Self independent in the toilet at 5y6m+

Our Missy Noelle has officially ‘graduated’ from ‘mummy and papa having to wash her butt after pooping’! 😂😂😂

And it was self initiated. The first was after she came back from her school trip. I was caught in total surprise when she came out from the toilet after cleaning herself! And today, she did so again!

I am in between proud 😊😊and totally relieved! 🤣🤣 I just couldn’t stop praising her!

One done, two more butts to wipe – guess five more years down the road! 🙄😝

Homemade creamy sauce for pizza

My eldest requested pizza for her teatime after school. And I obliged!

Quickly whipped up the sauce – just stir fry onion with zucchini and mushroom, add in some flour for sauce thickening (later). Add on soup of the day – radish soup. Let it simmer and add in cream cheese. ‘Sauce’ ready to use!

Pizza dough – agak-agak: 2 cups flour, 1 tsp instant yeast,1 tbsp sugar, some rosemary, some olive oil, 3/4 cup water – roll as dough and let it rest for 1-2 hours

Topping per preference – ham, cherry tomatoes, cheese

Number 2 gets her hands again on making pizza!

When people are sensitive

I question myself – my hubby is stressed up, working day and night thinking about the million ringgit budget for the company and do I have to be so stressed up because of a ‘punctuation mark’!

In short: i used to work in a writing industry where there are house rules on writing. I didnt know that casual text msg has house rules too😅😅 that a simple (or to be specific, 3) exclamation marks actually offended someone. 🙊🙈then came all the “accusations”!

Like it or not, I did replied after all:

<Sorry, I didn’t know the use of exclamation marks can be so sensitive. I would look into it next time. I don’t have time to talk about what’s going on in your mind as I don’t even have time for myself. So sorry if I hurt you.>

While i tell myself ignore or dont bother, i am purely disturbed. I am losing sleep. And try to divert myself as much as possible….i think like i mention before it takes time for the feeling to taper off….haiz…today is just second day. It will get better soon…

Get back to focus my dear self >> your three cutie pies!

Happy memories from first school trip

Noelle told me so many things yesterday; but due to ‘time limitation’ – I would just list down things that I wish her to remember when she grows up – memories!

When I picked her up, the first thing she told me ‘this is for papa!’ Implying the rice that we ordered for her lunch but she didn’t take it because they ate the sushi they made. She added that she didn’t drink the (yakult) drink because ‘not good for health’ (ok, this subject to debate – but in our term, is not good laaaa)

Next, she told me ‘actually papa and mama can go also’! My heart actually sank – I thought she felt ‘bad’ because we didn’t go with her (some friends have parents along, but I guess those mostly the younger kids). Then I told her – this is ‘school trip’ and not ‘family trip’! Also what she did yesterday, we actually did it before together!!🙄 Also, her bestie and few others in her class didn’t have parents along! So, I told her big girls and boys don’t need daddy and mummy to come along.

Then she told me that while exiting Aquaria, some of her friends bought toys but she didn’t! 🙄🙄 and she was waiting for me to praise her ‘good!’ (Which I did but giggling in my heart🤣🤣, she has no money how to buy). I asked her to confirm if those friends that bought came with parents, is it? And she nodded! She said Chai-dor-sun wanted to get her a magnet but she rejected it! (She giving me hint that she didn’t simply accept gifts and she was ‘good’)!

She said Cho-co-lat wanted to take picture with her; so his daddy took photo of her and Cho-co-lat in front of Aquaria! They actually took group photos at Sushi King (where she held the school banner) and Aquaria (where she squat in front because she was small size)!

In the trip, they had to hold hand and walked. And her partners were Ann Yew and Cho-co-lat! Teacher Fennie was with them in the same table during sushi making!

Noelle did something that touched my heart, actually – she says that Ann Yew was hungry and so she gave Ann Yew the (massimo) cream bun. Ann Yew in return exchanged her candy with Noelle. But Noelle told me she kept it for ‘uncle guard’! 😂😂 even this morning papa asked if he can eat the candy, she told papa it was for uncle guard!

Chai Dor Sun offered her raisin cookies and she says ‘I didn’t simply take’ and ‘it is not something healthy’. Plus she went to the toilet whenever teachers asked to! (Spot on, she did everything I told!) The teachers actually gave them coconut buns during their journey to and back (so their tummies are actually filled).

She says she slept in the bus on the way back and woke right after Teacher Eunice says ‘wake up’ but Ann Yew couldn’t wake up – and ‘slept like a pig’! 🤭🤭🤭🤣🤣🤣 (in her exact words)

And many more…

She really enjoyed her first school trip. She was indeed tired and knocked off just before 10pm! Papa who wasn’t back from work also couldn’t believe that Noelle slept and she slept before Nikki yesterday night!

Happy memories for my dearNoelle! 😘

Reminders for school trip

Someone’s feeling really excited for her first school trip!

– she woke herself up at 630am

We told her it is a ‘short holiday’ with her friends and teachers. (We actually briefed her during our trip to Disneyland and saw some school trip – on how she will be following her teachers and friends in a similar way to somewhere!)

Even as an OCD mum, I decided NOT to follow🙄😓😔🤣😝😫😨😀🙈 ok la, time for her to be independent and put trust that she can look after herself! (We actually been to where she is going and doing today, for the matter of fact!) Also, I vividly remember a friend commented on a mummies discussion group “if you don’t trust the teachers, why are you sending her to that school?” (Kns friend is you la! 🙄😂)

But we have briefed and reminded her on many things. Some of them are:

– follow your teachers and friends closely (do not dream away!)

– if teachers say toilet break, go into the toilet and try to pee, no matter you feel like pee or not 🙄🙄

– if you are lost, take out the tag (which is in the bag) to show people and ask them to call papa

– do not take anything from anyone

– in the event someone try to grab you away, scream as loud as you can. If the person is in front, kick the person’s ‘vulva’ part (I don’t want to explain penis at this moment 😂)

– only trust your teachers especially on food

– if any unhealthy food distributed during the trip, bring home (the principal already gave us the selection for lunch, so no worries about lunch)

– there’a a cream bun in your bag. If you are too hungry, ask teacher if you can eat it

– your bottle of water will last you till end of the trip, drink sparingly (also to avoid needing to go toilet too often)

– there’s sweater, cap, hanky, tissues in your bag

Ok, enjoy your trip! Mama will not come and pick you up at your usual time but 5pm!😫🤦🏻‍♀️🙄