About Edison

My Six-Year-Old Big Boy

Edison at 6-year-old

The second week of school is ending soon today, how is everyone doing? I hope that all our kids have settled down in school already.

As for Little Edison, yes, he has settled down in K2 this year. It’s the same school, same routine and same classmates for him. Only changes are his teachers and classroom. So technically, it should be an easy transition for him.

Since he started school last week, he keeps repeating this to me: “I’m six years old now, and I’m a big boy.” He is very proud of his ‘big boy’ status and being the oldest kids in school now. And I told him this: “If you see a little kid crying at school, you should go over and tell him/her not to cry. Take care of those children younger than you.”

I’m not sure if he’ll really approach them if he sees someone crying.

Our morning routine has been adjusted back to ‘school’ mode and we’re less hurried if we could wake up slightly earlier. I’m still driving him to school, since it’s near my office. I asked him if he wants to join his friends to take the school bus, and his answer was, “No, I want to take Mama’s car.” So, I’ll continue to be his ‘chauffer’ as long as he needs me.

Recently, I was caught with a big surprise when I heard him sprouted the word ‘fucking idiot’.

   Me: Boy, you shouldn’t say that word. It’s a very bad word.

   Edison: But Papa is saying that. (Now I know where he learnt the word from)

   Me: Papa is an adult, but you’re a small boy.

   Edison: So, I can say that word when I’m an adult?

  Me: Errr, still NO. It’s a bad word. Nobody should say it.

   Edison: But why Papa says that?

   Me: Go ask your Papa!

And so, I issued a warning to V to be extra careful when he’s talking in front of our boy. I’ve a feeling that this conversation is not so over yet. Perhaps before the next bad word comes, I should start thinking of how to answer his questions.

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SY January 11, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Hahahaha this is really very funny !!!! maybe you can make him the “police” to catch his daddy everytime a bad word is sprouted so that he can personally penalty daddy for it 🙂

Emily January 11, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Hehe, that’s a good idea but I’ll have a hard time explaining why those are bad words. You know, besides the English ones, there are also Hokkien ones. Sigh 🙁 He thinks that it’s fun to talk like his Daddy.

Andy January 14, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Well, sometimes it slipped off our tongue. I just merely told him it was a pronunciation error, i.e. f**k becomes duck. In your case, it could be a “barking”, “farting” etc idiot.

But then again, i opined the best is to educate them not to use it because such languages are inevitable in time to come. Now tell me, who do not know the word “f**king”?

Emily January 16, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Hi Andy,
That’s a really good idea, thanks for sharing it. Hey, you have a really nice blog, I enjoy reading it. 🙂

libby January 15, 2013 at 3:57 AM

This is really very funny but on a separate note i should be careful of what we say as kids are like sponge which learn and absord very fast

Emily January 16, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Hi Libby,
You’re right! They learnt very fast, and they apply very fast too. I’m just worried that he will say that ‘word’ in school, and I’ll definitely have a hard time explaining to his teacher.


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