July 18, 2018

Penyelesaian 2.0

Ah living with a kid. There really is no one time solution. They will keep on learning and then you have to find new ways on how to solve it.

Sofia. Like any other kid, I think, will always make a mess. There was this one time where she love to take out folded clothes. Like, 2 or 3 times per day at least. Take out and toss. Take out and toss. Read about it here.

I found a new solution, peeps. Yea I did. And I don't have to deal with that kind of mess for weeks. Months. Of course she kept on making other messes but that is another story la okay. I got a new drawer. Hehe. A new drawer, a new way to open. Hahaha! Seriously, I could see her frustration when she couldn't open it. Mama won!

But such a smart girl. When I slide open the top drawer, she took out clothes from the drawer below from the back. From. The. Back. Such a smart girl... So I make a point to only open the drawer when she wasn't looking. But really, sampai bila? 

Like I said, one solution is not the final solution. Eventually, Sofia succeeded in opening them. A very observant kid, she managed to open the drawer in just few weeks I think. Whoa I still remember her face when she managed to slide open the drawer. Such a proud kid.

This is the drawer, by the way.
It's empty, now actually.

I had the drawer on the floor when she still haven't mastered how to open it... Then I had it on the table. But I got so fed up and my back hurts of having to carry her while she take out all the clothes that I just took it down and basically, just let her be. And the cycle continues. Except now that instead of take out and toss... It is now take out, acukan on her body, see if it fits or not; I think coz I do that at her when I shopped for her clothes nowadays. And then the clothes were left on the floor. Take out another cloth, try it out, and take out another one.

Yes now the drawer is empty. I just piled up her clothes on top of the table next to it. Which is a nuisance when finding her clothes.

So I've resulted to another solution. HAHA. Because I figured at the Eco Shop or Kedai Bajet as Sofia called it, small hangers are sold for only RM2 for 10 pieces. Let's see how this goes.

June 21, 2018

Eid 2018- A crying Sofia

How's Raya? Ask Sofia.


And her response would be,
"Why do we have to go to people's houses..." (while crying)

Yeap. She cried at the door and refused to go in. Asked for mama to carry, for papa to carry... A minute with mama, another minute with papa. Okay scratch that out. Not even a minute. Few seconds with papa few seconds with mama. Terrified of going into people's houses. Gosh. And it's Hari Raya!

Seriously, Sofia.

"Mama? Mama... Mama?"
Hear that and I know already, okay it's coming. No need to go inside the house. She's gonna burst!

The first house we went was my bestie's. Nope she didn't cry at that time but she was super duper clingy with Iz and I. And when you meet your bestie of 20+++ years, there is just so much to talk about! Especially when you just saw a childhood friend you both knew who omg puberty hits her so damn hard coz man she is so damn hot now. Okay enough. But not fair because Tita haven't even seen her yet. She only heard of her hot-ness...

At my bestie's house, there were other kids. Boys. When she saw a glimpse of them, well, she began to feel at ease. Padahal before that even their cat couldn't ease her much. She began to smile. Looked at me and smile. Okay okay I know you girl... Nak berkawan, orang tua-tua cakap...

Playing with the cat together. My bil captured this. So sweet eh? Of course under papa's surveillance. Spot the dude wearing matching baju melayu with Sofia.

Okay just to clear things off... Sofia hugged him first. Okay, clear. Yea under mama's surveillance.

So, because it was all oh so smooth at that house I even had to ajak balik more than 5 times (Iz borak-borak and Sofia trying to make friends), I didn't really expect her to act that way at the following house. And also because she met those people already. Not strangers la kiranya.

Anyhow, at my aunts' house she cried. Had to umpan with magnets on their fridge. The next house also. Had to umpan with ais krim paddlepop. The last house no need to umpan I don't know why.

Maybe because we went to the house already but no one inside so when we went for the second time, the house was quite familiar to her. I don't know. Or maybe because she was full and contented already. Had ice cream, ketupat nasi, ayam goreng... All which I fed her outside the house and while she was playing magnets and while she was eating ice cream.

2 Syawal at Mydin

KL peeps raya kedua already go eat KFC, said Iz. Fine la. Next time we go raya Kelantan. How la my kampung in KL okay. Second raya we went to my aunts' house in USJ. We always went there (with Sofia). Just that masa raya there were extra visitors. Okay, the same people we met the day before OMG SOFIA. And she just had to cry again. I'm sorry I'm not really a patient person. I've tried la I've tried. I didn't lose my temper at her though, I just decided to go. Leave the place fast.

