Zadie's Closet

You're my world May 6, 2012

Filed under: Zadie's Mum — zadiescloset @ 5:27 am

I love watching you grow. I also love being back at work. I sway between blissful work pressure to guilty mum every few weeks. Do I sound disturbed, unbalanced or just a plain bad mum? There’s just so much to accomplish – for you and me – in a day, in our lives…

There isn’t a day that goes by without me thinking of  how to make your time with me happier, one that challenges you – mentally, physically- creates tonnes of lovely memories whilst providing healthy meals, a tidy home, clean clothes and a conducive bedtime routine.  Gosh Z, no wonder we are both tired out by half seven!!

Then there are the things we haven’t gotten you or can’t get you. I know there are things that many other littler persons have and you would love them, too. But we can’t all have everything someone has. In the words of my grandma, your grand-nanny, “If your friend jumped off the bridge, would you?”

There’s just so much to feel guilty about as a parent, Z. The have’s and have not’s, the do’s and don’t’s of parenting.

May you grow to be an intelligent, happy, caring, thoughtful, polite, diligent, neat & tidy, principled… Hhahahahaa… Parental pressure.

I love you. Be who you are meant to be.




Easter Chickee

Filed under: Milestones — zadiescloset @ 5:07 am

Easter Chickee

Thanks, Godma. Z really enjoyed this one. She plastered glue all over the picture.


Easter Blast April 19, 2012

Filed under: Milestones — zadiescloset @ 10:55 am


On Easter Monday, we had a party which I organised with the help of many wonderful mums and dads. Z’s egg rolling competition turned into egg eating! She thought rolling that precious egg downhill was a waste so we ended up eating it amidst the furor.

Thank you, Godma. It was a very messy yet fun affair.


And this is…?

Filed under: Milestones — zadiescloset @ 10:02 am

M: What’s happened to Papa’s glasses? Z: STEAM

M: Who would I have to call  if you jump off the bed and bump your head? Z: THE DOCTOR

M:You don’t need your dummy. Z: I need my dummy. I need it NOW, mummy!

After mummy’s hair cut. Z: I want to cut my hair. M: You’ve already had a hair cut. Z: I need a hair cut.

Riding off on her ride along car. Z: Bye, mum. See you later. M: Where are you off to? Z: Gym

Trying Tandoori Chicken for the first time. Z: Oh, it’s spicy.

Despite being proud of my little one, I’ve not edited the sentences. She actually said them and that is what thrills me to bits! Here’s one more before we head off to bed…

M: Shall we go and read some books now? Z: Umm, no.

P: Give that back to Martha. Z handing it over. Z: Martha, stop. That’s mine. (Little fibber! Hahahaha…) We must stop now and really get to bed.



21 months

Filed under: Milestones — zadiescloset @ 9:38 am

I’ve been counting down the days and weeks. I’ll probably stop one day and it’d just be years that I’d be counting. However, each day is so special that I want, I need, to grab it, keep it and cherish it.

1. Stripes and spots: You know them and draw them. Thanks Nick Sharrat and my first pocket library of colours, opposites, patterns and numbers. You’re in my spotlight, darling.

2. Having eaten a bikkie in your bed. Z:”Mess. It’s mess.” Pointing at crumbs to Papa who has obviously got to clean it up.

3. Watching Maisy play hospital  with Tallulah on Youtube. Z:”Mummy say ‘ah'”. So mummy said, “Ahhhh….”

4. Mummy hadn’t posted this in MONTHS!!!


Colour me beautiful January 3, 2012

Filed under: Zadie's Mum — zadiescloset @ 12:53 pm

You are growing so quick right before my eyes. I can’t believe the things you say and do each day. The brain is a miraculous thing. You are our miracle. Not only do you draw and colour, mummy and papa have,too, as well. I’m getting rather good at it. It can be rather cathartic.

Just look at how focused your little scribbles are getting. You have remarkably good art pieces.

Eddie’s looking very Thai.

Colourful twirls and swirls


Goodbye Fats December 28, 2011

Filed under: Zadie's Mum — zadiescloset @ 11:24 am

My Regal Princess

It was one of the saddest day in any mother’s life when one of her little ones have to stop living. Fats, through all her pain, had to be put down. I sobbed for days. The memories I have of her, and the most happiest, is when my LO met up with her in Singapore in August and loved playing with her – brushing her fur, sitting next to her basket and feeding her cat biscuits. Fats, I’ll miss you but I’m so happy that you’ve met the LO. Know that I love you and will always love you. Big kisses my brave girl.