Saturday, February 21, 2015

yes,mam

3 mths before she turns 3, she now knows how to command me to keep her messy toys for her. I do not know whether I should laugh or cry.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

I love you

I have been greeting Tomato good nights before sleeping followed by I love you. She has been doing the the same back to me.


Last night (3rd Feb 2015), she suddenly called me "Mommy..." So I turned my head facing her. She put her little hand on my cheek and said "I love you" awwwwww... My heart melted and I said I love you too. And a tear escaped from my left eye. Moments like this makes your forget all the troubles your little one gave you..AHAHAHHA

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dear God, please give me more patience & strength!

I have been feeling under the weather lately. Being plagued with coughs and then towards the end, I was infected by flu through Tomato.

Tomato has started her pre-K not long ago. We enrolled her at a nearby Kindy for the convenience. Its like 3 mins drive away from home.

Everyday when we pass by the school, she will sweetly say "Mommy, I want to go to skoo". Then I will tell her soon baby, soon. So the day finally came, she can't wake up -______________________-. I had to pull her up from bed and get her ready in a rush! I was nervous! Anyway, after much effort, we manage to get her ready. And she seem ok, no crying, curios-ly checking out the place. I left her there after half an hour of accompanying her 'x'

First week went by quite well. No crying, no fuss. Only cried when going to nanny after lunch (almost everyday).That is until she got sick. She got flu suddenly. So I took a day off to take care of her.  After that, everything went downhill. She started to throw tantrums over petty things. Phone rings upsets her, ask her to eat upsets her, change tv channel upsets her, change clothes upsets her, bath time upsets her. Its like my sweet cute girl went to school, got cloned, and what came back to us is a little monster. And did i mention the mood swings? One minute she is jolly, agree to do something, the next 5 secs, she can change her mind, and throw a fit about it. We are at our wits end. What is the matter? What the h**l is wrong? She won't tell, all she does is cry and cry, scratching her head, eyes swollen with all the crying, tears an snot , and saliva all over her face.We can only have our peace when she's asleep.

Experienced friends have told us, its will pass in a few weeks. Its like that. Its normal. Oh really, dear God, please give me the strength and patience to go through this.

I manage to find this article as informational:
http://www.babycenter.com/0_tantrums-why-they-happen-and-what-to-do-about-them_65484.bc

It made me understand more about why it could happen. Has something happened at school?Is she feeling stressful? Have I sent her to school too early? Is she unhappy about the change of routine? It could be because either one of it or ALL. SIGHHH....I will just have to keep observing and monitor and see how it goes from here.



Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Tomato's progress at 2.5 years old

I am so proud of my girl. She now can button up her own PJ. Even though its taking longer when she does it herself. She has always been interested to do the buttons herself, but we always help her with it. Sometimes I would left one for her to try.  Once, I remember, after her night bath, she insisted on buttoning herself. She ran to a corner on the bed and sat there, and I told Oink let her be. Lets see how long will she try it. For about 30 minutes she sat there, trying and focusing so hard on that one button. After much sweating, she DID IT! You should have seen the look of satisfaction on her face. She was sweating, her bang was wet and sticking on her forehead. But she looked so satisfied, like she has won the olympics. And I was so proud too, just like my kid had won the oylmpics : D. What made me so happy was how she didn't give up. Its not the result that is important, its the process of getting there. And last night, she manage to do 4 buttons (all the buttons on her PJ) BY HERSELF, in 15 minutes!

Another interesting thing happened the other night. She was sitting on her daddy's lap, when she farted. And it smells. She covered her nose, and sat there for a while, seem to be thinking about something. She then suddenly jumped down, waver one hand behind her while turning her head back to her daddy, and say "hmpmpphh!! daddy 放屁!臭臭!" AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! She farted herself and so pandai and accused other people of doing it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Melbourne after the wedding

Everyone is quite worn out after the wedding. LOL. So we didn't do much the day after. Just hanging around. It was a nice day. We went to the garden for some photo-taking session. Oink's uncle has a very nice garden. Every morning, a few kangaroos would hop in to look for food.  But they are really shy of humans, and would quickly run away when you get near.



