Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Traditional Costumes

CE finally agreed to wear the traditional Chinese costume PaPa bought for him from Vietnam. I wanted to let him wear it when we went visiting on the first day of CNY but he kept pulling the shirt after I buttoned it up. He almost tore off the buttons!

Since I foresee that we won't be visiting anyone else this CNY, I tried to coax him again last Sunday (dinner at BIL's). If he doesn't wear it now, he won't be able to fit into them next year. After his bath, I tried to bribe him with Honeystars. I managed to wear and button for him but within 1 minute, he was trying to rip off the shirt again. Ok, maybe it wasn't comfortable for him. Too tight at the neck area? Never mind, no need to force him. So I changed him into normal clothes.

Then I went to take my bath. When I came down, I saw that he was in the Chinese costume. Kakak managed to wear it for him. And he was fine with it. Didn't look uncomfortable or anything. I asked her how many Honeystars she fed him with. She said none, she just bribed him but didn't give him any. Hmmm... my precious boy, so obedient to Kakak (well, sometimes he does bully her too). But hats off to her, she does have a way with kids.

XY wore her áo dài (traditional Vietnamese costume). And I managed to take a picture of them together. XY had to hold CE's hand. If not, he'd be running to me, want to kepoh and see what's in the camera.

~ Master & Missy ~

When we went over to BIL's house, upon seeing that XY and CE were in traditional costumes, SIL tried to put on the Chinese costume for CH too. He's also refused to wear it all these while. But he allowed SIL to wear for him that night. Must be because he saw that CE was in a similar costume. Kids are such funny creatures. At 2+, he's already aware of fashion? Interesting... *scratch head* Too bad we don't celebrate Halloween here. I'm sure they'll look super cute in pirate costumes or medieval costumes.

Many hours later, CE decided he's had enough of that costume. He started to rip off his shirt again. I had no choice but to take off his shirt and pants, although we were in the living room. So he was only clad in his diaper. Guess he doesn't know the meaning of embarrassment. Had to borrow a pair of CH's pajamas. They're just 5 months apart and are almost of the same size.

Well, mission accomplished. They have both worn their traditional costumes.

20 comments:

Zooropa said...

The kids are cute in their costume respectively!

Dora:)

wen said...

wah so pretty leh, esp ur girl's one la... ur hub so pandai one, can buy ngam ngam size...

mayb i can get my SIl to buy fr vietnam

mybabybay said...

She looks pretty in it. Good choice. Did he get the same for you?

sting said...

awww... XY look so sweet in the ao dai.. and CE so adorable... :-) good picture...

Bryan's Mama said...

They both look like dolls!!!

Sasha said...

yr girl look so sweet in her dress!

Jacss said...

ahh....aduh, so SWEET man...both pretty & handsome lor!!

so, which one is after you, i can see that yr boy has a pair of big found eyes...are those from you?

yr girl will soon get u into grey hair... pretty girl like that wan, haha!!

the costumes are so beautiful too.
ehh btw, i always confuse with CE XY CE XY....boy girl better lar!!

SueSue said...

Kids are like this. My kids also got a traditional costumes and refused to wear on the 1st day of CNY. Maybe its the material leh, cos it is quite hot if you wear it on.

everydayhealy said...

LOL! XY looks so graceful in this nice Vietnamese costume! What a girl, lovely! :)

But, the other suit for CE... That's certainly too small for him. The top seems quite short. Handsome boy, I think daddy got to get a new one for you real soon! :)

jazzmint said...

wah they look so sweet...esp the aodai, must ask my hubby get more, so far he got 1 only for faythe and she loves it

huisia said...

wow, so sweet...got girl really shiok :)

Ling That's Me said...

wow~~~~ they look so pretty and handsome! :)

Health Freak Mommy said...

Your 2 kids are so adorable!

slavemom said...

Dora, Ling & Shireen, thx!

Wen, ya lor... he bot jes the right size for XY.

Mich, he din coz afraid it won't fit me nicely.

Siew Ting, it's really hard to get them to pose for a pic together.

Paik Ling, really big dolls! :D

Sasha, yeah sweet... if she stays still n keep quiet. hahaha

Jac, I think boy has my eyes coz hub's eyes r smaller, w/o dbl eyelid. Now girl edi making my hair grey.. for being so naughty (which is pretty normal for their age lah).

Sue, probably it's the material n the high collar. Maybe not so comfy hor.

Healy, the top a bit small hor. But the pants jes rite.

Jazz, he has plenty of time to shop there.

Hui Sia, wanna try for a girl? ;)

TheBlueRanger said...

They both looked so good in the costumes.

giddy tigress said...

Super cute and super adorable! Next time when they are much older, we parents won't get a say as to what they can wear already lo!

Mummy to QiQi said...

Ginie, so beautiful your kids look on the traditional custom. QQ used to have one too, but it doesnt last long on her (the silk tear too easily :(

Anggie's journel said...

Hei.. the master and missy look great , especially the beautiful missy ... but normally boy won last very long wearing custom... hot lei ..
But there look great, this is the "feel" we want during CNY mah .

Peridot&Sapphire said...

Wah! So pretty...

slavemom said...

TheBlueRanger, all kids do. ;)

Joyce, I'm oredi having this prob with XY.

Chin Nee, yeah.. the material is really filmsy. It looked as if it's gonna tear anytime coz XY being herself, rough as ever. :D

Anggie, too bad they din want to wear it on the 1st day of CNY. Like u said, more "feel" then.

Tq Aunty Sharine.