Category Archives: Lies I told my child

Resilience

I won’t be able to protect Z ¬†from all the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. I can’t even protect her from her dad’s incompetence (see previous post). I certainly cannot keep her from life’s cruelties. Moreover, she’s a girl. … Continue reading

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“Will you protect me?”

During our staycation, I discovered the Fox Movie channel. The first night we caught “Kingsmen – The Golden Circle”. Z watched it until she fell asleep. The next night, the movie was “Logan”. A good movie. Full of pathos. And … Continue reading

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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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