It's been such a long, long time since life was normal. And today, with the surging cases (again), the hope of this virus situation ending soon dwindled into non-existance... We were all frustrated, including my 7 year old. As a happy-go-lucky child, she can usually find fun things to do. But that doesn't mean she … Continue reading Shouting Out Feelings about Covid-19
It's about the Nth time that S said "I can't do it" to every single little thing that she only tried once. I've been trying to nudge her here and there about sticking with it to find a solution instead of keep repeating "I can't." Here she said it again... I had to think of … Continue reading The Strongest Spell
A couple months ago, when S lost her first tooth, she was all excited about getting a few shiny coins and a letter from the tooth fairy. She put her tooth in a nice little plastic bag and wrote a thank you note to tooth fairy. She waited as long as she could at night … Continue reading Mommy Is the Tooth fairy
One day S asked me about whether Santa is real again. She said, "Mommy, I know witches are not real. Fairies are probably not real, either, because nobody can be that small. But what about Santa? Is Santa real? Or is he like tooth fairy, just mommy pretending?" I was doing dishes and, on hearing … Continue reading Is Santa Real?
Before criticizing a newcomer to the country for adopting an English nickname... Imagine at the airport, the attendant called out your name on the loudspeaker for the Nth time without you even realizing that it is you because their pronunciation is so off. In a previous post I recorded one of the many dialogues that … Continue reading The delicate grounds of the “other”
Now to start with, my daughter has quite a multicultural and multi-racial collection, from Lego figures to Barbies to bigger dolls. She loves dolls. And among each size, she has a couple of Asian looking dolls. When she asked for a set of "Spirit Riding Free" horses and dolls for her birthday a couple of … Continue reading “Mommy, why do you like to buy me Asian looking dolls?”
As I sat down to type my very first real blog entry, I have so much in mind. Yes, there's so much to share. But where do I start? I found myself face to face with my own history as a child observing parenting (not just of my own parents but also that of my … Continue reading The time and place I grew up that shaped the mom that I am today