Two weeks has gone and look at my girl here, gettin’ more and more active by day.A quick update on her milestone. has only 3 1/2 teeth, loves drinking her water frm her sippy straw cup, still eats and poop alot, discover she can climb the sofa,the bouncer,(and even her mommy & daddy) w/o fail, able to escape & wiggle herself out frm our tight hugs, drink lotsa milk!(both frm d’boobie & formula), smile and laugh alot more, but at times can be Very whinning and clingy when she feels exhausted/sleepy, blocks are her fav (food) toys, prefers crawling(fast) then learnin how to walk, hates her walker (since she prefer cruising on her own, by pickin up every bits and pieces frm our floor!gah!), loves standing UP in her highchair ! during her mealtime (these really drives me NUTS!), easily laugh when tickle, less dependant on her binky (yay!) and lastly, she’s one friendly baby,who simply loves meeting & making new (baby) friends.
The Latern Festival
The neigbour invited me over to a potluck, organise by her mommyhood friends last friday. She was kind enough to get us a bug like latern, together w/ small candles to lit it up. I knw,its Ramadhan, but i feel its no harm, hangin out w/ other non-muslim mommies, as i myself in a ‘red flag’. This is not my first time playin laterns, so i was pretty excited to see how it goes this time round.
We came down ard nine pm, together with her two girls to join with the rest of the crowd. It was FUN lookin at kids running around with their laterns in all shapes & sizes. The pool area totally light up with laterns deco, hangin’ ard it. Too bad i didn’t get to capture any of it, as i was busy getting to know new mommy frm other blocks.
Every minutes, i could hear other mommies callin out their kids name, and checkin on ’em just so they are playin nearby and not gettin into trouble (missing!). This got us mommies discussing, how kids these days, we can’t really just let them be independent, and what more left them alone playin on their own. Its just too risky. One mother commented, she sign-up her daughter with taekwondo class for selfdefence, another mother, taught her children never trust a stranger, and was in fact, taught her kids, as to how and what to react if encounter one. And many more ideas and suggestion came up frm the discussions.
I on the other hand, feels very much important to teach Mia, bout’ her body parts (as soon as she’s able to talk & comprehend), if u get what i mean. Its just too scary in the world we’re living now. It’s quite disheartening, in a way, our kids NEED to know (child molester, murder, rape, etc) such things at an early age. I can forsee, parenthood in todays lifestyle, are full of challenges. I pray, myself and the husband, could tackle and handle our child, tactfully.