Archive for May, 2019

After I four

🧒🏻: Mummy, is it I can have birthday party after I four? Now I three?

👩🏻: Yes Saitaoha, when you turn four.

🧒🏻: (jumping happily) yeeeahh!! After I four, mummy bake rainbow cake for me, and mummy buy pink big dress for me, and Yee yee buy me lots and lots of balloons 🎈…

Looks like I’ll have to throw her a birthday party when she’s four 😅.


Saitaomei: woohoo I get my own bowl!

Saitaoha: mummy mei mei is making a mess!

Funny girls

Enough of the doom and gloom posts. Here’s a bit of Saitaomei cheer when her fever was in hiatus.


I’m helping mummy to pluck weeds.

Giving myself a clap for being such a good girl.

And another clap standing up. One has to cheer for oneself ok?

Hoo hoo, mummy says I’m cute even though my bao face is diminishing by the day.


Both Saitaomei and Saitaoha love it when I tickle them and make them laugh.

Every night when Saitaoha will run over when she hears mei mei chuckling from a tickle session.

‘My turn mummy! My turn to be funny! Make me funny mummy!’

At which I will retort ‘But you are already very funny Saitaoha!’

Ahh my funny girls indeed.

Flu shot

3.50am. Reminder to self : Get the kids their flu shots as soon as possible every year !!!

I already severely regretted it when the kids missed their second round of flu shot when we had to fly back to Malaysia last year. I swore I would get them their shots this year but just when we were going to get it, Saitaoha caught the HFMD. Now poor mei mei has been running a high fever for two days straight and I fear it’s the flu.

I might bring her to the doctor’s tomorrow if this fever persists but it’s not like they can do anything because she can hardly take any meds except for ibuprofens/paracetamol at her age. Just have to keep monitoring her and pray the symptoms don’t get worse.

Arrrhh why didn’t I get them their flu shot earlier?! They might not avoid the flu even with the shot but I want to think that at least I armed their vulnerable selves with any vaccine possible. I’m so fedup with myself, why do I procrastinate year after year?

Children just shouldn’t have to get sick ever. It’s so heartbreaking 😭.

Lousy mum

Feeling miserable because it’s 12.50am and Saitaomei is running a high fever.

She’s been hot all day and I suspected she might be feverish but why didn’t I take her temperature?! She was also off food today but I was distracted by her HFMD sister and she still seemed relatively happy so I put it down to teething.

Dosed her with nurofen and she’s gone back to sleep. Hopefully her fever will go soon and both kids are back to good health again.


Gung Gung Mah Mah are my friends

Mei mei was very upset when she went to Gung Gung Mah Mah’s house but they were not there! She roamed around the house searching for her beloved Gung Gung and wailed when she couldn’t see any sign of him.

Saitaoha was a bit better but she still asked me ‘mummy where are my friends ?’

‘Who are your friends’ I asked.

‘Gung Gung Mah Mah are my friends ! Where are they?! I want to hug them!’ she replied.

It’s been a tiring day 2 of HFMD made worse by my cold. I miss my friends too.


My parents flew out tonight, I hope they have a much deserved relaxing and leisurely break from grandparenting duties. The kids will miss them, Saitaoha is very close to her mah mah, whilst Saitaomei has Gung Gung completely wrapped around her little finger.

As luck would have it, Saitaoha caught the much dreaded hand, foot and mouth disease. This is her second time and luckily seems a bit more mild compared to her horrendous first time (I still remember her wailing in foetal position). She is still in pain though and keeps whimpering ‘painful’ whenever she tries to eat. Poor girl.

So the doctor has placed us in quarantine, our incubation period will last for a whole week so I can’t go to work! It will be full on SAHM for the next week and a bit with the two kiddos. Let’s just hope Saitaomei doesn’t catch it (we suspect she had it first but has recovered) and Saitaoha recovers quickly.

Being sick didn’t stop her nightly request for princess outfit dancing. She will beg me to dance with her every night and I will try to oblige even though my leg is still a bit wonky for dancing.

Haha check up my little dancer at the back. Mei mei likes dancing a lot too and is really cute when she follows the actions. Saitaoha claims every song ‘is my favourite’ and Er go through a repertoire of ‘Hands knees and shoulders’, ‘If you’re happy and you know it’, ‘Ring a ring a roses’ and more.

I know I will miss our nightly dancing sessions when the girls are too grown up to enjoy dancing with their mummy.

Grandparents are the best

Mei mei and her favourite Gung Gung.

Sleepy mei mei and her favourite Gung Gung.

Today Saitaoha begged to go to ‘school’. I’m really happy that she is so well adjusted and loves going to school nowadays. A huge part of it is due to my parents’ tender loving care which helped them ease into the daycare/school routine.

Today I was struck again by how lucky my kids are to have their grandparents looking after them.

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