Thursday, April 30, 2009
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Wah lau, sounds like something MY MOTHER will tell ME!
Previous Post: Poop Training Improvement!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
This is a pic of Ace trying to KEK SAI.. hahahaa
There is a HUGE improvement in Ace's POOP toilet training....
He is finally somewhere close to his Ben 10 watch.
The other Saturday, Ace woke up and came to our room. Without us saying anything to him, he walked into out toilet and peed by himself.
And then he walked out of our room again and then suddenly I heard him shouting out to me, "Mummy, come here quick! Mummy! Come here, I da bian in the ma tong already!"
I ran to the toilet in the kitchen and realized that Ace really pooped into the kitchen toilet all by himself. Turns out that he doesnt even need the adapter and he is not afraid to climb onto the toilet bowl by himself.
Anyway, I am so proud of him! ;)
Yesterday though, he pooped again in school. After he finish passing motion in the toilet bowl, he told his teacher that she must tell his Daddy and Mummy that he passed motion in the toilet bowl...
Hahaha.. now he knows how to get his stars.
On top of that, we have been trying to wean him off wearing diapers at night. It resulted in me washing the bedsheets once every 3,4 days so far... but he gets a star for every night that he stays dry.
I am in dilemna and wonder if I should let him wear his diapers at night till he really can keep himself dry for good.
Seems like unless he drinks his milk at 8pm or so, it is difficult to keep dry. Especially if he drinks his milk at 10 plus 11.... unless he manages to wake and pee again at around 2am at night.
Anyway, I asked him if he knows when he is going to pee and he says that he knows. So I told him that since he knows, he cannot pee in his bed. He has to wake up and pee in the toilet. And i repeat like 5000 times to him before he sleeps.
Amazingly, in his sleep, he remembers and he wakes up to pee at 2am at night for two nights running! But well, I guess sometimes he is just too tired to wake though cos as I write, my bedsheets are flying in the wind like a marikita.. hahaha...
PS: As I publish this, I am glad to inform you that Ace can stay dry most of the time and has successfully completed POOP training! YEAHHHHHH!!!!!
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Monday, April 27, 2009
Sures bring back lots of memories of me waking up early for school... cos when i was young.. I think about 8 years old or so, that is one of my favourite sleeping poses and I would often wake up finding myself in such a pose.. hahaha...
Hai.. seems like Ace inherited so many things from me... and Max laughed at me and say that Ace inherit many bad things from me...
"Ya lah ya lah.. all the good things inherit from you lah.. all the bad things inherit from me lah..."
"Ok lah, he inherited one good thing from you lah.. he is cheeky..." laughed Max.
$@%$)(%$%$%#%">#$@%$)(%$%$%#%... Pot calling kettle black...
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The other day, he got a little bored and started helping Nainai to clean the house as a game.
He picked up Nainai's rag, washed it with water and started wiping the tables, the chairs, the cupboards clean.
But of cos, the mischievious Ace soon found ways to make the CLEANING even more fun by cleaning DADDY's HEAD!
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
I just came across a very interesting film the other day. It is called Chicken A La Carte about how some less fortunate people have to pick up remains on other people's plates to eat as a special treat!
I intend to show this to Ace so that he will learn to treasure all the food we have to eat....
Previous Post: You Must Say Sorry To Me
Thursday, April 23, 2009
What happened was that when my mum was on the phone, Ace went to press the button and cut off her connection. So she scolded him and asked him why he was so rude.
Ace asked her, "Why you angry at me?"
So my mum said she is angry because he is so rude to press the button...
And then Ace stomped away and crossed his arms and stood in a corner and declared that he was angry with my mum for being angry at him...
He waited for a while, and then he asked my mum, "Popo, why you never say sorry to me? You must say sorry to me because you make me so sad... you scold me..."
I thought very hard and realized that this is a result of two things:
- I usually will ask Ace to apologize to other people because sometimes when he says mean things our shout at people, I tell him to apologize because he made them sad or angry.
- I also apologize to him sometimes when I shout at him and say things like I am sorry for shouting at him and making him sad... before I explain to him why I am angry... and then he will apologize to me and i will apologize to him...
My mum was just miffed that even though Ace was the one at fault, he still expected her to apologize... hahaha...
Hahaha... But if Ace can get my mum to apologize, i think he is VERY GOOD. In my life, my mum has always been the type of mother who can do no wrong. I have never heard of her apologizing to either me or my sister ever before! hahaha....
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
But still, being the good kid he is, he often would still come over and listen to whatever we had to say.. cos most of the time, we would do our prep talk in an even, gentle and neutral tone of voice.. so that it wouldnt sound like scolding...
The other day, we brought Ace to the Hort Park and since we were in that area, we decided to visit the vegeterian restaurants in that area for dinner. We let Ace choose what drink he wanted to drink and initially, he chose a sour plum juice.
After one sip, however, he decided he didn't like it. "I don't like this.." he said and he went on to the fridge to choose another drink before we could even react.
