, DeeDee and MeeMee (I) had a talk with BoiBoy about his Art Enrichment class held in his school on Mondays. Four lessons has taken place so far and he has refused to attend the class without MeeMee’s company. We were torn between simply withdrawing him from the class and persisting. We decided… Read More Motherhood Failure Moments – BoiBoy’s Art Classes
MeeMee’s eyelid is bruised. BoiBoy has a habit of turning and tossing around on his mattress to get to sleep, since he was a baby. Last week, the back of his head landed on MeeMee’s brow bone, hard. Real hard. Ouch! MeeMee was relieved to see that BoiBoy was not hurt. But the feeling was… Read More Bruised eyelid. Bruise on head