Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Sunday is now officially Arts and Crafts day.  This project is to replace all those odd boxes she's been using to keep her trinkets.  I thought she would have fun working on it, but oh how I was so wrong.

It came 'naked' without decoration
The gluing part was fun.  Hints that she can use her own trinkets and let her imagination runs wild was good too.  With a satisfying birds eye view result.

The next part, there's a bit of sewing technique involved and is proving too much for her.

This is when things got 'sour' with yells and screams because little kidlets are known for lack of patience and the tulle 'skirt' is more of a tulle 'bomb' when she does it.  Determination was high but when it kept on turning out wrong, it's mommy to the rescue time.
  The finished product with mommy's help.  Still insisting that the picture on the box looks much better than the real thing.

The little flowers was proving a bit difficult for her little fingers.  We ended up splitting the task, mommy does harder task, she does easier ones.  
The tulle skirt was proving to be too long and we ended up tucking it in and securing it with bits of the flowers.  This is where she commented again and again about how it is not like the one in the picture with big billowing skirt.  But what kind of a 5 year old says "billowing" anyway and finally succumb to the fact that it's all a marketing gimmick of lighting and angle to make her nag mommy to buy?

Hence I can now confirm to all parents that the creativity section is actually fun to do together with your children.  Warning that if you suffer from back and neck problems, it could heighten the pain especially if your children's trademark is still S & Y (aka. scream and yell) when difficulty arise.  So, choose your crafts wisely.

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This is what happens when you delegate a task to a 5 year girl.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Fairy that ended Blue

Since the very first time she knew colour, pink red and white were always the special ones.  So, how did this little fairy ended blue?

"It lacks a lot of colours", she commented, "no red....".....

This was the first choice of colour combo.
This is for the more adventurous ladies.

But how did it end up having cross breed smurf-ogre-ish face?
While mom renewed her driving license, little miss fairy had a battering of pink and purple.  Couldn't decide having her a smurf clan or the ogre princess.  The picture above is mommy's halfway saving attempt.  

Lets start from scratch with a little bit of painting technique shall we?

Making do with what's left of the colours available.  She's going to wear blue turtleneck and knee high green boots.

Little miss fairy actually suffered a fall and had to be glued back on, but all when mommy wasn't looking.  She's good as new in blue.  At least the smurfogre theme is there till the end.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Recognising Pattern???

This morning when I looked at the calendar, I went "Huuhh???"

Monday, 7 May 2012

When I'm Down...

All I need is to look at this:

And the many random drawings she did everywhere else...it took me a while to digest what she's drawing about but apparently they're the technologies she misuse everyday (that supposedly there to help with her education).

Introducing: "The iPad".  Appearing on the screen are her crayons for her art, instead of the mathematics apps that I asked her to practice on.
"Exhibit 1"
"Exhibit 2"
Above is: "The TV" that shows "Upin and Ipin" instead of the 3 channels I ask her to pay close attention to (Discovery, NatGeo, Animal Planet).

Below is: "Granpa's Computer Screen" showing Chinese dancers, instead of Mandarin lessons for her.  I don't think she approved of that either by the "What the?" bubble in her drawing.
"Exhibit 3"
By the looks of it, she is very honest about her tech usage, isn't she?


As I entered my office this morning.....I was greeted by these two figures on my work.  The microdoodle is back!