I am trying to limit Nyla's TV time and only let her have about an hour of TV after she returns from school.
Chatted with the other moms of her friends in school and most of their kids do not watch TV in the mornings.
Just a week ago, I've been discouraging her to watch the idiot box.
Nyla: Can I watch TV?
Me: No, Nyla. Your friends don't watch TV you know..
Nyla: Long pause...
Nyla again: Oh ya? Then how come they know of Mickey Mouse and Ben 10?
Well anyway, it's been a week and Nyla's still not past the 'cold turkey' stage. Hehehe!
She is beside me now, writing about her trip to her Daddy's office yesterday.
Now, remember "My Favourite Alphabet" entry thingy.
I asked Nyla if she wanted to do this game and because she doesn't want to feel left out, she agreed.
I explained to her the RULE of the game:
YOU NEED TO USE THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR NAME TO ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.
She got excited and really enthusiastic...
1: What is your name: NYLA...that was easy. (Akshen pulak)
2. A four letter word: (I drew blanks for her _ _ _ _) Her answer: N E E T (Neat) (Good one!)
3. A boy's name: Noddy..See Mommy, lucky last time I watch TV. If not, I cannot answer this question. (??!!!)
4. A girl's name: Natasha..My teacher's name. (I was impressed....until we reached question 5.)
5: An occupation: Hmmmm.
Nyla: I don't like this game. What did you write? I just copy yours.
Me: Can't copy. You must be original.
Nyla: I CANNOT.
Me: Think harder!
Me: No. Gardener begins with the letter 'G'
Nyla: There's letter N what in the word.
Me: Yes, but you have to follow the rules babe.
Nyla: But I'm a kid. Too difficult.
SO BOTH OF US AGREED AND MODIFIED THE RULES OF THE GAME:
THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR NAME (In Nyla's case, 'N') MUST BE PRESENT IN THE ANSWERS YOU GIVE.
Back to Number 5
5: Occupation: GardeNer..what did you answer for Daddy?
Nyla: Then I change. Put Nenek.
6:A colour: BroWn...eh your toga la. Nutella Brown.
7: Something you'll wear: Baju KuruNg (Yes my girl loves our traditional baju kurung. BUT she only loves the top. So last Sunday, she wanted to wear the baju kurung top with bermudas.)
8: Food: IkaN bilis
9.Something found in the bathroom: PaNties...we hang on top one before we bathe. (Nyla, you don't have to go into details.)
10. A place: Choa Chu KaNg
11: A reason for being late: LoNg Nap
12:Something you'd shout: Oh NNNNNNooooooo!
13: A Movie Title: RapuNzel
14: Something you'd drink: GreeN Tea
15. A musical group: Can be just 1 singer? You put Maher ZaiN. (gasak kau la nak)
16. An animal: HyeNa
17: A street name: PaNdaN GardeNs.....so many Ns Mommy! Good answer huh. (Yes, Nyla, bonus point for you. Nah!)
18. A type of car: PiNk car
19: The title of a song: Hot aNd Cold..Katy Perry's soNg.
Nyla: I'm done right?
Nyla: Can watch TV?
Nyla: sighs...then whines....sighs....whines.
Me: Write about your trip to Daddy's office.
Nyla: You so boring one.
Nyla: When I have kids, I will let my kids watch TV forever.