Kate’s antics: What a strange cat

Kate loves dogs. Don’t ask me why, as we don’t own a dog. However, everyday, she will walk down our street and say hi to many of the neighbours’ dogs. The dogs will scamper to their gates and greet her with happy barks. This is the first time she has come into close contact with a cat.
“Hi, cat. Come here.”

She was puzzled as to why there was no barking from the cat.

“So strange, mom”

She decided to play hide and seek with the cat.

“10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1!”
“Found you!”

Then the cat started contorting as it tried to scratch itself.

“What’s he DOING!?”

She had enough of the cat and went in search of her familiar doggie friends.

“There, mom. I found a dog!”

~ mummy wee – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

Kate’s antics: Shoe thief

Kate’s at that age where she loves trying on other people’s shoes.

“Let’s see… any unsuspecting kid left their shoe unattended?”

Spotted one!

“Ah, this shoe fits me PERFECTLY, plus it matches!”

The owner of the shoe was a really sweet boy. He came over to Kate and said ever so gently, “Can I have my shoe back, please?”

“Darn, those were awesome shoes”

No more unattended shoes around? Never mind. Spotted: Unattended skate scooter.

Let’s get it rollin’
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Kate’s antics: Dinner rocks!

Now that Kate is slightly older and her bedtime has been adjusted to 7.30, she had a chance to have dinner out with all of us.

“Mmmm mama mia!”

As you can see, she enjoyed herself tremendously!

“You gotta try this one, no kidding.”
“This dinner rocks”

Stay tuned for a full review of this family-friendly restaurant.


~ mummy wee – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

Kate’s antics: Her week in pics

This was Kate’s week in pictures… She was trying to look real endearing so the kids would take her along to their activities.

“Please… pretty please.”

She followed us to #1’s school fun fair and all the teenagers who walked past kept exclaiming, “Ooh, she’s sooo cute!”

“Do I look like I’m on display?”

She was literally gawked at for half an hour and must have felt like a circus clown.

“Ok, if I can’t see them, maybe they can’t see me”

The rest of the time at home, she was invading their rooms and checking out their stuff.

Trying on their earpiece

One of the girls entered the room, and demanded in a pretend angry tone, “What-are-you-doing-in-my-room?”

Caught red-handed

She left and went in search of other interesting things to explore.

#5’s latest robot invention

She inadvertently pulled it apart and #5 gave her a scolding for destroying what he had just made.

Crocodile tears

She escaped to another room and found one of her jie jie’s shorts.

“Denim looks good on me, no?”

The girls came in and found her wearing the ridiculously over-sized shorts and burst out laughing.

“Hee hee.. Am I the butt of your joke?”

One day when all her siblings were out and the house was really quiet, she walked to the door and asked to be taken out too. I took her to visit her grandaunts as she never fails to cheer them up.

Waiting for the tickle

Her grandaunt loves to play with her and listen to her chuckle.

“I’m going to poke you!”

~ mummy wee – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

Kate’s antics: Laundry Kate

Our helper is out on her off day and the hubs is doing the laundry. This is more like ‘Daddy’s antics’.

“Dad, how many times must I tell you, I’M NOT LAUNDRY!”
Dad: “Oh really? Well now you are!”

~ mummy wee – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

Kate’s antics: Mini scooter

Kate loves riding her cousin’s little scooter.

“Wheeee!”

Her favourite move? Ramming into the wall. I think it’s the anticipation which tickles her the most.

“Going to hit the wall…”
“BANG!”
Awesome 🙂

Sane tip: I really learnt to lighten up and laugh more after having Kate. Really thankful that she has such a joyful and cheery disposition. With the 5 of them, the days were so tough for so long that I went into a permanent “Life’s not funny” mode. If not for Kate, I think I would have ended up like Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black where he walks around expressionless.

Save tip: Thankful that Kate has a cousin who is 9 months older than her. Just the right age for sharing toys and for hand-me-downs.

~ mummy wee – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

Kate’s antics: Slide.. and oops!

It’s lovely that I get to spend weekday mornings with Kate alone. I took her to a playground and was surprised that she was contented to play by herself and we spent a good hour there. She was happy to explore as she wished without the older ones hauling her from one station to the next.

I’m going to try climbing up
Doing well, doing well…
Oopsie!
No worries, got up…
Almost there…
Oops again!

Look at her sheepish expression 🙂

Heh heh, no sweat… I’m up!
Hmm, the view is really not bad from up here
“Why didn’t I think of this earlier?”
Sane tip: So nice to see the world from the eyes of a child. In the breeziness and quietness at this simple playground, time seems to stand still and I am able to enjoy and appreciate the essence of life. Astounding.

Save tip: Some of the best things in life are indeed free 🙂
~ mummy wee – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

Kate’s antics: Phe-wheet! Attack!

A friend brought her god-daughter over for a playdate with Kate. They are the same age but look at the size difference!

“Why is she hogging all my toys??”

Never mess with a 6th child…

“Phe-wheet! 1,2,3,4,5.. attack!”

~ mummy wee – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~