Two Little boys say about their Daddy!

I always tell my kids that they should be grateful as they have a very good daddy who always willing to spend time with them every day after his tiring day in his office. And I can see that the strong bonding between them.

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On this special occasion, I did a little interview to my two little kids 🙂
Mama: Do you love your daddy?
JJ: Yes!
Matt: Yes!
Mama: What do you like about your daddy?
JJ: Papa is the boss and Papa is so funny like a clown!
TT: He is the funny man, he looks like a clown and some more, Papa can do balance!
Mama: What do you like to play with your daddy?
JJ: Play fighting and Animal Kaiser
TT: Lego Star Wars, Ninja Go, Candy Crush, Showman, Animal Kaiser, Spiderman and Batman.
Mama: What will you buy for Papa on this Father’s day if you have some money?
JJ: Computer and Pen
TT: Shirt and Pencil
Mama: Anything that you want to say to Papa on this Father’s day?
JJ: Papa is the Super Papa!
TT: Papa is very cool!
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 We have something to give to the Daddy! 

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Note to the Daddy………..

Please always be wise saving your money in this coin bank so that we can have our next holiday trip 😀

Hi dads, all of you have an important role in shaping the character of your children and give your children a wonderful childhood for your kids!

“Walk With Me Daddy”

Walk alongside me, daddy
and hold my little hand.
I have so many things to learn
that I don’t yet understand.

Teach me things to keep me safe
from dangers every day.
Show me how to do my best
at home, at school, at play.

Every child needs a gentle hand
to guide them as they grow.
So walk alongside me, daddy –
We have a long way to go.

 Author: Helen Bush

Happy Father’s Day to all Daddy around the world.

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”

 Sigmund Freud –

Oh No! TIME is so FAST!!!

Time flies so fast for me, apparently, it is not fast for this little boy.

TT: “Mama, why I am not 4 years old yet? I want  to be four years old, Mama!”

Mama: “Why? You want to be so fast to be 4 years old, but Mama doesn’t want you to grow old so fast!”

This conversation happened around three months ago. How he wish to be four years old soon on that time! And not for me! Sometime when I saw a little kid, I will remember when JJ and TT were very small back then. Especially when they started to stand up and walk 😉

The best part of birthday for him is that he feel that he is a big boy, can give gifts to his friends and also can choose his birthday cake character. Of course not forgotten about choosing his own birthday presents.

This year, on his birthday, the daddy brought us to go to The Singapore Zoo (again) same as last year :D. The different is that he will also “celebrate” with Jia Jia and Kia Kia at The River Safari. He is looking forward for it. And so does his brother, JJ.

Before we went to The River Safari and Singapore Zoo, he celebrated his birthday with his school friends and also with his favorite teachers. He was so happy. And we straight away went to the zoo once we finished the birthday celebration.

Yeah, it is our tradition that on JJ and TT’s birthday, they will only attend the school to celebrate their birthday with their classmates and teachers. After finishing celebrate their birthday, we will take them to go somewhere to celebrate their birthday as a family. We know that once they go to the Primary School already, we cannot any how take them from their school only for Birthday celebration 🙂

Well, he is now four years old. Time flies.

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I hope that he will grow become a good boy, lovely boy, wise man, good man and always glorify God.

Happy birthday TT……………………….

God loves you……………………………..

We love you (especially JJ) …………..

Smiling………………………………………..

Happy………………………………………..

Cheerful……………………………………..

God bless you my dear…………………

Don’t you know that you are good on make people laugh and smile? Don’t you realize that God has blessed you with that special gift?

you are good on make people laugh and smile!

God blesses you with that special gift

May your day will always be filled with joy that you give to others

Happy Birthday!!!!

 

                  TT’s motto: ” I love to make people laugh”

On this Mother’s Day

“I love being a mother. It has its ups and downs but there’s no better feeling than unconditional love from my children. “
(Unknown quotes)
kids and I
Mothers’ day…
People will start to talk about the love of mothers, unconditional love.
It is so true that Mothers’ love is the best and also unconditional love.
But on this year, I realize so many things.. Let me do some listings:
Mommy – Not a good chef.
Kids – Never complain
Mommy – Sometime lost patient
Kids – Never complain
Mommy – sometime pick up late from school
Kids – Complain sometime but never angry
Mommy – Happen before forget to come to school to watch their show
Kids – Never mind mama, next time don’t forget, okay
Mommy – Forget to prepare their crafts for school (Happened before)
Kids – It’s okay, I did other things in the class, mama.
Most of the time, they satisfy with what they have. Of course they want this and that, whatever their friends have, they also ask me to buy for them. And of course most of the time I also need to reject their request. But they are fine. Never nagging.
Recently, happened that I was too careless until TT got hurt on his finger. It was very bad, very painful, and he had to be brought to hospital with Ambulance and his finger needed to be stitched. When I said sorry to him because I was too careless, he answered me, ” IT’S OKAY, MAMA”
My tears all down, and some more, he was still able to smile at me even though he was in pain.
And on this mother day, I would like to share how I am so grateful having these two boys of mine, who always shower me with their unconditional love. All thanks to God.
They are not two perfect boys, but they are two amazing boys that God has given and entrusted to my husband and me, and we need to raise them properly, so that in each of their growth, they shall always glorify God.
As I am also not a perfect mommy, but I have my boys who always accept me as I am.
Happy Mothers’ day to all Mothers all around the world ^_^
“My sons love me no matter what, they make me smile, make me laugh, bring joy to my heart. When I need hugs and kisses from them, they will always be there. They really love me no matter what. ” 

~ PRAYER ~

“Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.”

