Rockstarism #372/ Miss-Speak #52 – Don’t Mess With The Miss

So the Miss' next show n tell was coming up, and given both Rockstars' affinity to chain-yanking we kinda try to do "stealth-training"... Which doesn't always work... 

The "big word" we were trying to practice on this occasion was "Antartica".

Me (to Rockstar): Oh Miss' show n tell is coming up, d'you want to coach her? (Way to entertain both kids, right? <pats self on back>)

Rockstar: Oooh yes yes I want to! <hurries off to where the Miss is playing on my bed; fresh meat for my little toddler lion>

Rockstar: <holds up toy penguin> <authoritatively> Miss. What's this?

Miss: Penguin!

Rockstar: <gushing> Good, good, and what is this?

Miss: Her wing!

Rockstar: <seriously gushing with high voice> Ve-ry good! And it's... A girl? What's her name?

Miss: <triumphantly> Ant-artica!

Rockstar: What? Not Sophie? (She's been naming everything Sophie)

Miss: <happily> No! Ant-artica!

Rockstar: That's not -

Miss: <happily> Ant-artica!

Rockstar: But -

Miss: <happily> Ant-artica!

Rockstar: Oh... ok, and where do penguins live?

Miss: <happily> TICATICATICATICA <gets up and starts jumping about>

Rockstar: It's ANT-artica.

Miss: Issit?


Miss: Mummy. Ko-ko doesn't know how to say TICA!

As Rockstar, being Rockstar, begins to turn purple...

Me: Um... I think it went off the rails around the time you made such a big deal about her knowing it was a penguin that had wings.


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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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  • Kingston Lai

    Haha. Now i finally realise why she was saying Antarctica suddenly to me the other day 🙂

    • Aileen

      Oh. Wow then I really hope she knows what it means…

  • mun

    Hahaha, Rockstar always take the bait. 🙂

    • Aileen

      Yeah the two of them are so completely different ok…