One day, I brought back some books borrowed from the National Library. As usual, I read to my children two books before they go to bed. I read to them a book about Dora, a popular cartoon character. As I turned the page to this page...
Then we came to another page and he shouted PAKKK!!! This time we were not surprised at first, we were puzzled instead. Eliza and I looked at each other giving a "what's he talking?" look. Then he shouted PAKKK!!!!! again. Louder this time sounding even more like a parrot. Luckily he didn't flap his
Can you see that "Ah Pak"? Eliza and me literally burst out laughing. We understood now. Kids are so clever in a funny way huh? Nobody told him that "Ah Pak" meant old man and yet he can link that picture to an old man. Believe me my babysitter's husband doesn't look like that at all. He has a head full of hair and it's not all white yet. And of course he doesn't have a moustache. Oh and he says the lady in the picture is Mummy and Dora is Jie Jie. I'm amazed again.
And why is it that children nowadays like to talk like an adult? Sometimes when I hear Elizabeth talking, I can't help but feel that she's a mini me. LOL. When we were kids, I don't remember talking like an adult. We just played it safe incase we get a tight slap from our parents. So we talked like how a child should talk. But yesterday, Elizabeth acting like a real princess said this,
"Wei, you see, I told you not to drive like that. You make my water bottle drop down! Must drive slower. Always like to drive so fast."
My goodness. Do I actually talk like that? Hmm..maybe I should talk like how a child should talk from now on. ^_~