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I think one of the best part abt having a child is that you get to relive the experience of being a kid too just by bringing him out..Our weekends are usually spent with Aidan, kind of a way to compensate for not being ard him much during the weekdays. Having good friends who have kids of their own helps alot too because most of the time, they are the ones coming up with bright ideas on the activity of the week.

Visited the Escape Theme park at Downtown East for the first time last Saturday. We took advantage of the $4 per adult entry promotion (the UP is $16.50) which saved us a bundle.. I'm actually not into fun-rides and all but oh well, the kids loved it so what the heck. And I had to accompany Aidan for most of the rides since he wasn't more than 110cm..Ended up being fried by the hot scotchin sun and drenched with water as a result..but it was fun :) I enjoyed myself more playing those carnival games (especially the horse-racing ones) although I have to admit, I'm quite a sore loser (I swear it's rigged!).. But nothing beats seeing the kids' big smiles when they collect their winning soft toys :)

The Usual Pics Galore.
Hubby couldn't make it as he had to go back to work..on a weekend, bleah!
That's why there arent any pics on the rides coz I was with Aidan..








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Aidan has learnt how to lie...a blatant one I must add!

We were having dinner at a zi-char place near our place. He wanted to 'read' this 8 days supplement on HK which I'd brought along. So I promptly passed it to him.

He then accidentally dropped the magazine. The boy's reaction astounded us. He immediately pointed his finger at Nenita and said "Nenita dropped the book! Not me!" Both hubby and I were flabberghasted. Why did he see the need to lie? We weren't even making a big deal nor did we display any anger when it happened. And he refused to admit he was wrong and kept saying that Nenita was the one who'd dropped the mag. "No say sorry to Aunty Nenita!" he insisted.

During bedtime while tucking him in, I said to him, "Nenita's very sad. You accused her of something she didn't do.". Nenita who was also in the room played along and put on a very miserable looking face and pretended to cry. It was then that he finally showed some contrite and cried out "Nenita don't sad. Don't cry! I'm sorry!". He then jumped out of bed, went to the study room where hubby was and apologized to his daddy too.

Gah! Isn't 3 year old a li' young to start doing something like this?

*sigh*..I think he really takes after me..I believe I was just as stubborn and naughty when I was young..

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tinymich
Mar. 6th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
1) Great teaserpic!

2) Wow. That's kinda rough. And also somewhat puzzling -- like you said, you weren't even mad, so where did that COME from?! his everyday? playschool? did he learn it from his grandparents?! what could it be??

kinda makes me think "ren zi chu, xing ben er..."
angeliatay
Mar. 6th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
yeah..we were really puzzled too as to what made him do that. It didn't make any sense at all. And the boy adores Nenita..he doesnt abuse her and treats her really well most of the time. So it really took us by surprise.

okay..my mandarin is bad..but i can somewhat guess the meaning. I'm a firm believer of nature over nuture. Yes, one's environment and upbringing can to an extent affects a person. But I feel more strongly that one is born with a certain type of personality and intelligence and behavior..

moxielass
Mar. 6th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
OMG! Are they kissing in the first pic???

Aidan still looks very adorable. Looking more like a Japanese boy.
angeliatay
Mar. 6th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
heh, it was just a peck on the cheek :)
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miyoku
Mar. 6th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
Aww the first pic is soo cute,with their dinosaurs :)

What's Aidan's green shirt say? I only can see I will not eat...

I guess for some reason he anticipated you being angry with him for dropping the magazine so he figured to not get in trouble,he'd blame someone else and see if you'll believe him. Clever tactic though to bring out the guilt by Nenita pretending to be sad :p
angeliatay
Mar. 6th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
Actually, those are crocodiles but Aidan insists they were dinosaurs initially too :)

Here's what the tee-shirt says :)


Hmm..but the thing is, we hardly get mad at him. Actually, we haven't really got much reason to be. In the end, we had a reason to be angry because of what he did..which was why he went to apologize to his dad later because the latter told him that he was really disappointed with him..
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spacenuke
Mar. 6th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
WAH, x-rated lah!

must be like father like son. lol
angeliatay
Mar. 6th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
aiyoh..like that X-rated meh? :P

fwah..u calling my hubby a buaya??!!!

Chloe's (the girl in the pic) mom hasn't seen this pic yet..not sure how she's gonna react when she reads this entry :P
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dametrius
Mar. 6th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
If I may offer a logical explanation to Aidan's behaviour; I wouldn't call it a lie. It's just his reaction in response to an situation in which he thinks will attract a scolding.

