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you got the touch. you got the power..

lil jj is rolling all over me whilst i type this. she's playing some games on my phone. and yes, i've set it to airplane mode to reduce the risk of radiation. she's been really playful this couple of days. well actually she's always been playful pun. she's steadily increasing her vocabulary. i think the senorita has already mentioned that lil jj has got apple, fish and cat sorted. she's also understand some instructions like, sit down and stand up. whenever i give lil jj a bath, i would sing that eminem song, the one with the "please stand up", to get lil jj to stand up in the tub. hehe i like to think that that helped a bit la in making her understand.

lil jj has also increased her repertoire of songs from the MJ cd we have imbued to the car cd player. i think she sings to man in the mirror, stranger in moscow, the one with the 'dont stop till u get it up ke get enough' or something like that la. we still waiting for her to sing one of auntie ana's song though. maybe once the cd is out we can start playing it in the car for the benefit of lil jj.

she's growing up so fast. we're trying to get her to do a lot of things. potty training, brush her teeth, eat on her own. at the moment it seems like she still got a lot of time and a lot of growing up to do. well things might change la if and when the other 'lil' something comes along and start to chase after her eh. they say kids grow up faster when they have younger siblings. something about the added responsibility of being the bigger brother or sister.

in truth i think parents also grow up much faster with kids. whatever that means la kan. we learn that our life is no longer about us. our decisions are no longer just about us. we learn not to be to reckless coz we have important people who depend on us. we adapt our schedule and we accommodate. sometimes we have to sacrifice the things we want for stuff that they need. we learn to give them the attention even when it feels like we ourselves are not getting enough attention. we learn from experience and the experience will hopefully make us grow wiser.

after all is said and done we just hope that we've prepared them well to lead their own lives. what else can you do eh?

A cat and lil jj
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