I was without a yaya, a husband and a mom last Sunday and so it was just me and DW the whole day. DW is trying to assert his independence now which made for very interesting conversations throughout the day. Example:
Me: Tara DW kain na tayo ng tanghalian, Lunch time na. (DW let’s eat it’s lunch time already)
DW: Hinde. Ayaw ko kain. (No. I’m not eating)
Me: Bakit? Kailan ka kakain? (Why? When are you eating?)
DW: Bukas. (Tomorrow)
Me: DW bihis na tayo we’re going out for merienda (DW, let’s change our clothes we’re going out for snacks)
DW: Ayaw. (No.)
I still took his shirt off and tried to put on a new t-shirt.
Me: DW sige na, suotin mo na ‘ tong t-shirt. (C’mon DW wear this shirt)
DW: Ayaw. (No)
Me: Anong gusto mong suotin? (What do you want to wear?) (I actually took out two shirts and I was letting him choose)
DW: Hubad lang. (I want to be naked)
I was tempted to let hm go out naked but I don’t think my brother had enough cash in his wallet that day to bail me out when I get arrested by the Barangay. I only had 100 in my wallet that day too.
DW’s teachers during our first Parent Teacher Conference last week told us that DW talks like an adult. I think what they really meant was “Pilosopo po anak nyo” (Your kid is a smart a$$). I can’t blame them. We talk to DW like he IS an adult — no baby talk and also in Filipino. Reasoning with a 2 yr old is hard work and I’m pretty sure 50 percent of what we’ve told him has gone way over his head so our talks must be walked. Walking the talk is the hardest and that is for another post. (Don’t get me started on the junk food!! I love chips and chocolates!)
So for now I leave you with this pic of Pilosopo Tasyo, intently studying the map of Sentosa.
How about you mommies? What recent convo did you have with your kiddo/kiddos made you laugh out loud or left you stumped? Please share!!