Wednesday, 2 February 2011



This morning mummy dropped Casey off at school gate and wished her a lovely day with her friends and teachers. Just noticed another mummy trying to comfort her little girl. Her daughter seemed to be in tears. As always, I just kept it to myself and said nothing at all to anyone. Next minute, Casey said to me she would like to hold Amelia's hands to get inside the school as she seemed to need some help. Didn't realise Casey knew Amelia at all as they are not in the same year. Her act of sympathy and observance to the others made me feel a little bit ashamed. Like so many of us so called "adults", we don't normally show our emotions. Let alone reaching out for those who may appreciate a little bit of help. Lesson should be learned here.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Mon 3rd January 2011

It was time for Casey to have a bath. I (Daddy) bathed her and left her to play in the bath. I went downstairs to see if mummy needed some help, suffice to say, I made more work to do. I just finished clearing up and went back upstairs to find that our darling had decided to save me some work. She had put down a mat on the floor, got out of the bath, dried herself off, moisturised herself with cream and had put on her clothes by herself. Mummy and I were surprised and very pleased that she had done so well. Well done Casey !!!

Mon 27th December 2010

After staying at Grandparents house for a few days over Christmas it was time to go home. By the time we got home Casey was asleep, so we put togther the dolls house that we got her for Christmas and placed it in her room. The next day we woke to find her very excited and already playing with her new toy. The joy expressed by Casey was enough to make everything that we have to do in life worthwhile.

Sat 25th December 2010

Casey received lots of presents from everybody, she opened all of hers and daddy's, mummy's, uncles, grandma's and grandpa's presents, come to think of it anything that was wrapped and put under the Christmas tree was opened very enthusiastically and with great delight by Casey. To her christmas had truly arrived.

Fri 24th December 2010

Auntie Gigi was playing mahjong and won "bau pang", she gave Casey "gau long chai". Casey took one look at what was given her and said "Is that all??" Everyone burst out laughing, as Casey was given a big denomination coin, but not understanding money, she thought that by only getting one coin and not lots she wasn't getting much. Children can make you laugh and be happy without meaning to sometimes. These moments are priceless and are treasured by me forever.

Mid December 2010

Casey has just broken up from school for the winter break. She has done really well this term and her report demonstrates this. I am really proud of her and what she has achieved. She is like a sponge which soaks up knowledge, she wants to learn, which is a very good thing.

Early December 2010

Daddy and Casey put up and decorated the Christmas tree. Casey was really excited and loved putting all the decorations on the tree. It looked lovely, unfortunately they didn't have time to put up the tinsel and other decorations. Casey kept asking daddy to put up the decorations. After the rest of the decorations went up, Casey said that there were none in her room. Oops......We had run out of decorations. This will have to be remedied ASAP.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Different love(s)

Casey and I went out on our own during her half term a couple of weeks ago. She behaved really well and listened to what I said all the time. I was really proud of her. Normally I would like daddy to come out with us so I can have help when required. She surprised me by doing what she was asked for during our time out together.

She suddenly turned around and told me that she loved mummy a lot. A lovely sensation went through my heart and body and I felt euphoric. Thinking that all the hard work was worth it. Only a minute later we walked passed a Macdonald's and Casey said to me she loved apple pie too...... oh bo.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Best Friend or Not


When we woke up in the morning last saturday, Casey seemed to be in a very good mood. I wondered if there was anything to do with the weekend. She knew she didn't have to hurry for her breakfast or anything else. She could just sit back and relax.

While we were sitting down on the sofa during breakfast, Casey said that she was my best friend. Mummy was really happy and felt loved by her little girl. Whilst I was still enjoying the special bond and giving her a big hug, Casey told me to get back to my place. My world just crumbled around me. Back to reality......

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Belonging With

Mummy was doing some fun games in an exercise book with Casey the other day. We were asked to find out what subject belong with the one in question. Bless her, Casey did really well but one(?!). A seal was perching on a stand and we had to decide whether it would belong with a chair or the sea. She picked the chair and said when it gets tired the seal can then sit on it. I didn't know what to say. It was perfectly logical with her way of thinking and explanation.

I just like how children's mind work. There is often no perception of any kind, simple, innocent and straight forward. I also sometimes adore they speak their mind. How better it would be if adults would do the same.

Thursday, 25 February 2010


Casey said to mummy in the car on the way to school this morning that she didn't want to be young any more. I didn't quite know how to take it and told her that she was only just three years old. When asking her more on the comment she explained that she would like to be a mother with eleven children. They would all be living in a big igloo. However, she wouldn't be able to look after them all and would like another lady to help her.... Where did all this come from? My mind couldn't travel as fast as hers.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Jacket Potato

Casey never liked potatoes when she was a baby. Tried every single way of cooked potatos with her but to no avail except the big "M" french fries. She would just spit it out whether it was mashed, roasted, boiled, sauted or oven cooked. I was just thinking how can she not like potatoes when we are living in this country. Billions of the spuds are eaten every year by the Brits.

Anyway I baked some jacket potatoes at home yesterday and miracle happened. Casey liked it and finished quite a bit. Mummy's jaw dropped and couldn't believe it.