Thursday, December 18, 2008

An Old Ginger...


Chinese has a saying that `Aged ginger is more pungent’ (姜是老的辣). This meant that the elderly people are more experienced and hence better in handling situations. This couldn’t be more true when it comes to parenting and handling babies.

We have been having a `jolly good’ time feeding Ryan his solids. Besides squirming and twisting in his high chair, his hands are constantly waving and pushing. Every time we push a spoon near his mouth, he will attempt to grab the spoon as if he wants to feed himself. Occasionally, he will knock the spoon completely off our hand, resulting in the apple puree flying through the air. None is happier than Zoewe, our toy poodle who sits patiently to pick up whatever that lands near her. Too big a mouthful, and he will spit out the puree and smiled cheekily.

We are also fearful that he will choke and as a result, we are giving him small spoonfuls. Needless to say, the feeding takes a pretty long time.

My mum is currently here for Christmas. On seeing me feeding him this afternoon, she couldn’t stand all of Ryan’s antics and took over. Spoonful after spoonful was pushed into his mouth. Ryan’s with his puzzled look has little choice but to gobble and swallow every spoonful. Within 10 minutes, it was done! And that little monster wanted more! See how he bullies his daddy and mommy.

Of course, my mother was proud as a peacock. `See what ma-ma can do!’ she proudly announced.

Either my mom is super good in handling him (as they said aged ginger is more pungent) or that little monster knows that the only way to his grandma’s heart is to make her feel super important. Smart kid.

Wait till daddy feeds you next. No more Mr Nice guy with small spoonful. You better gobble and swallow or else…….

6 comments:

Lemonjude said...

Almost all own kids are very good in bullying own daddy mummy. Not to say Ryan is still young, my boy also the same...took ages to finish the rice with me but with my parents can finish together on the dinner table..

Merryn said...

my ethan eats the best n fastest when I am feeding him. other ppl wont be able to feed him, he will reject. ;p

Kristie said...

Yup it is so true how the elderly can just take over and things can done much faster... like when Jayden cries non-stop (still newborn), the minute my grandaunt carries him, he stops crying... i dont know for what magical reason that is...

Adrine said...

I think babies are born with the ability to identify who they can "bully". :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Yes, I think our mommy really have their own way to take care of our lil one.
Haha....from today onwards, ryan will become a fast eater..hehe

cheeyee said...

Yep, the kids like to bully their daddy and mommy, especially the mommy. I think coz they know their daddy and mommy will not stop loving them even though being bullied?

Anyway, being the first time parent to Lynn 2 years ago, I do learn the tricks from the babysitter on how to feed them solids. Once you know it, it become easy. :)

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