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Zara’s Way, Zara Says May 17, 2006

Posted by Zara's Mama in development, language, Zara.

She likes to hold on to Mr Blue in the day as a comfort object..
But in the night, she will do away with Mr Blue, preferring the linen cloth instead.
She says, “Daddy’s cloth, Mummy’s cloth (referring to our blankets), Zara’s cloth”

She saw Daddy working on our clogged drain pipe on Sunday.
When the plumber came and worked on the problem, she pointed to the plumber and said, “like Daddy.”

She thinks all trucks are rubbish trucks. She says, “Rubbish Truck!” when she sees one and then fans her nose and says, “Smelly“.

She orders her meal.
For breakfast Tuyam makes her oat, she will say, “put banana” or “put raisin”, depending on what she wants.
For lunch, she requests for “fish ball” or “bread and cheese”.
For dinner, she wants “steam fish and pork” (although we never cook pork at home and let her settle with fish).

She requests to have us read her a book before bed time.
“Read book book!” and then chooses her own book.
“Crab book” (referring to my DK Visual Encyclopedia, she likes the pictures, especially on the living things)
“Big book” (referring to her First 1000 Words Book)
“Snake book” (referring to her Size Book, as there’s a big snake on one of the pages)
(her top 3 favourite)
And on days she prefers a story to be told, Maisy book or Mr Night book“.

She thinks mummy is her jukebox.
“Mc Donald!” She looks at me and says. Asking me to sing the Old Mc Donald song.
or “Bingo!”
or “Baby” (and she would proceed to lie in my arms) referring to Rock A Bye Baby.

She sometimes asks Tuyam to sing too, but Tuyam will be singing out of tune or forget the words, and Zara would say, “Kakak don’t know one!



1. Potential Mom - May 17, 2006

wahha… she very cute lar..can say alot word liao..

2. may - May 17, 2006

your girl’s a real chatter… ๐Ÿ™‚ sometimes I tried listening in to what she says, but I still haven’t tuned my ears to baby-speak yet. only Mummy knows what she’s saying, hor?

3. L B - May 17, 2006

Ok, can say Uncle L B soon… hopefully…

4. domestic rat - May 17, 2006

Heehee… I got a feeling that next time she might grow up to nag at Mommy but really, it’s cute to catch them say a new word; I felt the same way too when the Imp muttered Bubble’s name out of the blue!

5. Gene Lim - May 18, 2006

WOw! she is a great chatter eh huh? the thing that make her so adorable is ..she knows how to demand or ask what she wants…hehehe such a cutie! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Be careful when she turn 16 leh..hehehe she might ask for something u won’t want her to have ๐Ÿ˜‰

6. jazzmint - May 18, 2006

chatterbox girl :P…and demanding also haha..she really know her own preference

7. Vien - May 18, 2006

She sounds very advanced to me. All those consistent hardwork pays off, eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

8. Simple American - May 18, 2006

The great communicator. Maybe you have a future debating champion. ๐Ÿ™‚

9. jefferene - May 18, 2006

Cheeky chitty chatter little Zara!

I have one chitty chatter at home too, will chi-chi-chat-chat till she fall asleep.

10. sesame - May 18, 2006

Haha…mummy is a mobile jukebox! LOL.

11. blurblur - May 18, 2006

She can express herself very well huh…

Next time ask her to put in ‘coin’ before dedicating songs…hahaha..;p

12. Jesslyn - May 18, 2006

soon she’ll be like a burung murai, ji-ji-zha-zha!

13. Egghead - May 18, 2006

zara got a lot of opinions liao! good! soon she will be commanding everyone around her liao!

14. mom2ashley - May 18, 2006

she’s so inquisitive! and it must be so nice that she is beginning to xpress herself more.

15. mom2ashley - May 18, 2006

she’s so inquisitive! and it must be so nice that she is beginning to xpress herself more.

16. Sue - May 18, 2006

She’s learning so fast and her vocab is great! Good that she can express herself well….

