Tag: childcare

A Funky Monkey and Busy Bee

December 19th, 2007   •   2 comments   

As part of his graduation ceremony, Ethan recently performed two items at his childcare centre Learning by the Park. Ethan is the boy in the green T-shirt with a shark on it wearing long red pants.

The first above is a segment from the song “Funky Monkey”.

The second segment above is one where the kids pretend to be bees.

While his performance isn’t quite Asian Idol material, well at least he is trying his best. And that’s what matters most I guess.

Childcare Leave and Dell Heaven

January 8th, 2007   •   8 comments   

Yes, I am back online! It sure feels good to be connected again, after last fortnight’s scary episode.

First, I must share that I took childcare MC leave today to bring my kid to the paediatrician. He was the latest victim, together with my wife and I, of some gastric related flu. It was some affliction that probably spread around when we last visited Bangkok. We went to his favourite Dr Yeo at the Killiney Family Clinic, and got some medicine for diarrhea, vomiting and related symptons.

Anyway, I spent about 2.5 hours this morning helping him to put together his gift from Auntie Karen – a nice big Peter Pan playset featuring one of the islands in Neverland. Finally managed to fix it amidst lots of grunting and straining over the intricate parts, but the look on his face was well worth it thereafter.
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Childcare Leave

November 13th, 2006   •   no comments   

Took half day childcare MC this pm to help take care of my son Ethan, who is ill with high fever in the 38 to 39 deg C range. My maid is also ill with vomiting and shivering spells, which is why both my wife and I have to knuckle down to help out. This is the 3rd time in as many weeks where Ethan came down with fever. Hopefully, it wouldn’t stay for too long.

I noticed that Ethan has become a lot more eloquent recently, and am not sure if its a consequence of his illness. In fact, he is now able to articulate fairly complex sentences and thoughts. He is also able to maneuver the mouse on the PC and to double-click and open his favourite applications. I have noticed then whenever he was unwell, he tend to be more erudite in his speech.

When I spilled some sweet syrup in his room on Sunday, he retorted rather indignantly (despite the daze induced by the high temperature),”Why did you spill the syrup on my chair and floor? The ants will come and eat the chair you know.” After a pause, he added emphatically, “This is my room you know. Later very dirty and difficult to clean.”

Ethan has also been a lot more attentive recently when listening to his favourite story books. I have just read him about 8 books at one go – courtesy of the National Library Board’s excellent double loan holiday service! He has also learnt to self medicate and could “inject” the syringe full of paracetamol into his mouth to bring down the fever.

OK, I need to go already…. His fever has crept past 39.1 and his hands are freezing.