SPEAKING OF DENTIST, I think I kept a pretty good record of M’s primary teeth when they fell off. And being sentimental me (or mad, one might say), I even kept them – all 20 of them!!!
WE HAD A number of visits to the clinic this month, all in preparations for our next destination.
Our 3rd January visit was for a compulsory vaccination required by the country we are headed to. This was Little Em’s first injection since she last completed all the required vaccinations as a baby (by 18 months old, which she has no memories of).
On that occasion, we will all remember how excited and impatient she was, asking numerous times “When are we getting the injection?” as we consulted the doctor and while we waited to be called. While we waited outside the immunisation room, she was still upbeat and showed a brave front. I went in first, followed by Papa and Big M. Then came Little Em’s turn. Her fear began to show when she saw the needle. Papa held her on his lap when the needle went into her left arm. Then out came her cries…
As we left the room, Little Em said accusingly (in between cries) … “Mommy, you LIED… you said it would be an ant bite… but it was like pumping petrol… the nurse took FOREVER to pull out the needle…” I almost burst out laughing, but for her sake, I held back. Such drama!
Today we returned to the clinic for another follow-up visit. On our way there, Little Em was once again excited with the prospect of a “family walk”. She simply loves the idea of the four of us going out together – even if it was to the clinic!
While there, we also took Little Em to the dentist in the same building. This was her first ever dental visit. We recall M’s fondness for dental visits as a child. For a brief moment, Little Em seemed to take after her sister, as she waited rather impatiently and kept asking when would be her turn. Unfortunately, when her number was finally called out (after a long hour-and-a-half wait), it was a different story the moment we stepped into the dentist’s room . I shall keep the story behind closed doors for now, but she hasn’t heard the last of it from me yet.
THIS TIME, IT was a wish come true for Little Em.
Little Em had longed for snow every time she looks at our winter photos in Moscow. On a warm Saturday of 11th Jan, she finally had her first “snow” (ice, rather) experience, a mere 30 minutes drive from home, at i-City, Shah Alam.
Snowalk is advertised as “50,000 sq feet Artic environment below 5°C… a cold, cold, cold fun adventure starts here in Malaysia’s largest snow play attraction”.
It was cold no doubt, but having seen the real stuff, M and I weren’t impressed with what we saw. For Little Em, it’s a case of “you won’t miss what you don’t know” so she was exceptionally excited at the start of her “snow journey”… till the cold got to her and she had a little frost bite falling onto a pile of ice. Both girls were not in the mood for any of the winter rides (other than a “chair ride”) and games, so after checking out some ice sculptures and taking some photos, they were glad to be out of the cold!
LITTLE EM IS BIG M’s Christmas wish come true.
SOME MEMORABLE MOMENTS for the two sisters to reminisce over for years to come (hopefully!)…