Reading story book.
“This is rooster. This is hen. These are chicks.”
“This is chicken!”
“Yes, they are all chicken. But everyone has different name.”
“Papa chicken is rooster. Mama chicken is hen. Baby chicken are chicks.”
“Repeat after mama. Papa chicken is rooster.”
“Not oyster. Close. Rooster. Mama chicken is hen.”
“It sounds similar but it’s hen. Baby chicken is chicks.”
“Do you like chicken, Angel?”
“Do you like rooster papa chicken, hen mama chicken, or chicks baby chicken?”
“I like chicken soup.”
Evangeline, 2½yrs old, priority has its consistency.
Today Papa bring me to the big bed. He said something about tummy time and training my neck muscle. I did :
A. Cry a lot to show I’m not comfortable in new environments.
B. Move a lot to find good position to rest in this new place.
C. Pee to show dominance and mark territory.
D. This is not multiple choice question. It’s the list of the things I’ve done.
“There’s something in your nose.”
“Help me take tissue.”
*check Papa’s nose
“Your nose is dirty. Ada dirt.”
“Left one. Wait. Right one also.”
“Nothing. I saw nothing, Angel.”
“Dirty. Ada hair many.”
“Bulu hidung. Not dirt!”
Evangeline, 2½yrs old, still doesn’t understand that nasal hair has its function and is not dirt.
Bahagia itu melihat anak umur 2½ yrs old minum air madu dari gelas tumbler independently.
Percaya itu menahan diri untuk tidak membantu meskipun sudah ndlewer belepotan sampai pipi.
Bangga itu terkesan melihat kid jaman now tadi jalan ngambil tissue, ngelapi cemot e, tisu dibuang di tong sampah, gelas ditaruh di cucian.
You raised your daughter well, my wife. I’m impressed. *slow clap*
“Pa wake up.”
“Papa you wake up.”
“Morning, Angel. Do you have a nice sleep?”
“Papa you wake up. Stand up.”
“Did you pee? You want to change pampers?”
“No. I want Papa to wake up. Stand up go there.”
“Ok ok Papa wake up already. You want to play with Papa before Papa go to office?”
“No. I want Papa to off the alalam. Angel want to sleep.”
Evangeline, even a 2½ yrs old knows that Saturday is not meant to be working day. Saturday morning is a challenge who could withstand the alarm clock the longest.
“Tonight you sleep with Papa, okay?”
“AAaAAAaaRRGHHhhhh!!!!! I WANT TO SLEEP WITH MAAMA! MAMA! MAMA AAaAAAaaRRGHHhhhh!!!!!!! “
Two minutes later
Ten minutes later
“Pa I want gendong Pa.”
“I’m tired, Angel. You are now almost 15 kilo.”
One eternity later
“Pa tissue pa.”
“Ssshhh papa sleeping.”
“Papa take tissue please.”
“Pa I eat umbel Pa.”
“Hoi ini tissue lap dhewe.”
“Hmmm yummy. Wow. So many mucus.”
Evangeline, 2½yrs old, toddlerhood is hard.
“I love you.”
“I love you.”
“Tonight sleep with Papa ya?”
“I want to sleep with Mama.”
“Mama sleep with Meimei Elin.”
“Mama sleep with Angel. Papa sleep with Meimei.”
“Lhoo tadi Angel said Angel love Papa lho. Ayo sleep with Papa.”
“Meimei love you also Pa.”
Evangeline, 2½yrs old, getting better in negotiations.
When I choose my wife I admire her for her strong will and her grit. I never knew this will backfire anakku ngeyelan nurun mbok e.