34 months and 1 day old
He speaks more Mandarin now, mostly out of tune though. And I was very surprised to hear him reciting numbers in Bahasa Malaysia (satu to sepuluh, with some prompting in between). Apparently, Kakak and jie jie have been teaching him.
Likes to irritate us (especially jie jie) with "What?" when we ask him a question or talk to him, coz I'm sure he can hear us very well.
He can be very polite at times with "please" (he thinks saying it will get him whatever he wants), "thank you" and "you're welcome". Sometimes he demands for "you're welcome" when he's said "thank you".
He has been asking a lot of questions lately and his current favourite is "What is your name?". Once he starts asking (I'm his usual target), he'll ask for my name, then continue with everyone else - PaPa, jie jie, Kakak, Sen Sen, etc.
Every time after his bath, he'll ask for his favourite short pants, "Didi want wear brown Mickey" (sometimes with "please"). Luckily he doesn't insist on wearing them (but he'll ask a few times) and he accepts the following reasons (usually without much protest) :
"Kakak wash already."
"Now at night, dark dark already, cannot wear short pants." or
"Today no kai kai, if we go kai kai, I let you wear brown Mickey okay?"
I still need to sleep with him, during nap and at night. Still waiting for the day to come when he can sleep on his own (or with jie jie accompanying him). Some nights, I'll sneak out of the room after he's fallen asleep. He usually wakes up 1 to 2 hours after that, looking for me. He gets up, knocks on the door, then goes back to sleep. Sometimes, he wakes jie jie up in the process with his cries and noise. If he's very sleepy, I can just ignore his knock/call. Otherwise, he'll be knocking a few times and start to cry out loud if no one attends to him. The good news (for me) is that he allows PaPa to accompany him, unlike when he was younger, only wants Mami.
He always cheats us by saying "last one" or "last time" when he's asking for more of something (usually food). He doesn't mean it coz he keeps asking for more after we've given it to him.
Ready For Kindy?
He's been telling me he wants to go to school. He probably thinks it's a really fun place as jie jie and kor kor go there (kindergarten). He tags along every time I pick XY and CH up from kindy. I told him mommy won't be in school with him, mommy will wait for him at home. He said "okay" but I don't really believe him. hahaha I'll most probably send him next year, as planned. But jie jie won't be there to take care of him. Hopefully he'll adjust well with kor kor there.