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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

At 5.4 years old.........

There are really a number of great achievements that were worth a note here as my boys ended their first 5 years of milestones (5 months ago).....

I was not & think is not (moving forward) a super discipline mother when it comes to parenting!!! And i was not the type who would bother to check & measure what my sons would have achieved against the standard benchmark at a certain age eg. like

- how much they should have been eating at certain age,
- how tall or heavy they are by certain age,
- by when to wean them off paci, bottle, diaper & etc etc....

During those episodes, i too, faced condemnations, teasings, hintings from people surroundings against certains things that my boys did not achieved....like still sucking paci, still wearing diapers, still drink milk/juice from bottle, still need to be fed.....just to name a few !!!

But thank god, i was not bothered at all & did not even felt the need to follow 'the so-called standards'. At times, of course i felt agitated too towards those who just couldn't be bothered to mind their own business!! And i just sort of swipe those 'comments' under the bed.

I continue to enjoy quiet moments by tucking in the paci whenever the boys made noise so long as they don't annoyed me with noises.....while some might be very patiently bear with their grumpy kid as they took away their paci drastically;

I continue to enjoy my beauty sleep.....thus couldn't care more to wake up for midnight toilet training....while some sacrifice too much/too early for midnight toilet training;

I continue to enjoy mess-free environment by feeding them with bottle.....while some might struggle to clean the floor as they 'force' their kids to drink from cup when they are still not ready;

In fact, i'm not shy to say that my boys were quite late achievers due to my slacking behaviour. On the other hand, i do stand on the principle that 'limits' or 'deadlines' DO EXIST in implementing progress to the life of my kids'.....

One obvious undeniable thing was when i started to discover that their butt was getting too big to fit into even the biggest (XL) size diaper!!! But somehow not long after, Dryper came out with a new size XXL......woohoo, i thot to myself....help was coming my way just at the right time & i got to slack further for months!!!

But then, i had given myself a deadline as to when i must stop enjoying these luxuries but to start the "midnight" mission ....and that was upon my boys reaching their 5th birthday (Nov-07) !!!! Thank god, i was quite persistent in fulfilling this responsibility of mine this time!!

Ah ha.....start calculating how much it costs for 5 years of diapers and don't forget to times 2 !!! Oh, btw can u imagine all my SILs' kids were weaned off diapers by 2 years old or latest 3???

When i first started my task, i was really like a zombie! Luckily my huby was willing to share the task. Before the boys were about to knock off, a pee is a must. Then alarm clock was set every 1-2 hours to bring them for a "release". The first few tries were returned with much struggles as we disturbed their peaceful sleep. But as the routine sets in, they became more cooperative hence the job gets easier day after day!! After nearly 2 months of training without 'accident' towards the end of the training period, we were confirmed the boys had been successfully trained to control their bladder during night sleep.
DIAPER FREE now, yeah......
Well done boys!! Bit late but jobs still get done.....

And now we still have balance of a pack of XL diapers which was suppose to be given away to my sis much earlier, but always forgotten.....i better not delay giving them away!!


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Next is, the boys had upgraded to another level of wanting to shower/bath themselves...... bcoz mumy lazy also la, hehe. It all started a week ago on one afternoon when one of the boy (forgot which one) refused to head on my call for a shower! Firstly I called out nicely, then yelled & screamed also to no avail...then i started to threaten with my weapon, also not scared. Out of sudden, the idea of letting them do it themselves popped out which might spark off some interest/excitement...i thought to myself. Once they heard the new idea, immediately they jumped & ran to the bathroom. From then onwards, i was "asked" to "GET OUT" from the bathroom, not even allowed to step in but was allowed to observe at the door step......ooh, my big boys!! What an amusement & relief to see how they willing to overtake some task of managing themselves.

Sean seemed to be more able to handle himself on this but little Scot still needs mumy to check if everything is in order....i mean his body clear off from shampoo !!

When lil Scot knew that i actually shoot him 'naked'....he started to sprinkle me with water & also 'shoo' mumy away.......

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One weekend, when the boys were playing with the neighbour's kids (who are actually indian), they got tempted with the little girl next door consuming 'chewing gum'. As mumy always told them that only adult should eat stuffs like that, they discovered a contradicting fact here as the little indian girl is only about 5-6 years old just like them. So Sean immediately ran into the house telling me that his friend was having chewing gum. Despite me trying to convince him that he should not follow what others do & that it is still not safe for him to try, Sean persisted with his demand of wanting to try it out. This boy of mine can be extremely whiny & grumpy when he really desires for something. So that evening was restless for both him & myself until i finally nodded my head that i'm going to buy one for him to try.

