Thursday, October 18, 2012


I have set the wheels in motion and it's now turning.. a bit faster than I thought.

 I'm VERY nervous about it as I'm not prepared at all *shaky smile* . Let's see how it goes. But it'll be great to see them again after so long.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Helicopter mum

The other day, we brought Peanut & BabyD to Kizsports as Peanut has been begging for me to bring her. After days and days of relentless nagging from her, we raised the white flag and brought her.

You know what, i realised i'm a helicopter parent. Yes, there's a term for this kind of parent. Parents who are always hovering above the kids watching their every move!! As she went through the tunnels, and slides, and into the ball pits, i had a hard time catching up with her. When she disappeared into the tunnels (which are not see through in most parts), my heart always stopped for a few seconds as I tried to locate her. Scared she disappear mah wtf. She's always chasing me away, telling me that she'll always find a way out of there. Yalar i know, i know, but still!!!  Other parents are relaxing elsewhere, chatting and looking at their ipads etc while i'm the crazy mom following her child's every move, not letting her out of my sight just in case.

She made a few girl friends who are around 5 to 6 years there, which is pretty funny to see. Funny because while these girls kept talking to her,  she never spoke any words at all and instead use hand gestures and head nodding to get her messages across. What lah. So bising at home, but quiet like a rabbit when out in public. The girls  kept bringing her around, asknig her to go here and there, and Peanut obligingly scampers after them.

She also met a boy around her age, who kept following her around. When we said it's time to go home, the boy kept persuading her to stay "don't go lah, stay here. please, don't go home first, play here please please", while Peanut kept smiling shyly and looking at us to see what she should do. Walao..flirting and kena kao by a boy at such a young age. Donno what's gonna happened in a 12 years time. Or earlier wtf. I dread to imagine. When i told the boy we are going and we should say bye bye, he gave me a pissed off look and ran to his parents. HMPF!!

Told Peanut we'll bring her there once a month only. Need to set limits, it's stressful bringing her there!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pet peeve: Public Toilets

Know what I hate the most now that Peanut no longer needs the diaper during the day?? Bringing her to public toilets!!!!

Most of the public toilets in KL (i said most cos there's still some clean ones) are always wet and dirty! If i'm alone, I will probably grit my teeth while using the toilets but when you are bringing a toddler whose hands are everywhere, touching everything, it's really really gross.

I always make it a point to ensure Peanut empties her bladder when we stepped out of the house, or if we happened to be in a place where I know the toilets are super clean, i will make sure she pees it all out before we move on to the next destination.

Yesterday, we were at the mall and she went to the toilet 3 freaking times in a span of 2 hours (she loves to drink water, and i can't stop her from drinking..) and each time is a horrible experience. It's a very new mall but the soap dispeners are mostly not working, there are PUDDLES of water on the floor and the worst: toilet seats are wet. Wet toilet seats are the worst thing ever because I always lay tissue paper on the seats before Peanut sits on it, so if it's wet, there's no freaking way I'm gonna wipe the toilet seats dry first. I will just give up and look for alternative toilets but it's hard because almost all of it are always wet. yucks!

If I'm the architect of shopping malls, I will build toilets where there are are some toilets with bidets, and some without!! A girl can dream right? haha