So this time round, he chose a honey drink. His dad told him that he could only drink half of it. "You bring the other half home and drink at home..." Max told him.
"Ok," and so he finished his dinner and then told me, "I can carry my own drink..." and held on to it all the way home...
The moment he reached home, he started turning the bottle cap open. "I reached home already, I can drink already!"
So I wanted to take it away from him so that he will stop drinking. But the harder I pulled, the stronger his grip and in his bid to snatchit away from me, he tilted the bottle and almost spilled the contents out. "Ace, you are spilling it on the floor! See, you waste the honey drink already!"
Then I took the drink into the kitchen and went to the toilet to pee.
Suddenly, someone opened my toilet door.
It was Ace. He had a very stern face and he said, "Mama, come, I want to talk to you..."
"Mama, you angry with me right? Why are you angry with me. I give you one more chance, ok? I give you one more chance. If you angry with me again, I will bring you to the police station and tell the police..."
I had to suppress my laughter and put on a straight face and I told him that I was not angry with him. I just did not want him to spill the drink on the floor.
Later, I told him that I was really happy that instead of being happy, he chose to talk things out with me. But he might have misunderstood what I meant cos later when his dad scolded him for something else.
He told his dad, "Daddy, you angry with me I ask the police to catch you..."
So I reaffirmed with him that even though I liked it that he spoke out what he felt, but it was actually rude for him to tell Daddy that he wants to bring Daddy to the police station.
But it really goes to show wat a modeler Ace is. He really models after us very closely and we really have to be careful how we behave in front of him...
Previous Post: I Want To Buy Tissue
Monday, April 20, 2009
PS: Ace just paid $2 for a chocolate cake tat he shared with me and he has requested to pay for the next Mac Donald's Happy Meal that I buy him.... the other day, he told me he wants to buy me a mickey mouse watch cos I poop in the toilet (as MY reward) and I told him I dun like mickey mouse watches, I like watches with diamonds. "OK, I will buy you diamond watch because you da bian in ma tong..." he said..
Sunday, April 19, 2009
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The other day, Max commented that I was a kuku for doing something and when we went into the car, Ace told me, "Mummy, just now Daddy say you are a kuku leh..."
"Oh dear, did Daddy say that?"
"Cuckoo, cuckoo.." went Max like a cuckoo clock in the background....
"You see, you see, he scold you kuku again..." Ace said.
"Can scold other people kuku or not?" I asked Ace.
"So is Daddy a good boy?" I asked Ace again.
"No.. Daddy is a naughty boy because he scold you cuckoo.. I am a good boy, I never scold you cuckoo..."
So after that, everytime Max said I am a kuku, Ace will remind him cannot scold people "cuckoo".
Speaking of which, the other day, Max was driving us somewhere and we met this really stupid driver who kept flashing his hazard lights just because it was raining. Visibility was high and so both me and max had a conversation about how the driver was really stupid.
"Mummy, why daddy say STUPID? Cannot scold people stupid right?"
"Yes, but that uncle is stupid because what he did is very dangerous. When he on his hazard lights, the other people will not know if he wants to move or stop and so it will increase the chance of an accident. So in the end, not only might he hurt himself, he might also hurt others..."
And then Ace thought it was ok to scold STUPID and after that he started scolding me stupid, scolding some other stupid as well and so I told him again that it was rude to scold other people stupid.
Just now, Max was irrirated at another stupid person and told me, "Wah lau, really stupid man!"
From far, Ace wagged his finger and said, "Aiyoh, Daddy.. cannot scold stupid right? "
The other day, I also exclaimed, "For want of a better word, I really have to say this person is stupid..." because someone I knew did something really silly. Immediately the discipline master, Ace Chua, started to wag his finger... "Orh... cannot say this word ah.... orh.... you say this word.. tommorrow I will go and tell my teacher.... orh....."
I think I must be super duper careful with my words when Ace is around...
Previous Post: Outdoor Play
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
"Erm... erm..." he thought for very long but does not seem to have any ideas of what he wanted to do and where to go and so I decided to help him out by letting him choose between the airport, shopping or ikea playground.
"Airport!" he exclaimed.
And then he added," I want to bring my long sleeves there because it is so cold..." Alas we had no long sleeves on the car and we did not intend to go home...
So during dinner, I asked him if he would like to go to East Coast park instead. He agreed on the account that there was a mac donalds playground which he liked. Alas, when we reached there, the playground was closed for upgrading.
So I brought him to walk along the beach and told him to count the ships. "See, instead of aeroplanes, we can see ships here..."
"I want to drive a ship.. I go on ship and then you and papa go on the ship and you put on your seat belts and i drive the ship. I am a navy..." Ace was really excited.
Because Max had to settle some stuff, I brought Ace to the beach area on my own.
