We went for playgroup today and after that were invited to one of the mom’s house for lunch. A few of us arrived before the host so the maid let us in while we made ourselves comfortable on the carpeted floor. The lights were all off, with the haze, it was pretty dim indoors (with very little window in the link house) and little T said out of the blue, “Wow…so dark….” She said it so clearly in her cute, puppy voice that the other moms totally cracked up laughing, with them not expecting to hear much from a toddler her age as their boys had not yet started talking.
My in-laws were down this weekend…after sending my husband off to work and on the way driving home with father-in-law and T in the car, I noticed a tour bus going in the opposite direction that had all its windows totally blacked out. While I was wondering how strange that was, I casually mentioned to father-in-law about the bus – if it was tinted 100% dark/black or if they’d put black cardboard on all the windows so we couldn’t see anyone inside. I was just saying I wonder why they’d do that…..and guess what little Missy blurted out?
I BURST out laughing!!!!!! I hadn’t even asked for her opinion!!! What a little eavesdropper….
I cooked a great dinner tonite and guess how I managed that? Get a toddler table and place in kitchen. Give toddler blunt IKEA plastic knife, fish shaped chopping board, a spoon and 2 plastic bowls. Give toddler off-cuts of vegetables parts that you intend to throw away (in my case broccoli stalks, mushroom stalks and a small part of a carrot). Cut some grooves into vegetables so toddler can cut easily into vegetable stalks. THAT entertained her for a whole 90 minutes! We chatted while we both cooked. She had to cut up all her veg first, then had to pour it into the bowls, then ‘cook’ it by stirring it for a long time…..after that she just kind of did whatever she wanted with the bits of cut up veg i.e. transferring it around from bowl to bowl etc. Finally when I was ready to put my dish into the oven, I took hers too and made her sweep her mess off the floor. The thrill in it all was cooking dinner for Daddy. We went for a bath while dinner was in the over and when she got into her PJs, the oven bell rang, her eyes sparkled instantly and she said, “Ready!”**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.
A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840