Monday, March 12, 2007

Cairo Says: Of Birthdays and Toilets

(Previously posted by "Cairo" on 15th June, 2006 on Multiply)
Dear all, it was my Mommy's birthday yesterday. She took leave BUT sprained her ankle at work the day before that.

That's the good news. For Cairo.
You see, Mommy and Daddy would have sneaked out to watch Pixar's Cars followed by Silent Hill had she not gotten herself 'grounded'. So you see, Mommy broke a leg, Cairo got lucky, hehehe! Mommy and Daddy spent the whole day at home with me instead!

I got to show off my newly acquired 'walking' skills to many people too. OK, so I was in my playpen, clutching on to the top for dear life while everyone tried to lure me to the other side by clapping their hands, whistling and doing god knows what other antics... but you know me, I'm always sooooo accommodating.

Oh, our house was super happening yesterday too. You see, on top of the family, we had some guys over to prettify our toilet. Let's see, the tiler, the plumbers, the inspectors.... not to mention the waterproofer, and the guys who did the screeding and demolition 2 days earlier. Yep, Mommy got a 'new' toilet for her 28th birthday! For that, we had to wash all the curtains and sofa covers and bed sheets, you name it, they've wiped/ cleaned/ sterilised it! Even the 'Limping One' managed to help out after 'Queening' around for more than half a day. That's cos Ah Ma Por Por finally snapped at her; 'Birthday no need to move a muscle ah?!' hehehe....

Me, I was mostly in my Playpen (cot too near to the toilet under renovation.... hazardous!) or being carried around and adored by my troop of Grandmas aka fans. I hated the dust and noise, but absolutely loooove my new toilet!
(After thought: Oh, Mommy's ankle recovered nicely with no permanent damage to it... So, to all you injured folks out there, get up and start moving furnitures around! Grandma does know best!!!)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Cairo Says: Attack of the Zombie Baby

(Previously posted by "Cairo" on 30th May, 2006 on Multiply)

By now, you must think that most babies (97.85%) are dim witted or something. I mean, look at em, sucking their own fingers or chewing a piece of overpriced, tasteless rubbery contraption for hours. You wouldn’t do it. Grandma wouldn't do that. Neither would Mommy. Daddy's ..... well, Daddy's a different case. Let’s detour and talk a little bit about Daddy.

He would want me to clarify anyway, so I might as well do it now. I can imagine what he’ll say if I don’t. (Daddy: Cairo must.....responsible blogger.... talk nonsense... slander....go to jail future…end up in Construction Industry!) Oh, you get what I mean….. (Wait a minute; both Mommy and Daddy are in the Construction industry. Gee, what have THEY written in THEIR BLOGS???)

Anyway, Daddy is JUST not comfortable slicing / cutting / peeling any part of him (with the exception of his hair), with anything remotely metallic. Hence the DIY teeth-job manicures! And he’d want me to add that no, he does not bite his toe nails. He peels them. What were you guys thinking; I’m the only flexible one in this household. I doubt Daddy’s mouth can touch his toes :p And when Mommy feels that it’s becoming unbearably close to being deformed (the toe nails, not Daddy), she will give Daddy a pedicure while he is sleeping. Or pretending to be sleeping.

Now back to us babies. Do you know what it's like to have a whole mouthful of teeth bursting out of your gums, one by one, with excruciatingly slow speed (like a few months / years)? Of course you don't remember, World Cup's starting soon, you need to save that space in your brain to memorize the timeslots and team trivia! *roll eyes*

For your info, it helps to numb the pain when we are biting on something. Better still if the thing we’re biting on can absorb our saliva, which is flowing incessantly, 24/7! Bear with us.... it should go away before we say 'I do' at the altar. We hope so, anyway.

Meanwhile, if our thumb sucking or pacifier-stuffed mouths are disturbing you, fine. The other alternative would be to gnaw on you smart alecky adults like a scene from ‘Nite of the Dead’ or 'Dawn of the Dead' or whatever other zombie sequels that director came up with! You prefer? *maniacal laughter*

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Cairo Says: Naked!

(Previously posted by "Cairo" on 29th May, 2006 on Multiply)

Honestly, I have absolutely no idea why my Mommy is so obsessed with taking photos of me in the nude! What is wrong with her anyway?!

She will sneak up on me when I am sleeping, strip me bare and the camera's bulb will start flashing. She will tip toe into the bathroom while I am bonding with my bath buddies (fishy, starfishy, crabby, and octopussy) and start clicking away! I have recurring nightmares of her making me eat my porridge puree in the buff, so that she can add that 'scene' to her collection!

Then again, I do look so adorable in my little birthday suit, don't you think so? Maybe there is justification to her madness after all! :p