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2007-09-25

Mid Autumn Festival

Today is Mid-Autumn Festival also known as the MoonCake Festival. Zac's school taught them to make a 2D lantern. It was beautiful!! I admit that I will not have thought of creating that. It was simple yet meaningful for the children to learn about the festival. It was nicely hanged in my hub's working desk at home now.


Last Sat, we had a small celebration over at my mum-in-law's house. We ate mooncake made by my eldest sis-in-law. She loves to make pastry for the family during her leisure time but just purely our of interest & not for earnings. She is humble lady. She could have start off a chain of bakery shops. Her baking skills are awesome. :)

The one on the left column is green tea with sunflower seed snow skin, the one on the right column is lotus seed paste. Yum yum...


After dinner, we lighted the paper lantern for the children. Zac was excited & eager to have his lantern lighted up.

Amos had his share of joy too. Last year, he was still young to appreciate the fun. This year he had so much fun at the garden that he kept wanted people to bring him outside.


Just as the children were immensing in their excitement.
An accident happened.. ...


Zac accidentally touched the fire metal rod after the fire sparks died off. I freaked out seeing that & hubs carried him to run his finger under the water. However, the rest of the people advised that it is better to cool off his scalded finger using toothpaste. I always felt lousy seeing the children injured themselves. I could feel his pain, I touched one of those when I'm young too. Ouccchhh, it was a painful lesson! He wanted his finger to be covered up using plaster. This is his usual reaction whenever he hurt himself & scared. This mishap reminds me the terrible accident that Zac's middle finger was caught in the LRT lift earlier this year (I haven't start to write blog then) & also his thigh caught in between the safety gates at the kitchen door.


It must be a terrible night for him, he cried so much that he dozed off in the car on our way home & didn't wake up until the next morning... ...

I replaced his plaster just now. It was quite a bad burn, a blister that stretch about 1cm on his fragile finger. I don't know how to treat it actually, should I wait for the blister to burst by itself? It was so sore in my heart to see him in pain. He screamed on seeing it & wanted to get it cover up again. Perhaps I should bring him to the doctor to get professional treatment since he is covered under accidental insurance.

57 Hugs for Amos & Zac:

Mummy to QiQi said...

OMG, looks like his finger is bad. Sometimes it is really late to stop them from touching something, right? I am sure he will be fine soon. Not sure if dr can give him something to soothe his wound better??

Sam Chan said...

Hi Janice,

I am sorry for Zac. Anyway, a slight pain can be useful at times to explain the lesson of danger effectively. Well, lots of parents nowadays had given their children, battery operated lanterns which are safe but not as fun as those using real candles. Anyway, I believe as long as adults are around and children are taught about the danger of playing with fire, it will be an enjoyable time to play lantern with real candles.

Happy Mid-autumn Festival
Blessings
Let's Acquire Wisdom and Live with Passion

FL Sam said...

The wound look bads. Better to see a doctor to get proper treatment.

Happy Mooncake Festival. Enjoy! :)

J@n!ce said...

Chin Nee, yes reminded him a couple of times not to touch but accident still occured. I think he is just curious? I will bring him to the doctor after his class :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Sam Chan : That's right, it would be a good reminder & lesson to him of the danger of fire :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Uncle Sam : Have a good full moon celebration today. I will seek pro treatment later :)

Janice Ng

HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

my my, that's painful, sorry that this has to happen. it sure looks big.

I love mooncakes!

Nick Phillips said...

Yay, mooncake time :) I just love mooncake and so does my wife. Guess I'm gonna haver to go out and get her some. Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you Jan!

Emila Yusof said...

Poor boy! Janice, I think it's a good idea to bring him to see a doctor. If the blister gets bigger, it will be more pain.

Anyway, Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you and your family.

kegler747 said...

All i can say is.. it's all part of childhood. Just always clean the wound and apply antibiotics and be sure to flush out any foreign body in there.

WaterLearner said...

Happy Mid Autumn Festival Janice!!

How is the blister on the little one?

Blessings!

J@n!ce said...

Girle : He felt better when it is covered up, else he will say it is painful ;)

Janice Ng

lilifxt said...

hi janice i feel bad for what happened to zac i hope its not hurting him anymore sometimes when kids are having lot of fun and play alot weird and bad incidents happen kis him for me

J@n!ce said...

Nick : I used to love eating mooncake but now due to health reasons is slowly trying to cut down on indulgence :)

Happy sourcing for one & have a nice treat with your wifey...

