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The J-brothers

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 […]

Things Jerry Says #17 – Footboard.

By |September 4th, 2014|

I should really blog about Things Jerry Says” more frequently. The kid really says the funniest things all the time. Some of which, is beyond hilarious. So, today’s post is about the footboard. Do you know what is a footboard?

Honestly, I didn’t even realize that the word really exist, because we hardly use it.

So, this happened last night when I was putting Jerry to bed. As usual, he isn’t the sort that would just go down and sleep. He will wiggle and roll in bed and do all sorts of stunts in bed, before he can actually drift off to sleep. One habit of his that I totally cannot stand is putting his foot on the headboard, and the fact the he always, I mean ALWAYS sleep in the opposite direction of the bed, like legs where the head is supposed to be…

I decided I have had enough and decided […]

Things Jerry Says #16 – Falling in love.

By |August 15th, 2014|

It’s been a while since I updated with a Things Jerry Says post! It’s not that he hasn’t been sprouting funny things, but I was too preoccupied with surviving life that I haven’t dedicated much time to blog things down. I have quite a number of drafts sitting around, but I wanted to share this first!

Recently, we have been asking Jerry about his school and his classmates, and naturally, out of curiousity… we asked about the female students in his class. Like who is the prettiest etc. One girl always stood out. Her name is Rachel, and we know that Jerry is quite fond of her. So one of those days, we (more specifically, daddy) decided to be a little naughty and probed more..

Daddy (D): Jerry, does Rachel like you?
Jerry (J): Yes!
D: How do you know?
J: Yes… (not understanding what daddy is really asking for)
D: Did she […]

Jerome’s 1st swim!

By |July 28th, 2014|

As 2nd time parents, I honestly think that we are tardy in some ways in exposing Jerome. Jerry had his first swim at 5 months, but Jerome only went for his first swim last month when he is 17 months old. While there are many factors that lead to this, the key reason is… having one kid is so much easier to manage, especially with 2 pairs of watchful eyes.

Here’s the truth. We weren’t as confident in bringing 2 kids to the pool by ourselves especially when they both are so young, and basically not easy to handle (i.e. super active). And then, the kids just keep falling sick one after another when the time permits for a pool session so we never got round to it.

We finally did it but on the day we did, I dug out the swimmers that I bought for Jerome, only to […]

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Celebrating the little men in my life with Pumpkin Patch Kids.

By |July 9th, 2014|

Have you guessed who I am talking about? Of cos, I’m talking about Jerry & Jerome. While I haven’t looked, they both have grown so much.

Jerome is almost the same weight as Jerry now (just a few hundred grams difference!), blabbers a lot with a few clearly recognizable words like 水 and neh neh. He can speak a lot more, I caught him a few times saying stuff that blows me off, but at this point in time, my poor brain fails me.  He’s still shorter than Jerry, but I think he will surpass Jerry very soon and is very much his own person. Totally different from Jerry. He adores Jerry and loves to be wherever the brother is, doing whatever Jerry is doing and just being close to him. He even prefers to snuggle next to Jerry in bed, much to Jerry’s wrath who thinks that Didi wants to […]

Things Jerry Says #15 – I will fight the mosquito!

By |June 22nd, 2014|

For some strange reason, both my kids  have been attacked by a lot of mosquito bites lately. I am guessing that the area around my mum and mother-in-law’s place is infested with mosquitoes and the kids have been coming home with mosquito bites. I personally hate mosquito bites, they are so itchy and they sometimes can itch up to days and more often than not, they leave a mark behind mostly from scratching, and sometimes, the skin just turns darker at the site of the bite and the legs looks spotted.

Today. Jerry is complaining about the mosquito bites on his legs and I wish I can do something for him (except applying some cream/ointment which frankly, doesn’t quite help) and the conversation goes..

J: Mummy, my leg pain pain!
C: Where?
J: Here! (points and show me)
C: What happened?
J: The mosquito bite me. The mosquito naughty. I want to fight the mosquito.
C: […]

My very own Harry Potter!

By |June 1st, 2014|

I’m such a Harry Potter fan and i’m so excited to announce… I now have my very own Harry Potter!

We sorta have an accident in the household just 3 nights ago and this is the result of it. What happened?!  Well, here’s what.

At the strike of midnight, Lord Voldemort came into my bedroom and attacked him! I heard a thud, and then loud, shrieking cries.

I’m joking. My dear son, was asleep beside me and he suddenly ROLLED off the bed. It was so dark and I quickly got down to pick him up and thought he was crying a lot harder than usual. At the same time, I thought i heard other sounds before the thud.

I stared at his face in the dark and saw a patch of black stuff over his forehead. I ran to the lights, flicked it on only to realise… its blood. Loads of blood.

The entire […]

Things Jerry Says #14 – the Sadist

By |May 28th, 2014|

I came home one day and was looking at my aquarium, checking if the fishes are ok. It’s a new tank so some deaths everyday seems to be the norm. Unfortunately, there was > 5 fishes dead, and i was really sad.

Jerry is pushing me and trying to get the best view of the aquarium as well when the following conversation took place.

C: jerry, don’t push me. it is not very nice of you to push me. Can you say excuse me? Anyway, mama is v sad. The fishes died! (shifts aside and points to one dead fish)
J: mama! Jerry happy!!!!! (Burst out laughing while looking at the dead fish)
C: Huh!  The fishes died, how can you be happy?! The lives are lost.
J: hahaha.  The fishes die, jerry happy!!!

Uh oh. I dunno if he has acquired some sadist behaviour or that he cannot really understand about life and death […]

Things Jerry Says #13 – Greedy kid wants chocolate.

By |May 21st, 2014|

Things Jerry says #13 happened on a day when we were all at home chilling and just not doing much. Daddy emptied his pockets and left a $1 gold coin lying around our dinner table. We never thought much about it but Jerry appeared in front of me some time later..

J: (shows me the $1 in his palm) can you open for me please?
C: Huh? Open? What is there to open?
J: Can you open the chocolate please?
C: (after 2 secs of silence) Orrrr.. jerry! This is not a chocolate coin! This is the real money!
J: Mummy, but.. I want to eat. *insert sad face*

Totally funny. Ever since CNY, the kid really loves the gold chocolate coins and have to get his hands on one every time he sees it somewhere. Somehow, he seems to think that our Singapore $1 coin is one of them chocolates! The good thing about it […]