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Lessons

5yo Jai has learned numbers and salutations in Chinese. But putting away his toys is a constant lesson. #facepalm

3yo Aidan is now, inadvertently, learning Chinese numbers, and is sounding-out English words more often.

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Precious

We must have been talking about weddings:
Jai: “Daddy, Aidan and I are getting married!”
Me: “Oh? When?”
Stop right there: Jai is 5yo, Aidan is now 2.5yo, and they are very precocious brothers.
Jai: “Today!”
Me: “Do you have a ring? Do you have a celebrant?”
Jai: “Oh…”

Doctor Who Tardis Cotton Beach Bath Towel 70 x 140cm Conversation over. For a while.
A little while later we decided to take down and wash loungeroom curtains. (I feel certainly we are one of very few renters who wash curtains, clean windows and look after the gardens!)

First time, so we notice they hang on standard metal curtain rings. Jai sees one and his eyes light up.
LEGO Lord of the Rings
“May I have one?”
“Sure… why?”
“I need a precious ring!”

I smile and say…

“Will it be your precious?”
“Oh yes, it will be my precious!”

Not kidding, true story. Not exact sure why, but the wedding was cancelled.

Oh, precious was given back and has resumed life as a standard curtain ring.

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Aidan the Primate

2yo Aidan: “I WANT BA NA NA!

Me: (Gets one) “Ok… here banana!”

Aidan: “No, not that one!”

20mins later.

Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas Aidan: “I like NA NA!

Me: (Gets same one) “Ok… ¬†banana!”

Aidan: “Not that one!”

Sigh. An hour later

Aidan: “May I have banana!” Some tears.

Me: (Gets SAME one) “Ok… this banana?!”

Aidan: “Mmmmm… ok.” Peels himself, returns to smash toys into each other.

Being a Dad isn’t too hard.

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Parenting Tips for Talking

Trivial Pursuit Doctor Who Now that 2yo Aidan no longer has a dummy/pacifier, his English skills are improving every day.

Jai (weeks away from 5yo) likes to test his English.

“LIFE IS NOT PERFECT!” is yelled from the toy room. Learned probably from me.

A smaller voice mimics “Mi’ is no berfect!”

But that’s nothing.

Whilst I was ‘otherwise indisposed‘ early today, a small hand knocked on the door and the question was asked “Where are you Daddy?”

“Buddy, dude, I am busy.”

“Why?” Oh dear, it has begun.

“I don’t wear nappies…” Is two too young to teach about the toilet?

“Why?” Still outside the door.

“Because society frowns upon wearing poopie pants in corporate environments…” I paused and listened as he plodded back to the lounge room.

Always employ big words when you don’t really want to be disturbed.