Great Day Out

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Ernie getting henna done at Amcorp Mall. She insisted since it’s school holiday now.

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All done in less than 5 minutes. Quite impressive!

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Taking the kids out for a swim at friend’s condo. What a lovely children’s pool.

Fever Drama

The weather is really crazy. The days are mostly too sunny and hot. Heat is relentless. I couldn’t even keep my eyes open when driving. Many people got sick. I got sick too. The two children in my house are sick as well.

The little baby is having runny nose. It all started from her. Then Ern Ern got under the weather followed by her mom and then me.

Hopefully everyone will get well soon.

I got home yesterday and saw Ern Ern lying on the sofa. Her temperature was really high and she refused to take medicine. My mom was at wits end. I tried to cajole her into taking her medicine but failed.

“Why is this family so horrible?”
“I don’t like this horrid family!”
“You made me lose sense of self!

Can you imagine these were the words that came out from a 4+ year old girl’s mouth when I forced fed her fever medicine.

Super drama queen.

I better check what books she has been reading to come up with such sentences.

I am a drama queen too. So I said to her…

“If you don’t take your medication, your fever got higher.. you will die! You know??? DIE! D-I-E!”

Random Notes

Chilaxing at Work

Ah .. sleepy right after lunch. Don’t we all after a heavy lunch in the hot, sveltering afternoon sun. To add more nuahness in me, ALL bosses are away for weekend conference! You can literally hear a paper clip drop. It’s so damn quiet now in office, aside from sounds from the air conditioner that much needed cleaning.. and the keypad tapping on my phone updating dayre.

Wish every Friday is this quiet so I could have a relaxing weekend off! Sometimes I get calls on weekends to book this & that.

Ern Ern’s Drive Home

Today am on duty to fetch my niece Ern Ern home.

Ern: Today Kavadesh and Iskandar fighting to be my friend. I said to them, “I friend two of you! Two! Two! But they keep on fighting!”

Me: Aiyo! Then how about Nicholas? Did he fight too?

Ern: No. He just sit there and think of me.

Really dumbfounded!

She went home and repeat same story. But this time she told her grandma, “They fight because they love me!”

A bit of an exaggerator this little rascal!

Ballet & Tortoise

While driving Ern Ern to ballet class, trying to reverse car out from the house …

Me: Damn it! Can drive faster or not!? Idiot! Ooppps…

Ern: Why you call people idiot?

Me: Sorry.. sorry.. but the fella too slow liao!

Ern: Tortoise is slow too… tortoise also idiot?

Me: …..*speechless

It’s really challenging not to swear while driving the little rascal. I will try to behave better next time.

Young Mischief

You will never believe what happened to my niece a few days ago in school. She was given a present by the principal for good behavior and I think, the principal thinks she’s very smart – Haha! So, after she received the present and put in her bag, it was time to go home. A boy was lining up behind her during the assembly and he opened her bag and took out the present.

When she went back inside the school to wait for us to pick her up, she was alarmed she couldn’t find her new present so she cried and complained to the teachers. She mentioned that, the boy took it. I reached the school and she was very animated while talking to me. Since I was quite impatient, I didn’t hear what she was saying and hurried her to the car. She broke down and cried. Shocked, I went back inside to ask the teachers what happened. Apparently, the teachers and principal were screening the cctv to see what took place. I was told by the teachers of what happened and told Ern Ern to ensure that she saw with her own eyes that the boy took it, instead of falsely accusing him. So, she thought to herself and then, said maybe the boy took it because he was the one standing behind her during assembly and maybe he was jealous. Haha!

True enough. It was the boy who took it. He was made to apologize the next day and return the present to Ern Ern. These children are only four years old. Who taught them to take things without permission? Why are these things happening? Should we blame the parents? Or the teachers? Or the boy himself? I am indeed saddened by this thought. I think it’s the parents’ responsibilities to instill honesty and truthfulness in their children. I know every parent needs to earn a living at the same time, playing parents to their children but I guess it doesn’t hurt to pay your children a little more attention. Maybe the boy just let his whim and mischief took hold of him for a mere second.

We are glad the teacher took the trouble to explain to the boy it is wrong to take things without permission and instruct him to apologize to my niece. All is well now. The children seemed to make up and move on. I sincerely hope the little boy would learn this lesson well and not to repeat the same in future.

* I refrained from using the word”steal” because I believe it was unintentional.