Rockstarism #380 – Sometimes You Know They Have You On The Ropes…

#380

Sometimes you know they have you on the ropes…

So the Miss likes to do “online math practice” which is really super simple pre-school stuff, when she sees Rockstar on his laptop… I walk by this one time and she’s “counting” one dot on the screen, and so…

Me: Erm, you don’t think you want to do something a little more challenging?

Miss: <conversationally> Why? 

Me: W-ell, you’ve done the same really easy ones a gadzillion times. Not to mention you could do that one in your sleep.

Miss: I like it. 

Me: (walking into kitchen) Fine, I was just asking…

Miss: Why? 

Me: Thought you might be bored and want to try something new. Something more challenging…

Miss: Why, Mum-may? 

Me: Well, sometimes if you push yourself a bit, like when you’re climbing uphill, when you manage to achieve it it feels really good. You’d look back down and say “Wow, I did all that,” it feels –

Rockstar: <barks> Ay. You want to be stupid or smart ah? Ha? Ha? 

Me: Wh –

Miss: <appears to be seriously considering> 

Rockstar: You. Do this kind of exercises all the time then how to be smart ah? Ha? 

Me: <splutters> Firstly –

Rockstar: No, Mum, wait, I got this. <To Miss> So? Smart or stoo-pid? 

Me: First of all, WHERE is that accent coming from?

Rockstar: Whart. 

Miss: Ko-ko, you are stupid. 

Rockstar: <barks> MUM!!

Me: Um… um… Miss, you’re not supposed to call people “stupid”.

Miss: Then what do I call them when they’re being stupid? 

Sometimes.... its... a balance?

Sometimes…. its… a balance?

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About Aileen

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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  • Esther

    Haha, she does have a point there. 😛

    • http://raisingrockstar.com Aileen

      Yes…. and is erm, not shy about it. 😀

  • mun

    Wow, I totally did not see that coming. I thought Rockstar got her to say that she wants to be smart.

    • http://raisingrockstar.com Aileen

      Yeah, or else she would purposely say she wants to be stupid, just to rile him.. But instead she called HIM stupid…