Carrying around
The house
Jumping around
The sofa
Dashing around
The house
Climbing around
Metal doors
Chasing after
Grabbing after
Colourful pictures

Heartbeat races
Adrenaline rush
Shouts of joy
Perspires unceasingly

Joining his grandma
Into her room
Meddling cosmetic drawer
Holding onto
Perfume bottle
Grandpa intervenes to
Stop him from
Dropping it

Spray! Spray!
Spray onto left armpit
Spray! Spray!
Spray onto right armpit
Surrender perfume bottle

Desiring to eliminate
Strong odour
Coming out of

Inspiration On: Tuesday, 18 June 2013 at 4:54pm
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 2:01am

The poetry written by Busy Mind Thinking about obsession at http://busymindthinking.com/2013/06/18/obsession/ reminded me of this poetry. This poetry is about the time my son was around two years old who knew that his armpits were smelly due to perspiration. Entering his grandma’s room, he meddle her drawer full of cosmetics. Within the cosmetics, he unknowingly grabbed onto a perfume bottle. The alarmed grandpa shouted at him to put the perfume back. Upon knowing it is a perfume, he instantly sprayed it onto his armpits. An angry situation turned into humour. Grandparents had a good laugh. At night, my helper narrated this event.

The Turtle’s Eyes

The turtle’s eyes is so big
The turtle’s eyes is very big
The turtle’s eyes is extremely big
The turtle is scary
The turtle is scaring me
I am scared of the turtle
I am fearful of the turtle
I am frightened of the turtle.
I don’t want to see it.

Inspiration On: 24 December 2012 at 10:30pm

My toddler reported to me his worst event of bring startled and frightened by my turtle. Then I revised it putting myself in his shoes.

Please Refer to A Large Eyes Green Turtle.

A Large Eyes Green Turtle

An object of cuteness amongst my school
An object of fear frightens my toddler.

A large eyes green turtle.

I am aghast.
I am speechless.

Inspiration On: 24 December 2012 at 10:21pm

During my studies in my art school, I sculpted a cute clay, turtle with Manga type big eyes. In the school, my sculpted turtle received cute appraisals from my lecturers and classmates. Shockingly, my toddler is fearful of it. This rendered me aghast and speechless.

Please refer to Mischievous.

Toddler & Koala

Hands clasp onto the tree with its claws
Legs clasp onto the tree with its claws
As claws clasp tightly onto the bark of the tree.
It is a KOALA!

Hands clasp onto the neck with fingers
Legs clasp onto the waist with toes
As fingers and feet clasp tightly around the neck and waist of hisĀ father.

My toddler is like a koala.

Inspiration On: Monday, 24 December 2012 at 9pm

Whenever my husband carries our toddler, he clasps onto my husband tightly unwilling to walk and afraid of something.


Hiding under chairs
Hiding under tables
Hiding under the television rack
Hiding under his cot
Hiding under the dressing table
Hiding behind the doors
Hiding at the corner
Hiding in the wardrobe
Hiding his head into the blanket
Hiding behind the curtains
Hiding and hiding
Hiding baby
Hiding Toddler

Inspiration On: Sunday, 23 December 2012 at 12:08am
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 24 December 2012 at 4:32pm

Whenever and wherever he sees a hole, he loves to enter and hide in it.

Toddler’s Actions List

The cot is damaged!
He almost falls . . .

The baby gate falls down!
Just with his two hands . . .

The locked kitchen door breaks!
Thank God, the door doesn’t hit him . . .

Puff! Puff!
Reddish at cheeks are neatly applied!
Oh, my mum let him use hers . . .

The television rack breaks!
His butt landed onto the floor . . .

Head knocks onto the door!
He just smiles and walks away . . .

Whoof! Whoof!
He is somersaulting on his cot!
Giving a smile then he grins . . .

The sofa is pulled out and pushed back!
He does so happily . . .

His strength is as strong as a horse . . .
His strength is as strong as a bull . . .

Inspiration On: Friday, 21 December 2012 at 12:46am
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 22 December 2012

As I was contemplating my toddler’s action for this year and the list of broken things at home, the above poetry is birthed out.

Tugging Out

Tugging out
A toddler’s legs tug out
Legs tug out of the steel door bar
Blast of laughter for seeing . . .
His Feet
His feet are
Feet are onto the outside floor
Hands grab the door bar.

Inspiration On: Tuesday, 30 October 2012 at 8:40pm
Revised On: Friday, 2 November 2012 at 5:22pm

My 28 months toddler refused to wear his shoes when he knew that he was going out. In order to speed up, my husband and I pretended to leave house. Leaving the house and closed the door bar. In a crying tone, he stretched out his legs out of the door bar. We laughed at his reaction. Finally, he willingly wore his shoes. The above inspiration began with, “Legs stick out of the steel door bar.” Next day, more words flowed out.

Play Pampers

Leg kicking stance to
Remove his pampers hurriedly
Pulling it
Forgotten to push it
The pampers bounces onto his face
Face is covered with own urine
Feels silly!
He laughs it out.

Inspiration On: Wednesday, 10 October 2012 at 10:30pm
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 11 October 2012 at 5pm

Whenever changing my twenty seven months old toddler, he often plays around with his pampers. Nothing happens until on Wednesday night, just before his sleep, his pampers bounced back onto his face.