Hug Machine

Yoshi is sitting on the floor wiping some of Sempi's pee.

Sempi runs up to her from behind and gives her a hug. 

Yoshi: Aw! Thank you sweetie. 

Sempi: I'm not hugging you, I'm waiting for my piggy back ride. 

Yoshi: Of course you are...


Potty Creativity

This is part of Sempi's potty training series.

Today he successfully pooped in his portable potty.

Sempi: Appa the poop looks like a hot dog. 

Me: Thanks man, thanks for that imagery. I'm glad I'm a vegetarian.


Chocolate Juice

We're potty training Sempi. You've been warned. 


Sempi: Appa would you like some chocolate juice. 

Me: Chocolate Juice? Sure. (I'm highly suspicious)

Sempi: Come to the bathroom I'll make you some chocolate juice. 

Me: (My suspicions were confirmed?)

Sempi runs to the bathroom and uses the spring loaded toilet paper holder as his juicer. Makes blender sounds while pressing down on his juicer.

Sempi: Here you go. (Hands me a pretend cup)

I'm somewhat relieved. 

Sempi: I need your debit card to pay. 


Orange Juice with p**p

Happy New Year 2016

Yoshi is baking a strawberry cake. I'm helping Sempi squeeze some oranges to make orange juice.

Me: We're almost done squeezing.

Sempi: I like my orange juice with poop. 

Me: You what? 

Sempi: I like my orange juice with poooop. Pooolp.

Me: Oh you mean pulp. I see. *phew*

We had some delicious cake and drank orange juice with puuuulp.


Impatient Toddler

Days after Christmas, it starts snowing in Portland. We are all excited to stay in and watch the snow. 

I start to have a casual conversation with Yoshi's belly (she's pregnant). 

Me: Hey! Sleepy head. Wake up. Let's see you kick.

Me: Do you like Superman or Batman? 

Me: Do you like Garbage Truck or Dump Truck? 

Sempi drops his toys and comes running towards us.

Yoshi: Appa is talking to Jelly Bean (name of the fetus). 

Sempi: Get out, Jelly bean. 

Runs back to his toys, content with the feeling that he has helped somehow.

My little perfectionist

Lazy Sunday morning. Yoshi is making an origami star to adorn our one foot christmas tree. Sempi is sitting there watching the whole ordeal. 

Yoshi finishes the star and looks at it and says 

"This star is not perfect but who needs perfection". 

Sempi pipes up with "I do".


Conversations with a 3 yo

Sempi is playing with his trucks. Yosh and I are having an adult conversation. Sempi feels left out.

Sempi: Amma, you're taking up too much space. 

Yoshi: Really? What do you want me to do? 

Sempi: You should move. 

Yoshi: Where do you want me to move? 

Sempi: Closer to me. :)


That sly dog.

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. :)