Sunday, March 1, 2009

More prestigious than the Oscars...

BJ a.k.a MrsNordin and Kak Yati Samad, somehow or rather had thought of me as one of those who deserve the The Mom of the Year Award. I'm touched and thrilled of course, but, I know so many mothers out there who deserve this more than I do. But, kecil tapak tangan, nyiru saya tadahkan. Hehehe! Thank you, thank you :)

The recipients of this award would have to come up with an acceptance speech/posting (chewaaahhh!) which must include the following -

1. Admit one thing you feel awful about (involving being a mom)

I feel awful for not being a fulltime Mom to my kids. How I wished I could just drop everything when they need me, especially when they're sick, when they need me to drive them around and chaperone them for anything, anytime, anywhere. I just feel I don't spend enough time with them now - in their "growing pains" years.

2. List 7 things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you.

I say...7 things only kaaaa?! Hmmmm...manyak susah ini macam. But here goes (in no particular order)

(i) I love spending time with my kids, and chit-chatting with them, especially in the car when I send or fetch them to or from their schools/1001 lessons :)and I love to go shopping with them (when we would normally argue on our choices of clothes and stuff to buy, but almost always end up with them getting their way anyway...Hehehe!)

(ii) I love that they never fail to amaze and amuse me with their totally different personalities and characters :)

(iii) I love it when they say their "pleases" and "thank yous", and when they would call me at work just to ask my permission first if they can eat the chocolates/tidbits/sweets/crisps/Maggi/snacks and the likes in the fridge/pantry at home.

(iv) I love it when they compliment my cooking and say that it's better than the food we have when we eat out :)

(v) I love it when they take turns to give me foot and body massage (no need to go to the spa maaaa...)

(vi) I love organizing parties and outings and sleep-overs for my kids and their friends (when I have time on my side, that is)

(vii) I love cooking for them. Unfortunately I don't bake. I think I will get a decent oven for the new house so that I can learn how to bake cookies and cupcakes, especially, and can spend time messing up the kitchen with them (as long as I have a maid to clear and clean everything after that, that is. Hehehe!)

3. Send this to 5 other moms of the year that deserve a reminder that they too are the best moms that they can be.

There are so many mothers out there who deserve this award, but for now, I'm bestowing it to these five wonderful ladies -

Ja (Dalam Dakapan Ibu)

They are truly wonderful moms, because they have truly wonderful kids :)

Cheers, y'all :)



udinb said...

Congratulations, puan memang layak untuk menerimanya.

In case there is any 'Dad Of The Year' award, please do consider me in the list OK :)))

Busybody said...


Some of the things we have in common. Sometimes I too feel bad about leaving them to work. My kids also phone me (most of the times..he..he) before they watch tv at times not agreed earlier or to eat cookies before meals (of course no no..). Glad I'm not alone.

aiz said...

hey kak shana, I guess it was very easy to pick the nominee as it's so obvious u deserve it....

the principal said...

kak shana,

Not all children want their Mom to stay at home & be with them sepjg masa. Some children really want their Mom to go to work & they really look up to their Mom. So, dont feel guilty about going to work. I'm sure your children are proud to have a Mom like you..

You really deserve this award.

Azian hasan said...

Really? I'm not even in your league la. You and others I know deserve this award hands down. But thanks anyway for thinking of me.
And I have problems... I think my answers macam sama dengan yours... how? But I will do it nevertheless ... very very soon.

jabishah said...

Kak Shana,

Tx for the award. Nanti I nak tempah baju bling2 first then only can give the acceptance speech... (again, no deadline right? ;-))Thank you again. Appreciate it.

Ayah said...

waa.. nati mother's day banyak la dapat bunga ni....

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Shana,
TQ dear, I've posted mine on my blog. TQ again dear!

Imagine, I thought I was the only mom who keep getting calls from their children to get permission on eating food! Some of my office mates siap tanya, eh - takkan nak makan sweets pun call you? I said, those things like icecreams, sweets, snack, chocolates etc tu semua memang I control. They have to get my permission first.

Kalau tak, you imaginelah - habis satu pantry & fridge diorang sapu... I said to my kids, I bought those for you but there are limits - so pandai2 la guna limit tu. Luckily they understood. Thus the phone calls :)

MHB said...

Sis Shana -- thank you, thank you... terharu and termalu pun ada ;-) sorry I took awhile to collect the award coz had probs with internet at home...

thanks again sis... so many other mothers out there who deserve it...

wanshana said...


Thank you :)

I'll definitely put you on the 'Dad of the Year' award when it makes its rounds nanti :)


Jah @ BB,

Pheewww...I'm glad I'm not alone in this, too! Sometimes I wonder jugak what other parents think of me when I tell them about this habit of my kids. Macam I ration their food at home ajer! Hehehe!

When it comes to TV, DVD, PS2/PSP and the laptop, they are quite abiding kids coz' they know if they try to negotiate on access/playing times, they would most probably end up with a longer zero-axcess time. Hehehe!



Thanks :)

How are you, dear? Lama tak singgah. Hey, I still owe you one tag, dear. Busy, busy, busy sokmo...

Will work on it nanti, okay?

wanshana said...

Emy @ The Principal,

Thank you :) that you've put it that way, maybe you're right.

But, sometimes I do wonder when I'm being bombarded with, "Are you going to work today, Mommy", "Do you have to go back to the office?", "When will you stop working, Mommy?" or "Is there any way where you will still get money even if you don't work, Mommy?"

So, how? Hehehe!


Hi Yan,

REALLY! You truly deserve the award, dear.

Your passion for cooking all those yummylicious spread for your girls is just one of the many, many, many things that you do as a Supermom :)

I look forward to your list :)


Dear Jabishah,

You're most welcome - you deserve the award :)

Nanti jangan lupa ambik gambar in your bling-bling baju, okay? ;)

wanshana said...


I think I'll request from my Ayah to treat me to a day of pampering at the spa, dinner at Carcosa, and a solitaire diamond ring instead of giving me flowers for Mother's Day nanti. If not pun sebijik Cayenne S. pun cukup lah...Hehehe!

(Banyaklah pulak songel bini dia kan?!)


Dear Ja @ DDI,

Thanks - I've read your posting. Actually banyak yang we have in common, kan?

Tu lah tu...So, now I know that you, Busybody and myself are normal! Hehehe!

My kids would call especially when it comes to eating Maggi, ice-cream, and drinking carbonated drinks/Yakult/Vitagen, etc. It's not that I actually trained or asked them to ask permission, but they just do it on their own accord.

So, you can imagine lah masa cuti sekolah, my office jadi macam Bursa Saham/Pejabat Tanah coz' the phone would be ringing non-stop!



You're most welcome, dear. You truly deserve the award, and I know I'm not the only one who thinks so :)

No worries - take your time ;)