Friday, June 18, 2010

I like it when mummy is funny

A few mornings ago, I overheard a conversation about me! My kids were talking about me at the breakfast table.

I've been getting a little naggy with them lately, always rushing them to brush their teeth, drink their milk, change their clothes, shower, eat, go to school/daycare, etc... The kids take me for granted. I can scold at them but they'll only get scared for a while, and then off they go, playing together, running, screaming and fight and it gets on my nerves when they over do it and starts to cry and whine. Drives me up the wall!

They're more scared of their father, despite him being the more down-to-earth, gentle and calm. Yup, my nice, gentle and down-to-earth hubby is capable of whacking, pinching, pushing, threatening them to the storeroom.

Anyway, back to the conversation, and this is how it goes.

Eryn      : Kor-kor, just now mummy so funny hor! hehehehe
Brendan : Ya, mummy sometimes makes us laugh, especially when she tells us
                  those funny bedtime stories with her funny, funny actions.
Eryn      : But mummy likes to scold us also. Sometimes she likes to scold us.
                  Sometimes she is so funny! I like when mummy is funny.
Brendan : hahahahaha.... ya lor...
Eryn      : I like mummy so much.

Mummy was quite touched at their little conversation, but realised that time is running late. So, I have to start yelling at them to finish up. After a while, Eryn came and gave me a big, tight hug and said "I love you, mummy!"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

five and mischievous

Eryn turned 5 on the first of this month. She has been getting very mischievous and trying to gain everyone's attention by whining and getting into her baby talk.

When she's in the mood, she'll dance and move her jelly-like body. Sometimes, she tries to get cute by giving us her cheeky pose and twinkling smile. She would sometimes creep up to me, gives me a tight hug and not let me go.

That's Eryn, my little girl. Smart, cheeky, cute, adorable and very, very mischievous. She gets on my nerves at times, but she knows how to get her way out of 'difficult' situations. sigh!

She loves scribbling and drawing and she has different phases in her drawings. For one whole month in May, she drew and coloured faces in coloured boxes with tons of "I Love You" on sheets and sheets of papers. Very quickly after that, her enthusiasm died down and I do wonder what's next.

Just before this drawing, she was into writing numbers and drawing lots and lots of lines, just like the top left sheet of paper in the picture above. She claims that the numbers mean something. Sometimes, she'll draw lots of lines and request that I fill in the empty spaces for her when she goes to school. And when she's back from school, she'll ask if I've done my 'homework'. She'll take the same sheet of paper and then proceed to fill in the numbers herself. That enthusiasm died down too after about a month or two.

Her recent half year results were all "A"s. The principal told me that she has nothing to talk to me about cos her results are just simply good. Her teacher told me she loves to talk in class. She can yak and yak and yak non-stop - in school and at home. Oh boy! There's one particular boy, the biggest and fattest in class, she claims, who likes her and would only wants to go to school if he gets to sit with Eryn. Now, this pair makes a bad 'couple' in class cos they'll both talk in class. So, the teacher split the two up. Eryn sits in front and the poor boy sits at the back. They had the opportunity to partner with each other for a school trip to the High 5 bread factory though.

Anyway, life is so beautiful despite the ups and downs. Just like icing beautifying a cake, my kids beautify my life.


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