Bearbear has just turned 5. Sometimes he totally amazes me with his words. Overheard while Bearbear was playing Lego with his good friend Manuel.
Bearbear: Meine Mamma ist eine Superfrau. (My mom is a superwoman.) Manuel: Wirklich? (Really?) Bearbear: Sie kann meine ganzen Spielzeuge reparieren. (She can repair all my toys.) Manuel: Du bist sehr gluecklich! (You're very lucky!)
↑ Bearbear's dream car - just like Sally in the movie "Cars"
One fine morning, while driving Bearbear to the day care centre, he spotted a white Porsche on the road.
Bearbear: Mama, when I'm big enough, when I've enough money, I want to buy a white Porsche. Me: Good idea. If you can afford a Porsche, that means you're doing quite well. Mama'll be very happy. Not everyone can afford a Porsche you know. Bearbear: Yeah, after buying the Porsche, if I still have some money left, I'll buy you a red Ferrari. Me: Oh Bearbear you're so generous.
↑ What do you like to watch tonight - Tom & Jerry or CNN?
While watching TV together, Bearbear started the following conversation with me.
Bearbear: Mama, do you like cartoon? Me: Yeah. When I was a kid, I liked Micky Mouse, Donald Duck, Tom & Jerry and Woody Wodpecker. I still do actually. Bearbear: I like all kinds of cartoon and CNN. Me: I can understand why you like cartoon. But why CNN? It's all about news. Bearbear: Then I know what's going on in the world. Me: .........
While clearing Bearbear's school bag, I found a piece of paper written in broken German "Ich ha dich ser gern", accompanied by drawing of hearts and stars, signed by Melanie. Obviously it's a love letter from his little girlfriend who is 6 years old.
Me: What're you going to do with this letter? Bearbear: I think I've to take Melanie as my wife because she likes me very much. Me: What about Laura? I thought she liked you too.... Bearbear: Yeah, but I think Melanie likes me more than Laura does. Me: Bearbear, you know, you don't have to take someone as a wife just because she likes you. You have to like her too. Bearbear: I do like Melanie! Me: OK. but you're only 5. You'll have to wait until 18 before you can think about taking someone as a wife. Bearbear: What? 18? How many nights do I have to sleep before I become 18? Me: Many many many.....nights my dear.
A Malaysian woman's life experience in Switzerland, including a one year sojourn in Singapore in 2008/9. My world revolves around my two short tempered boys (Bearbear, aged 6+ and Piggy, aged 2+). Welcome to my little corner. If you want, grab a cushion and get comfy. This will be a long read. :-)