I suggested that instead of walking on the pavement, we walked along the beach but Ace was afraid to go in and becuase he saw some red ropes all around the beach area (there was a warnin about unstable shoreline), he said the beach is 'closed' and refused to go close.
When he was much younger, he didn't like the beach much because I think he did not like the sound of it.
Since i was inappropriately dressed in my office wear, I suggested the next best thing we could do there... TAKE PICTURES! And so we took turns to take pictures of the beautiful sky line there.
Once he warmed up and saw other children playing on the beach, he was brave enough to venture closer.....
It took a while though for him to finally be willing to step into the water and after that, we went to Coffee Bean for a treat since he was such a good boy today.
Here are the pics:
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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And then he went to call everyone in the family a Bratino. Eg Nai Nai is Chan Yeong Meng John Bratino, I am Mummy Bratino...
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Now I know---- NOTHING!
Well, since our Friends Of The Zoo card is expiring soon, we thought we should make use of it a little bit more and so we decided to bring Ace to the zoo. And for the first time, we remembered to bring along his swimming gear tat he could play in the new kid's area where there is a water play area.
But one the way there, the sky was really dark... So I reminded Ace to chant and we chanted for the rain to stop.. and Ace was really cute.. he would chant a few times... "Nam myo ho ren ge kyo.." and then say this, "Gohonzon please make the rain stop so that I can have fun."
And true enough, once he starts chanting and says that aloud, the rain will stop.
But once the rain stops, he relaxes and stops chanting and so the rain comes back.
This repeated for about 3 times before we finally reached the zoo. We walked into the zoo and it was raining a little bit. We wondered if we should make a run for it and suddenly, the sky turned really dark and we quickly got into the shelter and the moment we stepped in, it started raining cats and dogs.
"Ace, i think that is Gohonzon's way of saying you will have more fun doing other things..."
So we walked around in the shop at the entrance of the zoo. Eventually we landed i the ice cream palour and I guess for Ace, the ice cream treat was much better than the actual visit to the zoo...
Eventually, we asked Ace what he wanted to do and because he read a book about a bear that watched movies in the cinema and made me promise to bring him to the movies, he said he wanted to go to the cinema to watch movies. We then proceeded to find a show to watch.. alas, there are no nice shows avail for children.
So we went to the arcade to waste some time and after that, when we asked Ace what he wanted to do next, we were both a little shocked when he said, "I want to eat sushi!"
How he remembers that there is sushi in tampines, I will never know. But that day is ACE DAY.. so his wish is our command :) hahaha...
Here are the photos:
Previous Post : Smile And Move
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I last talked about how Ace would sell tickets like Arthur after NTP. A few days later, I found him giving a speech and the contents of it goes something like this...
"The bar has moor... and if you use it, your skin will become healthy.. your face will look younger and younger...."
And yet about two weeks later, I found him doing the same speech but this time with more elaboration.. "Got one time.. lady use the bar... and the pimples will disappear....." I was really surprised and impressed that he remembers so much of the talk. I wonder what other stunts he still has up his sleeves...
But he just never fails to improve on it and constantly surprise me.
A few days later, he used a pencil as a mic and started giving and speech while I was happily watching my TV. All of a sudden, I heard him say, "Angel is a good girl.. we ask Angel to come and talk... Angel, pls come here..."
I looked at him and then he pointed to the space beside him and told me, "Angel, please come here..."
So I entertained him and went to sit beside him.
"Everybody, clap for Angel!"
And then he passed me the mic and asked me to speak. So I just anyhow entertain him and said, "The Eumora bar can get rid of all skin problems and it can make your skin, smoother and fairer.... it can get rid of pimples, reduce scarring, reduce wrinkles, lift and firm your face, lighten pigmentation and remove eyebags. Thank you..."
And I passed the mic back to him...
"Yes, Angel is a very good girl. Everybody clap for Angel. Angel, thank you very much..." and pointed at my seat.. asking me to go back to my original seat... I thought very hard about where he might learnt this and realized that I brought him along the seminar that time when I had to give a talk on stage. He probably learnt it there.. anyway, since he was born, or even when he was in my tummy, he often sees me go up stage to give speeches and stuff like tat... My mum always brings him to her religious meetings and she often gives talks as well. I guess that is how he learns.
I think my son will have NO PROBLEM doing public speaking when he grows up. Which pleases me.. since I feel public speaking is a very important skill and one of the most common fears that people have. :)
Previous Post: Smile And Move
Thursday, April 09, 2009
I discovered a good website that is very helpful for teaching children some basic morality, integrity and manners.
It is a movement called "Smile And Move' and there is a story in the website that you can download and read to your child. Ace loves the story and now, when we discuss about his tantrums, there is something I can use as a guide for him.
He knows that to Smile and Move, he need to be happy and do the right thing. So I will ask him and go through one by one if this thing is a smile a move thing to do.. and slowly, through the discussion of what it means to smile and move, he is able to understand what he can or cannot do. What he should or shouldn't do.
You can try it too:)
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009
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