At My Parents’ Place

I am at my parents’ place today because I’m trying to get Sally to get used to staying with them. When we went for Dine Out Vancouver at Le Gavroche last Friday, we left Sally with my parents and she cried the entire time we were gone.

Sally has seen my parents many times but I guess not enough to be really comfortable with them. Therefore, we have decided to spend at least one day a week at my parents’ and have my parents come to my house at least once a week.

The reason I need to do this is because I’m planning a one month long Asia trip in June that will take Sarah and I to Taiwan, China and Japan. I need someone to take care of Sally while we’re away and my parents are the obvious choice. This mean getting my parents’ faces in front sally as much as possible. It also means getting her used to a new house and environment.

I hope that by the time June rolls around, Sally will be able to stay with my parents without wondering where her parents are. I may get a life size cutout of myself and set it up in the living room. However, I’m sure after a few days, Sally will wonder how come daddy hasn’t moved.

37 thoughts on “At My Parents’ Place”

  1. Qwerty_ says:

    I Sally your Dog or Cat or some other pet? Or am I way off the mark?

  2. Richard says:

    “I am at my parents’ place today because I’m trying to get Sally uses to staying with my them.”

    wtf. The first sentence has some serious grammar errors. Seriously, you should take a few moments to re-read your posts before hitting that “publish” button. I don’t think anyone is going to scoop this story from you!

    1. John Chow says:

      That’s what happen when you try posting with a crying baby next to you. πŸ™

      Thanks for pointing it out. I’ve corrected it.

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        It’s also “get used to”, not “get uses to”

        1. Alex Becker says:

          Wow the grammar sharks are roaming around today

  3. Kiltak says:

    My son absolutely adores my parents, but when we first left him there for the 1st time to take a bit of time for us (Me and my wife), he didn’t really approve of our decision. We started seeing my parents more regularly from this point, and things rapidly changed.. Depending on the age of your daughter, things should change quite quickly!

  4. bryan glanz says:

    Qwerty- Sally is his newborn child.(

    Richard- Sometimes he messes up with the grammar because english isn’t his first language as he dooley notes in a prior entry. Most of the time his info is not only noteworthy but typed pretty damn well. Maybe you should try writing a blog in second language. I’ll let you do one in any language ; you choose.

    John- You kick ass. Richard well he sucks Richard(the short form)

    1. Alex Becker says:

      Can’t believe someone though it was a pet.

    2. Richard says:

      Wow bryan, take a breath and count to ten… Oh and I have some news you should probably sit down for: You have a grammar error in your comment.

      1. Alex Becker says:

        OMG a grammar error. Call the grammar police ASAP.

    3. I too sometimes blog in a second language. Polite corrections of the use of the language are like graduate school for me. Rude comments just go past my head. I hope John feels the same.

      If you don’t try, you never improve. If you get embarrassed at errors, you won’t take chances and you will sound like a third grader forever.

      If John wants polite corrections, then any of us who write and edit could be helpful. Otherwise it’s best to shut up or ask for clarification if it is something one really wants to know.

  5. Alexei says:

    aw… she’s so cute! And a smart one too if she’s already blogging. πŸ˜‰

  6. Ryan says:

    The obvious solution is a John Chow wax figure. She’ll never know the difference.

    1. John Chow says:

      At $300K, it’s one expensive cut out!

  7. Ronnie says:

    Enjoy your trip John. Is this work related or just for travel? In two weeks I’m also going to Japan and also to Cambodia.

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s both. The first week will be TTZ related. After that, we’re just going to do some traveling.

  8. James says:

    Ah John. Who cares? Really… you’ve been posting a lot of pointless crap lately.

    1. john’s blog, john’s rules, if you dont like it…dont read it…

  9. Alex Becker says:

    Your on the right track there John. But I can’t help but wonder whats gonna happen to this blog while your gone? Are you planing to post while on the road? Guest writer? or just be evil and stop posting without notice?

    1. John Chow says:

      I will continue to update, just like I kept updating while I was in Vegas. I may get a guest blogger to help out too.

      1. Raghu says:

        The idea of a guest blogger looks neat – How do you propose to choose that person – your contacts or a contest πŸ™‚

        1. Jane says:

          Hahaha, contest idea is kinda funny! I can’t imagine he would entrust his credibility with a contest. But I would be interested to hear who may step in and if it would affect the # of visitors in any way.

  10. Qwerty_ says:

    Oh woops sorry John I did not realise that Sally was your new born child I am very sorry for this mistake. only a new reader to your blog you see.

    Very sorry indeed.

    1. John Chow says:

      Don’t worry about it. Anyone could have made that mistake. Think nothing of it.

  11. I think its a good idea john. Also, i wish i could go on a month long vacation, even if it is work related.

    ps. can i be your editor πŸ˜€ im online all the time you could send me a copy of your post and i can proof read it.

  12. siong1987 says:

    Try to visit Bangkok, Malaysia, Singapore too. These countries are attractive too.

  13. Wow its me says:

    Ahh she will do fine, But wow thats a long time to be away from a newborn

    1. Jane says:

      Yeah, I don’t know if I’d be able to do that if I had a child…my attachment for my little puppy is probably an indicator πŸ™‚

  14. A month!
    Wow….We can barely get a night out! And my kids love My mom.

    I think you will need to prep a bit more than that…how about some over nights with you or your wife at the grandparents place… she can get used to waking up with them.

    Then an overnight WITHOUT you guys!


  15. Indi Scoop says:

    cut out? lol…

    and good idea at the same time

  16. Leftblank says:

    No pictures of the food John, such a shame πŸ˜‰

  17. Raghu says:

    Am sure Sally would get used to your parents – you might have a problem to take her back home after your vacation !

  18. Chris says:

    “However, I’m sure after a few days, Sally will wonder how come daddy hasn’t moved.”

    Simple John, just put the cut-out in front of the PC and she’ll never notice πŸ˜‰

  19. Paul says:

    I’ve just been through the same process with my little 15 month year old. Things get so much easier when they’re comfortable with the grandparents! Good luck…

  20. Alex Becker says:

    yea kids, I don’t think I will ever be ready for them.

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