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friends

my daughter is in the learning process on understanding the concept of friend. but i’m not sure whether to emphasis on the concept now or later… or just let she experience herself.

this morning, i prepared breakfast and lunch box for my daughter. the statement of “this is not enough for my friends”… had really bothers me for a long time since last year. i began wondering the kind of friends she’s having? then, i started to nag / advice to her by saying that…

“you need to find a friend who likes you of who you are. not a friend who is taking advantage of you just because you bring her lunch everyday. i don’t mind you sharing, but i prepared this lunch box is for you and not your friend. i want you to have the energy to learn… i’m more concern about you… you may let your friend have a taste of your food but not get them full… i want you to get full, not your friend…”

was i too harsh on her? maybe she meant well… or i’m just being too protective of her… maybe i should just let her make some mistakes huh…

‘experience is the best teacher’

whole wheat bread (no.3)

my annual subscription of parenthood magazine arrived today. i found an interesting statement which i would like to share with you…

“73% of mums think that ‘enriched wheat bread’ is 100% whole wheat. But it’s not!”

i was like… huh?? how come??

“Most contain only 20%. For the real deal, make sure ‘whole wheat flour’ is the first ingredient on the list”

hmmm… back to reading the ingredients again…

whole wheat bread (no.2)

today i managed to prepare breakfast which using a whole wheat bread. well… whole wheat mini bun to be exact. i bought the bun at bakery shop near my housing area. so, i prepared egg sandwich for my family.

i made an ordinary omelet but i added few diced red tomato (find the reddest tomato as it has high anti-oxidant), a pinch of salt for seasoning and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese…

my daughter loved it and asked for second serving. even my son finished his portion.

that’s the satisfaction i get after slaving myself in the kitchen early in the morning… 🙂

 

 

whole wheat bread

i’ve been struggling to give my kids to eat whole wheat bread instead of white bread. as most of us know that white bread is not that good for our body and brain. so, i’ve come out with a solution and kids are happy with it.

what i did yesterday was making an egg sandwich for my kids’ breakfast… using both whole wheat and white bread for it. one and the top and another at the bottom. my kids just loved it.

need to introduce the greatness of whole wheat bread little at a time… hopefully it will go long way ahead…

kids’ graduation ceremony

it comes me to thinking about kids’ graduation ceremony which most of kindergartens or primary schools conduct here. it occurs to me when i watched a movie titled ‘big daddy’, ‘stepmother’ and others. what i realized was that most of the what so-called “american movie”, the kids always do a historic play for their graduation or any ceremony in their school. it’s either about their independence day or thanks giving day.

i attended to my kids graduation ceremony for at least 3-4 times already. sadly, none of it include any of the malaysian history in their itinerary. it’s mostly all about “entertainment”. most kids are either to dance or sing for their presentation on the stage. there were no acting at all… at least a short play that could cultivate the kids patriotic spirit. in fact we can see lots of television programme which influenced our children towards mere entertainment.

so parents, if possible do suggest to your kids’ school or kindergarten to include any simple or short play for kids and not simply dancing or singing. it was just a thought of mine…