How Do You Cope With 14 Kids?

I was watching channel 77 with my gals several days ago and there was a program called ‘Kids By The Dozen’. It featured one couple with 14 kids! I can’t even imagine my life with baby no. 3 though I know the day will one day come true as my hubby loves kids – the more the merrier so says my hubby. Montessorimum has posted in her blog that the trend now is that most families have 3 kids. Well, maybe 3 is still manageable but more than 3?? I wonder how these families cope physically, emotionally and especially financially. I really admire mothers with more than 2 kids yet manage to cope so well in every aspect.

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Tag : The 2s

So happy I got another tag to use as filler post, LOL! Thanks Slavemom!

Two names you go by:
1) Healthfreakmommy
2) Shireen

Two things you are wearing right now:
1) singlet
2) shorts

Two things you would want (or have) in a relationship:
1) patience
2) commitment

Two things you like to do:
1) blogging
2) shopping

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1) good health for my kids and loved ones
2) an increase in PR for my blog

Two things you did last night:
1) blogging
2) read bedtime stories to the gals

Two things you ate today:
1) early in the a.m. – skim milk and my vitamins
2) breakfast – fruits and fried vegetarian meehoon

Two people you last talked to:
1) Hubby
2) My gals

Two things you’re doing tomorrow:
1) blogging
2) shop for weekly supplies from the pasar malam

Two favorite days of the week:
1) Friday
2) Sunday

Two favorite holidays:
1) Christmas
2) Chinese New Year

Two favorite beverages:
1) green tea
2) sugar free lime juice

Two things about me! Things you may not have known:
1) I’m an extrovert
2) I have stage fright

Two jobs I have had in my life:
1) Personal Assistant to a Dato’
2) Human Resources Officer in a bank

Two movies I would watch over and over: (and do)
1) Oprah
2) Fear Factor

Two places I have lived:
1) Ipoh
2) KL

Two of my favorite foods:
1) roast chicken
2) pastries

Two places I’d rather be right now:
1) in bed
2) in bed sleeping and dreaming sweet dreams

Two persons I’m tagging :
1) Mom to Chumsy… good filler post for you, easy one, that is 🙂
2) Montessorimum….i know you’re longing for a filler post too, right? Too many offers eh.

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Some Really Nice People

I’ve mentioned in my earlier post that I’ve made friends with some really nice people through blogging. These wonderful ladies (you know who you are 🙂 ) have helped me in many ways – offering to buy my gals toys from warehouse sale, offering to help me buy Avent baby bottles and teats from Singapore, offering me help to create a new header for my blog (wait, I’ll send you the pictures soon Annie), sending me SMS to alert me of offers from advertisers, going all out to help me secure offers from advertisers by logging into my account to reserve the offers, offering me help to set up my own domain for my blog, offering me advices on computer and technical problems and the list goes.

Today, I was out having my lunch when I received an SMS from this nice mummy alerting me of offers from this particular advertiser. I replied her SMS and told her that I’m out. Minutes later, she SMSed me again, offering her help to reserve the offer for me. I was so touched by her gesture. Though she’s busy with 2 young kids, one of which is only a few months old, but she went all out to help me. I was really happy when she SMSed me again minutes later telling me that she had managed to secure 1 offer for me. Thank you Hui Sia!

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Alycia Loves Coloring

Pre-school has somewhat disciplined Alycia. She used to laze around in the house, playing or demanding to watch TV all the time but ever since she resumed pre-school 3 weeks ago, her interest in writing and drawing has surfaced again. Last Saturday morning, after Alycia got up from bed, had her milk and washed up, she took out her Doodle Pro and began drawing with a stencil without being told to. After carefully tracing the stencil, she began coloring the pictures on the Doodle. She was so wrapped up with her coloring that she didn’t even bother to eat her breakfast. So I fed her breakfast as she did her coloring and she had spent close to an hour carefully coloring on the Doodle. Her coloring skill has improved tremendously and she can now color within the lines of the pictures.

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Sickening News Everyday

Every morning when I go through the newspapers, I read sickening news of rape, murder, plane crashes, fatal accidents and missing children. The latest news is on the young girl who had been sexually assaulted with objects stuck to her private part before being murdered and her body stuffed into a sports bag and left in a shop. The pervert who did that must be a sick psychopath. The one on the missing malay girl, Nurin is also heartbreaking. I can reall feel for her parents. The anguish the parents have gone through, especially when they received news of a murdered young girl stuffed in a sports bag could be that of their little girl. How would you feel if you were the parents? And some sick people could even have the heart to make prank calls to the parents. What have the world become? The days where we could just cycle round the neighborhood the whole evening have become history to our children. I guess my gals will never have the opportunity and freedom like I had to play outside our house and cycle round the neighborhood without parental supervision. I guess they will have to be escorted to everywhere they go until they reach adulthood.

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