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Parenting : ‘My Child is Too Small To Be Able To Do Much’?

25 July 2014 – 8:30 pm |

 
“I don’t think my child can do it just yet”
“How can my 2-year-old do THAT?”
“Ah, he’s still so small. It’s okay, let me do it for him!”

Somehow I hear such sentences quite often when it …

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Brie : 19 Months

27 December 20122 Comments

 

Our little Brie is quite a talker these days.

She identifies and says the name of things more and more often these days.

Like, she’d point to my eyes and say ‘Mata’ (Indo for ‘eyes’)

She doesn’t quite speak in sentences just yet, but she likes to copy what we say.

The 2 older siblings have loads of fun getting her to speak and copy their words.

They’d say, ‘Popo’ (read: grandma), and Brie would copy and say, ‘Popo’

‘Mommy’, and she’d say, ‘Mommy’

‘Brie’, and she’d say, ‘Beeee…’

Yes, the younger siblings seem to get the most ‘vocal practice’!  =)

I notice Brie is also quite a social girl.

She enjoys her older siblings’ company. She likes to laugh at their silly acts.

She likes to be with other people, than to be alone.

She’d meet a child for the first time, and within a minute or two, she could be patting the child’s hair and getting the child to do something together with her.

Yes, I think she can be the slightly dominant type somehow.

She’s got quite a temper.

When unhappy about something (eg. When she’s stopped from doing something that she wants to do), she could let out an unhappy grunt and throw whatever she’s holding on to the floor.

Of course, I’d then ask her to pick the stuff up from the floor and nicely return them to me, AND to say sorry (right now, still with her baby sign language – fist rubbing her chest up and down)

When asked to pick up the stuff she’s thrown onto the floor, she usually complies, though not immediately.

(Am hoping this tantrum thing gets better with age. Hmm.)

She likes to move and groove to the music she hears

She likes sweet dessert, like jelly and puddings.

She likes to move and groove to the music she hears.

If she is hurt, even a little bit (eg. A knock to her finger), she’d go, “Ouwww …ouwwww…’ while walking towards us with a ‘please I’m in pain’ look on her face. She’d go and walk away like nothing serious has happened only when we’ve acknowledged her ‘pain’.

She still doesn’t like to drink milk, and so she’s still spoon-fed, while standing in our bathtub (so that I can easily clean off all spills, and give her a shower straight after =)

She’s still breastfed, and wakes once at night, asking to be nursed back to sleep. I know it’s just a ‘habit’, but I’m too sleepy to wean her off that one time night feeding. Hope to completely wean her off breastfeeding by the time she’s two.

She still likes to put stuff into her mouth.

Whenever she gets the flu bug (runny nose), most likely it develops to a cough AND runny nose, and she’ll start wheezing too (am ‘blaming’ it on the pollution)

Anyway.

We are thankful to God for entrusting Brie into our care.

It’s been a wonderful 19 months, though filled with ups and downs, and we look forward to spending more and more months and years with her!

We all love you, little Brie!

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