How Time Flies…

This was Rockstar, several weeks shy of his 3rd birthday:

I...KNOW

I…KNOW

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This is Rockstar today, several weeks shy of his 9th birthday.

I. Know.

I. Know.

Now

Rockstar issa Hipsta

Rockstar issa Hipsta

How Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Ps: No Rockstar doesn’t really play, no it’s not the same guitar in both pics, more later..

 

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Wordless Wednesday – through the looking glasses

This day Rockstar decided his outfit needed a little something extra.

A tad much?

A tad much?

Nahh...

Nahh…

 Not wanting to be left out, Queen E then had to have her tongue pierced.

Hah! Gotcha

There!

Hah! Gotcha! Before I get a call, NO she did not get anything else pierced, she got a hat, thank God (because otherwise we will be chasing her about with a dropper of non-alcoholic disinfectant to keep the fresh piercings clean.. but in case you thought I’m germ freaky to be germ freaky – uh, no. I’m germ freaky about this (and say, clean toilets) because I’m LAZY. D’you have any idea how much more work these things are when they have bacterial infections or UTI <signs to ward off evil>??

By “things” I mean “children.” And I’ll have you know my thing about UTI is because a former colleague, seasoned equity trader (a.k.a Has Stomach Of Steel) no less, once described with tears in his eyes how his 6 year old child had to have one of those perpetual antibiotic drips taped to her hand for a severe UTI. She then screamed such bloody murder when they were putting the thing in her and trying to tape up the drip that he had to hold her down. She therefore proceeded to pummel his head and chest with her other fist. Can’t remember if his glasses broke when they went flying.

I mean, this is 15 years ago and I suppose technology has advanced enough now. They probably have drugs for this sort of thing. We see it on tv all the time, the darts they use to bring down the lions for tagging on National Geographic, or the mutant children for experimentation on Xmen II.

But y’know, just in case <shrugs>

ps: Eye test by HK Govt for free, just scheduling is a little tough because obviously you mostly have to take whatever timing they give you, unless you wanna go private. But they do followups and everything also for free and are pretty thorough. They write the prescription and then you take it to any lens shop.

Queen E came with, sporting a couple Trolls in her pockets, for good measure. They took one look at them and I heard "Oh, ESF" in Cantonese. Dunno what that was about but since the kids didn't go batshit or steal a bunch of facemasks off the counter to draw happy faces on, I HOPE it was a good impression

Queen E came with, sporting a couple Trolls in her pockets, for good measure. They took one look at them and I heard “Oh, ESF” in Cantonese. Dunno what that was but since the kids didn’t go batshit or steal any facemasks off the counter to draw happy faces on, I hope it was a good impression

Rockstar really liked the govt optician guy, who said just have a pair handy and rest his eyes to keep the short-sightedness from getting worse… and he doesn’t have to wear glasses during games or on the playground etc.

 

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Miss-Speak #85: More Indomitable Spirit Of Queen E

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Parenting has a horrible way of kicking your pride in the behind (a.k.a. the bigger your ego, the bigger your ego’s behind) when you least expect it…

Queen E: (watching Trolls) Listen to those trumpets. 

Me: How d’you know those are trumpets? None of those ridiculous animals jumping about is holding a trumpet.

Queen E: Just li-sten. You can hear trumpets.

Me: <thinking: Wow those really are trumpets. I didn’t even know she could tell what trumpets sound like. (For real though, she probably picked it up in Kindy because now I remember her saying they’ve been playing music from the Trolls soundtrack in class)>

Then at Cantonese Music Class:

Queen E: This song. It’s this song again. I said I would not be doing this song.

Me: <thinking: don’tpanic don’tpanicdon’tpanicAileen there’s only 9 other super obedient little boys and girls in this class who seem to know everything and chirpily volunteer all the right answers while you struggle to translate the Cantonese for Her Highness and wait for her to work out the answer to the question from 20 minutes ago> <as calmly as I can> You refused to play it weeks ago, when you were allowed to choose what you wanted to play for your friends. This is a different lesson, this is all of us playing it together.

Queen E: We agreed I would not be playing it.

Me:This is different!! Last time, you could choose which one you didn’t want to play. This lesson you have to play it, it’s part of the class.

Queen E: <calmly> No I don’t. When (teacher) comes, I’ll say, “I’m not playing this.” <sings> I’m-not. Play-ing thissss……. <trails off>

Me: How are you going to get out of playing it when it’s your turn. <immediately regrets asking>

Queen E: Like this- <pretends to be asleep>

Me: Nobody believes you’re really asleep!

Queen E: <still with her eyes closed><slowly sinks under the keyboard>

Me: <thinking: OMG. How’m I going to dig that limp body out? And… is there room under there for me too?>

Queen E’s friend: What’s Queen E doing?

Queen E: <from halfway under the keyboard> I’m sleeping. 

Me: <snaps> You are obviously not asleep.

Queen E: I’m talking in my sleep.

Me: How about playing this in your sleep.

Queen E: <pretends to be asleep> 

Mercifully only half the class has to play, before they move on to something else…

Me: You can stop it now. “The coast is clear”. Sigh.

Queen E: <gamely sits back up in her seat>

Me: What would’ve happened if you had to play it?

Queen E: I’ll have to give up music. 

Me: How about I give up parenting.

Queen E: You still have to take care of Ko-ko. 

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Queen E: Mummy I need to put a sign in front of my house. I need help to spell something?

Me: Sure darling, what do you need help spelling? Hello? Welcome?

Queen E: Can you please spell “Every-cat-get-out-of-my-house-and-don’t-come-back-in”?

Me: ??

Rockstar: <indignant> Is that how you’re treating your cats? I’m not giving you any more cats. 

Me: ???

Queen E: Ok, ok, then instead, how d’you spell “I-like-gwapes”.

Me: …You now want… the sign in front of your house to read “I like grapes”.

Queen E: “…And bananas.”  

Rockstar: <mollified, turns back to laptop without another word>

Me: What just happened?

Queen E: I don’t like bananas. I love bananas.

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Playing a game in the car…

Queen E: I’m thinking of an animal… 

Rockstar: Is it a cat?

Queen E: Yes and you’re not allowed to speak anymore. 

Circus Act

Circus Act

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