Day time helper needed in end Oct

I am currently looking for a day time helper for a month (end oct2012 till end nov 2012) in Ampang area.

I need a helper to do house chores like cleaning the house, scrubbing toilet, laundry, ironing, dish washing and nevertheless help my MIL out in fishing things upstairs for me during confinement.

Working hour from 7.30am to 5pm for period of a month.

Please if you have aunts or relative or anybody that I could use, please email me. Lyncpf [at] gmail [dot] com

Terima kasih banyak banyak! Super urgent and head ache this matter!

Reading since young

So often we hear or see message conveying importance of reading, good to cultivate reading since young. Why is reading important? Why why why? Okay. Don’t care, but it’s a good habit and definitely good hobby. So no harm read to my boys since young as much as I can.

This is not to compare ya. My friend daughter who was a month youngEr than Manfred started reading at age 30mths. Cause the school that she attend teach them how to read. I didn’t mind cause I assume Manfred would know how to read at 1point. Mind you He can’t even recognize his own name till now.

And this year kindie start giving books with MEMO attached asking us to read to them and teach them to read. And I realize he is really kinda lack in this area. Don’t get me wrong, he has his strength in other areas, good memories when comes to anything car related. But as a mum I do have responsibility to help him in his area of “needing help” right?

So I bought a whole set of Usbourne very first reading series. We starts to read every single night, sometimes in afternoon too. I find that he doesn’t quite look at the words. He keeps focusing on the picture only. So after a while, he could recite the story to me when I turn to respective page. But he cant read the word yet.

After a week, now he can recognize some of the words in the stories, sometimes need a little time to remember. Is it normal that he just interested in the pix? It’s like He is memorizing instead of trying to recognize the words. I find the series helpful. He gets excited when I tell him we gonna do reading. And he will read with me now. At least it become a fun activities.

I need advise, how do you read to your chidren? Any tips how to help them to read independently? Please please share with me. I still have Jude that I could use some tips so I can teach him to read early. Helps much appreciated!

How much you pack?

Whenever I am about to go travel, I get little anxiety attack. I don’t want to over pack, yet I am worried I might miss out something extremely important.

Hub don’t participate in packing at all. “ZERO”. and if you miss out something important to him, he will say :”how come you never pack this this this….” *roll eye balls*

2adult 2kids for 4D3N, this is what I packed. 1 large 1medium(half full) luggage. That’s all…. Did I over packed?

And how much you normally pack? Any tips to share on packing for vacation?

patience

Lately I have been so stressed out with my boys. Manfred wailed loud over every tiny weeny thing. Jude cling to me like a 24hours koala. And he purposely cling to me when I have something to do. When I am absolutely FREE for him, he happily run about and do not want me to carry him.

Scenario 1: I was blowing my hair after bath. He  hug my thighs and repeatedly say “Mummy..mummy… mummy..” accompanied by some indian dance move too…. So I gave in and stop whatever I was doing. The moment I keep away my hair dryer, HE RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scenario 2: Just finish bathing Manfred, towel drying Manfred, apply lotion and ya da ya da… During the whole process, Jude just keep on hug my neck and make sure he stands between myself and Manfred. (With my dad presence and being witness) I told my dad if he believe me that Jude will flee the moment I am done dressing Manfred…True enough, Once it’s done, HE RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And he always wants me to carry him, play with him, sit beside him whenever I am about to eat, shower… Means I cannot do anything except just sit and follow him around.. Siao bo?

Anyhow I am stressed.. Today I decided to be just a puppet to both of them. So Manfred wailed, I don’t yelled at him or ask him to stop. I just look at him, and wait for him to ready to stop crying.  When Jude cling to me I just let him be… I just put everything behind and them FIRST for the whole day… Am I lucky or coincidence or I really don’t spent enough time with them? Today in fact is a breeze… Minimal tantrum and I am not stress at all.

I guess whatever it is, I am just gonna try to be more patience.  mummies out there, does your kiddos do that???? ANy advice to share?