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Well, the first bout of crying came first thing in the morning. She decided to “borrow” flowers from the neighbours to put at our altar. Obviously, I have to find an opportunity to drill good values into her and there we started off on a tug-off war of words. Her excuse, “I don’t want it…God wants it!” See? why I don’t want her to be like me?…I take out my PMS guns at the first sight of trouble and she took out her God guns now! My ammo against me!!
Breather…an intermission of 2 mintues flat before the next tantrum begins…
This time obviously she’s sad, the holidays have started for all her friends in the building but she still has a week more to go.
“I want to stay at home and play with Joshua (her best friend
ever since he moved next door–he “hates” purple so G “hates” purple too, which by the way was her fav after pink.)
“You need to go to school to learn…”
“But I know everything…I know snake…I know Platypus..No, I don’t know Platypus because they didn’t teach me that in school…but I know everything.”
Well, all the way to school I got the silent treatment.
After school took her to the library to try and make it up to her somehow. Happy happy finally!
But how long do you think the rainbow stays…there we go again.
Rivers of tears suddenly and I had no idea what was happening…
“Are you hurt? What happened, sweety?”
“I don’t know what to draw on the card. I am making it for you.” Awww…my heart melted…put her on my lap and tried asking her what she would like to draw…caterpillar, house, funny face?
“No…ok..SMILEY FACE!” Tears wiped, snorts cleaned and we are ready to go. She back to her card and I back to my laptop.
2 mintues already?…Intermission ends—second half begins…
“I coloured the smiley face with the pencil…now I can’t see the eyes and the SMILE!!”
The circus continues…
Well, enough is enough…I needed to vent now I figured and got onto the blog. Hahaha…I am going to sip on ginger tea now while G is finally taking a nap and you guys read the story of my piss off day…not that I don’t appreciate it. Do come again and listen. Its truly therapeutic!
Urrghhh…not enough ginger in the tea…
Yesterday, I was driving G back from school when she suddenly looks at me and declares, “when I am big, I will do Fashion!”
Awesome! I was delighted. My little girl wanted to be a designer just like her dad and mom…hahaha..it’s all in the blood, I say!
So I probed her a little asking how she wanted to do Fashion, what kind of lovely clothes will she make for people? I also told her it was a great idea…It would make me really proud. Well, though she listened to my ramblings calmly she had this look on her face which clearly meant “gosh, are you dumb or something?” Apparently, when she reached the end of her patience with it, she cut me off and said in a curt manner: “I want to do fashion…like i want to have longggg hair…wear beautiful dresses…and have lovely…awesome awesome big earrings all the time…THAT FASHION, Ma.”
And there, you couldn’t have heard the sound of my bubble burst but surely my sigh of disappointment! I was over the moon one minute and dragged down like dead weight the next.
My daughter wanted to “do fashion” so forget ballet classes and prepare to walk the ramp, baby!
One more lesson learnt: STOP daydreaming about your kid’s life…dream about yours!!
INTERROGATE: to question formally and systematically
Son: “Mommy, you wanna see this?”
Daughter: “Mommy, can you fix this?”
Son: “Mommy, can we play a game?”
Son: “When, later? 90-hundred hours?”
Daughter: “Mommy, can you turn the light on?”
Daughter: “Where’s my step stool?”
Daughter: “Please I have paper?
Daughter: “Can you kiss it?”
Daughter: “Is this your purse, Mommy?”
Son: “Is today Tuesday?”
Son: “Are Papa and Nonna coming today?”
Son: “Wanna see this paper airplane fly?”
Daughter: “Where’s Daddy?”
Son: “Which airplane do you think with go the farthest?”
Son: “Can we go to the helium store?”
Daughter: “Where are my socks?”
Son: “Can you get this Lego off?”
[Time elapsed: 5 minutes]