Monday, 17 May 2010

Stranger rhymes with Danger!

Summer is creeping up slowly in Hong Kong along with the unwanted humidity. I've a thick mop of hair so Mum clipped it off "unevenly" as I kept on shaking my head. A month to go for my big birthday bash so hope it'll "even out" by then! Well, it better!!

I've moved on up from rice porridge with mashed veggies/meat to steamed rice with unmashed veggies/meat. Mum doesn't want me to feed the latter as it has salt and spices but I don't want to eat those soft bland food. Mum tried to be clever and made me steamed rice and veggies with a pinch of salt but I banged on the tray to show her that she can't simply fool me. Helper made some chickpeas and potato curry and Mum added that to my dinner and I ate without a fuss. The new menu is out on force from today - steamed rice with veggies/meat with yummy gravy without the spices. Salt is supposed to be bad for babies but a small pinch won't hurt. No flying daggers at the cook please! Mum has been baby-led from the start so she has to keep up on me.

OK, the main reason for posting today is that Mum took me out to the swings yesterday but it was too hot so she took me to the activity room. It was cooler there but the other kids were doing Mum's head-in! Two of them were coughing very badly with one of them with a visible runny nose and three of them running around like they own that room. Where were their parents? Sitting on the sofas admiring their active babies. Awwww!!! As soon as I saw my chance, I crawled to the exit door and Mum got the hint. Out we go to the lift where a big chinese man was standing next to us:

1. He smiled - I smiled back.
2. He gave me a funny face - I gave him my funny laughter.
3. He extended both of his arms towards me - I extended my arms towards him.
4. He laughs out loud - Mum gives a fake laugh (praying for the lift door to open within that second) and rushes out singing a "bye bye" to the stranger.

I was just being friendly to him because he was a nice man. I'm always told to be nice but the above action no. 3 was a complete "no-no". As soon as we get home, Mum looks at me with her worrying eyes and says "Stranger rhymes with Danger! Stranger rhymes with what, Ash??". I give her my dazed look and she knows it's time for her to change my nappy.

(Pic: I can't get enough of Delta Goodrem on Mum's BB!)

16 comments:

Mr. Stupid said...

Hi Ash. I just love this Blog. Very cute. Glad you guys had a good time. BTW, Strangers are not always bad. But its a NO until you are a bit older to make the difference.

I am your newest follower. Thanks for dropping by my blog...:)

alicia said...

One day your daughter will look back on these writings and cherish them. And it's a fun perspective to write from. Thanks for dropping by.

Alicia said...

Oops!! I totally knew that too. I guess that's what I get for leaving a message at 1AM. lol

Buckeroomama said...

Generally speaking, I find HK is safer than other places... although we can never be too careful, especially with our kids. :)

RoseBelle said...

I remember when I first attempted to cut my daughter's bangs and it was of course crooked and she looked so funny. It's NOT easy with them moving around :)

Yes, very important to teach our kids to not strike up friendly conversations with strangers.

ModernMom said...

Oh I can't get past the runny nosed kids!
Glad you got outta there!

Serline said...

Very funny encounter. Love your honest "interpretation" of your mom's thoughts. I have to confess that I harbour the same sometimes...

Sir and Miss said...

You should see my son's hair! I just gave his hair a cut too. Seriously, I think that every child has to go through the experience of having their hair styled by their mother - no matter what the end result is! :)

Holly
x

Summer O'Donald said...

Loved this blog!! and your sweet comment. I would love to follow your blog as well :) Your daughter is a beauty!

Lx - my mr lugs said...

I know exactly how your mum feels with strangers sometimes... they can be scary... remember "Stranger Danger" :)

Cute Blog :)

Melissa said...

So funny. Yes, Stranger rhymes with Danger, but you also should teach your kids how to talk to strangers should they ever lose you and need to navigate their way back. I think the most important lesson is to not Trust strangers.

My son likes the saltier stuff, too. He will not go for the bland veggies. He likes everything, but only in certain contexts (some mushed, others not) and only on specific days.

Soon, they will be eating everything!

Melissa said...

That last comment was from me :)

Mommy Elephant Sarah said...

Oh Ash! You are cute aren't you! And oh so smart let me tell you! I am so honored to have a visiter from so far away! Don't give your mom such a hard time with the food! She's only doing whats good for you! :)

Mahmee said...

Yep...would rather be safe than sorry every time.
M.

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Ash - don't let your mom fool you and be careful of strangers! Good choice leaving that room, you do not want to be sick!

Helene said...

So cute!!! My kids totally don't get the whole stranger thing even though we've talked at length with them about it!

Love the creativity of your blog...to tell it from your child's perspective!

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