Friday, December 23, 2011


Christmas Rap: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! off to holidays...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This is it?

I heard about it... but I wish, I wish, I wish... this is not the beginning of terrible twos.

No one looks forward to the terrible twos. I read that the terrible twos is a development stage characterized by toddlers being negative about most things and often saying 'no', and having frequent mood changes and temper tantrums.

Gracelle has always been a happy baby since birth. She seldom cries... Last saturday, she started crying uncontrollably for 15minutes. Cried and cried and cried until she was so tired and fell asleep. The same happened yesterday, she just cried cried cried and cried, and refuse to listen. Ask her to go to bed, change diaper, drink water, she will say NO by shaking her head. I think her symptoms matched the above mentioned -> "often saying "no" and temper tantrums. Sigh!

What is the most effective way to get out of her negative "no"? Offer her favorites - milk, bread, barney and backyardigans. I am sure she will say YES. But, this is not the long term solution.

She is only 21 months, not even 2 years old yet, but she is already demonstrating her terrible twos "power". Well, let's deal with it. The expert says:
  • Remember that tantrums usually come from lack of understanding or control.
  • Don't try to fix things while emotions are high.
  • Look into your child's heart. Try and see things from your child's perspective.
  • Help your child identify the emotion he is feeling.
  • Consider your options.
She will grow up while we learn to tackle it.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bread Roti 面包

I am an avid bread lover! I still remember 3 years ago when we went for our honeymoon trip to Europe, my favorite place to be is the bakery! I simply loves the aroma coming from the freshly baked bread. I also picked up the skill of baking bread and started baking my own very simply bread, i.e., cream cheese bun, tuna bread, potato bread, hot cross bus and even a loaf of bread...

My darling likes bread. In fact, "bread" is one of the very first few words she spoke. Give her a slice of bread and she will be as happy as a bird. Bread is good for our diet, a reasonably cheap food source and source of protein. I enjoy breakfast with slices of bread/sandwich instead of the a bowl of noodle. Don't you think bread is a healthier choice? Of course, a healthier choice meaning we choose multi-grain over white bread.

See, she just picked up a bag of buns from the bread section in a supermarket!