Posts Tagged ‘siblings’

So, Asher came back one day and started teaching his brother the K-I-S-S-I-N-G rhyme. Yep, you know that one. At first I was thinking, “Oh no!”. But as I heard him recite it I couldn’t help laughing at the new spin on it! It is so ridiculous and funny, I’m more amused than anything else when I hear them say it.


Mummy and Daddy sitting in a tree

K – I – S – S – I – N – G

First they hug

Then they kiss

Then they have a ba-by

(at which point I interrupt and say – “It doesn’t rhyme!!!)

That’s not all, that’s not all,

The baby can play soccer ball!

That’s not all, that’s not all,

The baby can eat sotong ball!

That’s not all, that’s not all,

The baby can go shopping mall!


And so, the second son has learnt it.

And so, the little sister has learnt it.

Hiya. How come kids pick up this nonsense so quickly, but are so slow to pick up good habits??

The mystery of kids and parenthood.


My favourite cheeky monkeys!


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These were taken in July, but I never got around to posting it!

I just love this picture!

I just love this picture :)

The boys often say their sister is “so cute and funny”, and they love to prod her cheeks. Brotherly love is not always so dainty :)


Love Alyssa’s expression here, haha! “Ack, what are they doing?!?”


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I used to say that the boys play very well together and only sometimes fight over toys. Lately it seems they mainly fight and sometimes there is peaceful play.  I find myself being amazed and grateful when they go a long while playing together without fighting.

The fights can be about anything.

“I don’t want my plane to die!!!!” when Asher says he shot down Ellery’s plane.

“Ellery’s plane is still flying even though I shot it down!!!!”

“I want to sit in the middle!!!!!”

“That is MY cup!!!!”

“I want to choose the snack!!!!!”

“No, I am Darth Vadar!!!!”

Arghhh. Kill me now!

Today’s squabble is right up there as one of the most inane squabbles.

The boys were doing some (what I hoped was going to be quiet) painting. There were 2 bowls of water to dip their brushes into. 2 bowls so that if one got too mucky they could use the other – and I told the boys that. Somehow Ellery thought of it as a bowl for him and a bowl for Asher. When Asher dipped his brush into ‘Ellery’s bowl’, Ellery got upset, started crying and saying he wanted to take back the water from Asher’s brush. He then proceeded to chase Asher around the house to try and take back the water from the brush!!!

Sigh. A day in the life…

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