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Things Jerry Says #24 – X.silly’s 6th Birthday

By |December 11th, 2014|

Here’s a secret I am going to share. A silly one. Der & I buy cakes to celebrate x.silly‘s birthday every year. It has been something that we have been doing ever since Der gifted me with x.silly. I think I shared before, but I can’t find any blog post on it. And yup, we love being silly like that.

So this year, it is the same. I bought a cake and Der happened to give me a ride home from the train station that day with the kids in tow. Jerry spied my bag cautiously..

Jerry (J): Mummy, what are you holding?
Mummy (M): It’s a cake for x.silly.
J: Why you buy a cake? Why you never buy me a donut?
M: It’s x.silly birthday! So I bought him a cake. Later when we reach home, we celebrate x.silly’s birthday ok?
J: It’s x.silly birthday ah. You buy him […]

Conversations with the husband #16 – Praising the wife.

By |December 3rd, 2014|

I wrote this Conversation with the Husband post a long while back and totally forgot all about it until I was looking through all drafts. It’s a gleaming gem. I think I didn’t post it cos I didn’t have an appropriate picture. I still don’t, but I guess I better post it now before I forget all over again. Not going to get any picture of the husband in the next 1 week anyway. He is outstation for the week.

It happened one day when we were done having dinner at home and the husband was cleaning up and table and washing up..

Der (D): [while washing dishes] Hmmm..do you think you are clever?
Cher (C): no, not at all.
D: why would you say that? I think you are very clever you know?
C: really?! No lah. I’m not lah. How can I be clever?
D: because you picked a good husband that knows how […]

Things Jerry Says #23 – He is not a real policemen.

By |October 30th, 2014|

It has been a really busy week for me at work, and I have been making myself turn up at the office much earlier. Work has been fun and I kinda like that I am doing a happy-busy these days. So glad the week is almost coming to an end soon! Did anyone realize that the year is coming to an end soon too? We are down to the last 2 months of the year! Here’s a short post for the week, sorry for the silence!

I was in a mall, going to pick up some groceries and had Jerry with me. He was trying to play punk and run around, zipping through the crowd as usual since he isn’t strapped to his stroller. We have been using the stroller a lot lesser with him these days, but honestly, I would prefer him in the stroller anytime because he runs […]

Things Jerry Says #22 – Do it again! Again!

By |October 22nd, 2014|

Der shared this story with me the other day. He was driving the kids home when he was going into a merging lane and the car beside him is crawling slowly. He stepped on the accelerator and revved up to zoom pass the vehicle next to him in order to merge properly and at that point, the car let out a loud… VVRRRAAAOOOOOMMM!

Jerry, who is usually very aware of everything while riding in the car started questioning.

J (Jerry): Woahhhh! Papa, what’s that?!
D (Der): What?
J: Your car is very fast.
D: Ya, the car in front is very slow, so my car is angry. [he is talking nonsense here!!]
J: Ya… your car is angry… [ponders for a few secs] Papa! Can you do that again?! AGAIN!!

(p.s. I have no idea if the husband repeated the act, or not but it is to my own best interest not to find out.)

Honestly, I hate […]

Things Jerry Says #21 – It’s SUNNY!

By |October 17th, 2014|

I have bad sleepers. My kids are good for hyper activeness and their ability to stay awake. They love to play and rejects nap times or bed times, especially when we are at home. I am seriously thinking that our playroom is not a good idea after all. Or maybe it is the idea of having 2 boys. They play catching all day and refused to sleep!

Over the long weekend 2 weekends ago, I was trying to make Jerry sleep on one of the afternoons so that we can head out in the later part of the day. He just kept running and screaming around the house in joy and thinks it is very fun to have mummy chase him down.

I eventually gave up the entire idea and resorted to bribery.

M (Mummy): Jerry, can you go and sleep please? Mummy give you a toy if […]

Things Jerry Says #21 – I am so proud of you!

By |October 10th, 2014|

As a ftwm (full-time working mum), I often struggle between the responsibilities at work as well as the splitting my time between a mummy, a wife, a home maker, maintaining a blog and a whole lot more of responsibilities in between. I previously wrote about the struggles of being a ftwm here and here but today, I will tell you a conversation that tugged at my heart strings.

One that makes me wonder if I should stop working and really spend time with the kid in his growing up years. There is just so many years that the kid needs you before they are off to explore the world and doesn’t want a naggy or unhip mother at his back.

I have been working late for the past weeks, often getting home a lot later than the kids. Sometimes, […]

Things Jerry Says #20 – Who is its mother?

By |October 1st, 2014|

Here’s a new Things Jerry Says post for this week! If you are new here, “Things Jerry Says” is a series of conversational posts with Jerry, my first born. He has been getting really apt in his conversational skills and sometimes, says the weirdest and funniest things that throw us off. I document them down because I know this phase will soon pass and I want to retain these moments somewhere, so that someday, I can read some day and reminisce the times when he is growing up.

Today, we were playing pretend play with x.silly, a small cuddly pig that the husband gifted me many years back. X.silly is very something very dear to me and as my kids grow up, he has become a huge part of their lives. Each day, Jerry either plays with him or bring it to bed with him and there is seldom […]

Things Jerry Says #19 – But it’s just TV!

By |September 20th, 2014|

The family were hanging around in the living room one night, and the TV was on with National Geographic channel being turned on (I’m a huge fan of nature-related documentaries by the way). The scene was showing a tiger hunting its prey and devouring its prey and I thought I wanted to take the opportunity to educate Jerry while he was watching it.

Mummy (M): Jerry, look at that. What animal is that?
Jerry (J): TIGER!!!! (excitedly since he knows the answer)
M: [screen flashing tiger tearing off flesh of prey] What is the tiger doing?
J: He is eating the la-lamb… err.. i dunno… (trying to describe the prey but didnt know what it really is)
M: [unable to teach since I wasn’t paying attention to the programme prior to the conversation] Hmmm, he is eating the meat of the animal he caught… Do you think you can go near a tiger?
J: no, […]

Things Jerry Say #18 – I am not a bad guy.

By |September 11th, 2014|

If you haven’t already know. This kid is obsessing over Transformers right now. He has been going on and on about Optimus Prime trailer toy for the loooooooogest time, talking about it every single day and somewhat drove me nuts. I can’t quite believe how persistent and single minded he is for this toy. He talked about it every day, requested us to buy for him all the time, grabbed it every time he goes to the store until I gave up and started on the concept of being on good behaviour to earn the toy himself.

He’s probably too young for this at a few months past 3 years, but never try never know.

Each day, I will give him 50 cents or a dollar to reward him for his good behaviour and it went on for a while.. and I got too busy and forgot about giving him the […]

Conversation with the husband #15 – The green brothers.

By |September 8th, 2014|

The kids came home one day, both incidentally dressed in green. I say incidentally because they don’t come back from the same household, so both my mum and my mother in law dressed them in green tops and white bottoms.

I thought they looked matchy matchy in some ways and was really cute to look at.. and i thought of a witty joke.

Me: Papa!  Look at them! They are 青兄弟 (‘qing xiong di’ meaning green brothers)!

I was actually trying to pun it and meant 亲兄弟 (‘qing xiong di’ meaning blood brothers). Geddit geddit?

Me: Got funny anot?

Husband: hee Hee. VERY LAME EH, but got.

#myhusbandcanappreciatemyjoke #birdsofthesamefeatherflocktogether

I know this may not be funny to you at all, but i wanted to jot it down because it was a moment shared between the husband and me, and I wanted to preserve this piece of memory so that some day, we can look back and […]