Just like that, overnight, my darling Becks has acquired the amazing ability to speak in complete sentences. Where once upon a time she was just saying two-word phrases (I want, don’t want, berries, poo-poo), she can now bark orders complete with the signature close-eyes-for-two-seconds-to-tell-you-I-mean-business look.
Crayons and sharing
Becks: I want to draw
Ben: I also want to draw (proceeds to take crayons)
Becks: (snatches crayons from Ben) Mei mei want to draw!
Me: (Ben whining in the background) Hey, hey, hey, share the crayons, please.
Ben: Mei mei share with me…
Becks: (still holding the crayons) No, kor kor SHARE! (runs away with crayons)
Don’t do that again
Becks: (having just spilt soup on the coffee table while prancing around) You don’t do that!
Me: Aunty cleans up the mess. She should tell you ‘don’t do that’…
Becks: Aunty, DON’T DO THAT AGAIN! Mei mei angry!
Me: (Becks walks in while I’m expressing milk) Yes?
Becks: Mama, what are you doing?
Me: Expressing milk for di di
Becks: Are you done??