Rockstarism #218 – Presidents Of The United States Can’t Spell

Reading this Bloomberg article about Mitt Romney and other presidential/ vice-presidential gaffs, I snort involuntarily. Of course, Rockstar looks up immediately…

Rockstar: What? What’s so funny?

Me:  This guy tried to run for (Vice) President of the United States and he couldn’t spell “Potato.” So people laughed at him.

(Rockstar starts giggling)

Me: Ay. You know how to spell “Potato” or not?

Rockstar: P…. O…. T…………… I?

Me: “PotAto” lah, not “Poti”

(Rockstar finds this absolutely hilarious)

Rockstar: P-O-T-A-T-O!

Me: Yes. You better not run for President Of The United States.

Rockstar: Yeah LAH. (His “Lah” is mildly sarcastic, he doesn’t use “Lah” etc otherwise)

Me: So…. Would you want the job, President Of The United States?

Rockstar: Nooo…

Me: Why?

Rockstar: I mind my own business.

Me: What exactly is it you think Presidents Of The United States do?

Rockstar: Spell things. (Not) mind their own business.

Me: Where did the “mind your own business” come in?

Rockstar: I don’t want to be President. I want to do my own work. Mind my own business. <shrugs> 

Me: Presidents are powerful, important people. They’re supposed to help others, like policemen do. I thought you liked helping others?

Rockstar: Only me, only me.

Me: You think you’re helpful but Presidents aren’t?

Rockstar: Yeah.

Me: Why?! I thought people should use their abilities to help other people. Especially smart ones (this is just something I say a lot).

Rockstar: Yeah. They’re not really smart. 

Me: What do you mean presidents are “not really smart?!”

Rockstar: Can’t spell… Couldn’t spell “potato”… 

Random pic of my son hiding behind the bum of a giant psychedelic deer


Pre pregnancy weight: 53kg

Pregnancy weight: 73.1kg

Last weighing can’t-remember-how-long-ago: 61kg (or was it 62kg? Kept flitting between 61 and 62…)

Just weighed: 60.5kg and I’m having a glass of wine most nights and a small cappuccino every afternoon right after I pump…

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I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • zmun2

    I was frightened by the look on that deer. Yikes!

    With spell check on, people nowadays do not really need to know how to spell correctly. True?

    • Aileen

      Oh that must have been how the guy spelled potato wrong 😀 was wondering…

      The deer etc are by Papinee which I think is an NY designer… I quite like the deer but especially love the lion from the series… A 6-10 inch soft toy costs about HKD 600 tho :(