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Emila : Sure, I will bring him to the doctor after lunch with the doctors are back for the aftenoon session. Thanks for your concern :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Carlo : We got no chance to clean the wound cos the moment it us uncovered, he will scream again. I will get pro to help out on this. I'm just worried that it is too late now to cleanse it.... sigh... :(

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Karen : I have to open up to take a look later at the clinic.

Have a good Mid-Autumn Day. You heading to Chinese Garden? The ticket so ex lah.... :(

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Lili : Oh yes, what you say is so true. Accidents like that tend to occur when they are having fun. But being too protective of them will also mean that they will have no chance to try out adventurous stuff :)

Thanks for your words, I felt better !!

HUGS TO YOU :)

Adrian said...

Janice! Nice post! My wife was asking me to do one too but I was lazy! :) It's nice to see the kids playing with the lanterns...my daughter like to play too but only for a little while...I think shes afraid of the fire...and rightly so! I hope your little Zac is feeling better! Poor guy... Did you take him to the doctor in the end?

J@n!ce said...

Adrian : I started to write this post on Sunday & save it as a draft & waited till the actual day to post, haha :D

It was a scary nite for Zac but they did enjoy themselves. What's more its only once in a year. I think he is "once bitten twice shy" now !!

I will bring him to the doctor will the clinic open at around 2 pm+. I will update you guys then. Thanks for your concern :)

Janice Ng

Roger said...

Poor Zac burns hurt the worst! He will heal up quick I am sure! Oh I changed my icon to if ya dont recognize me Janice thanks for your kind words on Oger sorry I haven't been around! Tell Zac to be strong for me!

J@n!ce said...

Roger : I will still visit your other blog there. Thanks for your kind words. Zac will be strong after seeing how fit you are holding the bucket of water :)

Take care & all the best to your job :)

Janice Ng

JO-N said...

Kids learn fast when they suffer pain. I agree with your way of teaching your kids. Explain and remind them but not too protective.

Trinity said...

Jan, you had a great full moon celebration! I love that lantern! Hope Zac will be better now..

I also celebrate on something today... come and celebrate with me, will you?

Trinity

WaterLearner said...

Jan,

You going chinese garden? Every year I thought of going but never did. Yeah, the ticket is very ex. And the place a bit out of the place to go on a weekday night.

Will probably gaze at the moon with my hubbs tonight from our bedroom window lor.

Blessings!

Sasha said...

Sakit!!!! So poor thing! hope the lil finger is better now

Mariuca said...

Hi Jan! Poor Zac. Yeah, ppl always say use toothpaste and not water. How is he doing now? Hope his blister is healing. Here's a nice juicy lollipop for Zac! :):):)

Jan, I tagged u on a very simple meme, come take a look later!
http://mariuca.blogspot.com/2007/09/whats-on-your-desktop.html

LZmommy said...

Hope he is better now....

Happy Mid Autumn Festival :)

J@n!ce said...

Jo-N : Thanks, I think he will rem during this time when the blister is still cover up. But after that, I hope he will still rem. But kids this age are easy to forgive & forget... hehe ;p

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Trinity : I rem it is Cliff's birthday during this time you mentioned to me last weekend. Happy 2nd Birthday to Little Cliff. He is such a cutie :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Karen : I only went to the lantern festival over at Chinese Garden on 2 occasions all this while. It was ex & also crowded & nothing much leh !! So romantic huh... lie down on bed & see the moon. We don't usually get to see the moon from our house here :(

Have fun with your hubs moon watching later... hehe ;p

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Sasha : He is braver now when we brought him to the clinic. He was a bit nervous when the doctor cleanse the wound but he performed very well. We have to wait for the blister to heal by itself :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Marzie : I think got to wait for weeks to allow time for the blister to hardened & dropped off from what the doctor said. We cant burst it cos it will cause infection if it is not maintained well. The blister is a protective layer to the flesh below, it is too fragile.

Thanks for the easy tag. I will do it :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

LZmommy : He is coping better with the blister now & dun think much about it unless it is time to shower. He will raise his hands to prevent water getting in the plaster. He is so funny, glad that he is learning something from the accident :):)

Janice Ng

Bobby said...

Alright, I want a mooncake! I have read and seen pictures and it is driving me crazy! Zac is a tough little guy and he will heal up just fine! I know mommy worries but young boys are much tougher than mom's know! You are a great mom and these cool little guys are the luckiest in the world:)

keeyit said...

Hi Janice,

Happy mooncake festival to you and your family !

J@n!ce said...

