Category Archives: 51 months

Bob the Builder

@ 4 years 4 months 5 days
 
 
minicoop

Mini Cooper (My Dear)

I saw a cute battery operated mini cooper at the 6th Parenthood Expo at Mid Valley @ MyDear’s booth. It was going on a sale price of RM510 (UP. RM599). I was pressuring Ryan to get this but the little fella had his eyes on another beauty instead. No amount of psyching, pestering nor bribing could sway his mind. Hubs said we should just let him make the decision since he’s the one driving it. So this is what we got for him…

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Bulldozer

We got it at RM375 (UP.439.00). I’m more inclined to go with the car which also comes with a remote control but Ryan has always been a fan of heavy machineries so I’m not surprised him choosing over the car.

Later,

Mommy: Ryan, why you chose the bulldozer over the car. I thought you like mini cooper?

Ryan: But I like the bulldozer.

Mommy: Why? It’s not fun…

Ryan: It’s fun Mommy. We can go to the beach with this.

Mommy: o-o-o (beach???)

I also bought some new tops for the boys. I particularly like this McQueen t shirt I bought for Ryan @ RM49.90. It’s not exactly a bargain but I’m a sucker of cute goodies. See the top right McQueen patch? It will blink the moment it detects movements, How cool is that eh…

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Ryan @ 4 years

@ 4 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 daysEversince the arrival of lil B, the time I spent with Ryan has been cut short. When lil B was younger, it was even more difficult to divide time. Ryan who was so used to having mommy all by himself had a hard time adjusting (I think). Why I think so because during the week of Mother’s Day, the topic of Mommy was brought up in school. When it was Ryan’s turn to express, he told “Mommy cannot play with me anymore. Mommy needs to take care of Didi” . My heart sank into my stomach when I hear that from the teacher’s mouth. I must have taken things for granted.

 Thankfully things have improved tremendously in the last few months. Lil B, despite being a bad sleeper, is a relatively easy baby to care for. I am now able to spend more time with Ryan.

Some updates on Ryan: 

** Ryan started going to BaoBei Reading Wonderland for mandarin enrichment class this month. I enrolled him for a 3 day week programme, 1.5 hours each. I was contemplating whether to enrol him for Shichida or BaoBei since both uses Right Brain teaching. Since Shichida’s timing wasn’t too favourable, I decided to go with BaoBei for a term and we’ll see the progress. It’s the second week since his lesson started and I’m glad he’s enjoying the sessions very much.

** Ryan was supposed to start his art lesson last month but because he was down with flu for 2 weeks, we decided to postpone it to August intake. Last Saturday he went for his first art lesson. The class has 3 other children – all three are his classmates from school so he had no problem adjusting.  The fees was very reasonable too. RM50 for 1 hour * 4 times a month. :D.

** It has become a norm for Ryan to skip his nap. Everytime I sounded him to go take a nap, he’ll tell me ‘Aahh.. but I’m not sleepy. I still want to play’. Play by all means here meaning indulging in all sorts of activities ie dough, blocks, Wii, cars, fighter jets, cartoons, etc etc (he’s not into Ultraman anymore. Think he kinda grew out of it). Everyday, we have this ‘rule’ to at least read 3 books. Hate to say this but Ryan is not a book person. He’s very interested in mechanical activities. Just the other day, out of the sudden, he told me he wanted to do some ‘experiment’. He asked me to help him look for this ‘experiment book’. At first I couldn’t recall which book he was referring to. Eventually I remembered there was this book I bought when we were in Singapore about the simple experiments one can do at home. That’s my boy. He remembers all his belongings ‘books, toys, clothes, even those tiny silly twist egg toys we collected all these while’. That is also why we never threw away his old things as he gets upset if we couldn’t find it.

** He likes to sing ‘Oh Di Di, Oh Di Di’ repeatedly in front of lil B and the latter will get eagerly excited when kor kor is around. During the day, he will also sing ‘I love you Daddy deep down in my heart”. He’s also into a few other Mandarin songs but they were in parts and pieces so I couldn’t make out what songs were they. He can sing a few Malay songs too and everytime he does that I just couldn’t helped but smile at the way he pronounce the words. He’s really cute.

** Ryan is a very competitive child, sometimes a bit overly competitive as he gets upset when he lose a game. Example, he’s really good at Wii tennis and Hotwheels now. Nobody could beat him but occasionally when he does lose, he will cry. Really bad. Wish he can be more sporting – something we are working really hard to mould him