This morning, I gave Sherilyn a letter tracing workbook and taught her to write. At first, she just squiggled and kept scribbling the letter ‘O’ on the pages. I held her hand and guided her to write a few letters but she didn’t want me to help her. She wanted to show off her independence and kept scribbling randomly on the pages when she finally settled on the page with the letter ‘E’. I then attempted to hold her hand again and guided her to write the letter ‘E’. After a few times guiding her, she tried to trace on the dotted lines on her own. The first few attempts were shaky and crooked but after a few tries, she finally managed to grip tightly on the color pencil and traced on the dotted lines quite well. After a few minutes trying, the tracing became better and straighter and she traced almost half the page of the letter ‘E’. I was so happy and praised her profusely. She was grinning and clapping her hands away as she finished tracing each letter. Later in the evening, when Sherilyn was doodling on her Doodle Pro, I asked her to write the letter ‘E’. She knew the strokes and got almost all the strokes right but missed out the last stroke on the bottom of the letter ‘E’, though she was trying hard to write it. I am so proud of her little achievement.
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Yesterday morning I walked Alycia to school, together with Sherilyn and my maid so that the gals can get some exercise and a dose of Vitamin D from the morning sun. I also wanted to speak to Alycia’s teachers to probe why she is acting so strangely with all the puking in the morning and defiance when it comes to homework. To my surprise, her teachers told me that Alycia is coping very well in class. She is enthusiastic when it comes to writing and writes well, is always the first few to finish her work and proudly passes her work to her teacher. When asked how her social skills are, the teachers told me that Alycia is a little quiet but nevertheless still talks to her classmates and asks the teachers questions. I was so happy when I heard the remarks but why is she so defiant at home and pukes in the morning after her milk? Yesterday morning, I even made her lesser milk for fear of her puking again and didn’t even brush her teeth as she showed signs of wanting to puke after her milk. When I gave her a spoonful of her favorite fried vegetarian meehoon, she even spat it out. Maybe she’s still feeling a little nervous going to school. And of yes, I almost forgot. When I was about to leave the school with Sherilyn and my maid, Alycia started to cry!
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The gals love being with their mah mah (paternal grandma) because only mah mah will be so lenient with them with food. Since mah mah loves eating, she buys new food home for the gals to eat almost everyday. Several days ago, mah mah bought a packet of dried pork meat home. As she was cutting the dried meat into smaller pieces to be stored into a tupperware, the gals crowded round her and waited to be fed with the meat. With mah mah at home, the gals will never go hungry as there are tidbits and snacks in the house all the time.
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My mil will be going back to Hong Kong tomorrow. I hope the gals will take it well, especially Alycia who has grown so attached to her mah mah over the last 3 weeks. Each morning when Alycia wakes up, the first thing that she’ll ask is “where is mah mah?” Starting from Monday, mah mah will not be here anymore. Alycia also tends to stick to my mother, her granny every time we go back to Ipoh. Each time we had to return to KL, she will start to whine and say “i don’t want to go back to KL. I stay here with granny” and will cry big time when it’s time to get into the car. Hopefully tomorrow she will not cry when her mah mah gets into the car.
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