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we have quite a number of conversations in the bathroom, she and i.

was nagging at her this evening while i was in the shower and she was dithering just outside, watching/waiting for me. (yes, we mothers can nag at any given place and time; it’s a god-given gift.)

she’d belligerently declared that she doesn’t like to speak malay (the nerve!) so of course i had to scold her and set her right.

so while lathering body soap on myself, i exhorted her, “but you must be proud to speak malay, it’s your mother tongue ok! you know what is mother tongue? it’s what your mother speaks! and i speak malay! i’m proud to be malay you know! (ok, at this point, i get the irony of speaking to her in english here – so, switch.) tau tak, kalau orang melayu tak pandai cakap melayu, malu! you tak pandai cakap melayu, i malu tau! you know what is malu? malu, malu, MALUUU!” (yes, i can get a little OTT when i nag.)

“no lah, you malu because you not wearing your clothes what.”

well gee thanks, four-year-old’s logic.

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ok that’s nice dears run along now and don’t kill each other just leave mommy alone in the corner with her book and tea for a bit all right?

#findingmorethan5minutespeaceduringschoolholidays

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overheard:

(in shrill play-acting voice)
“but i DON’T LIKE copying!”
“don’t be such a nerd.”

say whaa-??

#imaginaryconversationsofa4yrold

#4goingon14

#hopefullynotearlysignsofschizophrenia

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“Mummy, if you don’t read to me, I WILL CALL YOU FAT!”

damn, she got me at my Achilles heel. so much for me trying to get out of our nightly routine.

#threatsfroma4yearold

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(out of the blue)

“do you know, a baby horse is called a FOAL?”
“wow, a foal..”
“and a baby sheep is called a LAMB. and a baby goat is called a KID.”

#todayslessonfrom4yearold

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the girl asked, while i was changing clothes, “why grown-ups must wear bra?”

how do you answer that to a four-year-old without having to expand (heh) on words like “support” (and “sagging”, then “gravity”), “padding” (or “harnessing” in some cases, which is not mine, obviously), and the root of it, gasp – “puberty”? (and let’s not go into the word “sexy”…)

it’ll take forever to answer.

“umm… go ask daddy,” i said.

(hey, i was in a hurry.)

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mummy: so see this (points to picture of an army ant), ants have 3 body parts – the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. blablabla.. and the thorax is where the 6 legs are attached… blablabla…

boy: thorax, like the dinosaur.

mummy: that’s T-Rex lah.

girl: no, thorax, like The Lorax.

boy: eh which one is that, auni?

girl: that one, with the long yellow mustache.

boy: oh yah!

(so much for my scientific lecture on army ants… -_-)

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(reading a book with picture of a unicycle.)

M: “this is a unicycle, it’s got only one wheel.”
Girl: “like a tricycle has three wheels? and bicycle has two wheels?”
M: “yes, and a unicycle has one wheel.”
G: “like unicorn?”
M: “yesss, a unicorn has one horn. so you know what has two horns?”
G: *thinks*
M: “A BICORN! you donno?!?”
G: “HAHAHAHA! mummy so funny.”

#unicornyjokeoftheday
#onlymykidsgetme

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sitting by, witnessing her brother’s ejaan practice in progress:

M: “hinggap.”
G: “like tingkap!”
M: “no, tingkap tu window. hinggap.”
G: “like hiccup! *hic, hic*”
M: “noooo… HINGGAP! like a bird perching on a branch!” (I don’t even know why I bother.)

Auni

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“can we go out nowwww?”
“go where?”
“i don’t know, shopping or what-ever.”

SHOPPING OR WHAT-EVER! is she 4 or 14?!

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@blogizadnhana

claiming it, just because.
to, you know, update on blog posts, is all.
(meanwhile, someone else already took our actual moniker. why?! #ThingsThatPerplexYou)

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me: (chuckling at the girl’s bit of hair tied up at the back) you look like a pony, you know.

girl: you mean ponies tie their hair?

me: nooo, it’s like the pony’s tail.

girl: you mean ponies tie their tail?

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Boy: “But I don’t want to watch girl shows!”
Girl: “But the prince is a boy what!”
Boy: “But I don’t like, they kiss kiss, marry..”
Girl: “But mummy and daddy also marry what!”

(and the debate continues…)

#boyvsgirl

ps: we ended up watching Gremlins. a classic must-watch for every kid who’s ever begged for a pet. verdict: they loved it, screams and all. :p

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… you can find Poppycock in supermarkets!
poppycock

plus a load of other specially-packaged candies, chocs, biscuits, I even saw a beautiful tin of marks & spencers xmas cookies that you can wind up and it turns into a musical carousel. sooo nice.

and this would be in izad’s xmas stocking if we did celebrate the yuletide:

gameboy

do you remember playing with this? surely it’s better than Angry Birds. right?!

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aplusk

“one’s tweets quickly become news… misinformation becomes volatile fodder for critics…”

let’s just stick to twitpics of demi’s bikini bottom, i say. #RageAgainstTheSocialMediaMachine

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… discovering i actually fit into and like Uniqlo’s pants.

this phenomenon does NOT happen as frequently with me as it would other people of normal height and thigh proportions. me and pants in general do not get along.

also, how insanely comfortable and soft and cheap are those fluffy fleece jackets?! the children stroke them lovingly as if they’re rabbits. (and i am spared from keeping pets.) they also said it’s exactly like in this Charlie & Lola story:



(maybe Lotta’s granny got it from Uniqlo…)

#uniqloconvert

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