The girls were watching Barney in the car on the way home one day, and the show was on occupation, on what kids want to be when they grow up, when Yiu Yiu asked:
Yiu Yiu: Mummy, next time when you finished working, what do you want to be? (She meant to ask what my ambition was, but since she can’t say when I grow up, she just substituted it with when I am no longer working).
Mummy: I want to stay at home, and look after you and mei-mei.
Yiu Yiu: No, I mean, what do you want to be?
Mummy: Haiya, mummy already an adult, and I’m already doing what I do, so what else can I be?
Yiu Yiu: No! I mean…doctor ah, teacher ah, all these things. You are just nothing!
“You are just nothing!” How flattering!
The conversation continues…
Yiu Yiu: Mummy, can you be a ballet teacher?
Mummy: Ballet teacher? Why?
Yiu Yiu: Because I want to learn ballet, so you can teach me lor.
I should seriously look into scouting for a ballet class for her, since she’s asked for it several times now. And swimming...and Chinese and Maths Kumon/Enopi…the last being my own wish, not hers! :-)