daily nite rituals for the girls are pack them up to the room by 8 coz it takes a long time for them to unwind.
once in the room, erika plays her "ello" creation set or her pretend make-up table or princess or teacher!!...very girlie things. ellisa will try to "play" with cheh cheh and that gets cheh cheh in an angry fits because she seem to destroy, disrupt or mess-up everything that cheh cheh has set up to do…as usual erika will be complaining to me then scolding her sis until ellisa cries.
the cries from ellisa are mostly croc tears…just like her pinky croc shoes that we bought from bangkok.
as usual, nag erika to wash up and change to her pj’s…nowadays gotta nag her a lot …sigh!
i know this is bad habit…..but we eat a lot in the room too…nando’s chicken (dad’s fave.), fruits with salt (erika’s fave.), junk food, noodles…hungry la coz our dinners are around 5ish to 6ish every evening…also greedy too.
since we have put in a platform in the room…the girls just love to run round the bed and play sleeping time…see picture sooo red…just right for Chinese new year. the patchwork blankie made by great grandma.
also the purpose of doing the platform is to cajole erika into sleeping on her own bed…well, I would say its not a 100% success story, even though she loves her new bed and sleeps there every nite, she still climbs back into our 8 feet bed most nite around 6 or 7ish in the morning…she knows she can’t just jump up…so when she’s awake…she will call out to daddy (she knows she can “manipulate” daddy ~ the softie). she don’t even need to open her mouth and ask, can i come on your bed?…she got a better trick up her sleeve! this is the how she used her manipulative skills…
erika: (very helpless voice) daddy…..da…diiiiiiiiii
daddy: (pretend didn’t hear her)
erika: daddiiiiiii daaaadiiiiiiii, I am scared….daddiiiii
daddy: (still pretend to sleep)
erika: daddiiiiiii, i am scared….daddiiiii i am scared
daddy: (no choice la) come here erika
erika jumps right on the bed and sleep next to daddy…
wishing all of you happiee happiee kong zi fa chai!