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Strange emotions

It started right after when K finished his slice of dh’s birthday cake, I played a CD with Christmas music and K wanted to dance along to the music. When dh took my hand and told K that he wanted to give him a demo to show him how to slow dance to the music, K started getting upset and insisted…

K : Only mummy dance with me
Dh carried him, then held my hand
Dh : Family can dance together
K got more upset, started crying
K : Don’t want family
Dh tried to get him to explain why he said “don’t want family,” K was crying through this whole conversation.
K : Only want mummy, don’t want family. Daddy go to work, I want mummy only
Dh : Don’t you love daddy?
K : Don’t love daddy

By this time, Dh got quite sadden by K’s remarks, so he asked K again
Dh : Daddy, mummy and you are in one family, we love one another
K : Sad family

K cried harder
M : Why did you say sad family? Mummy and daddy love you alot, you know?
K : Daddy always go to work
M : Don’t you miss daddy?
K : I want daddy to go to work
At this moment, we both realised that K (being upset) purposely said the opposite what he wanted and this meant that dh did not spend enough time with him and he wanted to spend more time with his dad
Dh : Don’t you like it like today, we went out and spend time together
K : Yes (still sobbing)
Dh : Don’t you love daddy?

K was crying even harder
K : Yes
K turned to dh and went into his arms
K : Daddy don’t go to work
Dh : Daddy needs to go to work as we need money for this home
M : Daddy will spend more time with you ok?
K : Yes (still sobbing)

I really didn’t know how to react when I witnessed this that transpired in front of me, I was laughing and crying at the same time (being a mother does make me such an emotional wreck at times). It was so strange to hear a 2+ year old expressing that sort of emotion and sensitivity, yet I felt quite moved by it.

Come to think of it, I am quite certain that the birthday cake that K ate had some pear liquer in it. So it’s true that when a person gets drunk, you lose your inhibitions and tend to get emotional, even for a 2 year old.


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Another birthday for K

Dh requested for Teppenyaki and we decided on Shima @ Goodwood Park Hotel. He had his fill of beef teppenyaki, while I stuffed myself with salmon sashimi and K loved the salmon teppenyaki and miso soup. We were all ‘afflicted’ with garlic breath for the rest of the day, but it was well worth it for we had a wonderful lunch.


Both wore the disposable bib given by the restaurant and and went to see the fishes in the tank outside its premises.


The last time we had a teppenyaki meal was when K was about 1 year old. He was rather fascinated when he watched the chef whip up our meal in full view.


No meal will be complete without dessert, and for K, it has to be vanilla ice cream.


No, it’s not his birthday today. But according to K, anyone from the family who celebrates his/her birthday will need to share their birthday with him. Which includes, allowing him steal the limelight and giving him the full responsibility of blowing the birthday candle.

Happy birthday my dear hubby Keith…K and I love you lots!

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Ready, set, Bake! – Pistachio Cookies


Our bake fest has begun!

I recently got this book, 1001 Cupcakes, Cakes and other tempting treats from the Borders sale (30% off for Borders members) and this is the first recipe that K and I have baked; Pistachio cookies. I am planning to bake at least one to two recipes a week from this book, and possibly more leading up to Christmas.


An easy and scrumptious bake, here’s the recipe:

Pistachio cookies copy

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