flashcards

January 27, 2014 • 12 comments • 2810 views

Just like how they say never go grocery-shopping when you’re hungry, I also think never go to Mothercare without your baby. When you have your babies, they’ll always distract you and somehow pushing the stroller around and trying to calm a crying baby will make you want to speed up and leave asap. Dean and I were just walking around and decided to pop into Mothercare to see if there any things that Daniel might need. Need, not want.

What a load of nonsense.

Never leave parents with time to kill alone at Mothercare.

We came out with 4 bags of toys for Daniel and had to go put stuff in the car boot before doing stuff we actually had to do.

We’re such weak parents. WEAK, I TELL YOU.

Daniel’s 6 months old, but Dean and I zoomed past the 6 months+ section to the 12 months+ to 2 years+ section. Please, our baby’s a fast learner, ok? There were so many colorful things and all sorts of sounds that those toys made. I was convinced that if I get Daniel a toy helicopter, he also needed a truck. And if I get Daniel a truck, he needed to learn about ships. But what if he likes music? Obviously he needs a xylophone. But how will he ever go through childhood without a musical guitar, though…

Then, there are all these talks about brain stimulation and motor skills for babies. I couldn’t find the brain stimulation section in Mothercare, but I passed by some really cool laptops for babies that says A, B, C when you press on the keyboard. SO COOL. I didn’t get that, though. Next to it was a gadget set; remote control, plastic keys and a mobile phone. All made alphabet and number sounds, and there were even French and Spanish versions. Hello, baby must-haves. Daniel would sound so sexy to the other girl babies if he knew A, B, C in French. Buy.

I also got him a set of flashcards of alphabets, numbers, and other things. It said for 2 years plus, but I figured if I repeat it to him everyday, eventually, he will be able to do maths at 2 years old. I was so excited to paste the flashcards on the wall, in my mind picturing me reading out the alphabets to him every morning. And him repeating after me.

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“A for apple, Daniel. Say A for apple,” I would say.

“A for apple and airplanes, Mommy,” my 6-month-old baby would answer back.

I smiled to myself while pasting the flashcards.

Daniel? Well, he was behind me.. you know… busy chewing on the box…..