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Tagged With: Children

Deja Vu

I love going through old photographs and seeing the similarities between my kids. Exhibit A: The boy on the left is MyEldest — who still needs a new nick! — on his 1st birthday (way back in 1999). The boy on the right is Twin2, circa 2007, when he was just a little over a … Continue reading »

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MyEldest Needs A New Nick

I’ve been writing about MyEldest in several posts in the past and I’ve always found it weird referring to him that way. I mean, there’s no issue if I’m the one talking about him. But when people want to make a comment, how should they refer to him? “MyEldest”? “YourEldest”? Either way, I find it … Continue reading »

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When ‘Egg’ Was Yellow

As I mentioned in a previous post, the twins’ verbal development continues to astound me. I often wonder if they’re gifted. But, as usual, I always remind myself that maybe I’m just biased because I’m their mother. At 2 years 4 months, they can now talk in full sentences, they can answer questions, they correct … Continue reading »

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The Twins @ 2 Yrs 3 Mos & Some Tips On Boosting Children’s Intelligence

I am recording this for posterity. At 2 years and 3 months, the twins can: identify the major colours; identify common animals and some of the not-so-common ones, like the flamingo; identify fruits; identify shapes and state the shape of objects; understand the concept of numbers and counting; count up to 10 in English, Malay, … Continue reading »

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From The Mouths of Babes

The twins arguing on the proper pronunciation of the word ‘excavator’: Twin 1: Ska-vey-ter! Twin 2: A-vex-ter! Twin 1: Ska-vey-ter! Twin 2: A-vex-ter! Me: Ex-ca-va-tor… Twin 1: Hah! Abang pandai! (Big Brother is clever!) On the way to playschool this morning: Twin 1: Nak nak kus! (Tak nak school – I don’t want school) Cuti! … Continue reading »

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