Just a short update on what I have been doing recently! September was a very challenging month for hubby and me because that was the total change of our lifestyle. not only we sent Ken to preschool in early of the month but we also babysit him from 6pm until the next morning! All the while Ken was with baby sitter day and night but we decided to make a change by bringing him home after work as he is now a toddler and I no longer need to suffer from the midnight feeding and crying.
But things go a little beyond my expectation because being the parents of a hyperactive and dependent toddler is very challenging. I sacrificed my drama time to be with him, doing some crafts, reading, writing or watching some educational cartoon series. Though this is tiring (the mentioned activities sound not that energy-consuming but actually he will keep running or disobeying your instructions or purposely do something that you say NO) but the fact is he will not stay little forever and few years down the road he will not play and comb my hair, lie down on my laps asking me to rock him like a baby, touch my face and say "I want to sayang mummy", hold my hand and say "I love mummy so much".
Every weekend I will TRY do a weekly planning for the activities to be done by Ken as usually I'll reach home at 7.30pm and time only permits me to have dinner, shower, 30-45 minutes of play time with Ken and prepare stuffs for the next day.
Bought him a magnetic maze from HAPE few months ago. I love this very much because it is a perfect travel companion that keeps my boy busy and yet inspire learning and problem solving. This really helps to develop the eye-hand coordination as well as pencil control.
Craft time is a must do activity at least once a week
My mischievous boy will always challenge me when I tell him not to something dangerous.
Play time before going to bed
Shopping = running for Ken
Not easy to take a photo with him nowadays
There’s something wonderful about seeing a cross, scrunched up face turn into a broad grin and then explode with laughter.
He has a smile to break a million hearts.
Love these Hello Kitty books but hubby said they were only for girls so Ken could only get to flip the page in the book store. But few days after this I bought THREE Hello Kitty activity books for Ken because they were too cute and colorful!
Reading is definitely not my hobby but I will try to make this as Ken's hobby. LOL
Dealing with tantrums is part and parcel of being the parent of a two-year-old. Ken is now fully transformed into a rebellious toddler that says no to almost everything or refusing to do as he is told. Though he can be stinking cute sometimes especially when he imitates the adult, but the terrible two behaviour are killing me!
I'm trying hard to avoid scolding or screaming. And the new tactic that I'm using now is DISTRACTION! This works pretty well when he's not in full flown tantrum. Well, I'm still exploring different tactics. But what I can tell you is parenting nowadays is even more challenging than working!
Alright, that's all for now because it's time to sleep! Bye!