My not-so-new New Year resolution is to blog more… I do have a lot which I want to share, but I simply must pen them down before I forget them!!
Somehow, when 小小宝贝 first learnt about numbers, he had decided to adopt “8” as his favourite number and thus, til today, everything comes in eights…. not 7, not 9, but 8!!!
小小宝贝 : (pushing his raisins around with his finger around his bowl) Mama, you didn’t give me 8 raisins! (in his loud, indignant, righteous voice!)
Me : Of course I did! I counted them as I put them into your bowl.
小小宝贝 : No you didn’t!!
Me : count them yourself! I gave you 8! And that’s it! No more raisins!!
小小宝贝 : ok! I’m counting!! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7… 9!! See!! You didn’t give me 8 raisins!! No. 8 is missing!!! (glared at me as thought it’s my fault!!)
Me : No…! After 7 is 8!!! Not 9!
小小宝贝 : You didn’t give me 8 raisins!!
Me : …… (Trying to pull a fast one on me!!) It should be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8! See! 8!
小小宝贝 : It’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and this is no. 9!! No. 8 is missing!
Me : Ok.. since this is raisin no. 9, so it’s not raisin no. 8. Correct??
小小宝贝 : (nodded his head fervently)
Me : ok. (popped raisin no. 9 into my mouth) No more raisin no. 9.
小小宝贝 : Noooo…..!!!! YOU ATE MY RAISIN!!! RETURN ME MY RAISIN!!!!!
Me : (I can’t believe this is over one tiny piece of dried up fruit.) See… now it’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8! 8 raisins!!
小小宝贝 : Nooooo…!!! You ate my 8th raisin!!!! (Wailed as though I had killed his mother… )
Me : Shall I return you raisin no. 8??
小小宝贝 : (nodded tearfully)
Me : there! Raisin no. 8. Are there 8 raisins in the bowl now???
小小宝贝 : (nodded but still giving me the evil eye…)
Mama 1- 小小宝贝 0
It’s all about Maths, baby!