~ Jonathan Edwards  ~

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Ever since my two boys were still inside my tummy, both, my husband and I prayed together with our unborn babies…

When they were babies, we prayed together with them…

When they grow up become toddlers, slowly, we asked them to pray together with us and follow our prayer

Now they can pray by themselves and pray for others as well.

Teaching our kids how to pray is very important so they will understand that God always be there and listen to their prayer. That’s one of ways to talk to God.

Last night, JJ cannot sleep and I asked him why he cannot sleep. He told me that because he wanted the daddy to be in his room and sleep with him.  I told him that the daddy need to do something.
I asked JJ to pray and tell Jesus that he cannot sleep.

In the morning, he told me that he fell asleep after he prayed.

One day, after school, TT told me that his teacher’s leg is pain and he said that he want to pray for her before he sleep. It remind me to JJ when he was still at nursery class, he also once prayed for his teacher.

These are only few samples, now they love to pray.. Develop a good habit such as prayer is the good one.

Kids will learn and understand that they need to pray everyday, any time as they need air to breath.

They need to praise and glorify God through their prayers
They need to thanks to God for everything that they have
They need to  ask for forgiveness from God everyday
They need to learn how to pray and think for others
They also need to pray for themselves every day too ask for God’s guidance and wisdom.
and so on…

” To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”
– Martin Luther King Jr –

Have you started it with your children? Would you like to share how you start teaching how to pray with your children?

Keep this Chain of Love

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2012 has ended and now we are in a new year, 2013.

Same as years before, I was blessed last year, I saw how my family was blessed by God, although not everything went smoothly, but we really feel and see the inclusion of God for our family. So many things happened in 2012, it was first time for TT went to school, JJ had eyes surgery, and so on.  But again, I can see how God always loves and protects our family. I know that God will always be with us, and guide our family. Not only last year or years before, but also this years and coming years.

Kids grow together, play together, laugh together, talking together, love each other, take care of each other, help each other, and also quarrel to each other 😀

One thing for sure, they really love each other, and this is also confirmed by their school teachers and some of my friends who sometime hang out with them.

Sometime they like to hold hands together when they walk and talk to each other, they loves to talk to each other before they sleep, almost every day (unless when they are too tired and they will just go to sleep).  JJ teaches TT how to pray. They help each other. JJ loves to help TT doing something, yes, he is very caring towards his little brother. Meanwhile, TT can also sometime makes JJ laugh out of loud (well, there was one time, TT made JJ laugh out of loud until JJ vomited :D).

I also can see the strong bond between kids and their daddy. Sometime they can tell to the daddy what had happened for one whole day before they sleep. They even sometime have a show for their daddy before they go to sleep. Yes, until now 🙂

But I don’t want it only happen in the past and now, I hope this chain of love will last forever. I hope that both, my kids will always love, help and support each other until when they grow older or even until when they are old later on 🙂

Also, I hope that the bond in this family between parents and kids, between JJ and TT and also between my husband and me will become stronger every day. And we realize that without God’s love,  all of this will not be happened.

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Yes the most important thing that we must always remember to love God above all, obey God’s word and make the love of God to be the strong foundation of our family. Yes and it is our responsible as parents to teach our kids to always to love God more than everything.

Last but not least, I know it is a bit late to say it now, but still I really want to say it to all of you 😉
“Welcome the new year with a new spirit, a new plan and a new commitment ..

Hoping to be a better person in 2013.

Thanks to God for blessing me with a wonderful husband, wonderful and nice boys and all wonderful people around me (parents, siblings, family and friends)”.

Thank you also for your willingness to spend sometime to read my blog and also share your opinion here. I hope you will still support me on this year and years onwards 😉

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US

Back to the past habit : Christmas Card

“Thanks be to God for His unspeakable Gift–
indescribable
inestimable
incomparable
inexpressible
precious beyond words”.
–Lois Lebar

It’s been more than twenty years ago, I have stopped sending Christmas cards to others.

I have handphone.. I can sent them an sms.. Save my time and save my money.

That was what in my mind back then.

