Monday, January 10, 2011

English Trial Class/ Pee and Poo

English Trial Class

Angel attended the Disney Magical English trial class here in Shanghai and it’s the first time that she actually attended any classes. Not that we do not wanted to bring her but whenever we attended any of them (music classes), she would cry out loud whenever she saw the other kids were dancing and singing. So at the end, we have to leave before the class actually started.

But this round, she did pretty well. No crying, no fussing around at least. But throughout the ½ an hour class, she refused to participate at all. Not singing, clapping or dancing along as instructed, clasping her lips tight when questions was asked. The one and only thing interested her that day was the gigantic computer interactive screen on the wall and she walked up to touch and touch it repeatedly when class was conducted. @_@ Apart from that, she just sat there quietly turning back to check on mommy and daddy and it’s nothing like her old self!

When the trial classes ended, we found that they refused to let her join the 4 year old class due to her age constrain. I don’t think I want her to learn 1,2,3 (in English), colours, shapes, etc all over again for another year while spending RMB 1,600 /month (around RM 800 /month) for a 1 ½ hour class once/week learning things that she already knew.

Yes, enrichment classes here in Shanghai are really expensive so I rather teach her myself at home for the mean time :P


^ ^ When asked where is school, she would answer : “In the Shopping Mall!!” and sure it is!


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Potty Training – Pee and Poo

Training this little Angel to poo in the potty is really a tough job! For some reason, she just loves to poo in her diaper and enjoy the "hot-mud-mask" on her bump! When she has the urge to ‘do her big business’ and was transferred to the potty, somehow her urge to poo just when dead! No matter how hard we tried to get her do it in her potty, she just won't do it!

So after months of tying and at my wit’s end, I told her that I will have to sent her back to grandma house for good! Surprisingly by next morning, she actually walk herself to her potty, take off her night diaper and do her ‘big business’ there, all by herself!!



^ ^ Hurray! I am so proud of her!!


Guess what’s the first sentence she says to me when she was done?

“Bye Bye Ah Mah (Grandma)! Angel not going back to Ah Mah house loh! Angel Ng-Ng (poo poo)in the potty already!”

@_@ I can see that she loves Shanghai a lot :)

However, thing doesn’t always turn out to be as expected ……

Although she doesn’t poo poo in her diaper anymore but she has gone back to her afternoon napping diapers again since she constantly wetting her bed during her afternoon nap for the past 2 weeks :( She even starts peeing on her pants during our day out despite constant visits to the toilet. She would tell us she doesn’t have pee while in the WC and then wet her pants 15 minutes later. These few days, she would wet her pants too while watching TV and then telling me that she has pee on the sofa! Uurrgghhh ...... I really don’t know what’s wrong with her lately.

Maybe too much distraction and too many things to see in the outside world or TV so she would hold her bladder until she couldn't hold any longer? Or is it because of the cold winter here in Shanghai? :(

10 comments:

CathJ said...

Wow... RM800 permonth??? aduh fren... I am so speechless...

Alice Law said...

LOL, my girl Juan Juan too, if attending any road show or kids show will instantly petrified! That's a good start for Angel, give her some time to adapt and she will doing great in no time!

Congratulation and great job Angel for the poo poo trained! Sometimes a switch of environment would effect the little one's daily behaviour, no worries, she'll resume to normal very soon!^-^

Thank you for your comments on Juan Juan 's latest post, I really appreciate it!;D

Small Kucing said...

Different kid will have different speed in learning to poo in potty. Give her time.

MeRy said...

RM800/month for 1 1/2 hrs class..that is expensive,dear.

Angel looks so cute...She is a big girl now. For potty training..it is a matter of time. No hard force...

Vickylow said...

Really expensive there. Good job Angel, finally mommy can save more task and diaper $$.

mNhL said...

Must be the cold weather makes her pee more frequent.

LOl...goodbye grandma....that's a good move to train her to poo in the potty.

prince n princess mum said...

Very expensive o...

Mummy Gwen said...

Gwen started schooling around 3 years 8 months old and cried 3 days in school. Before that she wasn't ready. Bravo to Angel..I think she is ready for school.

Don't worry about Angel wetting her bed and peeing in her shorts. That's just a phase. She will be alright soon.

LittleLamb said...

The English class is definitely a rip off la... just because a lot of China chinese now wanting to learn and some ppl want to earn big bux...
anyway since u r can teach her..then u teach. perhaps u send her to the chinese kindy instead.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Maybe is due to the cold weather that cause Angel wee wee more often and also wet her pants.
- Give her more time and patience, I am sure Angel can overcome the challenge.

OMG, RM800 per mth and for such a short hours, is really very expensive!