I got these gums from Isetan supermarket with fruits flavour. Sean was ecstatic seeing them. Thank god.....i must say my boys were quite obedient with the rules of having chewing gum! Very carefully in munching & chewing they seemed...... or could it be their timid character....bcoz mumy said : if the gum goes into yr stomach, u will need to go hospital for the dr. to wash yr stomach, hahaha....

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While i happily rejoiced over some of the boys' achievements lately, i am also sadden & uncomfortable with the fact that my boys nearly wean-off from drinking that 'golden drink' in their life.....MILK milk !! Yeah, blame it on the strong tastes that we implanted on them, now they think that the milk taste yucky!! Most of the time, i was only able to feed them the milk+milo drink when they were still sleeping. When they are wide awake, they reject it. The below content has been stagnant there for weeks.......sigh, sigh, sigh !!!

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Finally, here are some videos for your pleasure viewing taken recently.

Seen in the 1st video was Sean, apparently shooting himself with some sexy expressions, haha..... and it still kept me wondering why he allowed his brother to 'hit' him like that !!!


Shown in the next video was their latest hobby. The one behind who looked a bit clumsy in his play was Sean (the fatter boy of course......hehe). During the weekend, mumy was engaged with housekeeping her 'princesses stuffs' (cosmetics, make-ups, skin care, hair care & etc) and also finishing all the tax returns of the family (myself, huby's, dad's, mum's even for the Qi-Kong association that was managed by my parents)....yeah, everyone was bullying me !!


12 comments:

slavemom said...

Hey, we really do hv a lot in common. I'm oso not bothered abt the midnite mission thus my girl said "bye-bye" to diapers at 4yo. Y make ourselves (n the kids) so susah? Wait till they're really ready. Then it's vy ez n everybody's happy. :) A lazy mom's parenting philosophy. hehehe
My girl oso doesn't really like to drink milk powder. She prefers those full-cream milk, esp those in a box and she can drink with straw.
Eh, ur Sean practising main mata ah? Wanna go 'teen' who?

chanelwong said...

dont worry lar...dont compare with others..

I still got problem with jeriel wetting the bed at nite..but sometimes he is dry..so now we let him wear washable diaper...

wen said...

i see ur boys are happy! as long as kids are happy and healthy is good edi.
i started the midnight mission with Ian since last yr, and if he drinks a lot b4 sleep and we miss a midnight call, he will wet his bed. so we still get him up for midnight mission

yenlin said...

Ganbate-masho~ jacss!

Tot's Mom said...

Ya, me too don't know when to start my son to go diaperless at night. Right now, don't care. Another lazy mother here!

huisia said...

don't worry, you are really a great mom. For me, i don't think i can take care 2 same age boys together!

JO-N said...

Jacss, I think you are right not to compare with other children. Let the children grow and develop in their own pace. Wayne was diaper free at the age of four. Hahaha.

jppmom said...

don't worry everyone has their own style of bringing up their children..as long as d children happy & healthy, good enough lah kan..btw, I tag you..hope u don't mind :)

Mummy to QiQi said...

good when the kids can mandi on their own...hehe...still waiting for this day to happen to qiqi...squat until i scared liao!

jacss said...

oh yeah genie, we same-same lazy but u still successed 1 yr earlier woh....
btw, sean wana 'teen' yr girl lar!

ya, chanel i won't compare wan, u also work hard ya.....

wen, hope that yr midnight mission will soon be accomplished...

yeah...tq y-lin!

tot's mom...one more lazy mom joined my gang??

huisia...me great mom...no lar..

agreed with u JO....as always!

yes jpp-mom...my unique lazy style & noted on yr tag but hopefully i have time for that....

kesian cnee, it must be tough for you to squat now....

Annie Q said...

hahahahhahah..i very agree with u. Me so slack on get them toilet train, and wean off pacifier. Good that, now they are diaperless during day time, but night time i still give them diapers, so that is another task to be finish. Pacifier, everyone comment that y ur sons so big already still suck pacifier..how lei? like u said lo, keep pacifier in their mouth they can quiet and give me a peaceful time.hahahahhahaha, so when can i wean off them?? *sigh*

Jacss, sean is the younger one is it? I always confuse Sean & Scot.

Wow, basketball!! Future twin "slam dam" in the making.

jacss said...

annie, sean is ko-ko who always act more like a younger brother.

and scot being the ti-ti is the more cheeky(like yr cruz la), cunning & naughtier one...the character like 'terbalik' already !!