Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Almost two

Oh where did the time fly... guess I'd be thinking this every year for some years to come!  Jo Ern turning one was a big deal to me, and now it's another year on and she's turning two. Sighh. Well, I used to think one-year-olds were the cutest, now I think two-year-olds are pretty darn cute too. Heh. Mainly coz two-year-olds TALK and that's really something!

I love it when I come home and she calls out "Hello Mum-meee" from the door. 
And when she reports to me, "Papa drink Mummy a-ter" when hubby sneaks a swig from my drink
And when she is looking for something and asks herself, "Where Ern put?"


It's not easy deciphering some of what she says. Like at bedtime she'd play with my watch, then say "Aki ten" and put the watch round her squeaky monkey. I know 'aki' is 'monkey' but what is 'ten'?? Last night I finally got it... it is the monkey's turn to wear the watch!! Aha!!

I want...

She's proving to be a determined/stubborn one. All-too-common conversation:

JE: I want drink a-gurt (Vitagen and such)
Me: No more yogurt already
JE: I want drink a-gurt
Me: No more already, mummy need to buy
JE: I want drink a-gurt
Me: Mummy buy later ok?
JE: I want drink a-gurt... waaaa

*sweats* She does understand the reasons (sometimes it's meal time, or already had one that day) but she wants what she wants!

Feeding her is still tough. Last Sunday hubby and I went out for dinner by ourselves and I only managed to get her to eat TWO teaspoons of food. Further attempts were met by "No!" and "No wan!"  Luckily she normally eats fine at home. The maid does the best job of feeding - though Jo Ern is getting wise to the distractions of "look got spider! See dog come already! Wahh there got fly!" with food quickly being pushed into her mouth. Hehe. Gotta be creative... this morning nothing worked. So I thought might as well let her go walk outside.  Oats still refused. Then she wanted to change shoes, and the maid cleverly fed her ALL her oats during the process! This would be so stressful if I were rushing for work and had to feed her myself.  I definitely need a maid for a few years more.

Now if it were snacks, Jo Ern can eat by herself fine.  And ask for more. But she doesn't like cakes, muffins, pancakes or anything with such textures.

This one naissss

This one NOT NAISSS!!  Phooooi!

What else... toilet training isn't progressing much. Maybe need to wait a while more before she's ready.

My firstborn is going to be two years old... wow.


  1. Are u going to hv a big party for her 2nd yr?

    Let her be la. cos we live only once. if we worry too much about eating n not eating..will get old very fast. enjoy the moments now.

  2. Rachel, just makan within the family for now. She's too young to appreciate having friends over (err some more got no friends yet!). True I should take your advice on feeding her!

  3. Hahaha...she is one smart gal...has mastered the art of distracting with reference to dogs,spiders, flys and what-nots being in the way! LOL! Seriously, time really flies and our kids are growing up really fast!