We had a rather eventul last week, starting off when our girl accidentally left behind her Pluto – yep the orange plush toy you see in many pictures here on our blog – at a toy store in Compass Point, only realizing it when we were on our way home. As soon as that happened, she bawled loud enough for the whole Sengkang to hear. Except that it was confined to the car – you can imagine what a din that was!
It was a teachable moment for us as parents. We impressed upon her that it was her responsibility to take care of her toys, and that we’d only get her a new Pluto if she showed to us over the next few days she was able to do this. I secretly went by the store nonetheless the next day to pick it up after Ling called the night before to report its loss.
Thing is though; those lessons will take a while to stick. Just over this weekend, Ling took me aside and asked that I withhold several of Hannah’s entertainment privileges as she’d been misbehaving. E.g. talking back to Mommy and leaving her toys on the floor. And I obliged, though that’d mean I now have to log into Hannah’s Hello Kitty Town on her behalf and to keep up her town and crops there LOL.
On the overall, Hannah’s still very well-behaved though, and she at least is responsive to the both of us when we have to discipline her. She’s not into tantrums (yet?), and seems to genuinely show remorse when we take her aside and educate her on responsible and proper behavior. Interestingly too, while she enjoys her entertainment privileges, e.g. Mickey Mouse Cluhouse, Angry Birds (!), and Hello Kitty Town, she doesn’t pine for them too much when they’re taken away from her. She instead goes about occupying herself with books, more plush toys, and builds and stacks things up, like this:
A Facebook friend who saw the picture immediately guessed that she got inspired by Angry Birds Rio.=)
Oh yes; all the pictures here were taken again on the 14mm. The next two turned out very well, especially the latter with a mix of strong primary colors.=)
Having a cup of warm milo during weekend brunch with grandparents.
Munching on strawberries.