Out of the Vox: Into half

An interesting conversation which happened while I was at the doc with my Ien.

Nowadays, I have to keep a MC- child care sick leave (for myself as company may need it for reference) so I requested for a duplicate but it took some time.

So when I finally got it and was on the way out of the clinic, Ien spoke.

Ien: “so you got the MC?”.

Me: “yeah for work, just in case they want to see it.

Ien: “Cut it into half, can right?”

Me: “How can? The name and BC won’t be reflected and for what should I cut the MC?”

Boy grinned. 🙄

Ien: ” You are going to Sheng Siong right? I go with you to buy grape juice, doc said can drink.”

Apparently when the doc was giving advice to him what can he eat or drink, he said no dairy products. Ien knew I forbade him to take sweetened drinks so he took the opportunity to ask the doc if grape juice was allowed and he was granted so.

Kids nowadays ah….. 😨

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Out of the Vox: No money

While the older siblings were having their lessons, this little boy got to hang out with me for like two hours. We went to the supermarket where some succulents were on sale and I just wanted to check it out.

When we were nearing the section, this little Ien said, “Mum, I know what you want, are you going to buy plants? You just bought some plants, you know?” (Before that, I went to purchase some airplants).

Me: “yes, yes, I bought plants, but now, I am just checking succulents out”.

“Ien: ” I know what you are thinking, Mum.., or are you getting some sprays for the plants? Every Xmas, you can get some plants for yourself”.

Me: “yeah, you can give me plants for present”.

Half an hour later……

So while we went to the shopping mall to do some window shopping, he told me there were nice decks of Buddyfight cards he wanted to buy. Beat around the bush and finally, I got the three kids three packets of cards so that they can share. He was so happy and you can really see the grin on his face. However, I told him, after spending those money, I have no more money. Ien told me, you can just go to the ATM and money will come out of it. I told him, no…. without working, we will have no money. He was feeling sad and perhaps guilty at that moment. He told me he will try to save his pocket money tomorrow so that he can return me some money. This was where I took the picture of him looking sad!

He is so cute and innocent. Really hearts him a lot. Oh yes, you have to see his grinning face whenever he gets his way through with us!

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Out of the Vox: alligator

On Monday night, while preparing for the kiddos to sleep, we had a little short conversation.

Vel: “Mummy, I am planning to write a story and will put your name Ally (short form) as my main person, ok?”

Me: “Ok”.

So she pointed Ally on the piece of paper….

Ien: “alli… stands for alligator!”

Vel: “What?! That’s mummy’s name, you know?”

Ien: “It’s Alli ma… so alligator…”

I was looking at him sternly and he became afraid.

Me: “why did you make fun of my name?”

Ien: “But it’s alli ma…”

Vel and Dson were laughing at the back.

Me: “okie, it’s correct that alligator starts with alli, don’t cry ok?”

Ien: “okie Mummy, I am sorry.”

This sonny of mine is so random… but I heart him lots!

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Out of the Vox: PTC

The ever cheeky boy! Here goes the conversation…
Me: “So, tomorrow are you having school?”
Ien: “I don’t know…yes I think.”
Me: “ Teacher got say anything about tomorrow?”
Ien: “ya, tomorrow is PTC, Parents Talking Day, no school”
Me: 😣🙄
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Out of the Vox: smart boy

Conversation with my Darling Ien.Me: “right, go and bathe now and well, I have to off the tv”.
Ien: *sulks big time and threaten to cry”
Me: “let the tv rest and after that I let you watch an episode of Oggy”.
Ien goes bathe unwillingly.
In the bathroom
Ien: “Mum, I know you won’t on the tv later for me. Because it’s going to be bed time, right?”
Me: *taken back by his answer- “how do you know?”
Ien: “you said so, so that I won’t cry”.
Me: *speechless* *lol in my heart”
Sometimes he just gives me unexpected answers.

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Out of the Vox: Up the lorry

Well, anyone knows the meaning of “Up the lorry?”

In our Asian context, especially the Chinese in Singapore, when we say “somebody up the lorry already” it literally means that the person has died. (Sorry for the use of Singlish).

This conversation was between my hubby and sonny Ien. Yeah this young chap can talk things which surprise us from time to time.

Hubby was driving one day…

Hub: “Jia lat, up the lorry” (means Damn, die!)

Well, he was sharing with me, he was mentioning something and the words just came out like that….

Ien was sitting at the back of the car.

Ien: “Dad, which type of lorry do you want? They are many…”

Hub: *Speechless!

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Out of the Vox: Episode

Dear sonny Ien was watching TV one day and I think the series he was watching at that point of time was “Angry bird”.

Me: “Hey, Ien, finished, I can switch off the TV now”.

Ien: “Mum, next episode, please”.

Me: “What? Episode?”

I am alarmed by the vocabulary he is absorbing from school everyday. I remembered the word “episode” was still foreign to me when I was in secondary school. I even had problem with the pronunciation. “epi-so-de”…”ep-iso-de” What?!

I must definitely learn more to cope with the increased use of vocabulary by the kids.

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Out of the Vox: Tree

Last week, my boys were watching the new Chinese New Year songs on YouTube and there was a new compilation for 2016.

Hub was watching half way and signalled me to the direction of the boys who were paying extreme attention to the tv screen. 

Well, their faces were smiling away when they saw the ladies singing. Out of curiosity, hub asked who were their dream girls.

Hub: “so DS, who is your dream girl?”

DS: *face smiling away* “I don’t know”.

Hub: “really don’t know?”

DS: *shrugged his shoulder*

Hub: “hey, DI, who is your dream girl?”

DI: “three”

Hub was taken aback and told me there were 3 ladies singing and said “wow, all three, so greedy”.

DI: “no, no, tree…. There, the tree”

Hub: *speechless*

The next day, we managed to find out that one of the girls was his favourite. So we wondered what is his meaning of the three or tree.

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Out of the Vox: Girlfriend vs Mummy

A conversation I had with my boys on 1st July 2015 before their bedtime.

Oh my… My two boys are sharing with me that there is someone in their class who likes them. 
They also like the girls whom likes them. They are even talking about marrying them. My girl on the other hand, told me that no one loves her and she just smiles. She said she wants to stay with me and daddy forever. So sweet and thoughtful. 
Now my Danson is telling me that he is going to get a big house, move in with the girl and have a car…. Wow! And he said that when the girl go buy nail polish, he wants to accompany her. How about me?!! *sobs sobs*

An update of Dan boy about his 💖 today- 2nd July 2015, 5.45pm
Conversation started when picked him up from the childcare.
Dan: Mummy, the girl want to marry me.
Me: what? You went to ask her to marry you?
Dan: No, I ask her who she want to marry and she said me.
Me: ok…
Went to the car…
Me: so yesterday, you mentioned if she want to go buy nail polish, you will go with her. But what if mummy want to go, will you follow me?
Dan: (thought for a while) we all go together.
Me: No, no, I meant, if she go to another place and I want to go another place, who will you follow?
Dan: I will follow Mummy. But it will be good if we all go together.
Ha… A very clever answer….
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