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21 February 2009

Jaden and Potty Training

A few months ago, we decided its time for Jaden to be potty trained. He was already 1.5 years old. Diapers are not cheap and as he grows, the price per piece gets more expensive .

Jaden initially refused to sit down on his potty. He would cry, screamed and struggled to get up from the potty. He didn’t like us to pull down his pants, let alone to take out his diaper. We gave up and he continued with his diapers day and night. Occasionally, he got rashes.

Jaden will be turning two in Mar. I felt it was really time for another round of potty training. My elder boy, Jared was out from diaper for day time at 1.5 years old. During my lunch with Jo who has a boy of the same age as Jaden, we exchanged notes on potty training and she told me how she managed to successful train Athan.

When I came home that day, I discussed with my hubby and Nina. We decided to put Jaden on potty training again. Jaden still didn’t like the potty. He cried, screamed and struggled when we tried to put him on potty again. Then, we asked Jared to sit on his potty. Somehow, Jaden likes to follow his brother. We let both of them played with the potty for a while.

Initially, Jaden was not used to not wearing diaper. I guess he felt naked and kept on pulling his pants higher. That's so funny.

He also didn't like the wet feeling after he wee wee in his pants. He said "wet wet" and made real fuss about it.

After that Jaden did not wee wee in his pants. Instead, he would say “Wet, wet” and Nina was very smart to quickly bring him to his potty. He cried and cried and after a while, the urine came out.

We noticed Jaden’s funny behavior when he wants to pass urine. He would hold his crotch, he would be grouchy and made fuss for no reason. He stopped doing whatever things he was doing, he will cry and the more frequently he will say “Wet, wet”.

A few days ago before bath, Nina put Jaden on the toilet bowl to wee wee. While holding his duck toy, he cried. Nina helped him to squeeze the duck and water came out from the duck. Thereafter, Jaden passed urine in the toilet bowl. Jaden looked down and he found amazed that there were water out from the duck and from his penis.

The next morning, surprisingly Jaden woke up and cry. He usually wake up smiling and will wake up his daddy "Daddy, daddy", touch and kiss daddy. I made him milk and after his milk, I changed his diaper. To my surprise, it was dry and without any trace of his urine.

I asked Jaden "Shee shee?” He sat up and walked to the toilet. I helped him to the toilet bowl and he passed his urine without any fuss.

The same thing happened the following day ... and the following day. No urine on Jaden’s diaper throughout the night. Hooray! The potty training is completely successful.

Today, the same thing happens, with the addition of “poo poo”.

After poo poo, he looked into the toilet bowl and then, flushed the water.

20 February 2009

Jared and Vitagen

Jared's kindergarten is organising an educational visit to the Vitagen factory to enhance the children's knowledge on its thematic activities.

On last Sunday (15 Feb 09) night, while I put Jared to sleep, he asked me "Mummy, when am I going to Vitagen factory? Next Tuesday or next, next Tuesday?"

Me : Next, next Tuesday.

Jared : Why so long?

Then, on last Wednesday (18 Feb 09), he asked me again.

Jared : Mummy, when am I going to Vitagen factory? Next Tuesday or next, next Tuesday?"

Me : Next Tuesday.

Jared : Next Tuesday? Why that day I asked you, you said "Next, next Tuesday?"

Me : Because that day when you asked me it was Sunday. So, there's 2 Tuesday to 24 February. Now, there's only 1 Tuesday.

Jared : You mean, tomorrow is Thursday, then Friday, then Saturday, Sunday then Monday and then Tuesday I'll be going to Vitagen factory?

Me : Yes.

Jared : Hooray!

Yesterday, we asked Jared to drink the Yakult drink that we had in the fridge but he didn't want to drink.

Then I asked him "If you don't like to drink Yakult drink, why are you visiting Vitagen factory?"

Jared : I go to Vitagen factory to see how they make Vitagen, not to drink Vitagen!

Today's kid!

04 February 2009

The 10th Day of CNY - Citi 2009 CNY & Client Appreciation Dinner

Every year Citibank will invite us to its CNY dinner. I always look forward to their CNY dinner as there's always interesting agenda for the evening.

This year, Citibank combined both CNY and Client Appreciation dinner and held it at Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Lion dance during cocktail session

This lion group is marvellous. They hopped from pole to pole of different height.

Last year, Citibank invited Joey Yap for Feng Shui talk. I heard the respond was very, very good. This year, Joey Yap was invited to give Feng Shui talk again.

At the age of 32, Joey Yap is extremely successful. He doesn't believe in placing lots of ornaments in the house for good Feng Shui as Feng Shui is about science.

An interesting article on Joey Yap on The Star paper "Feng Shui master extraordinaire".