I was standing in the toilet, waiting to wash my five years old boy’s butt. Haih…when will my butt washing days be over? I remember my older children can wash their own butts when they were much younger because I was a working mom and they had to DIY at daycare. But this is the youngest, most pampered, spoilt little boy so I shall just keep doing it for a few more months because he is not going to kindie until next year.

(photo taken last year in Taiping Zoo)

And he asked me, “How to be altar boy?”

For a second, I was happy that finally, after so many boys, one of them indicates his interest to be a server in church. At last! Yes! Hallelujah! I know my boy would look awfully cute in the robe, following the priest around.

So, I gladly explained to him, “Very easy, when you are a bit older, mommy just take you to find one of the kor-kor like Bryan or Oyog and they will teach you. Very fun, you can ring bells and play with smoke.”

My baby in his birthday suit, sitting so cosy on his cushion toilet seat looks on dreamily…

He asked again, “Oh so easy only? No need to cut?”

Me, “Huh, cut what? You just need practice only.”

And he told me, “David said must cut neow-neow.”

Me, “Haiyor…no lah……”

He replied, “Neh…..David always bluff me wannnnn!!!!”

Bwahahaha…so, I washed his butt and both of us went to find the culprit.

Me, “DAVID!!!!! You come here. What have you been telling your baby brother lah? He said must circumcise to be an altar server.”

David replied, “MA!!!! You said it! You said if want to be a Jew or a Muslim, must circumcise. You teach wannnn.”

*slaps forehead* See how words and things get twisted in a five years old boy’s mind? We were talking about the different faiths the other day and my little boy got all those confused. Haih…

14 thoughts on “Circumcise

  1. haha~ circumcise~ 18S rate, ROTL
    so which of your boy already do it liao, cut neow-neow

  2. aiyo..pity ur baby boy ler.kena tipu by big bro. last time grandma also tipu me that lizards will eat my hands if i open the fridge again n again. ok la..i was naughty but curious mah. come to think of it..i think i caused the ozone layers to thin..too much usage of CFC d.LOL..
    sometimes tipu kids also tipu logic a bit ler..damn..feel like blaming my grandparent for all those untrue thoughts but still i love them. LOL!!
    no idea what am i ranting about..high on coffee..
    have a good day!

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  3. 5xmom , it had been a pleasure reading your blogs. this one made my day . Very innocently sweet and silly. now a new mom to a 8mth old boy… i hope to be sure i have one of these days with my children.
    so a blog I started , for my boy to read when he is much older.

    be it crude or diplomatic , me love your articulation of your individuality.
    been telling my working-mother-frens of your blog, im sure they will love it. šŸ˜‰

  4. it’s amusing to experience how your messages are interpreted by the younger uns. if altar boys needed to have their neow-neows cut, there’d be a lot less of them right now!!!

    it’s good to know that the boy’s interested in doing his bit for church at a really young age. i was head altar boy at the church i attended and i fondly remember the altar boy days. made lots of good friends, made some mischief along the way, but overall, you mature and learn quite a bit along the way.

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  5. What happened to your blog yesterday? Couldn’t access the whole day. Good to have u back online though…keep up the good work and keep tiuing the tiu lots.

  6. AP – My database crashed cos I hit the publish button too fast, too many times. Hehehe.

    huei – Hahaha, kids are so innocent, very easy to scare them.

    howshouse – I hope one of them will at least be a server. The middle two sons are not interested.

    CR – Thanks a lot! Glad you don’t find it shocking. Hehehe.

    ahlost – Yah, he knows it is a misunderstanding.

    sue me – Yalor, old folks love to scare little kids. I also sometimes wicked the scare my boy but nowadays, kids not so easy to bluff them.

    drekker – šŸ™‚

    Bart – It will make it so interesting for five years old. Hahaha.

    mistipurple – LOL, do you mean to say, ‘forgive me Father’ or ‘bless me’?

    translator – No lah, no need mah.

  7. Do you know many people in US including Christians have their baby boys circumcised ? My American friends were surprised to find out we Chinese people don’t usually do that. šŸ™‚

  8. Wow…that’s good! He actually wanted to be an altar boy? I’m sure the parish priest will be so happy to hear that.

    Quite cheeky huh of the kor-kor to trick him like that šŸ™‚

    Sigh…I’m SO tired of the butt washing already and have only just started. And he doesn’t want his Dad to do it some more.

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