Padahal sebelum tu such a happy girl. No alarming signs. Had to crop myself out... #thestruggleisreal

So we (I) took her directly to the car. Let Iz soothe her inside the car while I took a picture of her and soothe myself on my own no shoulders to cry on Sofia.

Papa's shoulder to cry on...

Tak jalan also. she pointed to a shop so Iz thought she might want us to move the car. Jalan-jalan. So we went la. To KFC Mydin.

Perut kenyang suka hati... Another theory: Sofia cried because she was hungry. Iz and I bet, this second time around going back to the same house, cried or not?

Second time around.

Okay. Cuba teka.

June 6, 2018

Perihal turkey slice

Ah just a normal day... Getting stuffs to cook. Put inside the cart and then line up to pay at the cashier. My mum carried Sofia around while waiting for me to pay. Sofia threw a fix before that by the way because she wanted a book. Okay, other than Kinder Joy and other chocolates, please don't put children books at the counter. Hm. Not that Sofia knew already what Kinder Joy is anyway. #notintroducingtoher

Until, some random auntie hugged me from the back. Okay, not the cuddling type la. But more like hugging my shoulders to membawang. Whoever created that term la. Tau-tau je dah hot at socmed...

"Ni... Nak bagitau ni... Tu.. Benda tu..." (mouth pouting towards my stuffs at the counter)

"Ha? Yang mana?" (Looking at my stuffs. Got blueberries, chicken parts and some other things la can't remember really)

"Tu... Apa tu nama dia.. Daging tu"

"Oh turkey slice"

"Haaa... Yes yes. Auntie nak bagitau jangan selalu sangat beli tu... Not good. Because it's processed you know. Tak bagus..."

"Oh.. Okay-okay thank you thank you"

I tried to avoid myself from looking at the things that she bought. Jangan tengok, Bashtiah... Jangan tengok... But I overheard she wanted plastic bags (okayla I asked for plastic bags too). So she doesn't care much bout the environment huh. #tapihealthconscious

See? That is exactly why I avoided looking at her groceries. Because I might have points to judge her. Who knows? Tengok sikit kau beli apa. Healthy sangat kerrr...

*Cashier guy trying to insert back Pocky biscuits inside the box. Already eaten by Sofia obviously. And a Gardenia chocolate bun, just 1/4 left. Okay blah sekarang Bashtiah karang kena lagi...*

Turkey slice

Truth is, we rarely buy this. I didn't tell her though. Dah lama tak kena tegur dengan stranger so reaksi lambat sikit. In fact I think it has been yearsss since we last bought it. This one my mum picked, because she wanted to use it for her buns. BUT, honestly, I do have in mind to buy it for making sandwiches. So I'll take this as a reminder from God for me to not buy again next time. 

And to also react faster. Baru first time (after years) kut beli omg.

June 2, 2018

Sofia these days

Salam Ramadan! Like previous yearsss, during the whole month of Ramadan I am off from the pool. No pool session at all. Work still goes on; planning classes, taking registrations, doing promotions, etc... Sofia is definitely the happiest person during this month. Coz I'm home 24/7. And also because her father came home early. Slightly earlier.

Sempat lagi examining semut yang menghurung sisa makanan sebelum keluar rumah... Sofia at 1 year 10 months old.

When she woke up these days, she would ask...

Papa?
Papa pergi work.
Mama?
Mama tak pergi work... Mama cuti harini :)
Uwak?
Uwan pun tak pergi work. Uwan cuti...

And just few days ago, she started to pronounce her name! My husband was pointing to pictures one night, introducing papa, mama, Sofia... And when he pointed to her again, she actually said her name! Oiya... Well, not very complete la and sometimes Eiya or Iyya but girl, no worries, I got what you mean. And when she said her name, da*n I melt.

M-E-L-T. It just sounded so cute! And, she is rarely cute these days. Sangat lasak sangat mencabar kesabaran.

Eiya?
Sofia boleh. Mama tak boleh blow dalam baldi ni, too small for mama :)

Siapa nak ais krim?
Eiya
Okay :) :) :)

Eiya?
Sofia pun tak pergi work. Sofia at home dengan mama :) :) :)

And she smiled. Bahagia isn't it... Mama at home... Not that I always left her anyway. Like, I only left her at home with her father for a few hours only on weekends. But that might seem like the whole day for her eh...

Anyhow, that was basically our conversation these days. It's the fasting month now, kan. Sometimes while she was eating she would offer me some. I'd say I'm fasting. Then she would go on and ask 'Papa? Uwak?' Not sure how long this conversation will last. She's learning so fast now. Everyday ada je benda baru. Gosh I haven't blogged about her success in blowing bubbles! And everyday I prayyyy for Allah to increase my patience.