Let The Hallucinations Begin

There's only so many times the Bermuda Triangle or black holes fascinate many people, why should wardrobe doors be any different. Ms Rockstar has been a real screamer lately, because the noisiest of construction works started up again for most days, leading up to the weekend. I'd take her out, but they've been having thunderstorm warnings amid deceptively bright sunny skies.

What screamer, moi?

Then I finally threw up the day before. Well, really when you retch while holding your screaming child you realize it's a good thing you hadn't had time to eat yet. So yup, things were a little desperate. So you start imagining things.

Me: Oh look, Ms Rockstar! YSL Muse bag!

Let Me See..... Hmmmm...

Ms Rockstar: Red Thing With Handles! Does It Make Interesting Noises?

Me: <deflated> Um no, it's just a bag.

Getting ready to voice disapproval (at being left on bed)

Ms Rockstar: And you paid How Much for it?? HOW YOU GONNA SEND ME TO IVY LEAGUE ONE DAAAYYYYY??

Wow our priorities change. I'd swap the bag for a good nanny right about now.

Oh yeah. The college thing. When Ms Rockstar mentioned college was when I realized I might be imagining things. I mean, it's not like we'd decided American yet.....


No one needs that many bags!

Me: That is not an appropriate response. In fact the only response to that should be 'Why, thank you Mummy. Yes I would like to finish my entire feed now.'

Me: Also, 'Please excuse me Mummy, while I work on a good burp so you can put me down where I will kick contentedly in my crib or playmat and you can get a cup of coffee.' Ms Rockstar: In fact, let me get you that cup of coffee. Sit down and switch on E! Entertainment. Brainless junk reality tv is actually good for me!

<blissfully lost in revelry.....>

Don't MAKE me look at your shoppinggggg!

"NNNGGGGGEEEAHHHHH" <various jarring drilling and hammering construction noises right on our adjoining wall> Ah, reality. When it hurts you know you're alive. Ps: This was before the weekend, I hadn't had time to finish writing it til Saturday morning...

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About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • CA

    It’s tough when the neighbours are doing renovation work that involves drills and hammers being used all over the place. Hope it doesn’t that much longer.

    To zmun2, I’m not sure ear muffs (but I could be wrong?) will help much as buildings in HK are mostly concrete so the vibrations just travel right through. When my next door neighbours did their renovation work it was complete hell. I had to use these large noise isolating headphones with big foamy pads in the TV whilst it was on to have a bit of peace and quiet but that didn’t completely stop the noise as I could still hear it and I definitely could feel each and every smash of the hammer and vibration from the drills.

    • http://raisingrockstar.com Aileen

      Notice says they’re going to 15 oct!!! Yeah you can really feel the vibrations… Worse is they start up very abruptly and can’t seem to give any warning so we live by napping when we can, never knowing when our next will be!

  • http://lifeafter38.blogspot.com/ zmun2

    In the first photo, Little Ms Rockstar really has the sweetest angelic face a baby can have. Who would have thought she is a screamer. No one would have believed mommy had she not posted the last photo. Hehehe! 🙂

    Will ear muffs work for Little Ms Rockstar? To keep out the construction noise?

    • http://raisingrockstar.com Aileen

      She is actually really, really loud when she’s angry – and can scream until she coughs and retches. If I could, I’d record her going at full volume too but usually I’m wayy too flustered then to think of it 😛

      I should just take her out more, but the weather’s not perfect, either super duper hot (during which there’d be bugs) or sudden rain…