Super like this halloween themed brownie. I slightly over baked it and it is a tad too sweet but sweet toothies will still like it. P ate half of it as it is too sweet to finish. We have low sugar tolerance.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Because of the prolapse, he is so skinny... He is currently on low dosage of Mg, noting much can be done..... BTW, it is not life threatening, so life goes on as per normal. It is a pretty common heart problem now.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Once awhile we will have instant food for dinner especially when i m running late. CP wonton in seaweed broth, at least no artificial seasoning is used as seaweed itself has the sea taste. Koka purple noodle, P's favourite becos purple is hee fav color.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
PM Lee 'enjoyed' the Singaporean Gungnam Style- Super Kancheong Style. During the NDP rally, PM said children should enjoy their childhood and parents should not over teach them. I hope all parents are listening to our PM.
I know of a few mothers who are super kancheong/tiger mommy and I dun like talking to them. And I know they think that I m a very irresponsible mom. I recalled having a conversation with one of them, both our kids are of the same age. She asked abt P progress, being a slightly laid back mom, I told her in a proud voice that P can write her name, knows her ABC and count to almost 20. She gave me this tsk tsk expression and said your gal should be counting to 50 now and knows basic spelling for simple words. And she goes on abt her son who can count to 50 and spell apple, cat…… So what? I think P has more life than her son…..
Another mommy, who used to be a close fren of mine b4 she became a mommy. She will always tok abt enrichment classes. The enrichment classes that she went to are those Science and Music offered in her CC, and the art class that she has been attending since 2.5yo. I dun wana spend my wkend attending classes with P, ok maybe I m lazy. P goes to cc 5 days a week, wkend should be free from enrichment classes so we can go out to play whenever we want.
Sometimes it is nt us who wana push our kids, but rather the environment and ppl ard. So I learnt nt to compare my kid with others and dun hangout with the KS/KC parents. Personally, I know P is not very advance academically if compare to her peers, some has started doing additions and spelling, whereas she is still making the sound of each alphabet. All children progress differently, we will have more crafted play moment to learn. Perhaps this is from a mother who played too much and was kicked out of kindy after her 1st day in school. I have never attended any formal education prior to P1, I do not know any ABC or even my name till before school. I turned out OK, I went to uni to get a weird degree in petroleum geochemistry which I have no use at all. I also got a graduate degree in research in the top 25 world ranking uni. I believe that if a child has a happy childhood, he/she will do well when they grow up. Of cos I do have a tiger mom and tiger dad who thinks that being a doctor or engineer is the only occupation to go, but the more they push me the more I hate my studies. When they give up on me and sent me oversea, I started to study as the teaching methods is totally different. I wasn’t punished for drawing on my exam paper but was given a good grade compared to when I was in primary n secondary where I was classified as a lazy student who don’t pay attention in class. I know I wasn’t stupid just tt my style was nt accepted in the traditional asian society. At least our government’s focus on education is changing, I think the younger generation will have hope.
Happy children’s day, enjoy every moment of being a kid.
After her gastro flu, cough n flu struck her. She refused to take her cough and runny nose med, she said she dun like them. As usual, we bring her to TCM, though the med is bitter, but she seems to enjoy taking the med n not to mention the soothing tuina. The price of tuina n med had gone up, it costs almost the same as GP. The TCM doc told us to stop her milk intake n replace with soya milk, as her tummy is super bloated due to indigestion and she is also very pheglmy.
Perhaps i can justify why i can buy the soya milk machine now.... haha.....
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Finally we are able to communicate in full mandarin now. All thanks to 喜洋洋 and 陈老师, she even speak in chinese slang too. I must say her mandarin has improve tremendously. She is able to recognise a few simple chinese character. It will be a nightmare to teach her to write her chinese name. She loves 喜洋洋 so much that, i m called 美羊羊 n no lngee mommy, ATM is 灰太狼 and herself the cutest in the cartoon, 小灰灰
P likes to play in the kitchen, so most of the time i will let her help in food preparation. Since the fresh milk in the fridge is going to 'expire', so i asked her to make creme caramel with me. She helped with the pouring and stirring part.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
We also notice that she will cry n shout when i leave the car without her. She will tell me i cant go out alone must wait for her. Is she too attached to me? Or i wasnt spending enought time with her?
P celebrated mooncake festival in school. They even have mooncake making session. The kids were performing during the celebration. All parents were busy videoing the moments, including myself.
P was in the front row, she smiled when i waives to her. Previously we need to hide or else she will cry n run to us. Or else she will stand on the spot looking shocked. This time roumd, i can see that she is enjoying herself, dancing all the way. She is all grown up now.
My schedule during wkdays is so screw up mmost of the time. We have been eating out most of the time. I cant see that P is sick of those food. She hardly eat her dinner anymore. When i do cook, she will down bowls of soup n rice.
It is sad tt i dont even have the time to cook for her now. ATM suggested that we cater for dinner. Well hopefully she will enjoy her dinner. For the time being, i m up early to make her special breakfast to compensate for nt cooking dinner...