Conversations with Ryan boy…
I have prohibited him from using ‘bad’ words such as ‘die’, ‘stupid’, and of course no bad languages at home.
I can’t recall how it happened but I think we were in a conversation about saving water in the toilet. He claimed I was wasting water for allowing the water to run from the tap.
Ryan: Mommy, ä½ æƒ³æ» ar??Â (NÇ xiÇŽng sÇ)
Mommy: Eh.. ä½ ä¸èƒ½è¯´æ» (NÇ bÃ¹nÃ©ng shuÅ sÇ)
Ryan: ä¸æ˜¯ ahï¼Œæˆ‘è¯´ä½ çš„å¤´å‘æƒ³æ» (BÃ¹ she, wÇ’ shuÅ nÇ de tÃ³ufÇŽ xiÇŽng sÇ)
Last week after I picked Ryan up from school, he said this to me in the car
Mommy : What did you do in school today?
Ryan: We learn and did some art and craft
Mommy: Oh, what craft did you make?
Ryan: I cannot tell
Mommy: Oh why cannot tell? No, must tell me NOW
Ryan: We made a card. It’s for Mother’s Day
Ryan: But you don’t tell Teacher okay… It’s a surprise (his voice sounded a little disappointed)
Mommy: (Not wanting to upset him) Don’t worry. It’s still a surprise right because I still do not know how the card looks like
Ryan: (need assurance) So it’s still a surprise? Because you don’t know yet
Mommy: Yes… my dear.
Edit to add: This is how the card looks like
During the time when I had tonsil stone
Ryan: Mommy.. does dream come true?
Mommy: You mean ‘wish’?
Mommy: It depends what you wished for
Mommy: Why? What wish did you make? (At the back of my mind, I was expecting him to say toys, more play time, etc)
Ryan: Mommy… I wish that you will recover fast. You will be healthy always
(I have been scaring him that I suffered from tonsil stone because he made me angry when he misbehave)
Mommy : If you are only allowed one wish, would you wish for more toys or for mommy to get well soon?
Ryan: How about both?
Mommy: No.. choose one only
Ryan: Mommy get well soon
Mommy: *happy and contented*….. (nice.. he normally won’t give up his toys for anything)