Dear Ern Ern,
Sorry for this belated birthday wish. Yi Yi has been thinking of what to write. Yi Yi wrote a post earlier but somehow, Yi Yi doesn’t think it’s appropriate to talk about boys and relationships at tender age of three. Yi Yi knows you are a big girl now, since you refused to wear diapers at home and prefers to use the potty, eventhough you would rather hold your pee until the very last minute and still wet Yi Yi’s bed!
The other day, Yi Yi was shocked when you said the word "Moisturizer" and the Mandarin word, "Si chao". You asked me why are there two bottles of moisturizer on top of my cabinet. And when 3rd Yi Poh called and asked you what are you doing, you mention, "Wa yao si chao" instead of saying the baby words, "pin pong" referring to taking bath. For the life of Yi Yi, Yi Yi doesn’t even think Yi Yi would use the word, "si chao". You are a such a great surprise everyday!
You tend to be overly selfish at times, refusing to share your things. At times, you could also be overly generous. For instance, your mom told me you were force feeding your classmates with honey star cereal. "Eat! Eat! Eat!" you told Precious. Haha. I thought that was hilarious. But when it comes to your toys, especially your new pink scooter, you would gauge people’s eyes out for trying to play with it! Even if the person is your favorite uncle Liang ku ku.
Well, you have to share your toys with other children since you have plenty. You yourself cannot play alone. So let Hansen have some fun whenever he visits you. He highly regards you as Ern Ern jie jie, so you have to be a big girl like you always say you are and be generous.
It’s such a joy to see you grow. Just by being you, Yi Yi found a new meaning to this otherwise mundane life. Yi Yi loves watching you, playing with you eventhough sometimes you drive Yi Yi crazy. Always remember this, that your parents, grandparents, Yi Yi and your beloved aunts and uncles – yes, including the 38 Yi Yi love you very much and if you need anything, anything at all, please do not hesitate to ask for help. We would do whatever we could to help you. Afterall, this is what family is for. To give endless love and unwavering support. It’s wonderful to have you in the family.
Pau (the game) Yi Yi