First, I think he's pretty smart. He probably knows that Daddy & Mummy are rather particular about neatness & tidiness at home & that he witness incident(s) in which things were dropped at home and some heated exchanges ensued. So in his little clever mind, his accidental dropping of the mag is highly likely to attract a reprimand from either or both of his parents. So to avoid that, he has to move that burden to someone else. And the best candidate happens to be Nenita, actually she is his only choice.

Only Aidan will be able to verify my conjecture, I guess. :p
angeliatay
Mar. 6th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
but *coff*, we aren't exactly the tidiest family ard..usually, we'll leave the house in a mess (esp when his toys are scattered ard) and will ask Nenita to clean up only when he's taking his afternoon nap or at night. We seldom reprimand him actually becauseb he hardly gives us any reason to..
that's why his blaming of nenita took us by surprise..didn't see that coming at all..
misawong
Mar. 6th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
What a nice trailer you had! Very enticing! I'm happy to hear that Aidan did apologize in the end. He's a good boy!
angeliatay
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
was relieved that he did apologize finally..
not sure whether im looking forward to him growing up and more mischief tho :P
matisha
Mar. 6th, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
that's one priceless picture! and holding a buaya too! LOL
i wonder what I'd do if i was in your situation... glad he said sorry even tho it took him until the end of the day to finally said it :)
angeliatay
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
heh..unless your li' ones are angels, there will come a day when u will face the same situation i guess..we'll take it one day at a time! all part n parcel of being a parent i guess!
flyingfaeries
Mar. 6th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
he's such a handsome boy!!

kids will eventually learn how to lie in my opinion and maybe this was just him 'testing' it out? the fact that it was so silly is pretty good actually, cos it shows that he hasn't had much practice and isn't very good at this whole business. :P i'm sure if you catch him and reprimand him everytime he tries to lie, he'd learn that it's wrong and it'd pass.
ngader
Mar. 6th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
he's getting more and more handsome by the day!
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razzleydazzley
Mar. 6th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
when kids reach a certain age, they learn to be defensive to protect themselves and sometimes to get themselves out of trouble. i think aidan reached that age. i seriously think it's just a phase. i witnessed my nieces and nephews go through this too.. even my angelic niece accused her brother of doing something he didn't. it's mainly about the fear of getting into trouble. i think they realise that they are old enough to bear the consequences of their actions. good thing is aidan is growing up but the down side is he has yet to learn right from wrong and to admit his mistakes i guess..

anyhow, he's still a child. there's still time to help him learn. fret not! =) ren2 zhi1 chu1 xing4 ben3 shan4. that's what i believe..
angeliatay
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
yeah..let's hope it's just a phase..
hmm..im not really of that believe that we're all born 'pure' though..some behavioral traits and personalities are inborn i feel..
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angeliatay
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
heh..taller and older girl hor *grin*

everyone lies i guess..but was surprised that he started so young..few more years i'll be pulling out my hair because of his studies im sure!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 7th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
Buaya
Whoa, lying at such a young age? Hmmm...need more "counselling". Btw, was it a natural pose or did you adults make them pose like dat? ;) Sesame
angeliatay
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Buaya
kinda young right? i thought it would start a li' later..say abt 5 years old.

the pose was natural :) the kiddos are quite affectionate especially since they see each other almost every week!
rexkids
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
the first pic is so naughty.
You did right by correcting Aidan now at least he understands that it's wrong to lie.
angeliatay
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
i guess i had no choice but to correct him..just hope it's just a phase and that he doesnt do it too often or else sure tao tia!
rijac
Mar. 7th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
you mean now you are not stubborn and naughty?

he he.

anyway, does he go to school or playgroup etc.. he might have picked this up from observing others...
angeliatay
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
*bish*..

grown up liao more matured hor *ahem*

yeah, possibly through playschool..never thought of that! but his friends at playschool are ard his age grp which means..*arghhh*!
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squarenails
Mar. 7th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
it's an uphill task to teach good over evil to kids. and then they grow up. like us. how many times we white-lie during our work?
angeliatay
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
true true..but we'll try our best as parents i guess..

doesnt help that his parents are erm giao gwees and smokers hor :P
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valska
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
Aidan's so cute (when he's not lying). Can now see his personality developing.
angeliatay
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
yeah..that's the fun part of watching our kids grow up and seeing them developing both mentally and physically..
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