Kids Talk : Father and Mother

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Kitkit: “Mummy, why is ‘Father’ spelled with ‘Fat’ infront? Is it because Fathers are bigger size and usually FATTER? Like FAT-her: FATTER than her?!”

*laugh*

Me: “Maybe!”

….steal a look at the smiling FATher, Allan

Me: “So why do you think ‘Mother’ starts with ‘Mo’? Is it because they are like cows Mooing away?”

Kitkit: “YES! Like cows always moo moo moo, Mothers always nag nag nag.”

*Huge Laugh*

 

Kids Talk : Father and Mother

 

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Kids Talk : 3 Most Important People

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How can you tell if your child’s brain starts to think like an adult?

During one of the uneventful car ride without Binbin around :

Me : “Keatkeat, who are the 3 most important people in your life?”

Keatkeat: “3 ah?”

Me : “Yes, 3.”

Keatkeat : “Do they have a name?”

Allan : “Of cos! Everyone has a name!”

Keatkeat : “Are they close to me?”

Me : “Yes…(feeling a little surprised and a little disappointed that he is taking such a long time to give the most obvious answers) Keatkeat, don’t think too much, it is a VERY simple question. (maybe simple to me, but not to him *eyes rolled*)”

Keatkeat : “Simple? Oh I know! The President! Is the President one of the 3?”

Allan and I *fainted*

Me : “No!!! Its not the President! (feeling REALLY disappointed and starting to feel a little sad that the 3 of us : his family, his closest ties, did not come to his mind at all!) These 3 people are IMPORTANT TO YOU ONLY! Not to anyone else.”

Keatkeat : “Huh? Me only?”

After more than 3 hours later….

Allan : “You still don’t have the answer to the 3 most important people in YOUR life?”

Keatkeat : “Hhhmmm….Is it a trick question?”

Allan and I : “No!!!”

*faint*

Few minutes later….

He suddenly blurted out : “Oh I know already! Its You, Papa and Binbin. Right?”

FINALLY!!! *super eyes rolled*

Allan and I : “Why did you take so long to give this answer?”

Keatkeat : “I keep thinking that they are famous people.”

*faint*

 

Maybe deep in the 8 year old’s heart, we are REALLY unimportant. *heart sank*

 

I just wanted to make sure if its the case with his younger brother, so I took Binbin aside after we fetched him from school that same day.

Me : “Binbin, who are the 3 most important people in your life?”

In less than 1 second, Binbin said : “You, Papa and GorGor lor.”

I smiled, “Thank you.”

Suddenly, he asked, “Or is it the President?”

*faint*

 

Only then, did I realise that it has to do with age.
The older we get, the more we think, sometimes OVER-think.
There is always this question lingering at the back of the head,
“It CAN’T be so simple. There must be more to it.”
So much so that we start to complicate things, even the simplest things in life….

 

Kids Talk : 3 Most Important People

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