Ice Cream Date and “Mum Says”/ #DLMakkata

Hi Peeps,

I must say travelling to Singapore via coach is really exhausting! It's my first and probably last time, it's for the sake of experience and  as expected it'll be a good topic to blog about our 7 hours coach experience! We will put the details in a post another day, and i'm back! It's not easy to leave Lil S behind and travel. I miss her dearly every night, wish my parents are more tech savy so that i can Face Time with them while i'm away…. Anyway, it's good to be back! As guilty as sin, i'm hoping to plan a fun week ahead for Lil S as she has been staying home the past few days.

Today is another busy day hanging out with our neighbour on an ice cream date….. Our favourite craving on a tropical afternoon is ICE CREAM as usual! I actually started giving Lil S fruit and yogurt ice cream as soon as she turned ONE. I've never have much teething problem with her but i'm always worry that she might have itchy gum or i'm not reading her que enough that i missed her teething needs. 

So when i learned about introducing ice cream to toddler and how it will help treat teething discomfort, i jump on it right away and started making yogurt melts and  avocado ice cream. On days where she's cranky, i'll just give her couple of yogurt melts or a small fruit popsicle and it'll ease her in no time. 

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However, since i'm travelling in a few days, i emptied my refridgerator earlier that i expected and I ran out of  fresh milk to make vanilla ice cream. So, i make a quick call to my neighbour and we decided to do a ice-cream date and McD seems to be a perfect place with their Hershey's chocolate sundae cone and a newly renovated playground that i have yet to visit! Ice-cream + playdate~ Sounds like a fun plan for these little guys….


Just so you know that the McD Drive through behind Ampang Point do not serve the new Hershey's Chocolate Ice cream, if you are craving for Hershey's head straight to the McD outlet inside Ampang Point. We spent almost an hour there enjoying the ice cream and the play area. They seems to enjoy the newly renovated playground, it's cleaner and much more secured with a glass door compare to before. The playing drained all their energy and as we reach home, Lil S looks exhasuted and hungry too… It's difficult for her to nap with empty stomach and active brain. The best way to wind down her active brain is through simple reading and banana. As a lot of you may know, I'm in the progress of weaning her off her bottle during the day, hence giving her a warm glass of milk Dutch Lady milk will help satisfy her milk craving before napping.

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Playdates and snacks are something that i resonate to my childhood a lot…. Everytime i sees my mum holding a glass of milk, you'll see a big smile on my face. She reminds me of the fun snack time with my siblings while waiting for our neighbours to come around for "masak-masak" session. Fruits with a glass of milk and ice cream is the kind of snack in our household  and it's not easy for my mum to manage 4 (noisy and demanding) girls. Her only quiet time to lecture us is during snack time where she takes the opportunities to prepare us before the "masak-masak" session. We will sit down in a row enjoying our food while listening to my mum. My mum's favourite advice says "Treat others the way you want to be treated. If you want to be respected then treat others with respect first, hence no hitting or screaming if you don't wish for others to do this to you"

It took me a while, but this is when i learned to stop screaming and yelling at my sisters and playmate to get what i want… Being the first grandchild in both my parents' family, i was the spoilt brat who gets all the attention, everything and anything before my sisters' arrival. The idea of me having another sibling is not getting into my head. I didn't like a tiny bit of her and i'm not willing share anything with her, not even my old clothes. I would scream or give her a stern stare everytime i feel that she steal my limelight and being sisters she share very similar personality as mine. I notice that she too raising her voice and show no respect to me. For the longest time, i struggle deep inside, I always ask how can i live with this person who steal everything from me and yet doesn't respect me as a sister. It took me a long time to understand my mum's philosophy "Treat others the way you want to be treated." and when it finally sinks in, it is here to stay! 

This is one of the many powerful lesson that i've learned from my mum and i'm handing it down to my girl (whom is also the first grandchild in both our family) now and hopefully for generations to come. It is the best advice that my mum has ever given me and it had shaped me to the person who i am today.

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My mummy advice/ #DLmakkata that i have for Lil S is "Don't worry about being the best, just be  yourself and do your best. That's all that matter!". At the age of 22 months old, she's still too young to understand this but it's never too early to instill this into her life.  Hopefully 20 years down the road, she will quote this and says #DLmakkata/ #mumsays to her child.

 

 

 

Talking about the advice from mothers, do you know that Dutch Lady released a commercial on "Mak Kata" campaign on 1983? YES! The same year i was born…. And this year, Dutch Lady is bringing back the "Mak Kata" campaign with a twist. And if you would like to soend an afternoon with Scha Alyahya and her daughter, Lara Alana at a tea party, be sure to participate!!

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To join this contest, you need to follow the 4 simple steps below.
1.   Purchase any pack of Dutch Lady Nutri Plan with 5X DHA formulated milk powder for children. (650g or 900g)
2.   Go to Dutch Lady Malaysia's website page https://www.smartmoments.com.my/
3.   Enter your favorite "Mak Kata" quote and upload a photo of your child age 1 years old and above.
4.   Click 'Submit' and be sure to keep your proof of purchase.
5.   Contest period starting from Aug 1 till September 30, 2016. 
6.   Go to Dutch Lady Malaysia's website page https://www.smartmoments.com.my/
3.   9 lucky winners and their family members will stand a chance to spend an afternoon with celebrity mom, Scha Alyahya and her daughter, Lara Alana at a tea party, and also receive one instant camera.
4.   First 250 weekly submissions will get RM50 cash voucher.

To find our more about this contest, please visit http://www.smartmoments.com.my/ 

To join this contest, you need to follow the 4 simple steps below.
1.   Purchase any pack of Dutch Lady Nutri Plan with 5X DHA formulated milk powder for children. (650g or 900g)
2.   Go to Dutch Lady Malaysia's website page https://www.smartmoments.com.my/
3.   Enter your favorite "Mak Kata" quote and upload a photo of your child age 1 years old and above.
4.   Click 'Submit' and be sure to keep your proof of purchase.
5.   Contest period starting from Aug 1 till September 30, 2016. 
6.   Go to Dutch Lady Malaysia's website page https://www.smartmoments.com.my/
3.   9 lucky winners and their family members will stand a chance to spend an afternoon with celebrity mom, Scha Alyahya and her daughter, Lara Alana at a tea party, and also receive one instant camera.
4.   First 250 weekly submissions will get RM50 cash voucher.

To find our more about this contest, please visit http://www.smartmoments.com.my/ 

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