Fan Question - Relationship with Neighbours

~ Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12:23 AM ~

I have previously posted fans' questions on my Facebook page (I'm there almost everyday) but decided to move them to my blog instead, reason being it is much more easier for me to track the comments and searching is way easier if the questions are all stored on my blog.

So, without further ado, today's question is from a fan with some issues with her new neighbour.

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Do spend some time to read through and understand her situation and share your opinions and thoughts on her questions and if can, suggest what she can do to overcome these issues. Thanks!

I'm a full-time mummy

"I moved in my new house nearly 3 weeks ago. There is a family next door. They have teenage kids and a 5 years old girl. The day we moved in the 5 years old girl invited herself into play and her parents let her. I didn't think much of it and let her play in. She had tea with us. Now every day she wants to come in and play.

Up until now I've been letting her in, she is coming round early in morning asking for breakfast, dinner and tea. Not going home until half 8 at night. My son is only 2 and goes to bed between 7-8pm. She has gotten more comfortable with us now and she is rude. She says things to me like "get me a drink" "I'm hungry get me some dinner". If I say come on let's play out for a bit it's nice out, she says I don't wanna go out I'm staying in your house".

She sits next to me and either elbows me or whistles at me to get my attention. She knows my name. She winds my dog up by chasing him sometimes. We were going out with friends for a meal at the pub she asked to come and was questioning me when I said no. She always wants to go play upstairs in my son's room. I say no as he is only 2 he has tons of toys down here. And her mum comes and says 'oh I'm just going shopping can she stay here?'.

And this morning I answered the door and it was her, we had just got up and having breakfast. I said I'll come get you when he is done eating. She said well can't I come in now. I said no. And she shouted at me and said she has been asking to come around since 5am. I said yeah well she can come in when he has eaten. I'm starting to get fed up of it.

Also she eats loads when she is here. Today she had some dinner then 3 packet of crisps, now asking for biscuits. And I can't be doing with her rudeness. If she speaks to her parents like that, that's fine it's none of my business but I won't have her talk to me like that. Am I wrong for

A. Saying no to her coming in every day and only doing it every few days. 

B. For making her speak to me with manners. She asks me something and I won't do it until she says please."


I'm a full-time mummy

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Crossed Fingers

~ Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:47 AM ~

Lately, our 6.5 months old Carolyn has been doing this very cute hand gestures with her fingers. Something I've never noticed our other 2 kiddos did before.

She crosses her fingers! Very very cute and sometimes, it is hard to pry off her fingers and no sooner than you managed to uncross them, she goes and crosses her fingers again! Cute!!!

And because I love to google about stuff, I actually searched for the meaning of crossed fingers just to satisfy my curiosity and in case our ever curious 5 years old boy decided to ask his mummy one day why his baby sister likes to cross her fingers hahahah...

According to Wikipedia, "To cross one's fingers was a hand gesture commonly used to implore God for protection, as well as to wish for good luck." Cool!

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Child's Play - Crystal Soil Water Beads

~ Posted on Friday, April 04, 2014 at 7:35 AM ~

I stumbled upon one of those parenting blogs recently and one of the activities done by the kiddos was playing with crystal soil water beads. It looks pretty fascinating to me, although I've seen them being used in plants before, I never thought it can be used in water play, what more for educational and entertaining aspects!

I immediately googled for more info on how these beads work and where to get them for cheap price.

With the crystal soil water beads activity, I got our kiddos to be patient in waiting for the water beads to grow bigger, letting them scoop out the water beads colors that they like using a spoon (motor skills?) and taught our 5 years old boy what is transparent (one of the beads color)

I'm just thrilled to see our kiddos' faces in amazement as they observed the water beads getting bigger and bigger as time goes by. Fun activities I would say!

**** Warning: Parents / caretakers please take note to pay full attention to your kiddos when playing with the water beads in case they put them into their mouth etc. Must always exercised precautions as these colorful beads are cute to play with and the bouncy jelly-like feel might attract kiddos to put them into their mouth (our kiddos squashed some of the water beads causing quite a wee bit of mess) Do also take note that the longer the beads are soaked in water, the bigger they get and the easier they crushed and break easily.

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