A toddler absorbs things like a sponge. Good, bad, four-letter words, English, Hokkien, semua pun dia sapu. However, I wonder….why is it so hard for me to teach him basic words and sentences whilst it is so easy for his elder brothers to teach him things he is not suppose to learn?
Currently, his languages is limited to these :
What he said = What he wants to convey
V tol = take the tv remote control and change channel
con tol = take the air-cond control and switch it on
wooout = go out (of room)
kerk toy = go supermarket and buy toy
koh! = Tesco (pointing when he sees any logo of Tesco)
tank jort = Thanks be to God
men = Amen
Arggghhhhh….I spend my days deciphering things for everyone else.
But tell him to pose as Johnny English and he will do the bestest.
Well, I had been hearing ‘esso,esso’ a lot and was wondering what he meant. Until I asked his brothers whether is it what he is not suppose to say? Aha! Yes, he is saying ‘asshole’. How to reprimand him? Asshole sound so nice coming out of the babe’s mouth. And when I asked which culprit taught him that?
#2 : *points finger to #3* Nah, this moron.
#3 : *points finger to #2* No, that idiot.
#2 : You headless chicken.
#3 : You stupiak.
#2 : You fool.
#3 : You asshole.
Caught in the act! Oh well, I can’t blame myself. They watched too many movies from Uncle Ho and too much Nickleodeon. Blame it on the man (atm la) who bought all those DVDs. Not my fault. I plead not guilty. I only teach him colours, numbers, objects and parts of the body. And everyone’s name. Mine is Loooolian.
What can I do to my little Mini-Me (of Austin Powers) but to grab him, give him a big hug, slobber him with kisses and tell him that he is sooooooo clever? And pretend asshole is just some nice, funny word.