Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I don't know what really happened. It only came to my attention when Aily was almost hysterical while was washing Eiddin's mouth. I first thought it was just a cut at the lips.

It turned out that Eiddin had fell while trying to climb the stairs. The worst part was his tooth took the full force of the fall causing his recently emerging teeth to be pushed back into his gum. What horror.!!! Eiddin was crying like never before and Aily kept going on and on about "..if only, if only...". But what to do - these things happen.

As a precaution, we took the boy to the dentist last night for a consultation. The doctor can't really say for sure but according to her, in most cases, the affected tooth would die from the trauma. If that's the case, there's nothing much that can be done except to wait for the tooth to be pushed out naturally. The only thing that we have to look out for is whether the trauma affects his gum.

But so far so good. He's eating normally.

Emil Got Whacked

I whacked the boy pretty good last night.

With his uncontrollable, almost non stop running and jumping and "in through one ear and out from the other" attitude, Aily and I are really stretched at times. Reasonings just don't work with him these days. Probably he himself is testing the limits as well. Seems that Emil can't stay still at all. Not even for a full minute, except when there is something interesting on the TV. Even that is too brief to our liking. Even the novelty of coming home after full day at the office only lasts for a couple of minutes.

I really hate it when I have to resort to whacking as means to drive my messages across to the boy. And it's not a pretty sight when he pours his heart out (not to mention the tears...) after that. But at this point, that seems to be only viable option. Pray that only good will come out of this. I would not want Emil to be the product of "no rod policy" and the world gets one more spoilt kid as a result.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


It is really hard to indulge in a hobby you never had - hence the absence of regular postings in this blog. For now, let's just see at some pictures...

...ini budak sudah pandai jalan...

...the only time when all is quiet on the home front...