Being the baby of the family has it perks, people automatically assume that I’m helpless and one little cry from me would usually send an adult in my direction. Sometimes I do it just to amuse myself, I like to see how quickly they get to me from the time I let out the first ” waaa!” These silly adults never learn, it usually takes them around ten minutes to figure out my little game.
One thing about being the youngest, you’re often subjected to ridicule. I don’t know how many times my mom has either tied up my hair , or dressed me in some ridiculous outfit( please refer to evidence 1). This is often followed by laughter and shouts of ” wait! Don’t move, I’ll go get my camera!” I haven’t even figured out how to stand up on my own yet, where does she think I’m going to run off to?
My mother definitely has a weird sense of humor, she enjoys taking pictures of us with our shirts stuck on our heads. (please refer to evidence 2) Don’t be fooled by my seemingly happy smile in the picture. She was jumping up and down trying to attract my attention and quite frankly, looking like a complete fool.
My sister says when our parents are old, we shall get them to sing and dance to entertain us just like what they are doing to us right now. At least that is something to look forward to…..
Having grown up with an older brother, I could never imagine being an only child. My brother and I got up to all kinds of mischief. But most of all he’s been a great friend and confidant throughout these years.
Ally and Max get along most of the time, they love each other’s company and often burst out giggling about the silliest things.
Both kids have been taking swimming lessons with Aunty Sharon for about 2 months now. I’ve always loved swimming as a child and wanted tot each the children the importance of water safety from an early age. Ally had a rather rocky start, she couldn’t get her ears wet due to the tubes she had. Once we had the go ahead from her doctor, there was no stopping her. Her confidence wavers, at times she is seemingly game for any challenge thrown at her. Other times she would rather cling to me and whine.
As for the Pork Chop, he started lessons at 5 months. Now he’s confident underwater and is loving his lessons. I’m always amazed at what he can do and it just reaffirms our decision to start him early.
Today marks the start of a big week ahead for me, Matt is going home for the Chinese New Year holidays which means I’ll be alone with Ally and Max. He hasn’t left yet and Ally is trying my patience already, lets hope we all survive the next 7 days.
Like any toddler, she has a good days where she’s sweet, lovable and obedient. On a bad day, nothing gets achieved without tears (her) or screams ( me or her) . I’m always in awe of moms who never seem to raise their voice at their children. Honestly, I know I’m too impatient with her at times and I find myself having to walk away to calm myself down ever so often.
Lets not forget dear Max. At 7 months old his nap times are still fairly erratic. Other than that, I really shouldn’t complain since he’s always ready with a smile and a cuddle. Despite not having any real vocabulary yet, I swear the two of them have their own way of communicating. Its called ” lets gang up on mommy” and starts with the first child acting up, followed seconds later by the second. This act is so finely tuned that one can only imagine that it had to be orchestrated just moments ago.
I shall leave you with a picture that always reminds me , in a toddler’s world, anything goes!