Slippery & Hard

As slippery as an eel
He runs away from the punishment clutches
Being chased by the clutcher

As soft as an eel
He prevents the capturer from carrying him
Through both of his armpits

As hard as a rock
Clenching fingers tightly to prevent pain from
His father’s and grandfather’s slap

As soft as an eel
He slouches on grandfather’s right leg who
Tries to dribble him out
With the notion to treat as swing
Fully enjoying the swinging ride

This is not the ending
After bath, he climbs onto sofa top
Naked. SLAP! Buttock is painful.


Inspiration On: 6 October 2011 at 12:26am
Revised At: 6:06pm

Whenever I observe and think of my toddler who often has his own ways of getting away from being caught and forcefully carried out of the kitchen, the above inspirations are birthed out. My parents, my helper, and I often feel that my toddler is as slippery as an eel. Remembering the sight of my dad and/or my husband who are going to slap my son’s palm, he willingly stretches out his hand but with hard clench fingers. This occurs since my toddler is after 1 years old. My dad is trying to kick my son softly out of the kitchen by thrusting his foot onto his buttock, but he softens his body and lays on it by treating his grandfather’s leg as a swing. After he has shower, normally, we put him onto the sofa and he daringly climbs onto the top of the sofa. So I often give him a warning before slapping his buttock. But I still slap him due to ensure his safety.

Even though my family and I had a good laugh of my toddler’s mischief and wrongdoings, we still believe to teach and guide the child to prepare for his future moral issue.

Now, some of his attitude and behaviour improve. Please refer to “Beware! Be Careful!