Thursday, April 6, 2006

No money loh....

With prices of most things shooting up, we try not to spend unnecessarily on unnecessary stuffs to avoid unnecessary wants, such as branded goods, toys (most are hand-me-downs), going to expensive restaurants, etc.

Poh-poh (my mum) is a very thrifty person and every morning, when she takes Brendan out to buy newspaper from the cafetaria, she'll tell Brendan "You need money to buy newspaper. No money, no newspaper". Brendan will grasp the RM1.20 very tightly in his little tiny fist and proceed to pay the auntie at the counter.

When Brendan doesn't finish his milk, poh-poh will say "Finish your milk, afterwards mummy no money buy milk". Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn't.

When Brendan doesn't finish his food, poh-poh goes "Finish your food, afterwards no money mum-mum. You see that boy on TV or not? No money, no food to eat loh. Thin Thin Sick Sick" (referring to one news feature of an African boy who was malnourished).

This doesn't happen all the time, unless Brendan is extermely degil (stubborn).

Brendan sometimes has this habit of climbing on my lap while I'm having my dinner. So last night, he took my spoon and ate the rice from my plate. Then he continued pressing the rice and giggling at the rice splattering all over the plate.

"Brendan, mummy is hungry and mummy wants to eat. Please get down", I said to Brendan.

"Clang clang clang...... Brendan cooking", Brendan replied.

Some grains of rice was on the table and the floor and this got me a little worked up.

I told him in a stern voice, "Brendan, see what you did?! Don't play and put the fork and spoon back on the plate! Afterwards mummy no money buy rice, Brendan eat what?!"

Brendan replied in that sweet little childish voice with an innocent look, "Eat tahi lor....!"

Gosh..... I really had to burst out laughing. sigh!

14 comments:

mom2ashley said...

yikes! hahahah! what a cheeky answer!

Baby Smooches said...

moms2asheyl, cheeky rite? But really innocent looking you know.

Jesslyn said...

yeah, one time wien also reply me like that, kek si!! But i ask her eat first b4 mummy, then she only stop doing it!

jazzmint said...

aiks!! kik sum or wanna laugh when hear this answer :P

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Baby Smooches said...

jesslyn, seems like we adults have to listen to them instead of the other way round!

jazzmint, at first very kek sum, after hearing those words, I laugh until tummy ache.

Zara's Mama said...

*pengsan* like that also can??

maria @ twinsmom said...

LOL... eat tahi pulak, may be tell him eat "sai-pak-fong" (west north wind) better, not so smelly LOL...cute kiddo.

Baby Smooches said...

maria, ya man... children's ears are real sharp..... dunno where they pick all these stuffs from./ :P

Tracy said...

Eiks! Eat tahi? Real cute of Brendan. Must be the work of poh poh loh. (heehee, just kidding)

I always tell Destinee "mommy got to go to work, if not, no money to pay for house loan, so we have no where to stay". She'll reply "sleep outside with monkey lor" (I told her once and she got it 'computerised') ... sigh ...

Baby Smooches said...

Tracy, you never know what children "save" in their "memory" until they blurt everything out!

khongfamily said...

Haha..cheeky boy, huh. Funny yet smart on answering that! :)

Jesslyn said...

I tag u...easy one la!

Baby Smooches said...

khongfamily, yea really cheeky and smart way of answering...

jesslyn, dunno what's dat all about leh.... :-)

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