Monday, June 25, 2007

Chicken and Duck Talked, Then Bonded

Photo by Aunty Jazzmint, not-so-pro scrap by me


While the mommies and their best friends were frantically checking out bargains during the last 2 days of The Great Singapore Sale (for them), the little ones bonded.

Faythe is older than Cairo by a mere 10 months. Yet, signs of maturity could not be clearer and more obvious. She spoke to Cairo in good sentences of English and Malay, fed Cairo her food and held Cairo's little hand whenever they're together. In other words, she became the big sister Cairo never had.

Cairo on the other hand, were calling out for her "Jeh jeh" (big sister) every so often. The fact that Faythe might not understand her smatterings of Cantonese were of no concern to her as she babbles on excitedly while playing and sharing her toy collection with Faythe. There were no signs of fighting or squabbling between them, surprisingly, much to the relief of the adults.

From time to time, the girls would erupt into baby talk which none of us comprehends and they would then giggle with shrieks of laughter as if sharing some secret jokes. Perhaps chicken and duck can actually talk to each other!

The girls had such a good time they even managed to tweak their sleeping time to suit each other. Faythe, who normally sleeps at 9pm, stayed up to play with Cairo until the wee hours of 2am! My little owl reciprocated that kindness by waking up at 7am to go on a picnic by the reservoir and stayed awake throughout! Quite a feat for her considering that she normally wakes up at 8am for her milk then goes right back to sleep until noon everyday.

I don't know about Faythe's bedtime now, but my owl has gone back to sleeping away her mornings shamelessly again. Sigh....

Anyway, luckily for us, when the time came for the girls to be separated, both were so tired they hardly got the energy to wave bye bye, let alone do the much feared wailing and crying. Cairo, being the good hostess, managed to stay awake until then but conked out immediately after the bus pulled away, hahaha.

16 comments:

jazzmint said...

haha..me first to comment :P..thx for the sms ;).

yah, chick & duck can talk LOL.

mine came home wailing for the brother lor, till i gotta tell her mil will send V back, gave her milo and konked out too. this am still remembers cairo haha...

i hope they will spend more time together when u guys come back year end

Cheryl Leong said...

wah, talking about who scrap first on the sg trip... you really are fast leh... next post, do for the adults also lar.. kesian me .. no kids to get involved yet ...

jazzmint said...

ooh..btw, should go adjust the photo's brightness lah..show so teruk my skills haha

jean said...

Hi Cairo's mommy, the picture is so sweet. And it is so nice to know that the girl enjoyed the great fun they have :)

Anggie's journel said...

I like the photo so much, so loving, caring and so sweet. There really have fun. Cairo look so happy with jie jie companion. BTW, how about 2 mummies photo ? hahaha

Cheryl Leong said...

Hmm, we are in the midst of persuading Cairo's Mummy to post up the group photo.... There are lots of pretty photo that shows the fun of all the big girls (mummy & frens) ...

So, maybe some request from all the readers will help ;)

cairo's mommy said...

jazzmint:
aiks, the photo looks so dark on crt monitor... no wonder la u complain hahaha. but at my lcd at home ok wor...okie will redo tonite :p

cheryl:
u scrap about all the food la hehehe.

jean:
thanks. there's just something about little ones holding hands eh? feels so magical...

anggie:
thanks. and hehe, my gang is already complaining that i am cramping their style by insisting on vetting my photos prior to letting them post on their blogs hahaha. akan datang!

cheryl:
blog peer pressure wont work :p

Etcetera~Mommy said...

That is a nice pic, nice scrap. Love it. It shows the love bonded between Cairo and Faythe. How sweet...

Btw, do u have MSN? Want to ask a few things. Email/MSN yvonnelow@hotmail.com ? :D

Jasmine said...

Wow! So touching leh d picture! Like it so much! But where is d photo for 3 of u snap together one with holding each other hands also! To compare ma!kaka!

Mummy to QiQi said...

this trip must be so fun for the both of you :) so cairo must be looking for chie-chie now ...

HMom said...

Cairo is probably fascinated by the company of an older girl.

The New Parent said...

Hi CM--just to let you know you've been tagged!

Cheryl Leong said...

oh, just to let u all know what the 2 girls were actually doing ;)

Since the 2 mummy are busy buying clothes for them, Faythe invented the chasing games & later on, Cairo joined in the fun. When I no more chasing Faythe, she decided to take cairo's hand & teached her to play 'Drum' on the display shelve *LOL*

Hence, this photo was taken by Jazz

alternative-mom said...

I read about jazzmint then pending trip to Singapore sometime back and now I read about the girls playing together! It is lovely to have a playmate for Cairo, isn't it, and to meet up with friends! I'm sure you will have a great time in KL!

Zara's Mama said...

Faythe very kuai la..

Last time I brought Zara to her house.. she also shared her toys with Zara.

If it was my Zara who went to your house hor.. maybe it'll be a different story!

cairo's mommy said...

ZMM:
wah, you're tearing zara's rep to shreads lor... though i do agree dat faythe is very kuai la :p

hmm if only i'm based in KL, would love to see the few girls playing tea party ke apa :p