April 4, 2009

Tending to the terrific twos

The terrific 2 is back once more,
when K spent the morning yesterday drawing with sidewalk chalk.
The highlight of the morning was surely clean up time.


Child-friendly 'floor cleaner'; Dettol hand wash was used.
I may be an advocate for my child's labour around the house,
but never so careless to expose him to toxic household cleaners
However, the fun had to end once he started giving himself a scrub down.


We started 'homeschool' again this morning,
since lately K has shown some interest in alphabet phonics.
It was a good 20 minutes of pasting truck stickers
dabbling with paint, making train tracks with thomas
and pasting the tape on T.


Until he fell backwards on his stool.
Seemingly, he forgot that he was sitting on a stool without a backing.
He bit his tongue, started bleeding from his mouth.
Being a brave boy as he usually is,
he only cried for a brief moment.
Grimaced when he moved his tongue around the mouth.
He then asked for ice cubes to suck.
I told him to stick out his tongue,
and saw two nicks on both sides of his tongue.
No panic, as my little warrior seemed unfazed by the injury.
He went back to his T activity,
until he fell on his backside and cried once again.
So much for the alphabet activity for today.

Dh was woken up by the commotion.
Went into a panic,
exclaimed that the biting of his tongue is not a small injury.
Showed me his tongue scars from a childhood injury,
and told me to call the p.d.

Found out from p.d. that bonjela will do fine,
But there will be a bit of stinging.
And also take note of fever that may develop during healing.

Had to go to a pharmacy to get bonjela
On the way stop by at McDs for lunch.
Dh and I figured K needed a treat,
afterall he needed a little respite,
from the trauma he experienced this morning.

At lunch, the terrific 2s prove he was back again,
charming the socks off 2 elderly ladies sitting nearby.
All he did was to make constant eye contact,
flashed his toothy grin and offered his fries.

First came the mini mentos,
Afterwards 2 pieces of preserved plums,
and the finale came in a big piece of coffee-cheese flavoured bread.

Without a doubt, I rejoice to the return of the terrific two.


4malmal said...

wow, that is alot of activity for a day. hope his tongue is better now. And what a good way to train him to clean up himself :)

Merryn said...

congratulations on getting back ur terrific twos... i can sense u are floating like a cloud now.. enjoy!

shuey said...

Hope he recovers soon. Welcome back, terrific 2. :)

Angeline said...

*clap clap clap*
You are a Mommy who plans.... and think through before introducing stuff to your child. Great job Mommy!

Rachel said...

4malmal - The injury on his tongue does not seem to bug him much. Will be trying to train him on helping to set the table next..I think boys should be brought up knowing how to manage chores.

Merryn - Thanks. I hope it lasts for longer.

Shuey - Thanks, he is much better now.

Angeline - I figured it is important to bring up a child to know how to clean up after himself. I don't want him to be dependent on the helper.

Wonderful Life said...

He's so adorable! :)