1. List 7 random things about yourself
Thursday, July 29, 2010
1. List 7 random things about yourself
Monday, July 26, 2010
In the late of the night, I would stroke his hair and pray for him. And pray for myself that I would have the wisdom to bring him up to be a sensible boy, a lovable boy and most importantly a boy after the heart of our Father.
It always happens in the late of the night. Mostly coz I cannot fall asleep after (usually) an incident that had just happened before we retired for bed.
Last night, it was because I whacked him for shouting back at me when I told him to pick up his toys. He has been very rude for the pass few days and last night was the final warning. Then he shouted back at me that he doesn't want me anymore and that he wants his grandparents. For which I nearly threw him out of the door to go look for his grandparents.
Of course he cried. And of course he put away his toys while crying. And of course after that I hugged him and spend some time with him.
But then when it was time to sleep, he sat in the corner sulking, asking me to go away coz I always scold him. He wants daddy to put him to bed. For which of course I didn't give in. And he grudgingly brushed his teeth and changed into his PJs at my count of 3. He fell asleep by himself while I was brushing my teeth.
With the 2 kids asleep, hubby and I discussed the best way to discipline our son. It is harder coz with Caylee around, we cannot always give him the attention he desires. Yet, that isn't an excuse for shouting back at his parents.
And Caylee reacts very badly to loud voices or to her kor kor crying. She will also cry in empathy until she is out of breath.
Sometime when it happens and someone else is dealing with Caylee, I can at least look him in the eye and talk quietly but sternly to him until he does what is requried of him.
But when I am holding Caylee, and the situation is in dire need of remedy and he totally ignores me and shouts back at me.....oooohhhhh.....
I am thinking in my head consistency in punishment and not emotional punishment. But sometimes it is so hard not to react when both kids push you to the limit, and you are all alone, to reign in that irritation threatening to explode in your face.
Give me wisdom.
Give me patience.
Give me understanding.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
We went to Empire this weekend. Have been wanting to go for quite sometime now but well.....Had lunch at Tarbush coz i have been wanting to try this place. Previously, the only establishment was in KL. So I am quite glad to see it in Empire. The food is quite nice.
Cranberry Cheese was oozing cheese.
Managed to snap a pic of it before the little boy ate it all up!
All he wants to eat are lollipops. And that sure can't help him fight the virus/germs invading his body.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
The night before, all of us were tossing and turning in bed going through our minds what we had to do only the next day.
Reckon all of us (as in the Hoong family only) had only 2-3 hours of sleep. We greeted each other the next morning with HUGE black bags under our eyes.
It was an adrenalin high for me. I had lots to do, tasks which I ticked off 'done' in my head. And I carried the ang paus everywhere I went as well as the bags of presents.
I was more stressed as the glorified MAID than when I was the bride! And tears threatened to overflow more often than when I, as the bride had to say my vows or make my speech.
Now, my son is down with a cough and flu (courtesy of my cousin from Australia). My parents have left back to Ipoh, towing him along. Poh Poh feels it better to quarantine him from Caylee since she is due for her shots this week.
After the rush, I am at an all time low. And without my son to occupy me, I am listening to songs all too sentimental to bring me out of this valley. Maybe I need to sleep.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
And in my head, I was thinking "She has to let it go!"
Weddings are expensive. You hope to recover the cost of your dinner but if you want a beautifully decorated church, a good enough lunch after church, wine for dinner and red packets to go around, they all require BIG $$$.
I would rate a wedding the 3rd biggest 'investment' after a house and kids' education. The 4th would be a car and the 5th a holiday.
But I do know a couple who has a more expensive car compared to the apartment they inhabit.
What are your investments? And how do they rate in your life?
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
When I had Caylee, hubby agreed that he would bring all his working shirts to the laundry to be ironed. It worked out quite well for the first few weeks after my confinement. I could restrain myself from ironing the huge pile of clothes accumulating on the iron board. Hubby usually waits about 2 weeks before he brought all his shirts out to be taken care of.
After 1 month, my desire to take care of the clothes overcame my need for rest. It's a relief to me that the ironing board in the storeroom is empty and what a satisfaction to see the many many clothes ironed and hanged.
Strange as it may be, I also enjoy the 'workout' that comes with mopping the floor and the satisfaction that the floor is now clean.
I love hanging the fresh clothings out to dry and enjoy taking it back when it is warm and crisp.
I also love cooking and baking. And don't really mind the 'minor' cleaning up after that!
don't ask me to sweep!
don't ask me to hand wash anything!
don't ask me to deep fry!
Maybe I am not that crazy after all. How about you? I know many wives now don't do the ironing.
Well....the last Fathers' Day, the suggestion came from my mother inlaw. Bro2 didn't take up the suggestion so Bro1 did the work instead. Booked the table and surfed the net for their famous food.
It was a typical chinese restaurant. NOISY and PACKED!!! THe food was alright...there were some special dishes.
Steamed chicken.....alright lah with the chilli sauce!
We actually ordered a fish as well. And sat there waiting for it. Only to be told 20 minutes later that they have run out of fish! Sigh...
So, will I go back again? Maybe. But definitely not on an occasion date in case they run out of fish again!
Parking sucks big time....so if you ever go, go early! There are very few parking places given the restaurant is facing the main road in a residential area.
Dragon Star Seafood Restauran, 54a & 54b, Jln SS1/22Kampung Tunku
Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7877 6673