Josh and our lovely Christmas tree.
This is more Josh being blagged than him blagging me. His teacher in playschool asked him to drink 3 cups of water during the day, towards the end of the day she felt as if he hadn’t really been to see her to get enough water. She asked;
"Did you have 3 cups of water today?"
"Yes" he replied.
"So bring your cup to me and lets ask the cup shall we?" Said his teacher.
"Ok, so I’ll have 2 more cups of water then please"
Caught in the act! The moral of this story? I dunno, perhaps next time your partner asks if you really only had 2 pints in the pub last night you should consider your answer, cuz she (he) might pop down there and start talking to the pint glasses!
I asked Josh “When you are older, what do you want to do as a job?”
He replied “I wanna do what you do Daddy”
I questioned “Well, what does Daddy do exactly?”
He said, with a smug grin “Mummy”
Now I refuse to take this in an Oedipus kinda way, perhaps more that he wishes to ‘do’ his own wife when he’s older….
The things kids say! Innocence is priceless…
It’s kinda weird, I’ve been living in China for almost 6 years now and I think I have gotten to the stage where most of what I see is just normality. When I first arrived here everything I saw was a culture-shock one way or another, but now I just ‘roll with the punches’
Anyway, since only opening this blog yesterday I am finding myself trying to open my eyes a little wider, take things in like I used to, so I can report what I see back here.
I think the one thing that stuck in my mind today is old people in supermarkets. They walk around and continuously complain about how expensive everything is, openly and VERY loudly. Often whilst on their own too. Perhaps the old dears do this back home too? I seem to have forgotten.
Another thing from today has to be the traffic, or rather the way people drive, but I plan to try and get some vids and pics and make more of a feature on this. I feel it deserves more attention…
Anyway, enough of this boring post, i’m gonna write Josh’s daily blag!
Welcome to a daily feature, which will be in tandom with my own rantings, but possibly more often than my own seeing as my (4 year old) son has more to say than me. It’s the daily classic comment from JOSH! YEAH!!!!! Lets heat it!
Anyway.. here we go… we were in a supermarket earlier, and he spotted this sticker on the door, a picture of a dog, an ice cream, a camera and a ciggy… all of course with red circles and a cross through them.
He dragged me over to it, and worked his way through.. “what’s that mean?” (In Chinese) pointing to the ice cream one, I answer (in English) “they dont want you to eat food in there son, in case you make a mess. they are lazy sods and don’t wanna be dealing with any mess that customers might leave” He says….. “hmmmm ok”
"What’s this one?" pointing to the ciggy in a red circle and a cross, I simply said they don’t want you to smoke in here. He got that straight away.
"What’s this one?" pointing towards the dog with a cross in it. Well now I’m wanting to amuse him so I tell him people are worried that that dog will eat the ice cream that wasn’t allowed in anyway…. he ponders…..
We leave the shop, then he asks what the dog one was for anyway? I said I dunno, you tell me?
You forgot the camera. The battery might of run out, then dogs might come in and eat the old batteries, that’s gonna make people mad. the smoking is for you an mama cuz you are naughty… ice cream, yes please
Well, here we are, the first post on my new Tumblr page…. anyone out there? I guess not yet…. time to figure out how to add Lee (seeing as he’s the one who suggested this blog site) so at least someone can see it!