Pink Friday 6 – Butterfly

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My entry for today’s Pink Friday was the face paint I decided to have done last Easter. It was my second time to have some face paint done and the only reason I did it was because my little Missy was skeptical about it. She thought it was dirty (which is actually true) and kept saying “Eeew”. I wanted her to know that it’s okay to be dirty (but pretty) once in a while.



Happy Friday and hope you and your family enjoy the weekend!

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Lessening the Phobia

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Thanks to a different kind of doctor (Developmental Pedia in Not a Doctor), little Missy is not as afraid of them anymore. She associated getting her shots with doctors and nurses in scrubs since we’ve been doing this for months for her vaccinations. I wouldn’t blame her because every time she’d see her regular pedia, she’d get a shot. We didn’t have any visits for plain consultations because she doesn’t get sick much.

Before our Dev’t. Pedia visit, I was actually thinking to buy scrubs online. I thought that if she gets used to the idea of seeing me wear scrubs at home, maybe I can lessen the phobia every time she sees a nurse in scrub at the clinic because then she knows she will soon be ushered to her doctor’s office for a shot.

Maybe even those branded tops that look like scrubs but have fancy designs would work too. That way, I can also use them when going out and then she’d think that they’re for casual wear and that seeing them doesn’t mean we will automatically go to her doctor for a shot.

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Not a doctor

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This was what my 2-year old Little Missy said after our first consultation with her Development Pediatrician at the Asian Hospital. Let me give you a brief background.

Contrary to why most parents seek the expertise of a Dev’t. Pedia, we weren’t worried about her having ADHD, or ADD, or anything like that. We’ve just been told by a lot of people to have her assessed because she seemed advanced even before she turned 1. Even her regular pedia is amazed at her development although he didn’t push for an assessment, until recently.

I am with my little girl 24/7 so maybe that’s why I don’t see her as other people do. I think all she does is pretty normal and regular because I do not compare other kids to her. I hated that when I was little so why do it to her and to other children who may be equally blessed with other talents.

Anyway, hubby and I are considering enrolling her in a school but didn’t know which type of school. This was where it all started. Most people said she’s too advanced for the regular nursery or even kinder level. If only she could write uniformly between blue-to-blue lines, she could even pass for the Preparatory level. Some people say to just enroll her in a toddler school rich in physical and social activities. Because sending her to the right school is a big issue for us, that’s when we finally decided to consult with a Dev’t. Pedia.

I told myself I’ll take notes, record, and photograph what I can but it seems I forgot all those because the discussion started with a detailed background of myself and my hubby. We were asked about our own family backgrounds and characteristics of “noteable” family members. Then I was asked in detail about my journey to pregnancy, including my miscarriage, pre-pregnancy activities and medications if any, pre-natal activities and medications, and what medications and activities little Missy is engaged in now that she’s 2 and 7 months old.

After taking all those down, she started to “play” with her. Honestly, I don’t think I remember everything that she did to assess her but at the end it left my little girl a little tired. She started getting restless, but I don’t blame her, they were at it for an hour and a half.

The doctor said that she had to go on and on because little Missy could still answer her questions so she had to prod until she could gauge the level. I think though that she also felt how restless the little girl was so she also decided to end it. She just advised us to come back in a couple of months for another assessment.

When we got the results, hubby and I were surprised at how she did. The doctor called her developmentally advanced. Her reading skills were at Grade 2 level, and this was her main strength together with her communication skills.

Now knowing this, she gave us her advice on how to cope with her, how I should be able to support her and what type of school she recommends. Actually, we’re still waiting for an email from her for a list of schools fit for little Missy in our area.

For now, I’ll do my best to support her interests, guide her strengths and develop ummm… everything else. I made a promise to myself that I’ll let her keep her childhood. Even though she’s accomplished a lot for her age, I will not, nor will I let anyone, dictate what she has to do. I will give her the childhood that she deserves regardless if it may seem that she’s too mature for it. If she says it’s too shallow for her, then we move a step further, but not until she herself is ready for it.

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Decorating with etageres

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We are starting to plan for our house next year, yay! The lot is almost paid for and I’m thinking it’s just about time too so that our little Missy can start cherishing her most memorable moments from our home, not in a rented place.

For the design and all, Daddy gets to think about that. I have no talent in maximizing spaces or imagining planes and axes so that I’ll leave up to him. My share in all this is the type of accents, furnitures and fixtures.

Learning from our recent place, one thing I will never have too much of are bathroom etageres. Of course this is keeping in mind that we have quite a spacious bathroom. Having etageres in the bathroom can give it a more “homey” feel. I’m thinking of showing off some figurines (from birthday/wedding souvenirs), fresh flowers and scented candles in the bathroom. Why? The bathroom is one place in the house that we spend most of our time in so I want to make it more inviting and relaxing.

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Luckily I found a great Etagere store online and maybe I buy some pieces from them when the house is almost complete. For now, I’m showing off their great pieces to Daddy so he gets a feel of the theme I want for our humble abode.

Are you a fan of etageres too? Don’t you think they add a bit more character to a home?

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