Pre- vaccination, obligatory #ootd photo today. 😆
I really like Allie’s Minnie outfit, which is gifted by her Yi-yi. Deliberately dressed Clarissa in a similar theme and therefore I told the hubs to let me pause to take a photo before we get to our car.
And Baby duck was the chosen toy of the day.
Back story: This morning Allie was playing with Baby duck when Clarissa quietly took it away from her. Not to be outdone, Allie protested and tried to pull Baby duck out of Clarissa’s hands. The girls had a tug of war over Baby duck and I quickly took Papa Duck to offer him to Allie.
“Allie, take Papa Duck! He’s bigger!” I said.
Allie took a pause from the tug of war, looked at me and then shook her head vehemently before going back to snatch the duck from her sister again.
She’s such a determined young lady.
The PD clinic was super full so we sat at Starbucks to pass time.
Continued waiting at the clinic.
Allie cried when we tried to get her weight and height taken.
We ended up letting her stand on the weighing scale and against the measuring tape on the wall.
She’s about 9.5 to 10kg depending on how much she moves on the scale, and 75cm tall.
Weight is around 50-75th percentile and height is on the 25-50th percentile. 🙊
I think both girls might have gotten my height genes?
Clarissa who was at 50-75th percentile as a baby/toddler.. is now also at 25th percentile.
Not that it matters, as long as they are healthy.
Though my helper told me how Clarissa came home one day and told her that a friend in class said she’s very short and asked her why she’s so short.
My helper tried to ask Clarissa for the name of that classmate but couldn’t get it. She told Clarissa it wasn’t nice of the friend to say that and asked Clarissa how she responded.
Clarissa told her she didn’t know what to say “so I just kept quiet lor!” 😂
I’m really thankful for my helper’s wisdom and quick thinking, because she told Clarissa it’s ok to be small and reminded her that her Teacher A is so petite and cute and she’s a teacher!
I tried to ask Clarissa about it again the next day, but she said she’d forgotten about it already.
I guess kids just speak their minds without necessarily considering the impact of their words. It’s something the girls would have to learn how to deal with, because it’s going to be the same in the adult world. Some adults don’t think before they speak either.
It’s not about learning to ignore all criticisms, but being able to judge when and if they should take the feedback.
It’s not about fighting back all the time, but building a strong immune system to process both the good and the bad.
I can only hope that as parents we are able to show them that love, kindness and hard work are what really matter. (And of course, that health is more important than height.)
But I digress.
Back to Allie!
While she did not even whimper at the previous injection (which we thought was damn powerful of her), she cried today.
She cried at the first jab, and cried even harder at the second jab.
Usually they’d cry for 10 seconds at most?
But it took a while for her to calm down and she refused to wave goodbye or give a flying kiss to her doctor when we left. 😂
We took Allie home for her lunch and nap, and brought Clarissa with us to get our hair cut.
See how conscientious she looks trying to follow the instruction to not open her eyes and mouth. 😆
I was feeling lethargic again, damn this stupid virus, so I didn’t take any more photos.
Felt a lump on one side of the crook of my neck and it hurt like a bruise.
I’m not sure if it’s a muscle strain or swollen lymph nodes?
I hope it subsides soon.
I’ve reached the age where I’m hardly immune to anything.
Home to our little monkey.
Also featuring sleepy Daddy and grumpy Jiejie’s legs.
She knows how to put her toys away now.
What she did the other day.
The duplo set is supposed to be kept in the white bag but she stuffed everything directly back into the storage box and clapped her hands happily to congratulate herself on a job well done. 😆
The only problem with this newfound skill is that she’d also put Jiejie’s toys away.. while Jiejie is still playing with the toys. 😆😆
She also loves flipping the pages of the storybooks, babbling to herself like she’s reading the story out loud.
It’s all gibberish but it’s so adorable.