This Lil’ Light of Mine…


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This year saw Ethan owning his first lanterns for the annual Lantern Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival. Ethan’s lanterns were nothing like the ones I had as a little girl; I used to carry colorful lanterns decorated with sugar paper, fixed to a wooden stick, and lit by a solitary candle. But the lanterns of today run on batteries, is lit by a bulb and emits music. In any case, kids still love them!

Ethan got a lantern in the shape of a bear from Mrs Tan, his baby sitter and another one in the shape of a piggy from his Ipoh Ah Ma. At first he was rather disinterested in the bear lantern, but by and by, he took a liking to it. On the actual night of the Lantern Festival a week ago, I planned on taking Ethan downstairs by our apartment swimming pool to walk around with his lantern. However, my plan backfired when his bear lantern became extremely hot after we changed the batteries in it. At that time, he didn’t have his piggy lantern yet, so not wanting to disappoint him, we just went downstairs anyway and had a nice moonlit walk round the pool.

Then just last weekend, when my parents came for a visit, Ethan was thrilled to receive his piggy lantern. No worries that the festival has already passed, because Ethan simply adores the lantern. We put the lantern on our dining table, and Ethan would run to the table, place his hands on it, and tip toe and gesture for us to get the lantern for him. I personally feel this piggy lantern suits him more; the bear one looks a little big for him to handle. It has been raining for the past few nights, so we have not managed to take him downstairs to walk around with the lantern just yet. But it certainly looks like he is contented to play with it in the comfort of our home, doesn’t it?

“Let it shine, let it shine, let it….
SHINE!”

 

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4 comments

Hey..Shay got the same piggy as well!!!

Joyce says: That’s awesome!

Hahaha… I always got a butterfly or fish shaped sugar paper lantern when I was a kid! And strangely hor, I didn’t show any interest in it even though my mum would buy it year after year for me. She’d light it and I’d just look at it, but not play with it. LOL!

Joyce says: Why ah? Were you all ready for big girl toys?

Ethan is such a happy child..laughs all the time!!

Joyce says: Yes, he makes us very happy every day too! :D

Bryan got a funny looking lantern from my PIL which he destroyed in 5mins flat!

Joyce says: Maybe it’s cos it looked funny? heh.