Life Lessons by a 3yo

Sempi is driving a toy fork lift with a load.

Sempi: Appa I got a package for you.

Me: OK, can I have it?

Sempi: No! (Then drives away).


Lesson learned, life can be hard sometimes, get used to it. Except, I am the one supposed to teach him life lessons.

3yo and God

We're at our ancestral village attending a family function. The priest is chanting the mantras at the top of his voice. 

Sempi: Appa, why is he yelling at us? 

Me: He's not yelling Sempi, he's chanting. 

Sempi: Why? 

Me: He's summoning God. 

Sempi: There is no God. 

Me: Hahaha. Who told you that? 

Sempi: You did. 


I don't remember teaching him that, but I'm proud he got the message. :)

Pickles

Sempi loves pickles. He'd eat them at every chance. 

We're at an indoor play place in Chennai. We ordered some fried potato wedges. When they were delivered, Sempi exclaims "Appa, I found bread pickles".


Conversations with a 3yo

We're at a park in India. Sempi is sitting on a teeter-totter looking contraption. He's looking for a partner for the other side. 

Sempi: Amma can you sit on the other side? 

Yoshi: I'm too big to sit on that side Sempi. 

Sempi: Appa, can you sit on that side?

Me: I'm flattered that you think I'm smaller than your mom. But I'm still too big.

Sempi: Maybe when you're flatter you can sit on the other side. 


It was an unintentional pun joke, but I laughed heartily.

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