Category Archives: Lies I told my child

Katik Ayam

PL is short. I’m average in height, for an Asian. No one has ever called me “Katek Ayam“. But then again, no one has ever described me as “kaki panjang” either. So average. PL however is at risk of not … Continue reading

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Name that tree

“What’s that?” “That? That’s a tree.” “I mean, what’s it called.” “I think she wants to know the name of the tree,” PL explained. “That tree? His name is Jason. That one is James. And that one is Brendon. That … Continue reading

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There will be blood

Z has been having nosebleeds. What usually happens is that she will have nosebleeds in the middle of the night, and wake up crying. The first time this happened, I just held her as I or PL usually would if … Continue reading

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Clint Eastwood School of Acting

Z is not given to overly expressive displays. Usually. Not in public anyway. At her childcare/preschool CNY concert, her class had a performance for the parents. She was very excited and was insistent that we attend. So we did. I … Continue reading

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Moral Compass Kid

Z’s teacher at her childcare had commented in the Communication Book that is used to update us on the going ons with our child that Z has a “strong moral compass” after she found that Z had a tendency to … Continue reading

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“Someone stole the video machine!”

Actually no. Z has a habit of watching Youtube videos in the evening on my MacBook Air. She also gets her grandparents to let her watch videos on their tablet. I don’t tell my in-laws not to let her watch. … Continue reading

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“Eat this!”

It seems like every kid eventually goes through a “gross” phase. “Eat this bug!” Z commanded. To be clear, it was not alive. And it was just a plastic “kuti-kuti” bug. One of the newer attempts to replicate the little … Continue reading

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