I think Yan Yan speaks really well for her age. She speaks in full sentences, and freely says “xie-xie” for everything that anyone gives to her. And when she wants something and we say no, she’ll pout her lips, clasp her hands together and pleads, “Uh, please…please la!” Cuteness! Here are some snippets of our conversation.
She loves to kepoh whenever I make milk for her, and always insist on scooping the powder into her milk bottle.
Yan Yan: Let me put, let me put.
Mummy: No lah, mei-mei. Afterwards you mess up the whole place.
Yan Yan: I will put PROPERLY loh (and flash her cheeky grin).
When I fetched her from babysitter one day, and one of her slippers was hidden beneath a bag. So she asked, “Aunty, where is my shoe?”
I was on my laptop one night while the little one lies on my lap and chatted with me. She started pointing to her body parts and wanted me to say them out loud. When she reached her legs, she thrusted her right knee to my face and asked, “This one leh?” to which I just casually answered leg. She did the same thing with her left knee and I replied the same. She finally pointed her feet up and asked, “This one leh?” and again I answered “Leg” (bad mummy!). To my surprise, she replied, “No ah, feet ah!” Ooops! My 2.5 year old correcting her mum’s vocabulary.
When she has something for me, she’ll run to me and say, “Mummy, I have something for you.”
She wanted to play with the play dough and I said no, coz it was way past her bedtime and I was tired and didn’t wish to clean up after her. She pleaded, “Let me play la. Play little while only la.”
She was looking through her jie-jie wallet and saw an Angry Bird sticker inside:
Yan Yan: Why got Angry Bird inside one?
Mummy: I don’t know.
Yan Yan: Teacher give him (her) one ah?
And here’s Yan Yan wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous year of the water dragon.