Saturday, December 03, 2005

Mission Accomplished

One night, starry night.
要嘴嘴…” (want zui-zui = pacifier)
“good boy
没有吃嘴嘴睡觉的,看Bob Builder 也没有吃嘴嘴睡觉呖。” (good boy does not need zui-zui to sleep, u see even Bob Builder also does not need it leh.)
“Xuan-xuan good boy
没有吃嘴嘴睡觉, Bob Builder 没有,cat-cat没有,bulldozer没有,crane没有…” (Xuan good boy does not need zui-zui to sleep, Bob Builder, cat-cat, bulldozer, crane doesn’t…)
是咯,全部都没有吃嘴嘴睡觉的呖。” (yaloh, all also doesn’t need pacifier to sleep one leh)
不要嘴嘴…” (don’t want zui-zui)

After a month of repeated the above conversation, Xuan does not need pacifier at night anymore. Anyhow, he still will cry for it middle of the night, and I gave it to him.

One morning, sunny morning.

While watching his favorite cartoon, Xuan suddenly come into the kitchen ask for pacifier.
要嘴嘴…” (want zui-zui)
no zui-zui, mummy give biscuit want or not?”

biscuit.” (want biscuit)
He then walk out happily with biscuit in his hand.
After just awhile, Xuan came in again. He thrown the biscuit to me, and said,
要嘴嘴, 不要biscuit.” (want zui-zui, don’t want biscuit)
no zui-zui, eat biscuit ok?”
不要,要嘴嘴,要嘴嘴,要嘴嘴,要嘴嘴X10… 呱啊呱啊…” (don’t want, want zui-zui, want zui-zui, want zui-zuiX10… start yelling and whining…)
“okok, nah your zui-zui”
I surrender gave him what he want. Xuan walk away happily with zui-zui in his mouth.

After few days like that, I felt something wrong. He is asking for zui-zui not during bedtime, it is like anytime anywhere when he feels like it. However, once awhile he does this when he is sick, and no, he is not sick now. Then why? This alerted me that he must be addicted, sh*t! I must stop him now, no pacifier for him anymore, not even during bedtime. By this means NO pacifier for him for his afternoon nap, also the mid-night crying.

Day 1
0930. Cartoon show time.

While watching his favorite cartoon, Xuan suddenly come into the kitchen ask for pacifier.
要嘴嘴…” (want zui zui)
no zui-zui, mummy give biscuit want or not?”
biscuit.” (want biscuit)
He then walks away and ate his biscuit.
After awhile, Xuan came in again give the biscuit to me and said,
要嘴嘴, 不要biscuit.” (want zhui zhui,don’t want biscuit)
嘴嘴mummy丢掉了,没有了。” (zui-zui mummy throw away already, don’t have already)
Then he starts to whine and yelling.
“okok mummy
丢掉了,要买过,mummy 明天买过新的给你好吗?” (okok, mummy throw away already, need to buy again, mummy tomorrow go buy a new one for u ok?)
Then I quickly carry him and divert his attention by showing him his favorite cartoon, or sung nursery rhymes together with him.

1330. Afternoon naptime.
要嘴嘴…” (want zui zui)
嘴嘴mummy 丢掉了, 明天mummy买过新的给你好吗?” (zui-zui mummy throw away already, tomorrow mummy buy new one for u ok?)
Xuan started to whine and yelling until too tired and fell asleep.

2100. Bedtime.
Xuan-xuan good boy不要嘴嘴” (don’t want zui-zui)
没有嘴嘴,明天mummy买。” (don’t have zui-zui, tomorrow mummy buy)

*whimpering*… 嘴嘴 …*whimpering* (whimpering and ask for pacifier)
没有嘴嘴了,明天买嘴嘴ok. Come drink water.” (don’t have zui-zui, tomorrow go buy ok)
He drank water then fell back to sleep. Later, almost every hour he will cry for pacifier. I have to carry, or padding, or comforting him back to sleep until sunrise.

Day 2

Repeat the same thing happen on the Day 1 morning.

