I am not only proud

14:13 Yannie 47 Comments

Our bedtime ritual.
Before I off the light, I hug and kiss my daughters on their lips. The moment I open the door and step out of their room, April, lying on her bed, the first one to say, "Mummy, sweet dream, good night, I love  you, see you tomorrow, I love you, Good Night, See you.......Mummy, ask papa to come in, I want to say good night to him....." Awww.....sweet..... and I melt. Their papa who is watching news on TV will later come in for another round of ritual.

There was one time, when her papa was out for dinner with friends. As usual at their bedtime, we kissed and hugged, before I left her room,
April said, "Good night mummy, I love you most, see you tomorrow, sweet dream
I said, "I love you most too, see you tomorrow, good night, sweet dream."

April said, "Mummy, will you wait for Papa to come back?"
I said, "No, he will come back quite late tonight. I work tomorrow, so I need to sleep early. "

April Said, "If you happen to wake up when papa is back, please covey my message to him, please remember to tell him that I want to say Good Night to him." Awwww......so sweet......and I melt. I waited till their papa was back, and I said to him, "April said Good Night to you."


Last week, I have a chat with their home tutor in the gym. She told me this,
" I told my husband about your elder every time after returning from your house. She is the best student that I ever had...............Her work is tidy and her handwriting is neat. She could complete the whole exercise book and the exercise book could still look like brand new. My other students and her kid sister, May doesn't have 50% of her good quality....."


I have also heard this type of compliment to April from people like her babysitter's family, her school teachers, and her art teachers.

I am not only proud of her. I am blessed to have her as our first precious daughter. April, mummy loves you most.

p/s: 10 April is April's 9 years old Birthday. Happy Birthday to my Princess April.
pp/s: Thanks Angeline for the beautiful cupcakes. April will be delighted to see the cupcakes tonight.
 

47 comments:

  1. Happy birthday in advance to April!
    I can tell you are a proud mummy! April is such a darling~

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  2. Happy Birthday April! :) I am happy for you Yan.

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  3. Please send my birthday wishes to April ok? She is a very smart and good girl. April is very talented and a wise girl. I feel pround too after reading this post.

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  4. awww April is such a sweet girl!! i am sure whoever heard what she said before going to bed will melt in the heart.. God must have loved you a lot to give you such a beautiful daughter.. :)

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    1. Yes SK, though she says these to us every night, I am moved upon hearing these.

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  5. Dun mentioned about the cupcakes, just a small gift for her. If May is asking about it, you just tell her next month I'll prepared the same one for her as well.

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    1. Thanks a lot for baking those cupcakes, I really appreciated your time and effort.

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  6. OMG April's handwriting is so neat and nice!! this is not a 9-year-old handwriting at all, looks so 清秀, i bet her handwriting is the best amongst the classmates and even better than the teacher.. i bet that!!

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    1. One thing for sure, her hand writing is better than mine one.

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  7. tomorrow is April's birthday, happy birthday to April in advanced!! now i read her composition on 我的心願.. are Hot Mama and Jin Jin going to make her wish come true?? a little puppy for April on her birthday!!

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    1. don't have to wait till she grows up lah, i think April is good enough to take care of the puppy.. and i guess having a puppy to grow up with the girl kind of make sense too right?? and i am sure that puppy is a perfect bridge for relationship bonding.. :)

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    2. SK, I will think about it. It isn't easy to rear a puppy at home. lots of job.

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  8. hahaha, April wants to go to Johor.. so implicit lah, i know i just know she wanted so much to go to Legoland right?? :p

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    1. Hahahaha! But, we are so scared of the distance after getting much information from Ah Hua.

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  9. Happy Birthday in advance to April. Her handwriting is very neat. Daddy and mommy must be very proud of her. :)

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  10. You are indeed blessed to have a well-behaved, thoughtful and smart 9 year old. An early birthday greetings to April - Happy Birthday Princess April :)

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  11. Happy Birthday to April!! =]

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  12. me and my girls will say Selamat Malam...Good Night...Wan Ann...3 languages.hahahah

    Happy Birthday to sweet April!

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  13. happy birthday april in advance...n happy anniversary of becoming mum to dearest april..so lucky you to have her...

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  14. You ought to be proud with April, Yan. You and your hubby raise her well. She'll turn into a fine young lady.

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  15. Talking about handwriting, I can't believe that is April's handwriting! It's so neat, nice and consistent. You know you can tell the character of the person when you see his/her handwriting :)

    Your princess is as discipline as her handwriting shows.

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    1. That reminds me of you, you have very neat handwriting too.

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  16. Aunty Yvonne hereby wishes April, a very blessed 9th birthday and may all your dreams come true.

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  17. She is indeed a sweet and a perfectionist! No wonder she does you proud. Happy Birthday in advanced to April!

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  18. Happy advance birthday April!

    Any sepcial request made to Mommy and Daddy? ;)

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  19. Er... but I hope May doesn't feel down when compared to April though.

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  20. April is such a sweetie! Her handwriting is super neat and nice. She's so smart, talented and has a beautiful personality. You are a very blessed mummy :)

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  21. Awww, what a sweetie you have! You are really a proud mom.
    Happy advanced birthday to April!

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  22. Happy Birthday to April in advance..
    She has a very neat handwriting and her drawing is very good too.

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  23. happy birthday to April...
    Yan you are so blessed to have such a wonderful daughters...

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  24. normally girl handwriting is very neat..
    my handwriting is very ugly...

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  25. Happy Birthday to April. That is very sweet. I'm melted too. Her handwriting is really neat.

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  26. Happy Birthday, April! She's such a sweet girl!

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  27. Hi Yan,

    You are a lucky mummy! April is so sweet. My son is never so neat... *sign*

    Happy Birthday April!

    Zoe

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  28. Happy Birthday, April.

    But everyone's different in his or her own ways - my brother and I are completely different. He stayed on overseas after he completed his studies and got married there - not too long ago, I heard from my SIL that he did not want to come home as he was "unloved"...and over the years, I thought he was the "star" - good-looking, good at sports and everything...and I was the "unloved" one - big, fat, ugly, kaki bangku...

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  29. Happy birthday April!! Your birthday is a day after Cass. Keep up the good work. Your mummy is very proud of you. Good girl!

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  30. Happy B'day April! and indeed YES, her handwriting is very neat!!! keep up!

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  31. Happy Birthday to April. She is such a sweet and lovely girl. Like her hand writing, very neat and clean.

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  32. Hi Yan, Happy Birthday To April. Your girl got very nice and beautiful hand writing.

    Have a nice day.

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  33. Happy belated bday to April :)
    such a neat handwriting :) what a good and smart girl she is. Yan, you did a great job! :)

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    1. her writting is very neat. Very pretty. Biji biji like jagung. not messy at all.

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  35. What a lovely daughters you have!!! All so loving kids! I would compliments the parents always when kids are good and respectful. That was what my mum told me too.

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    1. My big number of relatives always tell my parents until today that I am the most helpful and caring fella in the Tan Clans of 58 grandchildren, I would reply my parents that they should be praised for whatever good others see in me (Anay so lansi huh!!!)

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  36. april is really a wonderful girl, loved by many. Happy belaed birthday to april!

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