Nose Beard

I like giving and receiving kisses from Vian (my 4yo son). Recently, Vian complained that my beard was prickly. Obviously, I'm now clean shaven (no more goatee). 

On the nights I put him down for bedtime, he usually gets quite sleepy while I lay down with him. Occasionally he would run his hands on my cheeks and say "Amma?" (mom). That's gotta be the highest praise for shaving.

Today during lunch, he is sitting in my lap and munching on his pasta. He casually looks up and remarks, 

"Your beard is getting bigger and your nose beard is getting big too". 

Time to trim my nose hair.

Nevermind

Vian (4yo) and Yoshi are snuggled up in the office couch with a cozy blanket around them, playing a game on iPad. Vian turns to me and says,

Vian: Appa, can you get me something to eat? 

Me: Come with me, let's find something for you. 

Vian: But I'm too comfy. You get me something.

Me: Ok, but you have to eat whatever I get. 

Vian: Nevvvermind....

Tricking a Couple of Kids

Both kids insisted that they want to get ready for bed last.

I told Vian (4yo) in secret that we're going to trick Sempi (8yo). He should floss and brush but not do MiPaste (a Fluoride paste). Then after I get Sempi ready we can do MiPaste, Vian would be the last to get ready.

Vian bought into the idea and he brushed first with a mischievous glee. The plan worked like a charm, Sempi was happy that he was brushing after Vian and Vian was happy that he didn't do his MiPaste until after Sempi brushed, thus he was the last to get ready for bed.

I emerged the victor. 

Conversations with a 4yo

I'm trying to work at home and Vian (4yo) is playing in the office next to me. He requests me to play with him. I took a break and told him that I'd draw with him. He insisted that I should play legos. So we made a compromise that we would draw then play legos. 

After what seemed like a good amount of drawing vehicles for a while, I told him that it is time for me to get back to work.

Vian: But you said you would play with me. 

Me: Oh yeah I forgot. 

Vian: Remember, you said we would draw and then play legos?

Me: Yes, I remember now. You should be a lawyer when you grow up Vian. 

Vian: Nah. I'm going to be batman when I grow up. 

As long as he has realistic goals, I'm cool with that.


Previously

Strongest Family Member

I'm playing with Vian and Sempi. Vian comes at me swinging a plastic sword. I stop it with my hand and hold onto it, to prevent further assault.

Vian: Appa is the strongest in the family.

Sempi: No, Amma is the strongest.

Vian: But Appa is bigger.

Sempi: He is bigger but Amma has more muscles. So she's stronger.

I've got nothing to say, that's just the truth.