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The J-brothers

Jerry & the Tooth Fairy

By |May 11th, 2017|

9 May 2017, Tuesday, 10.30pm. Jerry lost his first tooth ever. It has been shaky for weeks and his new teeth has been peeking beside the baby tooth for a while. We were still wondering if he was going to have his birthday pictures toothless some weeks back. I was secretly glad that the tooth didn’t come off before his birthday although the tooth obviously shifted its position and looked totally out of place.

The kid has been complaining about chewing certain stuff that is too tough and have rejected eating some foods because it hurts. Last night, the kid showed me his super wobbly tooth.. and I could tell that it’s probably gonna drop off any moment with one of the root showing. So, in my usual style, I snapped some pictures of it!

Thank goodness I did, because less than an hr later, the tooth came off. While Jerry […]

Chinese Calligraphy and Finger Painting

By |February 5th, 2015|

The boys recently tried their hands on Chinese calligraphy and finger painting when we were invited to preview FOX’s new CNY collection in their store. Oh boy, they both had a lot of fun! By the way, if you have yet to do much clothes shopping for your kids this CNY, do keep your eyes peeled to the end of the post. You might just win an outfit for your kid!

I never saw my hyper kids so attentive and so glued to their seats before, so it was really refreshing observing them throughout the class. The class instructor brought them through the basics, the couplets and paintings on display, a bit of history, as well as showing them the four treasures for Chinese calligraphy – ink stick, brush, ink slab/stone and paper. They also had the Chinese seal. All the kids just listened attentively! It also dawned on me […]

My 3yo & Chinese Chess.

By |February 1st, 2015|

Jerry pulled out my chinese chess set from my cupboard that’s filled with loads of card and board games 3 nights ago. And he bugged me for more than 15 mins to play it with him.

Just how do you play Chinese chess with a 3yo? A game that involves recognising the different characters, the various moves each make and the strategy behind the game? And he, for now, someone that can’t even recognise a single Chinese character yet? I tried explaining that the game is too difficult, and that its really meant for papa & mama but he wouldn’t take no for an answer and kept telling me, “Play with me!!”. I was on the verge of taking the game away from him and telling him “NO!” straight in his face when I remembered that one of my 2015 plans was to spend more time with the kids, and […]

Jerome turns 2 years old!

By |January 26th, 2015|

I know I haven’t been blogging much. It’s been somewhat a crazy last week and I have been making subtle changes to my lifestyle as well. Don’t you always feel that a year gives you a brand new re-start and serves more motivation to make the changes that you have always been thinking about? I’m doing just that and I will share more in a separate post, but meanwhile, this post is all about my kid!

Jerome turned 2 years old last friday. We didn’t have a big birthday do, but just small celebrations with family. The first was the Sunday before his actual birthday. There was no fancy cake even, just the good old durian cake from Jane Cake’s station decorated with Peppa Pig toys that we got from the mall. 4 Peppa Pig to symbolize our family..

Jerry was singing the song very enthusiastically here. I think he secretly wants to […]

Jerome goes to the market!

By |January 4th, 2015|

It’s going to be a picture spam of Jerome heading to the market with me while I was solo parenting some weeks back, more for the benefit of the husband who missed all these.

I had to do the school run every morning to bring Jerry to school. The problem is, I also have to lug Jerome wherever I go, so this is the sight every other morning.

Jerry’s school is actually near my mum’s place and not mine, so I shifted into my mum’s place (everyone is away travelling) to save myself from driving the 2 kids to and fro everyday.  Saved me a lot of time actually, but of cos, I miss the comfort of lounging in my own place.

Jerome runs to the playground to have some fun while Jerry is being dropped off every morning. He sure loves the playground.. but not so much […]

My little boy, Jerome.

By |December 20th, 2014|

Today is a day that I rejoice! Finally, the 3 weeks of solo parenting is OVER! The government returned my husband to me last night and even though I was stuck in a class till almost midnight, there is so much to be happy about!

One of them is, of cos, moving back into my own home later today. Can’t wait. I miss my bed!

While the solo parenting has been somewhat tough and extremely tiring, I got to bond a lot with my little kid, Jerome.

He was stuck to me at the hip almost everyday when I was on leave for a week and boy, did we have fun! I also realised that I haven’t had the chance to pay more attention to him as I had with Jerry, but I learned so much more about him during the week we both were stuck together 24/7.

It’s really quite amazing.

I found out […]

Mummy, cannot see!

By |December 18th, 2014|

A funny incident happened last night, and I wanted to add this to my virtual bank of memories about my kid, Jerry. I was prompting him to go to the toilet last night to pee.. and when he finally did, he went into the toilet and came out almost immediately, pants intact, shouting the following..

“Mummy, cannot see!”

Errr, okayyy.. and I turned away. The next thing I know, he pulled down his pants outside the toilet and went back in to pee.

That’s when it struck me. He meant “cannot see” as in the toilet is too dark and he cannot see anything inside. I kept thinking that he meant that I cannot peep at him! Totally silly!

I tried to get Jerry to pose a picture so that I can blog about it and let the husband who is on reservist share this moment.. and then, guess what? This kid insisted […]

Limited Edition Shell Tanker LEGO Model

By |November 25th, 2014|

Just a quick shout-out to the Shell LEGO fans. They are down to the last model for the LEGO collection! I especially love this Shell Tanker can? So, so cute. You have till 30th November to get this, and this is limited edition! Like there won’t be anymore after this. #sosadcan

In case you haven’t already known, you can get this at S$10.95 with every S$60 spent on Shell V-Power fuel from 21 to 30 November 2014.

I’m so gonna miss these cute little lego cars. So are my kids. Look at how they enjoyed it when we had a chance to build them together and put them to a race some time back.

Mummy and daddy learnt a few tips on miniature photography even and I found intriguing! The boys, they were just so enamoured with their lego cars and it is not hard to guess why. It’s so much fun.

We […]

My funny Jerome Choo.

By |November 17th, 2014|

I am gonna share some of the funny antics of Jerome, just for laughs. You know how kids always do the weirdest things, and the funniest things.. without a worry or care in the world. They simply don’t care what others think.

The floor is Jerome’s best friend.

This kid, he crawls on those smooth floors, under the tables, out and about all the cabinets thinking that it is a playground. I had the shop assistant scold me for it. Uhh, it’s not like I never did try to restrain him, but he has a mind of his own! He found it so fun, I don’t have the heart to stop him. You know, the saying that kids learn through exploration…

Besides, mummy loves taking pictures of his little adventures.

Here, he is showing me his annoyed face because I refused to let him out of a fitting room that he is stuck […]

Jerry faces the wall.

By |November 16th, 2014|

The most unthinkable thing happened yesterday. One of our biggest fear…

Jerry drew on our white walls with a marker. 

I don’t have a picture of the drawing on the wall. I was scrubbing some dirty socks in the toilet when I heard the husband screamed in hysterics. Something he hasn’t done before and I instinctively knew something bad happened.

I rushed to the room with the scrub in my hand, saw the drawing and almost fainted. I just immediately used the scrub that I was holding in my hand to try and scrub it clean, with minimal results. The husband was screaming away at the kid, and my mind was working as fast as I could on clearing the mess, which is why I didn’t have a picture.

Here’s roughly how it looked like. I draw a similar drawing with my Note 3 based on what I remembered on a picture after […]