~ a "present" on his 29th month ~
Yesterday night (actually today, since it's already past midnight), CE fell down and hit the bed divan in the dark. I switched the lights off before he climbed onto the bed. Although there was some lights from the street, the eyes take a little time to adjust. He must have tripped over the mattress on the floor and knocked the edge of the divan. He gave out a loud cry immediately and I knew it must have been very painful. Can you see that line across his forehead? *Ouch!* So that marks his 29th Month.
He's very interested in adult food. If we're having a meal at the same time (he sits in front of the tv while we eat at the dining table), he'll want some of what we're eating. The trick is to put some in his plate (of not too tasty food) and shoo him back to his table. Works most of the time. If he's finished what we gave him but hasn't finished his rice, we've to give him more to shoo him away again.
He likes noodles very much. On Sunday, we had dinner at Dragon-i, Sunway Pyramid. I didn't prepare any food from home so he had la mian (noodles). Initially I thought the kids can share a bowl of plain la mian. But it wasn't enough so we ordered another bowl. That means they both had a bowl each. What big eaters I have. o.O
Alphabets & Numbers
He knows almost all the alphabets (capital letters) except J and Q. As for small letters, haven't really taught him yet so he can only recognise a few.
He's no longer confused between 6 and 9. He can count very well from 1 to 12. Currently learning to count to 20. When we walk up or down the stairs (which has exactly 20 steps), I'll count out loud. I'm also starting to introduce numbers in Mandarin but he doesn't seem interested to follow.
~ arranging the alphabets like a 'choo choo' train ~
He no longer calls me "Bamee". That only lasted for less than a week. :-) His words are getting clearer. He speaks mainly English and some slanged Mandarin. PaPa's been complaining that I've raised his son to be an "ang moh kia" (Englishman). hehehe Well, I've been speaking to him in both languages (English more as my Mandarin vocabulary isn't very good), but I guess English becomes dominant because he watches too much Playhouse Disney Channel.
I was having problems brushing his teeth. Some days he just refuse to open his mouth. So I bought him 2 new toothbrushes (with Mickey ears pattern) 2 weeks ago. I only wanted to buy one so I gave him yellow and red to choose. But he held them tightly. So I bought both since that kept him sitting in the trolley for a little longer.
~ the greedy boy wanted both colours ~
Now when I brush his teeth, I've to let him play with the tap water while he stands on a chair at the basin. Although I don't get a good angle, it's better than not brushing at all. Planning to introduce toothpaste soon. Have to buy the fluoride-free toothpaste first.
Now when he sleeps, he likes to hug my head. He'll put his hand around my neck, sometimes strangling me. Sometimes if I move his hand away (to my chest), he's okay. Other times he'll strangle me even harder. :-|
When he's not happy or when I whack his hands/legs/backside, he sometimes hit me back. He'll hit with both hands continuously - on my hands, body and legs. And boy he's a strong li'l guy. Even I find it painful, I wonder how jie jie stands it when he hits her like that. He likes to play 'hitting' with jie jie and the silly girl sometimes find it fun (sei mou?). And I really hate it when the loud laughters end up with one of them crying (usually jie jie).