Monday, March 23, 2009

34 Months Old

34 months and 1 day old

Speech Development
He speaks more Mandarin now, mostly out of tune though. And I was very surprised to hear him reciting numbers in Bahasa Malaysia (satu to sepuluh, with some prompting in between). Apparently, Kakak and jie jie have been teaching him.
Likes to irritate us (especially jie jie) with "What?" when we ask him a question or talk to him, coz I'm sure he can hear us very well.
He can be very polite at times with "please" (he thinks saying it will get him whatever he wants), "thank you" and "you're welcome". Sometimes he demands for "you're welcome" when he's said "thank you".
He has been asking a lot of questions lately and his current favourite is "What is your name?". Once he starts asking (I'm his usual target), he'll ask for my name, then continue with everyone else - PaPa, jie jie, Kakak, Sen Sen, etc.

Persistent
Every time after his bath, he'll ask for his favourite short pants, "Didi want wear brown Mickey" (sometimes with "please"). Luckily he doesn't insist on wearing them (but he'll ask a few times) and he accepts the following reasons (usually without much protest) :
"Kakak wash already."
"Now at night, dark dark already, cannot wear short pants." or
"Today no kai kai, if we go kai kai, I let you wear brown Mickey okay?"

Sleep
I still need to sleep with him, during nap and at night. Still waiting for the day to come when he can sleep on his own (or with jie jie accompanying him). Some nights, I'll sneak out of the room after he's fallen asleep. He usually wakes up 1 to 2 hours after that, looking for me. He gets up, knocks on the door, then goes back to sleep. Sometimes, he wakes jie jie up in the process with his cries and noise. If he's very sleepy, I can just ignore his knock/call. Otherwise, he'll be knocking a few times and start to cry out loud if no one attends to him. The good news (for me) is that he allows PaPa to accompany him, unlike when he was younger, only wants Mami.

Cheater
He always cheats us by saying "last one" or "last time" when he's asking for more of something (usually food). He doesn't mean it coz he keeps asking for more after we've given it to him.

Ready For Kindy?
He's been telling me he wants to go to school. He probably thinks it's a really fun place as jie jie and kor kor go there (kindergarten). He tags along every time I pick XY and CH up from kindy. I told him mommy won't be in school with him, mommy will wait for him at home. He said "okay" but I don't really believe him. hahaha I'll most probably send him next year, as planned. But jie jie won't be there to take care of him. Hopefully he'll adjust well with kor kor there.

17 comments:

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

CE loves Mickey a lot? Or he only loves that particular Mickey pants?

CE and XY are not sharing the same room with you?

Sorry for being so kepoh..hehe.

Cheffie-Mom said...

My son would sleep with us too. It's comforting. One day you will miss these days. They grow up so fast. (:

BabyBooned said...

gib still wont sleep on his own bed too! anyway i just have to say that you're a really dilligent mom for always jotting down his month-to-month progress. i still havent written on gib's progress this month. yikes..

Mummy Gwen said...

Happy 34 Months Old, CE! Going to be 3 years old lor..hehehe. He is speaking very well already. If he goes to kindie, you senang lah..haha. Ok..it's time for Gwen's updates too. Thanks for the reminder. *wink*

Anggie's Journal said...

Happy 34 Months Old CE boy ....
i also waiting for the time that my boy can sleep on his own .... paint the room so nice, also he dun wan to sleep there.... he cant sleep without me too ..*-*

Fussy mum said...

Time flies...CE's going to be 3yo very soon. Dun worry, I think yr boy will have no problem going to kindy next yr since he's already telling u now that he wants to go sch. :)

wen said...

happy 34th months old. since he is ready for school, send him together with jie jie ler

SueSue said...

Happy 34 mths old. Aiyor my son also same leh, day and night need to oi oi with him.

Mummy Moon said...

Happy 34 months! Kids are like this, like parents to accompany them to sleep :) Yan Yan can sleep on her own during nap time but she must have her papa to accompany her to sleep during bed time, not even mummy :(

Angeline said...

What a handsome little guy!
I am always impressed by Mommies who take the effort to jot down such details of their kids' progress.... it takes super lots of effort... *kudos*

giddy tigress said...

You have a little negotiator there...with his "Last one" statements and requests..hehehe

Hazel said...

seems that he is doing pretty good in his developement

Everyday Healy said...

One more thing...
He is getting more and more handsome. Hahahaha......

But, try to sleep tight and don't wake up at night, give mummy some real rest, otherwise auntie will throw away your brown Mickey. Hahahahahahaha......

Cherish for you, little cutie.

andrewjune said...

happy 34 months old to CE! he's turning 3 in 2 months time! wah can enrol him to a kindy liao...

btw, it's good if he can speaks mandarin...

jacss said...

that's a very cute & good reviews of him...he'll be able to hv some giggles reading this when he grows up...i hope i hv time for this!!
arghh...yr chatty & cheeky little boy!!

slavemom said...

Joanne, he oni likes certain shirt or pants with Mickey on it, not all. And particularly love that brown pants.
The kids sleep in the same room as us, since birth. Not kepoh lah. Anyway, that's how we get to know each other better. :)

Debbie, I know... but I do miss our privacy sometimes.

BabyBooned, I'm not blogging frequently lately. So I try not to be slack in these mthly updates. But as he grows older, there aren't many new things to update.

Mummy Gwen, ya lor, if he's in kindy, I'll hv peaceful mornings. ahhhh...

Anggie, it takes time.

Ivy, unfortunately, his words can't be trusted at the moment. :D

Wen, too young ler. Scared he'll get sick too often, like his jie jie when she 1st started kindy.

Sue, is it a boy thing ah? Girls r a little more independent hor.

Bee Moon, so u're off the hook. :)

Angeline, if I dun do this, I've nothing to blog leh. hehehe

Joyce, little negotiator who cheats all the time. LOL

Hazel, I jes let him progress at his own pace.

Healy, great idea! I think I'll use that as a threat when he misbehaves. :)

June, I'll probably enrol him next year.

Jac, b4 that day comes, I'll read back n hv a good laugh myself. hahaha

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Ya, thanks for your understanding. I am afraid you will think that I have a lot of questions to you. Hehe.