You know that things have gone one full circle and return to bite you back when your kids say these to you:
Me: I want you to listen to me. Follow my instructions. Do this now.
Becks: (whining) No…. I… don’t…want…
Becks: Because because because.
Ben: Can I please, please, please have another Transformers toy?
Ben: Why? But I like Transformers.
Me: Just so you like it doesn’t mean I have to buy everything for you.
Ben: Why not? You want me to lose my temper?!
Ben: Ugh. I don’t know how to transform the toy back la! Mama, can you help me?
Me: I don’t know but I’ll try. (fiddles with it) Here you go.
Ben: Aiya, Mama. LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE! This flap cannot close back now. Haiyo, you ah. You must try harder.
And in other news
Ben: I know that Santa isn’t going to be putting our presents under our tree. You and Dada are going to be the ones who will wrap them up, and put them under the tree. Right? There’s no such person as Santa Claus.
Me: Yes, that’s right.
Ben: Then why do all the children think that they will get a present from him? He’s not real what.
Fatherkao: Am I talking to a four-year-old here?