Talkative Thursday: Talkative Son (May ’13)

The son is always surprising us with what comes out from his little brain.

The Talkative Son
The Talkative Son

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The son is into Kung Fu Panda these days. He will allocate each of us as a character from the show.

Son: MeeMee, is snake a girl or a boy?
Me: I think its a girl.
Son: MeeMee, is snake a girl or a boy?
Me: Son, I think its a girl.
Son: I’m the snake.
Me: But snake is a girl, you are a boy right?
Son: DeeDee says snake is a boy.

I think he suspected the snake to be a girl, but his Daddy told him that its a boy. So he decides to be the snake. But he still wants to check it out with me but is unwilling to take in my answer. So he was the snake for a few days.

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After accepting the fact that the snake is a girl, he decides that he wants to be Stork. He check and double checked that Stork is a boy. And Daddy gets to be Monkey, Mummy is Tiger and MeiMei is the Mantis. One day while we were having our pretend play with his kitchenette, I wanted to go over “the other side” and pretend to be a customer ordering food from him.

Son: No, MeeMee you are a person.
Me: I’m a person?
Son: Yes you are a person. Auntie (referring to our helper) is people.
Me: Huh?
Son: MeeMee you are person. I’m a person. MeiMei is a person.
(I interpret it as whoever is on his side selling food is a person. Whoever is a customer is a people.)
Me: Oh. But I thought I’m Tiger. How do I become a person?
Son (thinks and reply): No… You are MeeMee the Tiger Person.
Me: Oh! So you are Zai the Stork Person?
Son: Yes. MeiMei is MeiMei the Mantis Person.

Oh well, I thought his answer was quite witty, although it proves that he doesn’t really catch the concept of person yet.

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One day after picking up the son after school.

Son: DeeDee, I’m hungry. DeeDee, I’m hungry.
(So Chubby went for a Mac drive thru and got the boy a happy meal. Boy he was really happy.)
Chubby: You are not sharing your nuggets with me.
(Son reluctantly gave the last piece of nugget to Chubby.)
Chubby: You are not saving some fries for MeiMei?
Son: DeeDee, I’m growing up. I need to eat a lot of fries.

Wow! My son have really grown up. Know how to find proper excuses to retaliate. Upon reaching home…

Son (exclaimed excitedly): MaaMaa, you see. French Fries!
(There was only 4 miserable pieces left in the pack.)
MIL (sits down on the floor and pretends to cry): I don’t have french fries. I want french fries. Zai, where is my french fries?
Son (went over to hug my MIL and pats her head): Its ok. Don’t cry. Its Ok.

Double Wow! My son has learn to comfort others. Although he is the culprit.

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Sometimes I’m really amuse by the reaction from my boy. But I can’t help but to wonder whether we are promoting the habit of finding excuses. What do you think?

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