Friday, June 20, 2008

Break the routine, Break the habit

Dad told me something the other day. He is so good at telling me things out of the blue. So his talent. As if these things just down out of nowhere into his head...he he. I just hope it wasn’t bird droppings though.

He told me how he got me to get rid of my pacifier and pillow when I was four years old. I used to love both of them. They were like my good friends from the day I was born. They were both well used and wore out especially the pillow. It looked more like an old rag filled with some soft lumpy thingy....he he.

Dad said I looked like the baby in Simpsons. Never seen without the pacifier. I called my pacifier, chuop chuop, the sound I made when I sucked on it. He he. Dad took me to a seaside resort for a weekend. Soon after we got there....

Daddi, whear my chuop chuop?
Aiyah! (big dramatic expression) sorli, daddi forgot to bring
But, i wan myz chuop chuop wor....
we go schwim schwim pray pray now, then we buy a new one, ok?
Ok, daddi

My dad was very good at baby talk when I was young. Sometimes he was more me than me...ha ha..

Then, we went diving into the hotel pool; then, we dug out the beach for sand castling; then, we cleaned up the buffet table in the restaurant for lunch; then, we teamed up for Daytona Race at the video arcade; then, we hopped onto the tiny bouncing castle; then, we drove back into the pool; then, we dug into green tea ice cream at the poolside bar; then, we sat down for the children magic show; then, I cried because the clown was more scary than funny; then, it was free balloons time from the clown; then, I cried again because the clown looked even scarier than before..............and just before bed time.....

Daddi, whear my pilyow?
OH! (more dramatic expression) sorli, pilyow at home
But, i wan myz pilyow wor...
Ok, we go get your pilyow now
Ok
But, we go home, tomolo how to schwim schwim on the beach?
Daddi, I no need pilyow oleidi.........
Ok, I read story book to you so you can scheep scheep ok?
Z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z......

Dad said, after that weekend at the resort, I never asked for my pacifier and pillow.

He said that; Habits are formed by routine. Break the routine, you break the habits. Wow, cool, it sounds like a secret spy code. The type you have to say to identify your secret partner. Did I tell you I wanted to be a spy when I grow up? Dad said that I am smart enough to be one. But, he said he can read me like a book. So not a good point for a spy. I think I will just become a teacher.

by small bright head

11 comments:

reanaclaire said...

wah...u were so kwai hor.. like that, also can kick habit already.. kudos to yr papa... as for me, it was an accident..my kid's chuit chuit fell into the drain..when i retrieved it, he said "no want, no want"... dirty ma... haha...

北极熊 said...

haha, i like the verse "Habits are formed by routine. Break the routine, you break the habits. ". well said!

Two Bright Heads said...

Hi, Hua something something: yah lor, late night wait wait for football can get alot of verses coming into the head wan. you can try also. copyrights pending. just filed. he he

Two Bright Heads said...

eh, claire, u purposely drop into the drain izit? got strategy also ar you? not bad

hiongkongkiok said...

My MIL 'lost' it.. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm??? I should just shaddap and thank her la, hor?

reanaclaire said...

hehe... purposely or not.. cannot remember la.. so many decades.. maybe nowadays, no need pacifier already..

May Leng said...

so cute your little lady bugs .. hehe ..chump ..chump .. =)

thanks for dropping by my blog ;)

mistipurple said...

chiump chiump i want pacifier oso.

Zooropa said...

Ur daddy is so good guiding you since baby huh?! hehehe...Have a wonderful Sunday.

Dora:)

Elsie said...

I "found" your blog on Bento Pet's. Love your writing style and maybe I should take my granddaugter to the beach (1000km from here!!!) so we can loose the "dumma" too.

Sometimes not so easy to break the routine, but this habit now seriously has to break...

Your dad is a very wise man too.

Alice Teh said...

Cute! I love baby talk and have been at it with small children for as long as I can remember. LOL. I think having 5 brothers and sisters plus a few babysitting (helped my mom) provided that opportunity. Hahaa...

P/S: You can be a spy undercover as teacher... ;-)

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