Author Archives: Aileen

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.

Little Miss Speak #86: The “Secret Language”

#86  Abruptly, tunelessly, loudly… Queen E: Aaair….ve-rybody needs to love cheeeeese…. be-cause cheeeese is good for yoouuuuuu…… and cheese. <switches to authoritative speaking voice> Is made from cows.  Rockstar and I exchange looks. Queen E: Now, eggs. AAAAIR – VERYBOD – Rockstar: <discreetly shoots self … Continue reading

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Of Mongooses And Golden Retrievers (or, Adventures in School Reading Workshop Applications)

So they can read……but can they read….? By now Rockstar’s wrapping up Y5 at Kennedy, and Queen E will be going through all the freshie briefings for early readers next academic year onwards. I was especially interested in hearing about … Continue reading

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Sarcasm Central: A Story Of My Love-Hate Relationship With The Kids’ Snarkiness

The time has come, my little fiends, to talk of when you look at your kids and think Omg They Are Such Monsters… 😀 Me: Shush! We’re not the only ones eating here. Even I find you annoying and you’re my kids. Rockstar: <raises an … Continue reading

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