Adventures with a 2yo

Conversation between Yoshi and I. 

Yoshi: I'm worried Sempi (our 2yo) might be a little dyslexic. 

Me: Why? 

Yoshi: He occasionally reverses the words in his rhymes.

Me: Like what? 

Yoshi: "Frosty the snow man was a happy jolly soul" . It's supposed to be "Jolly happy soul". 

Me: Oh yeah. He could be dyslexic or he could have a troll dad who subtly changes his rhymes to see if he'll catch it.  (sheepish grin)

Yoshi: Oh boy. What else did you teach him?

Me: I'm trying "Itsy bitsy tiger", "Row row, row the boat gently down the street" and so on. 


#ProudDad. 

Conversations with a 2yo

Sempi is playing in his room with some construction cones and trucks. He usually narrates his gameplay. 

I walk into the room and right at the moment he says: 

"Caution! Caution! Oversize load"

I wonder if it's coincidence or subliminal messaging. 

Conversations with a 2yo

Fine summer evening, I'm taking Sempi on a walk. He's carrying a flash light and shining it on every piece of object on the side walk and asking me questions. 

Sempi: Appa, what is this? 

Me: It's a rock.

Sempi: Oh. What is this? 

Me: That's a piece of paper.

Sempi: Oh. What is this? 

Me: It's a cigarette. Actually it's a cigarette butt. 

Sempi: Huh? Do you keep it in the butt? 

Me: Hahahaha. No. Sempi. *Still laughing uncontrollably*

Sempi: Hehehe. *Starts laughing*


He knows when he's made a joke, even though he has no clue why it's funny.

Conversation with a 2 yo

Me: Do you like Superman? 

Sempi: No

Me: How about Batman?

Sempi: No

Me: Who do you like? 

Sempi: Amma

Me: Aww. Do you like Appa? 

Sempi: Yeah (matter of fact voice). 

Sempi: I like you when you're at work. I don't like you when you're home. 

Me: o_O

Conversations with a 2 yo

Sempi insisted on doing laundry, helping put away the clothes and sweeping the floor. 

Yoshi: When did you become such a big boy?

Sempi: Three minutes ago. 

Continues sweeping the floor with a big smile and a song. 

Sempi: I'm a street sweeper with a broom in my hand.  

Montreal Bagels - 2yo review

I was in Montreal for PyCon 2015. I was told that Montreal was famous for it's bagels. So I brought home half-dozen bagels.

I made my son a delicious toasted bagel with cream cheese in the morning. He ate it with gusto and the following conversation ensues: 

Me: Sempi, did you like the Montreal Bagels.

2yo: It was ok (as he proceeds to lick his fingers clean). 

This kid is hard to impress. :)