17. geetha - May 18, 2006

She is also going to start asking all those why and what questions, and you’re gonna be a mobile encyclopedia too ๐Ÿ™‚

18. rachel - May 18, 2006

She really cute, and very good in express herself..
Hey, I saw your blog publish on Her World last month issue, did u know that, ๐Ÿ™‚

19. Helen - May 18, 2006

Boy, Zara does know what she wants inl life!! LOL

20. J-mumbles - May 18, 2006

Damn sure know how to enjoy life man, Zara.

21. Blogie-Talkie - May 18, 2006

My son love Maisy, We have from Books, games to VCD, in Cantonese/English version, it help him to speak the language well too. till this day, he still love it.

22. mumsgather - May 18, 2006

Oh my! She’s getting to be very talkative! And you must be loving it! Hehe.

23. TWO LITTLE FELLAS - May 18, 2006

haha…a teeny-weeny corporate lady, making her own decision already.

24. shoppingmum - May 18, 2006

Oh, the “read book book” part is the same as my boy. Don’t you get bored repeating the same books again and again? But to kids, they just love to hear them over and over again. Dunno when will my boy get fed up.

25. maria @ twinsmom - May 18, 2006

ไปŽ็‰™็‰™ๅญฆ่ฏญๅˆฐไผผๆจกไผผๆ ท่ฎฒๅคงไบบ่ฏไบ†ๅ’ง๏ผŒ่ฟ˜ไผšโ€œ็ช’โ€kakak ๅ’ง LOL…

26. Hui Sia - May 18, 2006

Wow, Zara is very good to express herself!

27. L B - May 18, 2006

You been TAGGED finally, by ME!!!! H E R E… Congrats!!! LOLOLOL!!! Wheeee….

28. Zara's Mama - May 18, 2006

Potential Mom,
Yeah.. she’s very chicha now..

Her intonation and pronunciation is not perfect like an adult. So only ppl used to her chatter will be able to make out what she’s saying. ๐Ÿ˜›

Can say already.. sure.

Domestic Rat,
You kind of get surprised right when they utter new words just so suddenly.

Nowadays they start very young.. having their mind of their own. I’m definitely looking forward to her being 16.. not.

Yes.. very clever to demand nowadays.

All the talking non-stop to her pays off.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Simple American,
Woh.. well.. I guess I’ll loose out in all future arguments?

You think it’s the nature of girls?? But it’s quite fun right? For now.. ๐Ÿ˜›

Or her Karaoke disc. ๐Ÿ˜›

Good idea.. ask her to pay me.. then I’ll sing.

Already burung murai.. but sometimes she’s very quiet. I think quite moody one she.

Somehow hor, she’s able to tell who’ll let her command around (Maid), and who can’t (me).
So she only bullies my maid.

Yes.. yours will come soon.. sooon.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ivan too is good.. I like him saying he wants susu.. cute.

Oh yeah.. something we’ll all have to go through as parents huh?

Yes, I know about the Her World article..
Er.. maybe I should post a post about it huh? Just for rememberance.

Yes.. at this age.. Can’t imagine when she’s older.

Just hope she knows how to recipocrate too.. not like some people I know leh.. always ‘kek’ the mother. ๐Ÿ˜›

Zara likes the books only.. not the video.. I think b’cos there’s no singing. Unlike Barney..
Good that Brayden likes it. Zara is one who likes music, dancing, singing a lot..

I’m loving for now.. yes.

Two Little Fellas,
That’s right.. I must have worked too hard when I was pregnant with her.

Yeah loh.. every night same few pages she’ll go through.. I sometimes get tired. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

She always bully kakak and “็ช’โ€kakak one. And very clever to ็œ‹่„ธ่‰ฒ. Who can bully bully, who cannot, then she won’t.

Hui Sia,
Yes she is.


29. Simple American - May 18, 2006

Reading your comments at my site, I think Zara will find quite a challenge if debating mommy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

30. wHOisBaBy - May 19, 2006

wah very chitty chatty little zara. somemore can order meal during meal time, want this want that.

31. Allyfeel - May 22, 2006

Haha…cheeky zara announced her wish loud and clear. Poor kakak, kena comment from lil zara. ๐Ÿ˜›

32. khongfamily - May 22, 2006

Zara is really a chatterbox, huh. She knows a lot of words!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

33. Twin - May 24, 2006

hehe so cute. turning into one little chatterbox. started singing oredi?

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