Thanks to Angie&Bart, they connect me with Sharon who wrote an article about moms with all boys and all girls. It is a Singapore parenting magazine call BABY, I think. In the January 2007 issue. Sharon has given me the .pdf pages which total 3MB. Colour photos, some more. So, if you want to read, you can download it here. (.pdf format) Who knows, you may learn some petua-petua on how to have baby boys only.
Talking about baby boys, the other night, my sister prepared a basket which contained the comb, thread and needles, hair pin and etc which symbolise her parting from her daughter. She is suppose to give the basket to her daughter as she is all grown-up now and leaving the home. So sad hor? That’s why I don’t have girls lor. I only masuk-masuk, no keluar-keluar. *evades rotten tomatoes*
So, you see, in that basket, there is one little doll of a boy. My older niece, nephew and I were asking what is that little doll doing there in the basket? Like voodoo, only right? We were told that it is meant for bring luck to have baby boys. Bwahahahaar…like that oso can? Aparah….I never follow any such rituals, I also hampalang get baby boys wor.
Anyway, after watching the traditional Chinese wedding ceremony, I tell you lah, if you have daughter hor, memang rugi one. All the rituals were pointing towards ‘sending the daughter away’ like the umbrella the parents used to shelter the bride away etc etc. Fuwah, so sad wan. But then, of course, nowadays, we don’t think like that anymore.
The other night, I had a chance to sit down with the mother-in-law of my niece and said to her that she must be very relaxed now that all her three sons were married. (sei ler, when I become so patphor har?) Her reply touched me ‘cos she told me she felt like it is burden off her chest as she can now rest. I was like, (thinking to myself) oh my…that means you trust your son with my niece to jaga lah? Wow, that’s heavy responsibilities wor. I never realise we, wives got that sort of duties wor. Took over the babysitting duties from our mother-in-law. Hahaha.