Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Conversations / Keeping My Sanity

Some of her conversation with us that tickled me. Me : Do you want to watch Chinese jiejie show (referring to 四千金 musical VCD). Zara : Want. Chinese jiejie got hair clips. Zara's hair clip upstairs in the box (referring to the box I kept all her hair clips). Me : Yeah. But Zara doesn't like mummy put hair clip for Zara. You always want to take it out. Zara : Because it's painful. Mummy put hairclip is painful. Take out then must comb comb the hair. Daddy : Tomorrow is Sunday where does Zara want to go? Zara : ...... Daddy : Maybe we can go to Lake Gardens. Can go to the dinosaur playground, feed the monkeys. How about that? Zara : Sounds like fun! Zara : Don't want kakak KC. Me : Why? Zara : Because kakak is so uh-gree (ugly). Me : Oh, that's not nice. If you have good manners you won't say something like that. Zara : *spent a few seconds thinking* Because kakak is not family. Mummy, Daddy and Zara is family. Me : But you let kakak Tuyam jaga (Malay : Take care of) you. Zara : Kakak Tuyam is oso (also) family. This one new kakak, not family. Me : .... I had a short nap while Daddy looked after her, and when I woke up, she came to me and stuck her face real near mine and asked, "Mummy, Are you feeling better now?" ..She's really growing up... ~~~~~~~~~~~~ . ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Btw, it has been crazy for me over the last few days. Sis' Filipino maid has to go back to Philippines because of family emergency, and sis needs her Indonesian maid back. So no one to baby sit Zara (although I could still send her to my sis' place, Zara just refused to let the Indonesian maids care for her) and do the housework. Guess who we enrolled for help? MIL for baby-sitting Zara. MIL has been staying with us since Sunday. Zara refused MIL as well, so she has been climbing up the stairs to the study to come to me when MIL is not looking. And I have to do the diaper changing, milk feeding, VCD/DVD playing. She won't allow MIL to touch her, and MIL is too afraid to turn on the VCD/DVD player. Major disruption for me at work. Another 14days before my maid returns. Hope I'll still be sane by then. Psst, my future in-law, do you want to help baby sit Zara? I'll give you discount on the dowry.

35 comments:

may said...

Tuyam still away? time flies though, she'll be back soon! sweet how Zara thinks Tuyam is part of the family.

jazzmint said...

haha i like the sounds like fun :P...she sounded like entertaining ur hubby :P

aiyoo..i hope ur maid will come back earlier...it's not easy having MIL in the same house...

1+2mom said...

Zara so thoughful :)

My gals always want to buckle up their daddy shirt cause they scare him get cold wor.

L B said...

Relax.. relax, breath in deep, breath out slowly... breath in deep..

Simple American said...

Such a picky girl. haha Maybe you need a mask that looks like you. Put it on your MIL or the maid and trick Zara. Prolly won't work though.

sesame said...

Oh dear...that's bad. Can imagine how stress you are. Take care though and have ample rest.

Zara really doesn't sound like one who has crossed her 2nd birthday yet...the girl is very sensible...

Egghead said...

eh... you know I always wanted a daughter... so of coz I will be glad to babysit... but after my trip :)

p/s: just dun blame me later when she refused to go home... LOL!

Sasha said...

Wa...i can feel yr stress woman..Hope everything will be fine soon..:)

immomsdaughter said...

I love the way she sai "Sounds like fun"...ha ha...sounds so grown up. And she's becoming so thoughtful too, just melts your heart :) Another thumbs up for girls..keh keh keh

Btw, you take good care of yourself and if housework cannot be done, just leave it for the time being. You don't need that extra stress :)

cp1 said...

zara very thoughtful..she knows how to differentiate who is family and not.. relax dear im sure everything gonna be fine

mott said...

u can bring zara over here and sprinkle her sweetness on my boys anytime!!!!! ;-)

Jesslyn said...

