Monday, August 26, 2013

Logic from Ryan's eyes

Ryan is at that age where he is asking loads of questions, some funny, some nonsensical, some annoying and repetitive like "mummy buat apa tu" x 1000 times a day (haha yes I'm horrible) 

Example 1
R : Wow Mango... Ryan love mango
Me : Ok
R: Mummy kenapa mango yellow?
Me: errr.... *mumble* sbb it grows under the sun... errrr Ryan look adik buat apa tu (distraction 101)

Anyway if you're wondering mango is yellow because it contains up to 25 different carotenoids that can be isolated from mango pulp, the densest of which was beta-carotene, which accounts for the yellow-orange pigmentation of most mango species.

Example 2 @the ATM machine
R: Kenapa duit keluar from there?
Me: Sebab mummy work, and my boss pay me gaji, and put it in the bank and if mummy nak money, I can go to the nearest ATM to get duit.
R: Oooooooo.... dapat gaji boleh beli Ryan present???
Me: *sensing where this may be going* Errr Ryan apa tu?? pointing randomly at something 

However, some questions are a bit more difficult to answer

Example 3 @in front of my grandad cemetery
Me: Ryan, look itu kubur atuk mummy. Jom baca Al-Fatihah
R: Ehhh kenapa atuk mummy kat situ?
Me: Atuk mummy dah meninggal, Atuk jumpa Allah, bila orang meninggal, kita kena tanam their body in the cemetery
R: oooohhhhh.... mummy Allah tak boleh ambik atuk Ryan, atuk Ryan tinggal dengan Ryan je kat rumah....
Me: errrrrrrrr......  Ryan look ada ambulance la kat depan hospital

How do you explain death to a 3.8 year old? I had to do it earlier this year when Lan's great grandmother pass away and we brought him to arwah funeral. I don't think he fully understood the concept of death and losing a person forever yet but we did try to explain to him without making it too scary (which is almost impossible)

Anyway, I tried a bit of  logic yesterday to stop Ryan from having a melt down and it worked. Lan and I promised Ryan that he can get a new toy car since he did well in class. So we went to Jusco and told him to choose a toy within RM50 budget. My son of course had to choose a RM80 truck the size of my palm which I think is a bit pricey considering that it has no special features (i.e it does not move on its own, makes no sound etc). We tried to convinced him to choose something else... I even pointed out a crane model, as tall as his sisters and over his RM50 limit because it was at least worth the price. All met with a big NO "Ryan dah ada", "Ryan tak suka", "Tak cantik", "tak mahu" etc.

I know I had to put my foot down and make the decision which will be deemed "uncool" in his eyes, so I said "sorry, I'm not going to buy the truck for you". He stood still, lips quivering, refusing to move, showing all the sign of starting a temper tantrum, so I decided to try one last trick before running for the door :p

Me: Ryan, mummy ada RM100 je at the moment. If I buy you the truck which cost RM80, we have to go home straight and we can't go buy pizza and ice cream and cha time....
R: Nak jugak truck
Me: Ok fine, but kesian adik nanti tak dapat underwear baru, underwear adik dah small, nanti adik Ryan kena pergi school without underwear and kena marah dengan teacher. Tapi takpelah, Ryan dapat truck baru
R: adik takde underwear?
Me: Takde... kesian dia kan? kita tengok toys kat luar boleh?
R: *muka sedih* ok-laaaaa

I did buy him a lego set later, which is within his toy budget limit. I guess I need to practice more LOGIC with him now that he's older. Hopefully this will curb more future tantrums, though mummy has to exercise more patience because admittedly I do succumb to the screaming and nagging trap especially after a rough day at work. 

Imagine when Iman and Ranya starts asking these questions too *bite fingers*

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Twins Hari Raya #OOTD

Before doing a proper Hari Raya post, I'm gonna post a fluff post on the girls Hari Raya outfits :) Having "A" girl is great, having twin girls? AWESOME especially when it comes to dressing them up. I had so much fun shopping for their "coordinated" but not too matchy-matchy Raya outfits. 

Shopping takes on an entirely different spin nowadays, having to take into consideration, what they have and new thing they need (or I think they need) Too bad I'm still not successful in getting them to be interested in accessories. Shoes, they love (yeay!!) but headbands, hair ribbons and the likes of it, usually don't stay long on their head and would be yanked off after a few seconds -__-

Day 1 Aidilfitri : Pink Peplum Cupcakes Baju Kurung. I've had the cuppies material for ages and finally found the right use for it :) so I got 2 contrasting material for the tops because I'm not keen on making identical clothes for the girls. Majorly adorable (I'm their mum, I can over compliment my children if I want too :p)
Day 2 Aidilfitri: Green Daisy Top and Yellow skinnies on Ranya and Green Tulip Dress on Iman from Gymboree for our Raya in Malacca :)
Day 3 Aidilfitri: Najavo Print dresses from The Children Place for a swinging day in Bertam Jaya :) They had on a different DVF Gap Dress later on the day when we were in Merlimau but too bad I didn't manage to snap any decent pic of it...
Day 4 Aidilfitri: My fave outfit on the girls are these matching navy dresses with chevron prints from Baby Gap. Awesome pussom all camera ready for our Raya in Tanjung Malim hehehe
Day 5 Aidilfitri : For their Pak Lang's engagement on Monday they had on these gorgeous dresses we got from GM Klang. Green chiffon dresses with flower applique and beading :) Value for money

Day 6 Aidilfitri : another fave outfit.. recycled Upin and Ipin outfits courtesy of Ryan's wardrobe which he generously "donated" to dedek. Heheheh

Day 6 Aidilfitri (the girls 2nd #ootd for beraya) : bow tops from Trudy and Teddy and Tutu skirts from GM Klang :)
This is what you get when you want to post something but don't really have the time to type down a proper entry : a boring (but cute) outfit postings, be thankful at least it is not a selfie of myself hahaha. Selamat Hari Raya all and Happy Working (or not) !!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

My sweet little man…

A few days ago, I came back from a very stressful day in the office and he greeted me with a smile and said “eeee lawanya mummy, macam princess”

He kept on wanting to see my c-section scars, and everytime he would look at me pitifully and say “kesiannya mummy Ryan, doctor cut nak keluarkan adik” 

A few weeks ago I wasn’t feeling well and he sat next to me and gave me a head rub because I told him I had a headache (ok it was more like tepuk-tepuk but still…)

I had a disagreement with him and walked away; he came to me with this sad lil face, extended his hand and declared “Mummy, Ayen soyyyiee… (10 seconds later he will forget his apologies and goes on to do some other mischievous behavior but still…) 

Yesterday, Iman was crying over something and he went to her, patted her head and said “dah dah jangan nangis, Aye ada sini”

He’s also very protective over his sisters, if Lan or I would reprimand the twins he’ll come in between us and his sisters and would shout “mummy/daddy jangan marah adik (ohhh but it is ok if he’s doing the screaming to them but still…) 

I must be doing SOMETHING right… Alhamdullilah