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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

When He Is Ready..

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When He Is Ready...... He Starts To Walk

He started to walk on his 1st birthday.  He didn't give us the slightest hint that he was ready to walk before that.  He could stand up with minimal support by holding things like furniture around him but that's all.  We had not seen him making any attempts to walk even for a few steps and he would fuss whenever we tried to encourage him to do so.  It was on his first birthday and my cousins were teasing him and passing the birthday presents they brought him around.  He crawled at first BUT suddenly he stood up.. firmly and then started walking (almost running) towards the presents where they were passed.. haha.. walking round and round like merry go round.  Damn funny I tell ya...

When He Is Ready..... He Starts To Spell And Read Bahasa

He was first introduced to Ejaan when he was 5 and was yet to master sukukata which was the key to spelling and reading Bahasa.  I was too busy with my fulltime job then and he had to spend most of his weekdays at Yeh Yeh's house. *guilty*  He got zero in his Ejaan test on most occasions though he did well in the rest of the subjects.  I even received sarcarstic comments from his class teacher.  She even went on and said my son was at a "lower level" compared to some of her students which appeared "brighter" to her or maybe easier to teach.. Come on, he was only 5 then.  I cried buckets over her negative remarks.  I self made sukukata flash cards and practised with him.  One year later, my son was awarded "Best Reader in Bahasa Malaysia" on his kindy Graduation Night.  Kudos to Teacher Sukie (my boy's 6 yrs old Class Teacher). To sum it up, it's the quality of the teacher that really matters, not the school..

When He Is Ready.... He Starts To Read Story Books

Most of the kids in my in-laws social circle are mostly "brilliant", reason being they were sent to enrichment and more enrichment classes when they were a toddler.  I sent my boy to none.  Some of them started reading at the age of 2!  At that age, my boy still baby talked.  I did not rush him into reading but surround him with books at home and read with him during bedtime.  Gradually, he showed interest in reading and by 5, he could read a book with simple story all on his own.  During weekdays when he doesn't get to watch TV, his pastime would always be reading.. perhaps out of no choice. Hahaha...  Anyway, I am proud of him.

When He Is Ready... He Starts To Sleep In His Own Room

Since the day his daddy brought back this Avatar Night Lamp (the above pics), I had been teasing him that since now that he had Avatar, nothing to be scared of anymore even if it means sleeping alone.  One night, during the school holidays, I repeated the teasing and this time he said yes!  True to his words, he still sleeps in his room with daddy or mommy co-sleeps with him once a while.  Well done, Son!

This Spoka Night Lamp from Ikea is sweet and glows in the dark like Casper The Friendly Ghost.  It is rechargeable, cordless,  rubberized and what more.. by a press on its "head" it gives out warm, Avatar like light.. ;) 

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Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

How long he has been sleeping alone? Well done to Ian and bravo to Ian's mummy.

June 23, 2010 at 3:39 PM  
Anonymous miche said...


June 23, 2010 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger ~LiLHypPo's mUMmy~ said...

Indeed, when they are ready, they will truly suprise us eh? Good job Ian!!!

June 23, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Shenny's mommy said...

Kudos to Ian! Always gives his mommy surprise.

June 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Sheoh Yan: During the school holidays. Haha..

Miche: Yeap, proud of him.

Lilhyppo's mummy: So don't worry too much, ok. Maine will be alright. ;)

Shenny's mommy: Hahaha.. This boy of mine always gives me surprises.. Just wonder how many more years to go.. ;)

June 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
Anonymous suituapui said...

Yup...all in their own time, no worries!

June 23, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger reanaclaire said...

Yes, in his own time... when he is ready, you also will be.. :) sometimes we cannot impose too much on them..

June 23, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Caroline Ng May Ling said...

paiseh! i now sometime still sleep with parents. whenever sis scare me, i will be in parents room. :p

June 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

suituapui: Yup, in their own time. ;)

Claire: Indeed, this is very true.

Caroline: Hahaha... Wished I had a daughter like you.

June 24, 2010 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous chinnee said...

thanks for sharing, dear. wah...for the sukukata part, u mai need to make a lot? can take a pic of how you make the cards? wanna see your collection.

July 30, 2010 at 1:17 PM  

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