February 29, 2008

Bath time and an 18-month old baby

"EJ, let's take a bath".

When EJ hears this, he would scamper and hide. It's been three days now and it's getting harder and harder for me to bathe him. I don't know what's gotten into him. Prior to this, he loves taking a bath. It would take a minimum of 30 minutes before I can take him out of his bath. Some other times he would even cry if I take him out of the tub. But not anymore!

It started 3 days ago. He was in the middle of a Barney show when I told him it's bath time. He didn't nudge so I went near him and started taking off his shirt. He started to cry so I said "Let's take a bath after Barney, ok?" He ignored me. After the Barney show I told him again that it's bath time and immediately took off his shirt and shorts. I didn't expect he would cry. Normally he would be excited to take a bath expecially if I say "you can brush your teeth now". I didn't mind his crying thinking he would stop when he's in the tub already. But my god, he kicked me and he was howling like mad.

As I've said, it's been three days now. The last two days I managed to trick him into the tub using some toys. And managed to wash his shoulders and down but not the face and the head.

So this morning I was determined to show him who's the boss. While playing with his toys I called him from the tub. Maybe he thought I was brushing my teeth, so he came near me. But when he saw that I was preparing his bath he ran away and hid behind throw pillows.

I told him firmly that it was time to take a bath and will not tolerate crying (I hope he undertstood..hehehe). So he started crying again and he fought me while I was trying to take his clothes off. I put him on the tub and he was bawling, weeping and pleading to take him out. I almost gave in. If one would hear us, one would think he was spanked or something. But I stood my ground. It seemed an eternity before we finished.

When EJ pooped tonight, I told Eric to go and wash EJ. It was his turn to see EJ's spectacles. Eric scooped EJ up and brought him to the tub to wash. I heard EJ cry for a while. But only for a while. I couldn't believe my ears! I was jealous, mad and frustrated because EJ didn't cry as much as he cried when he's with me.

So I went to check what Eric did. What I saw made me laugh. EJ was on the bed and Eric was wiping his bum with a baby wipes. "Why didn't you wash him?" I asked. "Naawa ako, when I took his pants off, he tried to put it back on. It was a pitiful sight." I know this is not a laughing matter but I couldn't help but laugh.

EJ is showing his tantrums and his "my way" attitude. Imagine if I have two babies right now with no yaya (nanny)? How will I survive?

Horrors! Hahaha!

February 27, 2008

It's Been a While

I wanted to get back to blogging as soon as we got our internet connection but it's just darn hard to write and compress everything that's happened in between my hiatus. I just couldn't start. I guess it is because there were so many things that happened and I don't know where or how to start.

For example, I wanted to blog about KL's sunrise and sunset. I was amazed to find out on my first morning at KL that at 7:30AM, it is still dark outside. It looks like it's just 5:30AM when the sun is just starting to peek in the horizon. The lights on the street are still on. Amazing! Then at 7:30 in the evening, it looks like it's only 5:30PM. The sun is just starting to set. Pretty amazing!

Then there's all these things going on around simultaneously that's keeping me from blogging. Settling in our new apartment, buying things, finding good restos, keeping EJ entertained, going to the gym, looking for a laundry service, window shopping, getting well from this persistent cough and cold, trying to understand the way they speak, nagging hubby about minor things...etc, etc, etc.

Hopefully, I'll be able to get back into the groove of things pretty soon. By that I mean, blogging.

February 16, 2008

Malaysia, Finally!

After a short hiatus, I'm back. But it will be sporadic for the mean time because we don't have an internet connection at home yet. We're sorting it out.

I miss blogging! Life is definitely not the same without my usual dose of blogging.

We're in Kuala Lumpur now. Will post pics and blog about the place when we have the internet connection at home.

Here's the Famous Petronas Towers to tide you over till my next blog post :)