This evening, my little munchkin said she wanted to go out kai-kai. It’s becoming a real habit of hers not wanting to stay home. My only saving grace is that since she goes out so much now, she’ll actually want to stay home when she’s a teenager with rebellious hormones.
During her shower today, I managed to scrub off a long overdue tattoo on her arm but because my daughter is of part chimpanzee heritage, the final bits of tattoo sticker stuck tight onto her furry arm.
She hated this, of course, and being the fussy meticulous Virgo child that she is, whined about removing the leftover bits painlessly. I looked all over for alcohol swabs that we used to use on her belly button when she was a baby but couldn’t find any. I thought of bathing her in lighter fluid but the slightest spark would’ve blown up my baby. Throughout dinner, she whined and whined about needing to clean her arm and needing to go out to get some alcohol swabs that at one point I actually felt my ear fall off.
The Hubs and I could no longer stand it and took off to the Gardens, since we’d never been. We like killing several birds with one punch since we’re always catching the runaway train. After parking our car and putting Tee in her camouflage stroller, the escalator linking the parking lot to the mall was not working. There wasn’t a lift in sight either. So out Tee got and I carried her up whilst the Hubs carried the stroller up. Once we reached the top of the escalator panting and sweating, we looked around to see where we should head first when I asked,
“Well, what were we here to get again?” I’m so forgetful that one day I’m going to leave the house naked and terrorise everyone on the street with my Jabba bod.
In her loudest and most excited voice, the voice she uses every time she has the correct answer to something since she is such a show off, Tee shouted out with flailing arms and bulging eyeballs,
“ALCOHOL!!! WE NEED TO GET SOME ALCOHOL, MUMMY!!!”
Time stood still.
*hear your breathe*
Passer-bys who were no further than five feet away from us, stared and glared and didn’t shift their gaze a single degree. Suddenly the Hubs and I felt like the whole world had discovered our addiction and our secret to putting our hyperactive, loud mouthed daughter down to sleep every night.
“It’s alcohol SWABS, Tee” my mouth pronounced loudly and clearly, so you know, that everyone could hear me as well! “We need alcohol SWABS.”
And we skittered off quickly, like mice with stolen cheese.**************************************************************************
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