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I have been lazy.

Things happens so fast, now I feel that 24 hours in a day is definitely not enough. I just spent the whole afternoon cooking in the kitchen, before going to work, meanwhile I also managed to get a load of washing done. Really have to look out for good weather to do that. I sent 5 items to the laundramat, e.g. 2 doona covers, 1 valance and 2 sheets. Costed me $57.00

Before you start hammering me, I admit my mistake. Tried to take the easy way out. There was good sunshine last week, and I washed 3 loads. Imagine running high on adrenaline trying to clean up the house, so I didn’t want any dirty laundry lying around, now knowing when the next ‘good’ day will be. No more second time.

As with Aidan, although he can seem to be very oblivious to things around him, he is definitely more aware of his surroundings. He seems to have boundless energy, a better appetite, and bless those fingernails! They grow so fast! We went to Lake Mountain for a great snow session with some friends on a 12-seater bus, and everyone had a great time. With all the tobogganing and snow-fighting, all kids, and a couple of teenagers, fell asleep on the way back, except for one. Mine. Even the adults, other than my driver hubby, had a quick nap. Where does all this energy come from?

I noticed that Aidan took after one of my bad habits. Snooping around. I used to do that a lot when I was a kid, snooping at my sister’s room, tearing off a page from her favourite diary, (new and blank), discovering tampons, and a book of human body’s anatomy, man and woman. Such great eye-openers 🙂

There was a Thomas add-on set I bought months ago when Myers was on sale. It was left at a corner and no one touched it, mainly because hubby never snoops, in the Myers’ shopping bag, Aidan couldn’t have known what was in there. Just two days back, what made him decided to take a look at it, I don’t know. He found it, and called me into the room. The look on his face…. priceless. He was so excited! I told him, No, not now. It’s for your birthday.

He went on and on, This present for Aidan. Not for baby, and my…. those tears. He refused to listen, and those tears…. ah well… I had to give in.

Yesterday, he found the Thomas quilt cover set. It was actually safely hidden in the cupboard, behind some oversized clothes. I am amazed he was able to snoop so well and thorough. If he takes after even just half of how sneaky I used to be, I will have no rest. It takes a genius to beat his master. I think I may be in for some trouble.


Term three started Monday but it was Aidan’s first day back to kinder on Tuesday. And it was also his first day with three extended hours. Meaning, two snacks and a lunch.

He was all excited when I told him he could have lunch at ‘schoo’, but I also explained that he would be having another snack there. I was sure it was confusing for him as he had never done that before, and true enough, at the end of the day, Mrs. Mcintyre told me he looked a little upset during second snack time. He may have been thinking ‘Where’s Mama? Why am I still here? This is not right.’

Believe me Bubba, although I had all the time I needed to clean the house, I was constantly looking at the clock. It didn’t quite sit right with me as well. But, you will be fine. We will be fine.

I cannot possibly imagine five days a week next year when he starts Prep. It is a scary thought.

Pseudo-science? Maybe, maybe not.

I have been going to a homeopath for the past two months to ‘fine-tune’ myself. My main concern when I went to see him was my hair loss, amidst other physical and emotional imbalances. Hah. Today, my hair loss is normal, a huge contrast to the drastic amount I found on my kitchen floor and in the bathtub. Too bad he can’t fix greys 😛

It all started with me. Then I thought, why not give it a try with Aidan too? After all, homeopathic medicine is all natural and safe. If he doesn’t help, so be it. Hence, I started Aidan on these tiny white sugar pills, not sure where it will bring him to, but telling my hair saviour my main concerns for Aidan is his confidence and concentration.

Aidan didn’t mind taking the mini-mini ‘sugar balls’. In fact he usually asks for more. Concentration? Mmm…. naahh, not here yet. It MUST be a male thing. Be skeptical all you want, but we find that his confidence in approaching people is improving, initiating interactions. Well, this and a whole heaps of supplements I have been pumping into him. Efalex fish oil, cod liver oil, zinc and manganese supplements, multivite powder, Vitamin C powder, acidophilus powder. All thanks to yet another visit to the naturopath. WIll be switching Efalex to Eye Q once it’s finished. Apparently Eye Q has got the highest amount of EPA as compared to other fish oil, and it is recommended for children with ADHD. Aidan doesn’t have ADHD, but he will benefit from it as it targets memory and concentration.

Am using gluten free and wheat free products whenever possible, but not completely cutting him out. I know it won’t make a difference overall, but gluten free is always good!

There were two incidents tonight.

First was Aidan came running into the kitchen, kinda yelling Yeh Yeh. Yeh Yeh. Mum, open the door.

I didn’t hear the doorbell. Usually FIL will ring the doorbell, and let himself in. If there was anyone looking for us, they would’ve rung the doorbell. I believed Aidan, but I thought that someone might have already gone, possibly door-to-door sales people. Otherwise they would have rung the doorbell again. For the next three minutes Aidan was adamant. He just wanted me to open the door. Not that he didn’t know how to, but I think he was a little afraid. So I did. There was no one there. I thought to myself, heck, this salesperson must be pretty hardworking to be walking on a cold, wet and windy night.

Half and hour later Daddy got home, and brought in a slight wet disc. He said it was on the doorstep. I didn’t notice that, but only then I realized the knock that I didn’t hear could’ve been my brother in law. He never rings the doorbell. Good surprise for Aidan and myself. We got to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks 🙂

I didn’t let Aidan finish the movie as it was already 9.30pm. Sent him to bed. About ten minutes later, I heard him making some noises from the room but couldn’t quite catch what because I had the headphone on, watching SVU. Wilkin told me that Aidan was crying. Surprised, I went to him and asked what happened.

Eye pain pain. Pointing to his right temple.

I was alarmed. Could children his age get headache? I asked again, he repeated. Not satisfied, I switched on the lights and checked. There was a small gash to the corner of his right eye.

OMIGOSH! What happened?

Hit there. Just pointing over his head.

Where? Here? Me pointing to his headboard.


Here? Me pointing to the heater.

No. Window.

My guess was he was trying to see and fix what the noise was all about. It was very windy outside, and the window may have rattled. I hope I won’t see a bruise tomorrow morning. But I am ecstatic that I was able to understand what he was trying to tell me!

Am so pleased.

So is my blog.

We have been out and about which lead me to spending more money. What I don’t see, I don’t buy, but when it comes to sales, it is something I cannot resist.

Nothing much to write on, except on a positive note that my friend commented she noticed Aidan has grown taller (again!) and it has been only a month when she saw him last month during the dumpling festival. Yep. I was just commenting to another friend a couple of days ago that I bought a pair of corduroy pants for this winter, only it couldn’t see itself through the season. It is ‘hanging’ on Aidan now. I guess I should be looking forward to him wearing school uniforms next year! Thank goodness I didn’t have a daughter, otherwise more money will have to be spent, with their cute designs and all. Who can resist that?!

For now, I have to keep my hands in my pocket. No swiping cards unnecessarily till the end of the week. Bracing myself for the next credit card bill.


Do some kinder work at home lor. At first with paint brush.

Then finger painting.

Then it got a little messier.

And at last, for two days in a row I had to clean my bath tub. And the tiles around it, the mirror, the sink. Somehow spots and splatters of green and yellow seem to be everywhere in the bathroom. Thank me for introducing bath paint in the first place last year but I couldn’t find them anywhere in shops now. Daddy thought it was a great idea but since the bath paint isn’t available, he happily substituted it with these. And be quite conveniently be oblivious to the mess.

Should I even be surprised? 😛