Wednesday, August 17, 2016

From The Mouth Of Babes

Sean had taken Andrew and his Maxi Micro scooter to the nearby Punggol Waterway, a nice place for jogging and cycling.

As one lady ran towards them, Andrew pointed at her and asked loudly, "Why some people take off their clothes?" She was wearing a sports bra and shorts.

I guess it's really not very different from the situation in Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes," except it's now called 'fashion.'

Dirty Things

From his car seat, Andrew annouced, "I'm eating dirty things, Mummy!"

I looked around at him, trying to see any potential source of "dirty things," but everything seemed fine. So I asked, "Where?"

"In my mouth."

"Where did you get it from?!"

"My nose."

Monday, August 01, 2016

Sugar Bread

When we went to the supermarket today, we discovered that the cheerful little confectionery on the side had been torn down. Andrew used to get a sweet butter bun there on our weekly grocery trips. Now, it was a desolation strewn with wreckage, puddles soaking the floor.

He looked on the scene quietly. Then he said, "No more sugar bread for me."

We packed the groceries into the boot and drove home. On the way back in the car, he suddenly said, "My sugar bread is lost. I feel very sad. I am going to cry."

Sunday, July 31, 2016

How To React On Being Locked Out


That would be Andrew on waking up from his nap.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Not A Cute Boy

Sophie said to Andrew, "You're so cute!!"

"I'm not cute! I'm clever boy. And hamsome boy. And angry boy!"

Not Working

Andrew stood in the bathroom, waiting to pee, but without success.

"Daddy, it's not working, my p****!"

Later on, while showering, he suddenly peed.

"It's working now!"

Mercedes Boy

"Mercedes Boy" is a song by Pebbles, released in 1987.

Sean played it in the car one day, while driving with Andrew. After listening to it for a while, Andrew asked, "Is that the Mercedes song?"

Sean said yes.

When the song ended, Andrew asked, "Can I have the Kia song?"

Thursday, July 07, 2016


One of our toys is broken and has been glued back, waiting to dry.

"Children!" *waving a threatening finger* "Listen ah! Nobody touch it!"

That would be Andrew, warning the rest of us. He had broken the toy, by the way.

Sean says to him, "Oh, you're being so serious!"

Andrew retorts in a stern tone of voice, "I'm not serious!"

Saturday, April 16, 2016


We were at the supermarket - Sean pushing the trolley with Andrew in it while I went around with a basket to pick up the vegetables.

Andrew suddenly asked Sean, "Is that your Lo?"

"My what?" Then he saw what Andrew was referring to and realised what Andrew meant. 

"Yes," replied Sean.

When I caught up with them, he told me what had happened. I couldn't help asking Andrew what it was.

"Daddy's," he replied.

"Daddy's what?"




"Is that also your Lo?"

"Yes, Milo," placing his little hand on his chest.

Friday, March 25, 2016


"I'm be angry!"

That's what Andrew says a lot these days. The slightest thing sets him off. When he says that, we'd tell him, "Okay!"

"Don't say 'Okay'!"

"All right."

"Don't say 'All right'!"

Nothing satisfies him. Then he catches sight of some passing car and goes "Volkswagen!" or "Ford!" or whatever it may be. That cures him in a jiffy. He's really mad about cars at the moment.


Another time, Rachel was whining in the car because she didn't get the song she wanted on the stereo.

"Seriously, Rachel!"

We all stared! That was Andrew! He must have picked that up from Sarah, our latest teen.

Or he might go, "I suppose," if you ask him what he thought.

He might also put a knowing finger on his chin and say, "Hmm, let me think."