Sep 26, 2010

Most expensive shopping trip!!

Sabtu lepas, hajat di hati nak pegi shopping kat DFO Essendon.

Tapi ngam-ngam at traffic light before bridge Bulla Rd, tiba-tiba kereta overheat.

We suspect the car overheat sebab kereta marah tukar radiator cap yg baru. Kereta ni memang berperangai gitu. Example; Bila the previous owner nak jual the car, dia nak la jual kereta tu dgn byk benda bertukar baru. Among the things dia tukar is the radiator cap. Radiator cap ni memang lah rupa dia dah lusuh sangat & the rubber washer dah pecah-pecah. We bought a new cover of the same shape & size, thinking it will be ok to just change it. Tapi we think wrong la kot. Gamoknye, the kereta merajuk la kot or like many Aussies, they are least tolerant to changes (But I fitnah/buat cerita, mmg mamat aussie toktok sendiri story to me ok). So it reject this wonderful new cap.

Back to my story, sebabkan we takut kereta berasap, we dimatikan engine kat this traffic light.

Jeng... jeng... jeng... Kereta tak bleh start.

Shimata!! We're blocking the traffic.

Selepas ditolak & ditarik (siap dgn bantuan polis lawa & enchem), we got the car safe on a grass island.

Ni gambar Tokma Miya geli hati nak cover macho bila orang lalu tengok-tengok we all.

The only option tinggal is to call RACV for road side assistance. Nak dapat bantuan tu kena jadi member dulu plak. So over the phone I became a member, paid $300++... Hangus $$ budget shopping.

And about 15-20mins after that, datanglah Ute RACV.

Papa-miya pun ber"g'day" and bersembang-sembang dgn En. Mekanik.

Katanye, maybe the car's head gasket dah blown. Then kereta tu tokleh start lepas matikan tu sebab bateri flat. Agaknye stress bateri tu, kena paksa-paksa start kereta berkali-kali.

En. Mekanik jumpstart the car dan dia pesan suruh balik rumah terus, jangan nak gatai-gatai singgah shopping mana-mana coz takut nnt enjin mati tokleh start lagi. Nanti-nanti baru take next action to repair the car. Janji we all balik rumah dengan selamat dulu.

Boohoo.. tak dapat la nak gi shopping kat DFO.

Memang betul la kereta ni merajuk, coz bila we all ganti to the old radiator cap, dia ok balik. Tak overheat pun on the way back.

So sementara mekanik tu sibuk baiki kereta, Miya piknik dulu makan kuih raya.

Sep 23, 2010

Ameeya & Adik!!

Bila ditanya, "Mana Adik?".

Miya akan terus usap perut Mama & say "Adik tito dayam puyot mama".

Then she will kiss perut Mama & say " I love you adik".

Sep 20, 2010

Mommies Discussion! JOIN IN!!

Just feel like having an open discussion here on the saying:

"Spare the rod and spoil the child"

If you have something to say about this, please share in the comment box.

Sep 17, 2010

Miya & Mama Busy....

Hai hai semua...

Miya tengah busy beraya and excited tunggu Tokma Miya datang. Alamak, Tokma dah nak sampai. Rumah tak kemas lg. Naya la Miya kena bebel dengan Tokma nanti.

Mama pulak mula ada kelas next week.

Oklah... we all nak busy membusykan diri ni. Nanti kita story mory lagi ok?

Sep 3, 2010

Miya made a Father's Day Card!!

When spring comes to Australia, so does Father's day. This sunday is father's day & look what Miya made for papa.

Sep 2, 2010

Miya Bergaya Untuk Raya!

Bab nak melaram ni serahkan saja pada Miya, the Drama Princess!

Sep 1, 2010

That Irritating Habit- Whining!!

Pregnancy is one of the things that can make a mom feels like she is up high on a throne in the sky and the next minute lost in the gutter. What can make it worse? It is when she is handling a “tantrum-lovin” toddler in her hands. Any moms out there who have experienced this would 100%ly understood on what I mean.

Alhamdulillah, Miya’s tantrum dah makin kurang lately.....However, a new things pula she pick up on. She learned the art of whining, using her voice tone along with her words in trying to get things to work her ways.

Okie, to me whining ni is not as bad as tantrum. Tantrum can make my blood boils. Tapi whining ni more of a very irritating habit that can make us feel very very “menyampah”.

With tantrums, kids thinks that crying can make things go their way because that is what they are used to as a baby. But now dia dah toddler who’ve learned a few vocabularies to request for things.

Anyway, it’s pretty normal for kids of any age can go through periods of whining, it's most common with two and three year olds.

According to Child Psychotherapist, Janet Morrison, whining seems to increase during those times in a child’s life when they feel frustrated with themselves. “It tends to come in periods of a child's development when they're a little overwhelmed, when the child is feeling that she's not coping very well, and when the child has an expectation of failure or disappointment,” explains Morrison. “The child who expects things to go well tends to holler or shout. The child who feels a little defeated or overwhelmed tends to whine.”

Miya ni sikit-sikit “Nooooooo”, “Stoooooooooooooop”, “Don’t toooooooooooooouch”, “Naaaaaaaaaaaak” or “Pleeeeeeeeeeaseeeeeeeeeeee” with a very pitch “mendayu” tone. Menyampah kan? Tapi rupanya ada bersebab juga whinning ni. It’s all about getting our attention when our child is not feeling great.

So what to do?

From my reading, experts say that do not give in to whining.

Firstly, we should do is learn to recognize on when our child will do her “whining performance”. Perhati dia mengantuk ke? Lapar ke? Tak puas hati with something ke? Terasa tak sihat ke?

Secondly, get them to stop using the whining voice. Let them know that we can only understand or listen to a proper or happy voice and not the whiny one. Example, when your toddler starts whining, dengan penuh selambe kita kata “Eeee, kenapa cakap merengek-rengek ni. Mama tak paham. Eee apa Miya nak cakap ni. Miya tak reti cakap elok-elok dah ke? Eee tak paham.” or “Stop whining and talk properly coz mama tak faham” or as repeatedly said by all nanny in Nanny 911 “Don’t whining. Use your proper words so that mummy can understand you or else she won’t listen”.

If they persists, repeat that you can’t listen to the whiny voice. Bila dia talk properly, we should praise them and attend to her needs as requested.

Another thing that might work is to ignore the toddler's whining. If there is no response to their whining, they will eventually stop. You have to be really patient because it is a long process that is going to have to be repeated consistently until they get the point.

So mommies, these are the stuff that kinda works for Miya & me. How about u?

"Miya ni ada nampak cam a whining girl ke aunties? Miya baik kan kan kan?" kata Miya proudly.


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