Kit for Kat!

Tag: teasers

Today's Wish...A Baby?
Posted By SLK on Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Kit’s best friend has a baby sister and she’s just come back from a play date with her. All I’ve heard for the last 15 minutes is non-stop oohs and aahs about the little, tiny baby and how cute she is. (Kit’s also had a new baby girl cousin recently so conversations have been dominated with baby talk and baby pictures etc.)

Kit (with a puzzled look on her face): “Mummy, I don’t remember you from when you were a baby?”

Me: “That’s ok. I remember you from when you were a baby.”

Kit: “I was born when Papa was born”. She believes that. (She also believes that I am Papa’s mum!)

In our house, Kit is the expert wisher. She will always WISH. Sometimes she will wish that her toys or her dolls could fly or sometimes she will wish that all of Kat’s things could be hers (not a bad one!) or sometimes just a blanket wish to cover everything – “I wish all my dreams could come true”. However, today’s wish is different – today she is upset with me because she wishes I could “born a baby” on her birthday (by November?!)

When Kat was alone and younger, she used to pray for a sibling at bath time as that was her ‘time alone with God’ – and then we had Kit (of course she thought then that her prayers had been answered!)

Kit is really upset with me – she is so angry – she wants a baby NOW – how on earth is that going to happen? She is pouting in one corner. Only a creative meal with chicken can be a distraction for her now...

Who's at the door? Come on, quick!
Posted By SLK on Friday, August 13, 2010
Maybe Kit has some canine association from previous lives or is it some extra sensory perception (ESP) gained in this life, this form - whatever it is but she is the one whose ears will pick the sounds of the doorbell even before your hands pass the signal to the brain and reach out to push it (it seems)!

Kat on the other hand gets so engrossed with her books or movie or whatever she is doing (she actually starts smiling and nodding with a character in the film – a habit she’s picked from Papa!) that she needs to be reminded (with eye contact) to keep her EARS OPEN for the doorbell.

Kit will drop whatever she is doing when she hears the bell ring. Its like a challenge to her to get to the door first (not that Kat is even bothered!) She needs to be reminded to slow down but she will not – the doorbell is ringing and door is to be opened.

This passion is great – the only problem being that if anyone else opens the door, she gets VERY upset. Sometimes very emotional too!

If Kat happens to open the door to Papa, he has to go out again, ring the doorbell, this time Kit opens, he acts surprised and all is fine again... Sometimes, when his reaction is not natural enough, he has to make the grand entry a couple of times...till Kit is satisfied that she's not been tricked (?) otherwise she will complain that Kat thinks that she is not cool (and this really upsets Kit who has absolutely no clue what the reference to cool is except that Kat says it in a certain way which doesn't feel right to Kit!)

Oh dear!I surely lose all my patience by dinnertime!!

Do I HAVE to brush my teeth?
Posted By SLK on Monday, August 9, 2010
Every night when I get Kit ready for bed, it’s a race to the bathroom and every night I have to think of a story interesting enough to trick her into brushing her teeth without whining. Most days it works, some days better than others and some days are bad, REALLY bad when Gruffalo, Megan, threats, bacteria, virus, everything FAILS! We still do enjoy in the end with our Germ doctor song while brushing and I think it’s the timing of the entire routine we need to work on but last night was exceptionally funny…

Kit was tired and not very enthusiastic at the thought of brushing her teeth (as usual!)

Me (after reminding her about bacteria, viruses and stomach elly): “Do you know what will happen to your teeth if you don’t brush them?” I say this in a low voice as if the germs are listening to me…

Kit (eyes wide open, in a hushed voice to match mine): “Let’s see if the teeth fall out!!

…And she goes about picking her 6 books for bed time as if nothing has happened and is ready for bed and I’m left wondering if I should now close my mouth or say something or stop looking like that last goldfish in the bowl!

iTunes on fire!
Posted By SLK on Friday, July 30, 2010
Kat is now totally hooked to her iPod when we go out for long drives – this Apple wonder has been lying around uselessly for the last 3 yrs but has only just been rediscovered here at our house! She is also now beginning to understand iTunes, how to sync songs etc and is generally becoming more computer savvy – as opposed to letting Papa be the computer geek every time.

So yesterday when Kat when to the library, she very excitedly came back with an audio book The Lightning Thief and decided to play it on her computer while sketching. Unfortunately I wasn’t home so excerpts of my conversation with her when she called me on my cell in panic:

Kat: “Mummy, when I put the audio book CD in, it comes up with an error message!”

Me (thinking it has something to do with the Dell guy who tinkered with the system the day before): “Just press Cancel if it asks you to do anything. Wait for me.”

Kat (really panicking now): “But it has no Cancel. Only OK button”

Me (hating putting you in the corner situations like this): “Right. Just read the error message to me”

Kat: “It says it’s trying to open iTunes and some files for CD burning software are missing from registry.”

Me (phew! Not that bad): “Just OK it and see”

Kat: “Yes it works! Thanks mummy and…”

Me: “Yes? Quick. Hurry”

Kat (whispering in the phone): “Its not going to burn iTunes, is it?”

Me: “What?” (Then finally realising that children take words for their literal meaning so very easily) “Burn means to copy. No, nothing will burn” (hopefully!)

Kat was relieved then and I came back home to find her glued to the desk happily sketching with the unscathed iTunes playing the CD in the background…

Lightning Thief & the Pink Desktop

Lego comes of age
Posted By SLK on Sunday, July 25, 2010
While doing Lego, I ask Kit to search for a certain piece. I show her what we need to create the tree in a different colour so she knows what she’s looking for. When we do Lego we talk in numbers like “I need a 4 in this or 6 in this” referring to the characteristic dots on the piece.

To demonstrate that she has understood, Kit says “You mean you need the same age?” I think she was referring to the length! Never mind I got the message, she added a new word (length) to her vocabulary (and used it million times after that!) and we ended up with a brilliant Lego house and tree…

Our Lego house and tree