I think that’s it from Che! I’m certain (and I think she’ll make darn sure it’s definite) she’d ‘closed factory’ for good. Three kids in this day sounds like a handful, doesn’t it? It made me wonder how did our mothers and grandmothers do it man. Che is a full-time SAHM and has a helper and I’ve to confess I’d underestimated how tough it is to be a SAHM until a few days ago when I was at Che’s.
Can I just confess that ever since Seth came about, I had always secretly prefer him to Kiks? OK, before you accuse me of being an awful aunt (which I already am, most of the times anyway), lemme explain!!! First, I’d always preferred boys to girls. Boys are just cuter, you know? Girls are just too pretty and precious, sometimes. I think I’m being competitive though? Hahahaha
Secondly, Kiks had a MAJOR case of jealousy when Seth first came about and naturally, you side the ‘dark horse’? And Didi’s such a major loser that it’s actually really endearing. Kiks’ the ballsy, out-there girl who dares to do everything Seth doesn’t dare to. And the little boy doesn’t get shy or embarrassed about his lack of courage. He’ll just smile and tell you “Didi is scared.” Ahahahaha
But during the past few days while I was back in SG, I had completely saw Seth’s true colours and how misunderstood (by me) Kiks’ been!!!
Seth and Kiks really have a love-hate relationship. They’re each other’s favourite playmate and I can’t help but giggle ALL. THE. TIME whenever I see them interact:
Seth awaits his sister’s return from her half-day school every day at noon and will greet Kiks excitedly and that day, he asked her if the weather was very hot. Hahahaha
Till it’s time for Kiks to shower and the competitive Seth will insist on showering too. He would run to the bathroom and stand under the shower, waiting for his clothes to be removed. Big Sis Kiks walked in and told Seth calmly: “Didi, you shower tonight OK? Che che just came back from school so Che che has to shower first.” And with that, Seth would be satiated and walk out of the bathroom agreeably.
Oh when Seth cries during shower cos he hates having water in his eyes (that’s why he’s afraid to swim. Hahahaha), Kiks would tell Seth: “Didi, look up! (I think she meant “tilt your head up”) So the water won’t go into your eyes.”
Moreover, Kiks no longer grabs things from Seth’s hands. She would convince (or some people say ‘manipulate’, hahaha!) Seth why the toy he’s holding is not that great when actually, she wants it for herself. But well, that’s a much smarter move than plain grabbing right?!
For several times now, I’d witnessed Seth was always the one stirring shit up and when he threw things at his sister or hits her, she wouldn’t return the blows. Kiks would tolerate it for a while until her little brother’s pushing his luck with her. Hahhahah.
Seth, the brat.
Awww, the whole point of the above entry is that… I’m super impressed by Kiks’ maturity!!! And now, I’m swelling with so much affection and love for her that no, I no longer favour Didi! I love them both! But it pains me sometimes to see Kiks being bullied by her younger bro. :(
I was there with the kids when Mei mei (aka Kayla) returned home for the first time. You should see Kiks! She didn’t leave Kayla’s side for a full hour! She was just sprawling on the bed, staring at her little sister and telling her what she did in school today:
Didi was surprisingly OK as well. According to Che, he had bouts of jealousy but nothing as fiercely jealous as Kiks was when Didi was first born. The other day, he wanted to go into the room to see Mei mei but was apprehensive so he asked me to go into his parents’ room with him.
Kayla was hungry and cranky so she was crying. Seth sat next to her and just stared. Hahahaha! I taught him to pat Mei mei’s little tummy to coax her and tell her “Gor gor is here, don’t cry OK?” and he did that and miraculously, Mei mei stopped crying! Seth was pretty happy he was being a big brother. He smiled at me and said: “Mei mei stopped crying!” Aw, such a sweetheart.
I know I barely said anything about Kayla but ah well, third kid already what, not so excited anymore??? Hahahaha, I’m allowed to say this cos I’m the third and accidental kid as well!
Matt and I went over to Che’s on Sunday night and Matt actually stood next to Kayla’s crib and looked at her for quite a while. I told him he didn’t have to pretend to be polite and he chuckled a little embarrassingly and insisted he wasn’t being PC and even commented Mei mei’s quite a cutie. Haha, that boy loves kids but he gets daunted by the sight of wee little babies. Hahahaha
OK, more on Kayla! Erm, she was born on 29 March, 16 days before Che’s estimated date of delivery, and weighed 3.75kg, just like both her siblings – everything that Che texted me while I was in Beijing. Hahaha. She’s an… Aries! Just like my ah kwa. And I’m not sure if that’s a good thing… Ahahaha, loves you Karen!
And if you stalk my sister’s blog about the kids as well, sorry for her lack of update! She’s still in pain from her C-section and is trying to recover while managing two toddlers who fight like there’s no tomorrow EVERY DAY.