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Tagged With: kids

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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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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No More Stitches

The doctor finally removed Twin1’s stitches yesterday. Now Twin1 walks around with that sweet and innocent trademark smile of his (something that I’ve never had the chance to capture with my camera yet), pointing at his mouth, saying “Dah baik” (‘already healed’) to anyone who cares to listen. And yes, once in a while, we … Continue reading »

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