Thursday, March 10, 2011

"....NO!!...." for an Answer

There are times Mommy has to give "No" for an answer to Juan Or when we are out shopping and when Juan Or started pointing out that he wants this and that, then be prepared for a raging reaction from him!

Fortunately in Mommy's most recent solo trip with Juan Or (Papa was away for business trip) to a Times Book Fair at Fahrenheit88 (near Pavilion KL, opposite Millenium Hotel), Juan Or didn't give a raging reaction despite being denied of what he asked for. Well, Juan Or asked Mommy to buy him a box set of Thomas and Friends story books. There are 65 books in the set for the price of RM599 (yes, Mommy saw the same thing selling in MPH for the same price too!) but Times Book was giving a 30% discount, so the price became RM419.30. Well, RM419.30 is still and will always be too high a price to pay for a set of children story books (according to Mommy's standard). So Mommy told him "No! It's still too expensive after the discount!". See what this boy resorted to....



Obviously, the box set being very heavy (for a toddler's standard) was not a hindrance to make his request clear to Mommy!


Then he went on to put the very heavy box set into Mommy's basket of selected books.



And because the basket became extremely heavy, Mommy decided to browse books without carrying the basket, that is, merely left it on the floor while Mommy walked on to browse books. You know what this boy did? Because he was so afraid that Mommy may abandon the plan to buy the books totally, he attempted to carry the basket instead! Did he manage to lift the basket up? Well, yes, he did, but just very briefly only and with a lot of "Eeeeeee.......!" sound because he had used up all the energy he had right up to the last strand of his hair! ^-^ Strong boy! After he put the basket down again, he called out to Mommy,"Ai (Want) Mama carry!"

Anyway, after all that, finally Mommy ditched the box set away from the basket (of course when Juan Or was not looking!) and went ahead to browse just a little more and then headed for the cashier counter. By then, Juan Or was already distracted by some Ben10 comic books. When Juan Or realized that the box set was no longer in the basket, he gave Mommy a questioning look. So Mommy replied,"Ooooh, someone stole the Thomas and Friends already! Bo liau (No more)!" Juan Or's reaction? He accepted it without making any fuss. ^-^

9 comments:

Sheoh Yan said...

Juan Or is so cute. Thank Goodness you managed to distract him like this, but soon you can't use this on him, very soon.

Small Kucing said...

RM400!! pengsan. Juan Or very pandai wor,..ask Mama to carry LOL. Cross your fingers la. Maybe the box set will arriive at BX leh

Alice Law said...

Big boy liao! More matured and understanding liao Juan Or boy!;D

prince n princess mum said...

Little cutie..

Yang Yang said...

hahhahaha.... like the eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sound.. so cute

Yvonne said...

lol! Sooner or later he'll know what "NO" means and here comes his non-stop whining phase.

Alice Phua said...

Sheoh Yan, hehehe, yaloh, one day this trick won't work anymore. :-)

Small Kucing, hahaha....hopefully one day the box set will be sold in BX.

Alice Law, yup, he's getting bigger and more matured than before.

Prince n princess mum, :-D

Yang Yang, that's his 'trying hard' sound.

Yvonne, hehehe...yalah, one day...soon.....

mNhL said...

ohh....that's expensive!!! I won't buy something so expensive for my kids too......

Alice Phua said...

mNhL, yup, it's still very expensive even after the discount. Hahaha....it's a no-no unless I have a fertile money tree growing in my garden! ^_^