Never Leave Your Toddler Unattended!

This is a back-dated post and the incident happened a few weeks back.

I had just taken my bath and didn’t shut the bathroom door tightly when I went down to the kitchen to get some salt water to gargle for my strep throat. My maid was having her bath downstairs and DH wasn’t home yet. I had told myself I’d only be in the kitchen for less than a minute and the gals seemed happily playing in my room, they wouldn’t even notice that mummy had sneaked downstairs.

Boy was I wrong, so wrong to think of that. When I got back to my room, Alycia was screaming away… “mummy, Kay Yi went inside the bathroom, she play with water”. I looked at Sherilyn and I was horrified to see my baby girl all drenced with water and water was dripping down her body and the floor in my room was wet. I tell you, I felt numb as I was guilt stricken yet felt terribly thankful to God that He had prevented a fatal accident from happening. I felt as if I was almost hit by a fast moving truck along the highway. My baby could have fallen into the big pail of water and drown instantly. I then yelled at Sherilyn and told her never ever to go into the bathroom again to play with water. I know it was all my fault, lack of foresight, naiveness, everything, you name it, all my fault but I had to channel my shock and guilt to somewhere, so I just shouted and berated at poor Sherilyn. That night, I couldn’t sleep, I kept thinking of all the ‘what ifs’. I had imagined if luck wasn’t on Sherilyn’s side, I would have instead found my poor baby, head down in the pail, motionless with her legs sticking up as I discovered her, and then my DH and all my relatives would be blaming me for causing the death of my baby and then I had gone cuckoo from depression. Aiyoh… i tell you till today, i have a phobia of big pails of water.

So the moral of my story is NEVER EVER leave your toddler(s) unattended, not even for a few seconds coz all it takes is just a few seconds for an accident to happen and that could cost you your lil’ one’s precious life.

The uncovered pail of water in my bathroom that Sherilyn played with.

Always lock/close the lid of the pail tightly to prevent your toddler from opening it.

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I Only Want To Learn Drum and Guitar

Often times, I’d ask Alycia what sort of extra curricular activities she wants to learn. Piano, ballet, swimming, gymnastics, art? Her answer is always “i only want to learn drum and guitar”. Aiyoh…. goodness girl, why drum and guitar of all musical instrument? Learning piano and ballet are fun, mummy also learnt piano and ballet when she was a little girl, now she can play nice music on the piano and dance like a ballerina, why not? Granny has even promised to buy you a real piano if you agree to learn piano. The answer is still a big NO. Ain’t drums and guitars only for boys? I don’t know, really. Today, Alycia told me she wants to learn trumpet as she saw Nathan from High 5 blowing a trumpet and it looked so fun!

Alycia loves drums and guitars so much that she always pretends to strum her bolsters and books and hit on boxes and tupperware containers with Sherilyn to create ‘music’ as they rock their bodies and shake their heads whilst doing their performance. Ooouch…. those deafening fortissimo can really drive me insane. I sure hope Alycia changes her mind next year.

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Wholesome Breakfast

This is what the gals had for breakfast today :

Steamed Japanese sweet potato, Alycia’s favourite. Good source of fibre, complex carbohydrate, anti-oxidant, Vit A.

Organic wholewheat bread with red bean paste filling. Good source of fibre, iron and protein (red bean), complex carbo and calcium.

Hard-boiled Omega eggs with organic soya sauce. Rich in protein, iron and iodin.

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