Bobby : We still have some in the fridge, its best to go along with some chinese tea. Do you take tea? Yes, Zac is braver than I thought when I brought him to the doctor just now I thought he will kick up a fuss. He co-operated with the doc & it was a breeze :):)

His finger needs to be plaster up I think for weeks until the blister hardened & dropped off :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Keeyit : Thanks & same to you too :)

Janice Ng

ed said...

Parenthood is one of the best thing to enjoy in life, and yet we know it's a lousy feeling even when we know injuries bound to happen during childhood. I was reading an article years back when my ex-wife was expecting my daughter... the time that we substained the most injuries are probably in our childhood. Come to think of my own, yea quite true. hahaha...

Happy Mid-Autumn to you and your family.

J@n!ce said...

Ed : Thanks for sharing your experience. I think it is part of growing up. Everyone of us grow up to have at least a couple of "blue black", bruises & fallen marks. No pain no gain. How true :):)

Janice Ng

Jean Chia said...

omg! poor Zac!! come aunty jean give u a BIG HUG and extra lollis for you & one for amos. My mom always told me to put toothpaste instead of water. i think it's the way then. hope he's okay now.

Heart of Rachel said...

Zac did well on his project.

I love mooncakes. I have to get some next time I go to the mall.

I'm sorry to hear about Zac's accident. Hope he will feel better soon.

I remember last year, my son accidentally touched the glass candle holder. It was hot and burned his finger slightly. It was minor but he cried a lot. I immediately applied some burn ointment to alleviate the pain. The pain was again after several minutes. He learned about the meaning of hot and he is now more careful around candles.

Bobby said...

I love Chinese Tea, hot, cold, sweet, unsweet - it's on of my favourite beverages! It's also very healthy!

J@n!ce said...

Jean : Thank you Aunty Jean for the extra lollipop. I will be extra careful in future :)
Love Zac.

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Rach : Glad to hear that Yohan learnt something from the accident & is more aware of hot objects now. I hope Zac will be mindful of fire in future too :)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

Bobby : I love tea too. Esp Chinese Tea & Jasmine Green Tea. I will drink the latter whenever I felt guilty eating a heavy meal. My kitchen is always stock up with Jasmine Green Tea :)

Janice Ng

Mariuca said...

Poor Jan, but I bet ur feelin' better abt Zac today. Are u gonna give him a special treat to make the pain go away? ;)

Jean, it's great to see u back here!

Mariuca

J@n!ce said...

Marzie : So long as it is plaster up, he felt better. I will remove it & apply the antiseptic cream for him tmr. Hope he will recover fast lah. Its just too pain to see his fingers plaster up like that. We need to wash that hands too, haha :D

Janice Ng

Adrian said...

Jan! Jan! Guess what? We both forgot to take our little one out yesterday to play with her lantern LOL Aiyooo what a waste ya! I think we did the same last year too hehehe

Hope Zac is getting better! :)

Cheers!

J@n!ce said...

Adrian : Ohhh, is your little princess aware that it is full moon yesterday? Nvm, so long as she is with daddy & mummy. She can take lantern any other day. I understand how parents tend to forget things like that esp so tired after a day work.

Zac is better now, thanks for asking.

Janice Ng

MakeTraffic said...

Hi Jan, good to know that zac is ok now. I know how it feels. My son also caught his finger in the lift door recently (Thanks God only abrasion).

I know it is our job to watch him like a hawk but sometimes he is simply too fast. I didn't manage to prevent it. My heart ache out for him as he cried out. Thanks God his finger is all healed up now. Lesson learnt for him too.

J@n!ce said...

MT : Ohhhh, your son also caught his finger in the lift. I duno why most of the kids have to pass this stage in their life. This is really weird !! I hope it didn't cause much scar on his tiny finger? Zac's lift scare has healed up :)

Take good care of your boy, I can imagine your panicky then.

Janice Ng

MakeTraffic said...

Thanks Jan, Thankfully it doesn't leave a scar on his finger! Good thing is everytime he is near a lift now, he dare not put his finger near it. I guess as a parent we have to be extra quick, alert...sort of like the the "invincible" cartoon characters. LOL

J@n!ce said...

MT : My boy is also afraid of the lift for sometime after the accident, but now he seem to have get over the "machines" :):)

Janice Ng

J@n!ce said...

MT : My boy is also afraid of the lift for sometime after the accident, but now he seem to have get over the "machines" :):)

Janice Ng

arlene said...

i love mooncakes! this is now my 2nd year to missed it. :)

kiss to the blister on z's finger. the pain will be gone. :)

J@n!ce said...

Arlene : Nice to hear that you love mooncake. I'm not really a lover of mooncake, I can do without it. Thank you for the kiss & hope it recover soon :)

Janice Ng