One of my bitches aka good as heck friends (I call them Ma Bitches) is getting married and I was super pumped bout her wedding in Thailand and now I’m like meh. Sickening isn’t it?
I think it’s because Axl scratched his eye and it’s still not healed yet and we’re going to the specialist this Saturday (3rd vet visit) and looking at his eye, I doubt it’ll be good news. He’ll either have to use a contact bandage or go for surgery (which I’m trying to avoid cos he just had a baby tooth removed a few months back and I don’t want him to go under any time soon). It’s just worrying, especially since my proper helper is also away on home leave and with only my other helper left behind – she good for feeding them, walks and a bath but even then I make sure I bathe them at least once a month to give them a proper scrub, I worry she just won’t bother to do it right. My poor baby boy. Dude also has to be in a cone and all the time so that Stomper doesn’t play rough and scratch him by accident.
I did go for a longer walk with him this AM, I think he really appreciated it and he’s also been allowed to sleep on the bed ALL NIGHT and I think I have to make additional liver treats while I’m away because perhaps the harder treats are difficult for him to chew on with his cone. Spoilt lil dog.
I really hope he’ll be okay when we’re away
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It’s been pretty tough for me to lose the weight, I am now finally lighter than when I just gave birth to Jordan, seriously. It’s been really tough to drop the 2 to 3kg and keep it off. It’s ridiculous, I never thought it would be this hardcore! I mean I’ve had to really watch what I eat and that’s the hardest bit because I LOVE CARBS and FRIED ANYTHING. But seriously, lets not kid ourselves, I can’t do a fancy diet, no carbs = a really grumpy me and that won’t work with kids around. I’m also trying to eat a little better you know balanced meals with veggie etc etc, so many things to think about! I just bought a meal replacement so that on the days that I just give up and have no idea what to eat, I’ll drink.
I’m also trying to exercise twice a day. Usually it’s a 20 min walk in the morning or a 2.4km run and then session of Julian Michael’s 30 Day Shred, I do Level 1 if I’ve done a run or gone to the gym and I’ve started L2. It’s been awhile and I’m still stuck at level 2, ahahaha, 25 mins and my shorts are wet, sweat is dripping off my face and my abs hurt. I love exercise videos because when you’re busy and the idea of a train ride and then getting into gear and blah blah blah, I mean I rather spend time with my kids. So this is good, still you need weights, mat, shoes (I tried without shoes so my floor stays clean and I hurt my ankles, oops. I also use knee guards cos my knees are rubbish). Anyway, I love her and her annoying attitude. Try it.
Some days, like yesterday, I just didn’t do anything, I was just tired from running errands during lunch (a form of exercise perhaps), I had the meal replacement drink at dinner, I know I had enough protein, veg, carbs and fiber during the day, I really wanted to do Level 2, but I was just not feeling it. So I chilled with E! and felt so good.
Today it’s gym for sure!
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My kids are funny and they know it. Perhaps because I was not around children much in general and tend to avoid children in the past like the plague, I had no idea that kids want to be funny and like it when you laugh with them.
Rylen does funny voices and tells strange stories which make us laugh and when we laugh she throws her head back and has this hearty laugh that … I don’t know makes me feel like I’ve been a good mother, my husband a good provider and that we’ve done something right, you know what I mean? Then Jordan, she can be so grumpy, give her a fruit and enough sleep and she goes a lil mad. Her laugh makes me laugh and always has since she was a baby, she’s been taught opposites and oh the hilarity! R went to pick her up from my Mom’s and asked her to hurry up… she looked and him and on purpose walked really slowly and a funny walk too… which of course makes anyone lah.
Sigh, funny kids growing up to fast!
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I knew it was gonna be an uphill task, my mandarin is pitiful and the hubs is like one step higher… at least he passed. Then people ask why not let the kids take Malay… erm, because my Malay is even worse to non-existent?
We’ve been trying, we revise with Rylen a day or two before her mandarin class so that she doesn’t go to school clueless but OMG it’s really hard, like I can’t believe they are teaching that standard in N2, I mean really?! I have to go online or call friends to help me! It’s so not funny and really a little daunting and even though she actually reads better in Mandarin than English, she’s not enjoying Mandarin. I really wanted her to enjoy it, because I did till I was 10. Next year Jordan enters Berries and I’m gonna try and get both of them to start with the foundation and hopefully Ry will enjoy it more. That being said, her Mandarin teacher at her PCF school says she’s keeping up and understands when she’s spoken to, oh well.
