Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Knowing Her Enemy = Loving Her Enemy?

It has been many days since Cairo developed her obsession with the imagined spider in the corner of my room (actually a bunch of coiled up black cable, now uncoiled, but the damage is done).

She has a love hate relationship with our friendly master room "spider"; she hates it but loves to go near it! So I reckon it's about time to listen to the good advice left by you guys in the comment section previously. Educate her! Right!

Armed with a children's book about spider facts and snippets, I proceeded with a most enthusiastic and animated rendition of it (a talent which I honed during *ahem* 6 years of choral speaking competitions back in my schooling days, most of which we won, of course). However, I have quite forgotten that my audience this time round, which consisted of only my 19 months old daughter, is not quite interested in books with that many words yet, even though the beautiful illustrations are big and colourful. She did look like she wanna rip out the page with the spider on it and spend some "quality time" with it alone though. Sigh...

Anyway, not quite ready to give up, I decided to dumb my brain washing act down a little *roll eyes* and sing "Incy Wincy Spider" to her every so often instead, hoping that it would make the "enemy" seems cuter and therefore harmless. Succeeded, in a way.

She now says "Bye-bye, Pie-der, bye-bye" *flying kiss* before trottling over to the corner and try to squash it with her little bolster. *slap head*

6 comments:

Cheryl Leong said...

Hmm, Cairo is full of imagination... I hope we get to see all the cute side of her next week...

Denzil Lim said...

Sing to her more on the spider song, sooner or later she will love it.

Etcetera~Mommy said...

Good job mummy... am sure yr patience in educating her will pay off soon...

jazzmint said...

haha so cute...no more spider, now i can kill u hoh

blur_mommy said...

Good job mommy!!

cairo's mommy said...

other kids have imaginary frineds. Cairo has her "Pie-der"!

i may just have to get used to the idea of adopting it as a part of the family. Cairo seems to have developed a complex relationship with it.

She would "beat it" with her bolster, then rush off for medication for her "Pie-der" *slap head*