Spelling test & Amma losing it

Spelling Test

N, with the help of my mom, called me at work just now. The child had scored 3/3 for today‚Äôs spelling test. He was hugged and kissed by his grandparents. He is going to be hugged and kissed by his parents today back home. ūüėÄ

A little history will help here, I guess. He has been routinely getting 0/3 for a few weeks now. That’s because we don’t sit with him for spelling. If there is homework to submit, then yes, we sit with him to ensure he hands in his completed homework to the teacher. Sometimes, the homework is even outsourced to my parents! That’s the kind of parenting practised at our home.

Otherwise, I don’t bother or make him read or write at home unless he himself wants to.

Last week, however, I told him he has to improve on his spelling tests. This came about when he insisted of going to the mall that evening. I took full advantage of this and told him he has to improve on his spellings. Based on what he has written so far, it is obvious he didn’t bother to hear the words properly when the teacher said it. On Monday, he brought out his spelling book and we went through the words for a little while.

Needless to say, with much triumph, N had called me just now to say he did it, after all!

Losing It

I lost my patience with N. Thrice this month. The latest being last night. I hate myself!
D did not go scot-free either. I lost it once with him.

I really really feel like an awful person. A very bad mom in that. If only I could stop transforming myself into a ratchasi! *sigh*

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A couple of new hobbies and then some

Marriage                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Each time I say something positive about my marriage, within a day, I am bound to jinx it. It was no exception after my last post!  It was a while since we last fought like that. *Eyes rolling* Anyway, all is back to normal now.

Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The police will now use the Sedition Act on people who incite racial or religious hatred. So, that is off my mind too. Facebook was misused by too many people. It does get to you sometimes. Perhaps, I was going through PMS.

Maturity/Wisdom¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Due to all the head spinning stuff and to prevent me from punching certain people, I¬†ordered a cross stitching kit online. It is a sign of maturity and wisdom, I think. To channel all the anger into something useful. ūüôā

Hobby                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There are some old blankets no longer used by the little one. I have decided to practise on my sewing skills. Thought of starting off by putting together a handsewn teddy.

Reading¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I have started reading on The Interpreter of Maladies. Why didn’t I read this before?

Reunion¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†I am kind of organising a reunion for the 6 of us former college mates. A first in 13 years. We did our finals together. As unplanned it was, within a couple of hours, we got full acceptance with date, time & venue confirmed. How cool is that? Even a friend settled overseas is apparently back in town. It was a¬†good thing I added her to our initial¬†messages. Can’t wait for the meet up. I hope it would not turn into a disappointment. I don’t mean to be negative. It’s just that, the organisation was effortless.

Wish me luck!

 

A Little of This & That

I so wanted to blog about many things going on, be it about¬†my maid, the racists in my country, the no good politicians, holier than¬†thou humans, my weight, my frugal living, my children, husband. The list was¬†simply endless. When the time finally came to¬†jot these down, either my mind went blank or I wasn’t just into it. Finally, the time has come for me to pen down some of it.

Malaysia

  • ‘We are more powerful than you’, ‘We want to safe guard our religion’, ‘You are pendatang’, ‘You are kafir’, ‘Other races are¬†ungrateful’, ‘Go back to your own country’-these¬†are used¬†by some politicians to create distrust and disharmony among¬†the races. Many of us are at least third generation Malaysians and they call us ‘Pendatang’. Sadly, some of the common people feel the same too.
  • A certain blood shed date is¬†also strewn ¬†there and here. That day was one of the blackest one in Malayan history. It was the day violent clashes happened between the races, resulting in many people being hurt or¬†killed.
  • Traces of other ancient civilisations in country¬†are being wiped out in the name of the one religion.
  • Malaysian history is being rewritten, giving prominence to a single race/religion.
  • In the name of religion, hatred is spread. Religious forums are used to create mistrust and spread malicious stuff about other races and religions.
  • Some people fail to realise that we are humans first, no need to use religion to divide the races for own selfish gains.
  • Thankfully, the majority of us just ignore the ‘jokers’ and life is normal. It is just that sometimes, it does get to your nerves.

Maid

  • I am waiting for March 2015. That is when her contract ends.
  • Whenever I leave her on her own to do her work, she ends up not doing it or takes the longest time to do it or does 30% of the task or simply dozes off while doing the task.
  • I have given up her a long time ago.

House

  • Almost all of the¬†projects I had in mind for this year¬†(and those which sprang unannounced) are completed.
  • A built in shoe rack and a minor shelving work is what is pending.

Husband

  • As much as we fight, we bounce back pretty soon, too.
  • I learnt through many other blogs, that most couple, regardless of the number of¬†years they are married, do fight. So, we are not an exception. It is assuring to know that!

Children

  • I indulge in fart jokes with them.
  • The younger one is such a gem to be with. He is trying to talk and the way he says and reacts to things is simply too cute.
  • He understands EVERYTHING¬†we say to him. Like the other day, I was telling the elder one I was¬†going to throw his lunch box if he does not put it away. The younger one promptly carried the lunch box to the kitchen and was about the throw it into the garbage bin!
  • The older one is testing both his and my limit. Temper tantrums are abound. He is also challenging me from time to time.

General

Like common sense, ethics are not that common either.

All in all, life is good. I managed to complete Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club in two days. That’s a feat given the last time that happened, I was still single!

I also managed to catch a few movies.

So, yeah!

 

The Tale of Two Brothers

The younger one is such a gem to be with. He is trying to talk and the way he says and reacts to things is simply too cute. He understands EVERYTHING we say to him. Like the other day, I was telling the elder one I was going to throw his lunch box if he does not put it away. The younger one promptly carried the lunch box to the kitchen and was about the throw it into the garbage bin!

The older one is testing both his and my limit. Temper tantrums are abound. He is also challenging me from time to time.

D is 1 year 7 months 1 days old.
N is 4 year 9 months 5 days old.

Mummy of boys!

  • I indulge in fart jokes with them.
  • The younger one is such a gem to be with. He is trying to talk and the way he says and reacts to¬†
  • ¬† things simply too cute.

  • He understands EVERYTHING we say to him. Like the other day, I was telling the elder one I was going to throw his lunch box if he does not put it away. The younger one promptly carried the lunch box to the kitchen and was about the throw it into the garbage bin!
  • The older one is testing both his and my limit. Temper tantrums are abound. He is also challenging me from time to time.