I still received some Christmas cards up to now, from my Insurance agent, bank, etc. But most of the time, I will get an sms or an email as the Christmas greeting. And some of my friends, including me, will just share on our Facebook wall to greet all friends, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Last year, one of JJ’s sunday school friend, sent him a Christmas card. JJ was so happy. It reminds me to my childhood. I had always been so happy when I received some Christmas cards from my relatives and friends. And I was so happy to list down my friends’ name and sent Christmas card to them. Every time, one month before Christmas, I bought so many Christmas cards. I have one aunty who has a printing business and her company will also prints Christmas cards, so sometime I will also get some from her. I bought stamps and put on the envelope, went to the post office. Well, it was so amazing.

It last only until I had my first mobile phone. I forgot the enjoyment sending Christmas card, I send sms to my friends and my relatives. Until today, I have never sent any Christmas card to my relatives and friends anymore.

This year, JJ and TT have already made some greeting cards, to me and my husband on The mothers’ day and The Fathers’ day, to their teacher on The Teachers’ day and also made two handmade cards for SPCA Fun Raising.

That gives me an idea to let my kids send some Christmas Cards to their relatives and friends this year. They made some Christmas card by them selves but I did not ask them to make those cards all by them selves because it will be quite numbers of Christmas cards, therefore I also bought some Christmas cards. I asked them to list down some of their friends and sent Christmas cards to their friends and relatives.

JJ and TT were so excited when they found out about this plan and they started to tell me names  of their friends.

Finally, here are some cards that they made it by them selves. Those cards are for their classmates. Simple but they made those cards with whole-hearted

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Well, still not forgetting to tell them the real meaning of Christmas. It is not just a season holiday and only having fun with family and friends. We explain to them that the true meaning of Christmas is the born of Jesus Christ and the purpose of His coming to this world.

“The very purpose of Christ’s coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men.  He came to die.  This is the heart of Christmas”.
–Rev. Billy Graham–

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

GOD BLESS YOU

Daddy + Children = Best Friends Forever

“The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.” -Jean Paul Richter

I just heard a story about a family which is broken apart because of the mother’s big influence to her children. Well, I share this with the purpose to remind all mother and father  (including me, my self, of course! ) who stay at home and rise their children to be careful with what we say.

“A child miseducated is a child lost.” -John F. Kennedy-

This is really happen, and I shocked and cannot believe it when I heard this story from some one. I will just summary the story. There was a mother who always bad mouth the husband in front of her two children since the children young and the result, the children hate the father. The mother and the kids hate the father. Now that his children grows up and married. Though the younger child has reconciled with the father but the older one, still hates the father until now and always say bad things about the father.

Well, we have to be careful with our mouth, it will really give big impact to our children. As for me, most family I know, the mother will stay at home and take care of their children and the daddy go to the office and work. So that the time that the mother spends with the kids are more than the time that the father spends with the kids. Kids will have strong bonding with the mother. I feel pity to that family, especially with the kids who grow up in hatred, moreover, if they hate their own parents.

Understand that between husband and wife will have some clashes sometime, but it doesn’t mean that we have to implicate kids in our problem. Kids need both, daddy and mommy. I believe that all daddy who go to work will also longing their children, especially who work far away from their homes. We know someone who work only as a waiters, once he told us that he missed his children so much. He worked overseas and his salary is not really much so that he cannot any how going back to his country to visit his children. He liked to talk to my kids and played with them when we have lunch or dinner at that restaurant.

We as the mother should understand and appreciate that our husband go to the office and  work not for themselves but for us and our children.

I might not be a perfect mom as well, but I really want to always learn. I always try my best to maintain the close relationship and strong bonding between the father and my kids. We should make our kids to have a good impression about their parents.

Some of what I do to make the kids having a good bonding with their daddy:

  1. I always try to find a time when I can bring kids to my husband’s office area for having simple and quick lunch together.
  2. I always persuade my husband to spend time with the kids on some special occasions, such as: kids’ birthday, children’s day, Christmas, Valentine day, Father’s day, etc.
  3. I always remind kids that they are so lucky as their father willings to take leave and spend time with them.
  4. I also sometime left the kids with my husband (without me) for few hours so that they will have strong bonding.
  5. On the father’s day and their father’s birthday, I will help kids to prepare something for their daddy.

It just something which is simple that we can do to make our kids know how their daddy love them, their daddy has to go to work everyday for them but still willing to spend time with them.

I also can see how much my husband love JJ and TT, and I really want him always become my kids’ best buddy and also set a good role for them. Indeed, my husband is JJ and TT’s best friend, they play together, spend time together and kids always be very happy every time see the daddy coming back home. They even very happy whenever I bring them to have a quick lunch with their daddy.

I really learn something from the story above. My purpose to write this post is to remind us, you and me as a mother to become the best connection between the daddy and children. Make them become best friends. Make the kids so proud that they have a very good daddy, let them know that their daddy loves them.

Yes, the daddy is kids’ best friend, don’t make them become enemy, moreover when we know that the daddy really loves his children.

“No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.”
-Sarah Josepha Hale-