Tomato saw me blowing dandelions. So she also wanted to copycat me. But she tried blowing at it with her pacifier on. *facepalm*

Love this shot.

The next day we went to Mount Dandenong. The weather was warm but not too warm. 


Look at the blue blue sky. How I miss the blue sky and the very blue sea of Australia.


Yellow standing out. 
 Someone is very busy pushing around her own stroller. :-s



Where else can you lie down on grass without worrying about dog poop? LOL. Tomato happily rolled around.



Then we had tea at Miss Marples Tearoom. Glorious food. Look at that sundae. YUMSSSS. Tomato only ate the strawberries 'x'




Friday, November 07, 2014

My baby girl's progress

My tomato is now 2 year, 5 mths old.

We have enrolled her for school (Pre-K). She seem excited about school. I wonder when she really goes to school, will she change her mind? hmm.

How time flies *SOB*..LOL

Potty Training

In preparation for school, I speed up her potty training. Our mission to train her was a hit and miss. She at first very willing to use potty, but that is also out of interest for new things. After that she refuse to use it :-s Although the teachers at school did mention that they will help us potty train our kids, i still feel uncomfortable about the whole idea. 2 mths ago, she does not go to the potty willing, keep say  "不要!" or run away. She seem to prefer to do it on her diaper. I was worried. So then I started to take off her diaper every other morning and make her sit on the potty 'x'. I told nanny about how I train her. So she also started to train her. Sure there are times when she got too excited at playing until forgot to go to potty for her business. But now, I am proud to say, most of the time, she will tell you she needs to go. We keep her potty inside the toilet, hoping she will do it inside, but she now carries it out every time she needs to go, and put it in front of the TV :-s. We still put diaper on her during her nap and sleeping time though. And if we go out, I also let her wear diaper just in case. And now, even though she is wearing diaper during day time, she will tell you when she needs to go, and can take off pants and diaper by herself, and you will find her diaper is dry. :-) However, if we are at kopitiam, I don't dare to let her use the toilet, you know la how 'clean' is our malaysian public toilet. I will tell her its ok to pee on diaper.

Colouring

Recently introduced her to colouring. Just as a healthy past time (better than keep watching TV). She can't colour well yet, but at least she enjoys it. And she the first colour she learned to say out, was green colour, I do not know how and why she can remember green the most. Green is my favourite colour beside white and pink.

Food Intake

She has grown to be quite a picky eater. When she is younger, she will willingly try new things.  Now? *sighhh* she also doesn't eat as much as before.

Counting

She can count 1-20 in English. But still to work on the pronunciation.

Weight & Height

She is 13.2 kg, and 90 cm tall.



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bullying issue

Recently we brought Tomato to a weekend at the beach, we booked a chalet for a night. We asked along Oink's sister and her brood and my in laws.

It was quite pleasant, it was  not as crowded as I expected it to be.

The first day at the pool was fun. We met alot of familiar faces.

The second day, after brunch, we decided to spend our remaining time frolicking in the pool. Our nephew joined us. It was alright until a boy suddenly came charging at our nephew. He was taunting him, pushing him with his float. My nephew was helpless, he was not taught to be mean. So he did what he could, that is to paddle far far away from him. When the bullying boy, can't reach my nephew, he targeted tomato instead! Even though he was told off by adults whom I assume are his parents, he didn't show any sign of backing up. What Oink and I could do was shielding Tomato with our own body. I placed both my arms on Tomato's float and I shot the boy angry looks. Soon, my nephew came back, the bully lost interest and started to chase my poor nephew instead.

After that trip, I can't get the incident out of my mind. It made me worried. What if my tomato is bullied at school, and neither Oink or I is there to protect her?

When the time is right,I think we need to start educate Tomato on how to protect herself.