1400Afternoon naptime.
要嘴嘴…” (want pacifier)
“ok mummy
明天买嘴嘴。” (ok mummy tomorrow go and buy)
要嘴嘴,没有嘴嘴,mummy 明天买。” (want zui-zui, don’t have zui-zui, mummy tomorrow buy)

2200. Bedtime.
Xuan-xuan good boy不要嘴嘴” (don’t want zui-zui)
要嘴嘴,没有嘴嘴,明天mummy买嘴嘴。” (want zui-zui, don’t have zui-zui, tomorrow mummy buy zui-zui)

*whimpering*… 嘴嘴 …*whimpering* (whimpering and asking for pacifier)
明天买嘴嘴,明天买嘴嘴。Come drink water.” (ok tomorrow buy zui-zui, tomorrow buy)
He drank water then fell back to sleep.

Day 3

As is Saturday, we went out for breakfast then straightaway we went to 东皇城根遗址公园. After that, we went to 俏江南 for lunch, and then only headed back home. After reach home, Xuan too tired goes doze off without pacifier.

2200. Bedtime.
Xuan-xuan good boy不要嘴嘴” (don’t want zui-zui)

*whimpering*… water …*whimpering*
“ok come drink water.”
He drank water then fell back to sleep.

Day 4

没有嘴嘴,mummy买嘴嘴。” (don’t have zui-zui, mummy buy zui-zui)

Afternoon naptime,
没有嘴嘴,明天mummy买。” (don’t have zui-zui, tomorrow mummy buy)

Xuan-xuan good boy不要嘴嘴” (don’t want zui-zui)

Day 5, 6, 7, 8, etc…

Never say a word about pacifier.

Wean Xuan from pacifier-addict.

Mission accomplished.


Lazymama said...

Mission accomplished in just 4 days, not bad not bad!

Mummy so smart to give empty promise to wean the pacifier! :)

Msau said...

Xuan very clever ahh..almost cheated mummy give him back zui-zui ahh..hehe..lucky mummy realise early, if not ahh...lagi hard to wean him off the pacifier ahh..

cockroach//蟑螂 said...

congrat! very clever. If I got a kid and everytime like that, I sure wave white flag.

Zara's Mama said...

Luckily Xuan still very innocenent, if he's 6yrs old, he'll probably say, "Mummy 大骗子 说要明天要买嘴嘴,缺没有买!"

Btw, congratulations.. Zara is a thumb sucker.. I think I'm going to have a tough time weaning her.. :(

Egghead said...

too bad I cannot I throw away mummy's nipples liao and buy my son another pair tomolow ler... LOL!

maria aka twinsmom said...

Wooo yeah...4 days get the work done, very good wor, my friends took almost a month to gao-dim, so now he drink water to sleep liao?

shiaulin said...

jefferene, maria try hard to keep her promises but me bad mummy try hard to give empty promises :p

msau, haha... very smart hor? BUT me even smarter issit? hahaha...

cockroach, i also almost waving white flag liao especially mid-nite! really gotta be hard-hearted loh ;)

zaramom, wait until one day he read this sure he will say so hahaha... oh yeah that's the reason i gave him pacifier cos i know once they develope thumb sucking habit, then very hard to wean them off liao, we can't keep their thumbs away from them rite? haha...

egghead, u wish lar huh.. haha...

maria, my sis lagi gerng leh took a minute to gao-dim her son, she told him that he cannot go to nursery if he still sucking pacifier, and teachers and friends will laugh at him too.

Anonymous said...

you say I msut come so I come loh..

so intereting process leh..
even though the whole story only a few dialogue...yao zui zui..ming tian mai zui cute


shiaulin said...

wow ET, i felt so honoured to have u visited my blog and left comment here !!! if u read carefully it was Xuan imitating my words from the second days onwards haha.. nowadays all kids are always too smart wan.. hehe...

Selba said...

Hahahaha... bravo for the mom and son :)

shiaulin said...

selba, thank you very much :D

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