There are three very important people in my life and they are my S.E.A. (Sonia . Edmund . Arnold)
They brought so much joy and colours to my life, there is never a dull moment around here. Ever since the arrival of my first born, I have been constantly jotting down several silly things they say or do throughout the day to look back on and share with them someday.
My two and a half year old gem now talks a lot (literally non-stop) and yes, I’m loving it. She can sing on and on and on, switching from one song to the other without pausing. Her now favourite is “Skidamarink”. I went to google that song so I can learn and sing with her.
And recently, Sonia is a lot more active in her knowledge-gathering processes. I know because she kept asking “WHY” to everything. She is playing more of an active role in learning about the world around her than I may have expected. As soon as I give her an answer to her “WHY”, she continues to probe further and further into different subjects, and will stop at nothing to satisfy her curiosity. Sometimes I find myself stumbling over the question because I had no answer to it. Then, I will change topic and we move on (I know, I should have told her that mummy will go find out and let her know the answer later but… opss… I never did). I will TRY to be really patient the next time round and answer her many WHY(s).
Academically, she’s doing pretty alright (I hope). She’s learning more new words, colours, numbers and the different types of animals but she still has difficulties identifying the alphabets. We are working on that, though, no pressure (she’s only two and a half, remember?). I need to stop being a kan chiong spider! And Chinese language!!! She totally rejects mandarin. When hubby and father-in-law started speaking to her in total mandarin, she stared at them with a blank face for two seconds and then continued doing whatever she was doing. When they went ahead with the whole “Chinese campaign” thingy, she stared at them again and giggled. I’m very sure she understood what they were talking about but simply refused to engage in a conversation with either or them. Anyone having the the same problem with successful remedy? This girl needs to learn Chinese before she starts Primary One (look, haven’t I just said I needed to quit being a kan chiong spider?).
Oh ya, did I mention how Arnold is now able to pull himself up to stand on his own while supporting himself by holding onto a chair or table? This boy is really strong. I’m thankful that he’s drinking and eating well (very well). He can’t speak English but babylish language is fine. He goes “ahhhhh~~ahh~ahhhhh~ and eeee~eeee~eeEEEeee~ and OooooooOO~ooOOo~ohhhhh~and eee~ah~ooooOO~ahhh” all day long.
Beside milk and porridge, I feed him baby biscuits and cereal bits too! Now he’s able to grab the biscuits and place them in his mouth all by himself.
While Jie Jie loves reading books, Arnold loves eating books. Guess it will take a while for him to understand the whole concept of reading. I’m not sure if Arnold understands or not, but I read him an article from The Straits Time daily (ok, minus weekends). I did the same for Sonia too! Well, I’m hoping to encourage my children to read more. Knowledge is universe, right?
That’s all for now! Will update more about my gems as they hit new milestones!