When he refuses to speak mandarin to us, I thought it is going to be a big challenge for the teachers to teach him Chinese language and word recognition. Last Thursday, teacher commented that he is good at recognizing words, I was not surprise as I know they have Chinese lesson almost everyday, but teacher said not many of his peers can recognize as many as he can. I told her we do practice at home when his mood is good, twice for this term. Well, looks like he does pay more attention during Chinese lesson as I have not strangle myself during our HL session. It is more like recapping the words he learnt in school, we are working on the 3rd story books now. *yeah! we don’t need Berries!*
On the other hand, I’m clueless what can I do to help him to learn reading English books. Maybe I can do word cards and use the same method for Chinese words. Maybe I should just continue reading the sight words books to him.
Gelish Spring 2013 Collection – Love in Bloom
They used to charge me whenever I choose new collection polish but they didn’t because they wanted me to sign up for another package. Well, I did, I asked for extra services like nail art. I did top up a little for full service and I can have more than just 1 color choice. Yeshhh, no more boring single nail polish from now onwards!
Asher loves pinwheels and coincidently, this month gift from OCBC Might Saver is DIY pin wheel set. I approached one of the staff, showed them the bank book and asked for pin wheel set. Before he handed me, the staff jokingly said I can claim up to 20 sets and I wondered why didn’t I ask for 20 sets then, since the kids love them so much. LOL ! I may go back again today to get 2 sets for Asher. See the HAPPY BOY with his pin wheel.
Except this print, the rest were made using recycle items daddy could find at home. Place this on top of the board and make holes on it.
Recycled from our Christmas tree and ear cleaner.
Use tape to secure them in place.
Back view. Oh yes, we are done.
Front view, close up. You can see they are slightly protruding from the holes, be careful as you handle them to prevent scratch.
Proudly present his masterpiece in the wrong position, lol !!
Can you see the Orian ?
Now Asher can easily spot the most recognisable pattern of star – Orian whenever he looks up into the dark sky. I’m always amaze by daddy who can recognise the signs and stars, he loves everything Science related and I’m only good at Biology. Whenever daddy teaches Asher something I don’t know, I take this opportunity to learn with them as well.
Mommy : 4 empty pages to go, we are done with simple addition.
Daddy : good.
Mommy : shall we start subtraction?
Daddy : go slow.
Mommy : Asher, there were 4 buttons on your uniform, you lost 1 button, how many button do you have now?
Asher : 3 (answer given in 2 seconds)
Mommy : good. Asher, it’s raining, how many umbrellas do we need?
Asher : 3.
Mommy : if mommy forgot to bring mine? How many umbrellas do we have?
Asher : 2 (answer given in 3 seconds without counting)
I think we are ready.
I will never forget how sweet he was, sitting behind me, using his shoulder to support his umbrella, covering his ears with both hands, (yes, it was stormy rain) telling me he was not wet, telling me he was also covering part of me, so the back of my shirt was not wet and singing Skidermarink in the rain. Yeah, singing happily in the rain! He was so thoughtful, he was so different, he was so special. How I wish I can make the time stop for moment like this…
It was the first time we ride in such heavy rain. I kept asking if he was wet, his answer was always the same – no, I’m not wet. How is that possible? His legs were soaking wet but he is a tough boy, so long the head is not wet, he is not consider wet. Must’ve learnt this from daddy.
I’m glad, glad to be there for Asher and experience everything together. Being a sahm is never a easy task, I am blessed to have an understanding and supportive husband who does not mind my grumbling and nagging. It is him that we are able to live comfortably and gives me strength to move on whenever I’m down.