May 4, 2009

A little reminder

After months of 'over-browsing and reading', K's favorite 'nice book' (Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever) pages started falling off from its spine.

I glued the pages of his book back and when I told him that his nice book has been fixed, he turned to me, gave me a hug and said, "Thank you, mummy."

All that frustrations and impatience that I have experiencing the past couple of days with my strong-willed and stubborn toddler, dissolved into thin air with that hug.

This is just a little nudge to remind me, that the challenges that I have been encountering in my parenting journey thus far is definitely worth it.


Tin said...

so sweet... it'definitely worth it :)

Merryn said...

aww... kids can suddenly surprise u in many ways. this is a sweet one. :)

Angeline said...

kids oh kids, its definitely an emotional ride with them all the time man!

the little prince said... sweet of him!!

My son now always ask me to fix 'thing' that he purposely destroyed!!...Want to get that hug...'sigh'..:-)

Nic said...


I was interviewed by MYPaper on Mothers' Day feature on the topic of mommy bloggers. The journalist has asked me to name a few good ones so she can mention in her article. I mentioned yours. You won't mind, right?

Rachel said...

Tin - will be nice if the little ones know on cue when to be so sweet. Then it will be less frustrating when managing their tantrums.

Merryn - Life is full of surprises with a toddler. I am sure Ethan will start showing his appreciation to u soon.

Angeline - can be an emotional rollercoaster with kids. But notice how we can never stay angry with them for too long.

the little prince - u sure soon get little acts of affection from your Kyle soon I am sure. And when they get older, little boys will get into a stage when there are 3-4years old when mummy becomes their 'favoritest' person in the whole world.

Nic - Of cos I don't mind. Thanks for remembering this blog. I think it is really great, that we are letting people know that there is a strong network of mummy bloggers who are supporting one another through the parenting journey. blog will actually be mentioned in the papers :)