Perhaps I’ll send her to some Speech and Drama Mandarin thing in June next year, anyone sent their kid before? I need to make Mandarin fun…
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There are days where I’m like whatever, gimme that cake, that fried chicken and that coke, oh yum. Usually I try and keep to a 1200 cal diet, this is the least I’ve had to eat ever, if I exercise it helps especially if I over eat. I had a bit of a breakdown on Saturday looking at myself at 26, in a bikini, I know I thought I was a lil chubby, especially in the tummy area which was always an issue but man,,,, I loved my strong legs, my straight shoulders, my arms, my big C shaped butt. Those are the reasons why I exercise.
The problem is FOOD. I hate diets but it’s a necessary evil, it doesn’t help that I’m trying to be healthy at the same time. It’s been pretty okay so far. I lost 3 kg and am finally lighter than I am when I first gave birth to Jordan. Yup, I gained weight after, not lost weight breastfeeding, go figure. I would like to lose at least 2 more kg by the end of the month and more after of course. I’ve been trying to exercise 2 times a day. It’s been tough I tell ya.I refuse to be this chubby at Jordan’s 3rd birthday!
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Sigh, I loved McDonalds, I think I still do, but it’s been 2 months and I’ve been McDs free and Lovin’ It. ahahaha.
Now, I’m all for a McDs fix, really I am, there is nothing better when you are starving and feeling like the world kinda sucks than a quarter pounder with cheese, hot non salted fries IN THAT BURGER (that’s how I eat it) and an icy full sugar Coke. drool. But besides that, the fact that it’s bad for me and I don’t let my kids eat there in general…. I noticed that it’s an addiction. Once, I get my ‘fix’, I want another next week and another and then I’m back to McDs loving, I start to feel sluggish and do you notice how much Coke you want to consume with that meal and how much you need water after all that?
So the experiment with the 40 day old non decomposing burger didn’t deter me, neither did the video of the pink slime (actually it did make sure I didn’t want my kids eating there ever), the fact that ants avoid the fries didn’t bother me too much either. It’s the craving that bothers me, I don’t like being addicted to anything cept for Milo. It’s the reason I didn’t ever do drugs and didn’t bother much with smoking either, I don’t like anything or anyone to control me (yes, I have issues). I really hope that I can keep this up and we never step foot into McDonalds ever again and not even for breakfast, gasp. It’s not going to be easy, people will always say that what’s wrong with you, it’s a treat, don’t be crazy, every kid needs some McDonalds and I do love the fries IN THEIR ice cream, yums. McDonalds is EVERYWHERE and so easy to get to for a nice little treat, ARGH.
RESIST I MUST.
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Co-sleeping, sleep training etc etc. I mean to each his/ her own. Just don’t confuse laziness for co-sleeping, there I said it, no need for nasty comments just hear me out.
I love my kids, more than I thought possible, I love their cuddles, their bodies squished next to mine, the way when Jordan is scared how she shoves her hand down my bra, Rylen’s tight hugs and kisses are epic! I also like my proper sleep and I like that as much as my kids need and love me, that they can fall asleep themselves. I like that I’m not their everything, just their most things. I don’t lock our door so when the thunder gets too much they know they can come in, although usually they get sent back to their rooms with the assurance that it’s just noise and that they are safe indoors and in their nice room.
Please also note that our helper doesn’t get involved, when they can’t sleep they come to us, when they are sick; we look after them, when they vomit; we clean up their sheets, clean them up and put them back to sleep. My helper needs her sleep so that she can look after them during the day when I’m not around. My kids seek comfort in us, I hate when maids take over the parenting role.
I’m not saying it’s wrong to co-sleep but it’s harder when you decide at 2 years that, they are getting too big to be in your bed and you want to sleep train them then, it’s hard, very hard and that’s not attachment parenting… attachment parenting is when they leave when they are ready. I also can’t stand when people think it’s just my kids and that I was easier for me or my situation. It wasn’t, I lived with my in laws when Ry was born and deciding to sleep train her amongst the disapproving glares, I used to just sit in the same room as Ry while she screamed and I used a torch to read a book where she couldn’t see me cos I didn’t want to be outside. It was wayyy easier with Jordan of course, we had our own place. I must say this though, I had a supportive husband, he hated the crying as much as I did but you know what, it lasted 3 days, then it was a mere whimper and then it was like nothing… now it’s please sit for 2 minutes after books, prayers, kisses and I love you-s. So I sit and sometimes Rylen will make me tell her stories and ask me questions so I’m in there longer, sometimes I let her. Jordan will tell me she’s so tired and to please stop kissing her. I love our night times together, adore it, it’s not tiring (usually) and not something I dread and I get some time with the dogs after and the hubs get some time to zone out and watch TV (since I hate when the kids watch too much TV) and then we get to cuddle to sleep. Bliss.
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