Thursday, October 27, 2016

Handling Disappointment

Equally excited, we told Ollie last night that the Fanpekka Theme Park (at the new wing of Aeon Tebrau)  is opening today and we will take her there in the morning. We woke up at 9ish, headed for breakfast and reached Aeon at 10ish, rather surprised with the queue to the carpark. So, H&M and many other shops were all opening too! We made our way to Fanpekka, seems nice. . . But . . . 10am was only for media invite. Omg. Disappointment was all over Ollie's face. And she held back her tears when she realised we're not going in. Seeing that,  I almost cried. How did a 23mo hold back her tears? We took her shopping and also bought her ice-cream, but her usual smiles were weak and bare. 
We had crazy ideas to cancel all schedule for today but decided against it as the weather turned better and most importantly, we must teach her right values. Responsibility. Also, Fanpekka is not going to run away! I'm also proud of you, Ollie, you didn't cry your lungs out knowing that the theme park was not opened to public today. You didn't throw any tantrum. All these, actually made us very proud of you,  although a bit of a heart ache to see you down too. Don't worry! Lots fun over the next few days. Today, we learn about disappointment and handling disappointment . You did well, very well! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This Little Girl of Mine ...

(To the tune of 'This Little Light of Mine')
This little girl of mine,
I'm gonna let her shine.
This little girl of mine,
I'm gonna let her shine.
This little girl of mine,
I'm gonna let her shine.
Let her shine, 
let her shine, 
let her shine!
Ollie is always full of surprises.
Her little antics and her cheeky acts fill our days 
with happiness, much more joy than one can imagine.
True that on certain days and certain situations, 
I feel so tired to have this super glue demanding my 
100% attention.
I feel irritated even.
I just want to ... 
Bath maybe?
Poo in peace?
However, the Laogong is right too, he said,
"Isn't that what you want?"
Yes. That is what I want.
I want her to be with me most of the time.
(I do want a tiny bit of me time and couple time.)
I want to be her BFF in the growing years and not 
worry about bad influence and stuff.
I want to be there to watch her fall and not rush over,
because she should learn to pick herself up.
I want to be there to hear her laugh and make her laugh.
I simply want to be there for her.
So, nowadays, I tell myself ... 
Don't be so easily irritable! 
Life with Ollie is wonderful and will definitely
get even better!

Actually, I just wanted to blog.
It's been more than half a month from the previous entry.
Didn't blog about the IRONMAN Race because Laogong has done so.
Didn't blog about all the play dates and high teas because they are all over my 
Instagram and FaceBook.
Thus, this random post with Ollie's cutest photo of the day.
There are too many cute, cuter and cutest photos!