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 broke the toy, by the way.

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

"I'm not serious!" *looking most stern*

Saturday, April 16, 2016


We were at the supermarket - Sean pushing the trolley with Andrew in it while I was picking up the vegetables with a basket.

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, Sean 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! Andrew! That must have been picked up from Sarah.

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."

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Are you happy or sad?

I asked Andrew, "Are you happy?"

He didn't reply, so I asked instead, "Are you sad?"

"I'm Andrew!"

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Andrew's Sayings

If the kid doesn't get something that he wants very much, he goes, "Silly day!"

So if I tell him that he cannot play with my tablet anymore, he'll frown at me and say, "Tsk! Silly day! Mommy!" in very emphatic tones.


We know that the rubbish truck is at the next block collecting trash when its unmistakable whine comes on. You can see it from the living room windows.

Andrew runs to the windows, calling out, "Ruddish truck! Give me back my pacifier!"

Way to school

Now that Rachel is going to a new kindergarten along Thomson Road, we drive her there every morning. Andrew often comes along and we sometimes take him for prata at the Casuarina prata place on our way home, since we have to pass it by anyway.

Sean being on a work trip, I was doing the sending one morning.  Somehow it got around to Rachel trying to get Andrew to sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." She asked him to sing it a few times, but without success. She tried another approach.

Rachel: Andrew, Andrew! Sing "twing"!

Andrew: Kel.

Rachel: Twing.

Andrew: Kel.

Rachel: Li.

Andrew: Tel, star.

Rachel: How.

Andrew: I.

Rachel: Won.

Andrew: Der.

Rachel: What.

Andrew: Joo.

Rachel: Are.

Andrew: Star! Go eat prata!

Monday, October 26, 2015


Sean is away on a work trip and Rachel began talking about him being on holiday. I quickly corrected her, telling her that 'Daddy is not on holiday, he's working, he's gone to Hanoi to teach people, and that's called "training".'

She commented, 'Oh, like training a dog right?'

I didn't think it would be quite correct to reply with a resounding 'Yes!', so I just repeated that he would be training people, and they would be using computers.

She said, 'Yes I know, training, like when you're training dogs and cats.'

Cats! I gave up.