Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Jailbreak - Shhh... Don't Tell My Mom

I took the boys to school today, as some of you already know.
Gadget-daddy left for Hong Kong this morning for work and will be there till Saturday evening.

Mil had suggested that the boys skip school this week, but we figured it'll be really too hard to get Max back into the routine of getting back to school if he has another "break" this week, and Micah would feel awfully deprived of school. He loves school.

Of course for the adults, I think the house can do with some peace and quiet with the boys out for school, a total of 4 - 4.5 hours, including travelling time.

So I did the usual with my sister this morning - sent the boys to school, had breakfast and walked the supermarket, hanging out mainly at the biscuit aisles, looking for snackies for the boys. The only difference is that we drove the car about a bit more than our usual walks of 15 minutes from the boys' school to our favourite coffee shop.

Oo... and I had some delicious fruit juice!!
Shhh... don't tell my mom. She'll give me no peace.
Oh, btw, my mom is away on holiday in China with a bunch of relatives.

I left Myron with grandma, with 2X 4oz of milk. When we got home he had finished almost all the milk, save 1 oz. It seems that he behaved better today than the last time I left him home - he did a stake out, not sleeping and complaining whenever he had the bottle. Well, baby boy, you'll have to get use to this coz this is going to be our routine in time to come.

Will be doing this for the next two days.

P/s - Grandma started potty-training Myron already.

Apparently if you start the baby off right from before the fullmoon (a month old), it'll be easier to potty train him/her fully in time to come.


hissychick said...

Glad you made a bid for freedom ;) I've been housebound for the last few days due to A being in hospital and now that she's out and getting better we are all climbing the walls!

That last shot of Myron on the potty is so cute. Does Grandma practice a form of EC (elimination communication)? I've heard about it...but never seen it in action...

A gift from God said...

yippie for's so boring staying at home right? :)

Ann said...

OOOHHHH.....that is why you have been allowed out of the house! Reckon no mum will ever allow their daughter NOT to do the full term prisonment!

And I do hope the fruit juice was not cold! :)

A mum will always nag...

Oh, potty training from young really makes it easier?

Moomykin said...


Climbing the walls?!!
That takes the cake!
It's when we have kids that getting out of the house is really important for their growth and our sanity.

EC: Ermm... Yes, if you mean we try to coax him into doing his business by repeatedly making "mmmmmk" sounds, like one constipating and also making a low whistle sound for getting him to pee.

Moomykin said...

A gift from God,

Yes, time passes slowly when home without the boys.
But it would be fun if there's a good book or a oven to keep me busy.

Moomykin said...


Yeah, MY mom would have scolded me for not taking care of myself. But it's really quite impossible to keep to the confinement strictly when you have 2 other boys and they want you to do stuff for them and with them all the time.

Juice: Yes, was without ice and not from the chiller. Just from one of the shelves at the supermarket, so slightly cool.

Potty training: Well, this is MiL's theory, but I think every child will still take their time to be fully potty trained. At least the potty is not totally alien to them when we really want to start keeping the diapers off.