I think after some time sure Zara will accept your MIL wan , dun worry much.
wow, do hope yr Tuyam will be back, else another headahce for u.

Shannon said...

I was imagining Zara say 'sounds like fun', must be darn cute eh????
Her reasoning skills also damn geng!! Don't want kakak because not family.... SO ADORABLE!! SO don't sound like 2 years old...
I don't know if I can imagine how stressful it is for you now... hang in there, 14 days will pass VERY fast... make daddy help more.. *wink*

laundryamah said...

Yo,,agree with shannon, very matured so i think u should rethink on the your future in law, cos i think Kieran may be more suitable leh! psst....must consider other resumes first la!

ayo no maid to help cham la..all the best!

Anonymous said...

May I know where is this Lake Garden you always take Zara to? Is it the one at Titiwangsa or the one near Butterfly Farm? Thanks......SB

michelle said...

Wow, now you really have to increase your maid salary. I can see your life turn up side down without her. Let's hope she is not reading your blog. ;)

geetha said...

I know it can be really tough without a maid, especially when you are pragnant! Hope time flies for you..

She is growing up real fast. SHe can think and decide on her own now :)

babykhong said...

Poor you. it must be hard for you without a maid. Hey, since when LLS becomes your future-in-law?

huisia said...

Oh,i think your future in-laws can\'t help you as they are going to Bali tomorrow. :)

chanelwong said...

she is caring and mature...Tuyam must be very happy to hear Zara said she is part of family

shoppingmum said...

She's speaking like an adult! Oh, I still remember your post about your MIL. I guess you must be really busy at home.
Have you thought of letting her join some playschool?

See Fei said...

//....stuck her face real near mine and asked, "Mummy, Are you feeling better now?"//

if you took a pic of this moment it will be worth a zillion! my eyes nearly well when my eyes reached the above line....

Anonymous said...

mayb zara not familar with ur MIL yet..give her time lo

mom2ashley said...

your conversations with her are really endearing..

domestic rat said...

hang in there!!!! Another 14 days like you said. Still, enjoy her dependence on you while it lasts.

Samm said...

It's so nice of Zara to think of Tuyam as "family". Many parents WANTS their chewren to know that MAIDS are NOT family. And clearly make it a point to allow their chewren to instruct the maid to do this and that, scold their maid, etc. And also, these are very little chewren i'm talking about.

Have her to urself while it lasts, then she'll stick to Tuyam again when (if?)she comes back, lol.

Oscar's Mommy said...

alamak, yr future in law not ard la. hehe, eh, open up abit la, so that my oscar can submit resume ma...older boys more mature la, hehe

HMom said...

Zara's such a sweet, caring girl. Its great to have a girl, ya.

Adrian & Alvan said...

Zara speak very well, and she is so caring, my sons oso miss their kakak very much, that day Kakak back our home, both of them so so happy.

blurblur said...

I hope you'll feel better this week..ya, if housework can wait..just leave it, or ask daddy to do it..you need more rest now. ;)

And Zara never fails to amaze me with her speech...clever girl! :)

blurblur said...

I hope you'll feel better this week..ya, if housework can wait..just leave it, or ask daddy to do it..you need more rest now. ;)

And Zara never fails to amaze me with her speech...clever girl! :)

Helen said...

Aiyoh Agnes!!!!! You've been feeding little Zara those overmade-up monsters?? (四千金) No, NO, NOOOOOOoooo lol

PS: Mamas who drooled on 四千金 pls dun flame me...

Greenapple said...

haha, the reaction btwn you and egghead is just too cute for words! actually luke and zara make a cute 'couple' .. haha.

milkmaid said...

I have some friends who are Zara's age, and none have her verbal skills la....wow !!!

Eh - I dunno that we are now 'booking' our kids ah? If that is the case...I am looking for a girl for my lil Aiden....hee hee hee

twin said...

she sounded like so grown-up. Cute girl. :) Aren't girls cute?!!