Sunday, October 17, 2010

Almost

That's one of CE's favourite words. My almost 53-month-old boy uses it very frequently.

Happily announcing the time, "It's 2:43. It's almost 3 o'clock."
He heard thunder. "It's almost going to rain."
After his evening bath, he saw that it's getting dark outside. "It's almost night time."

And sometimes used inappropriately :
CE : Today is 16 October already ah?
Me : Ya.
CE : It's almost 17 October ah?
Me : Ya. Tomorrow is 17 October.

He's learnt to read the time. I say read coz he's just reading the numbers. I doubt he understands the concept of time. He can read the digital clock quite well but for the analog one, he can only tell if the long hand is pointing at 12 (something o'clock). He knows for the hours, after 12 is 1. And for the minutes, after 59 is 00.

It's time to go upstairs to sleep. I told him it's 10:05 already.
"How come past 9:59 already?"
I just kept quiet. I reckon that's a question that doesn't require an answer. :D

He currently has an obsession with time. He loves to press the INFO button on the Astro remote control to see the time display on tv. Or look at my handphone screen. Or check the time on the computer screen. And then reads it out loud. He's become our official time announcer. Sometimes he'll stare at his Ben 10 watch (from KFC's chicky meal) to see the minutes change. hehehe... my funny boy.

17 comments:

Oliveoylz said...

Something tells me your boy is gonna grow up being a very punctual citizen as his got the flair to tell the time at such a tender young age. Oh...and when I next see him...I'm gonna ask "what time is it Mr. Wolf?" kekeke.

Priscilla said...

Wow he's very smart for his age.. My no.1 took a really long time to be able to read the time and understand it's concept..

wenn said...

good for him..

jazzmint said...

haha u better not be late to fetch him from school :P

BabyBooned said...

awww he's just being soo cute. i'm in total agreement; u'd better not fetch him late frm school! ;D

Denesa said...

He is a really cute one! Smart too:)

Mamapumpkin said...

My girl's learning about time at school recently....and she has a Swatch watch that has the minutes with the actual minutes numbers so she cheats!

Alice Law said...

LOL... understand the concept or not doesn't matter for now, most important he can tells the time! I must admit he is an intelligent boy, a very detail person too... keep up your good work, CE!

Does he know how to read analogue clock? He is very good at digital one already! :)

Have a great week!

Serene said...

Funny boy.... he must feel excited and proud to be your time announcer. ;)

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

Super cute!! Next time he will start nagging when you're late :P

michelle@mybabybay said...

He must be good with numbers.

Wyson said...

wow, CE always one step ahead from W. Bravo...

Mummy Gwen said...

He is so cute. And very clever too. Gwen doesn't know about time yet. Still grasping the idea of days in a week..haha.

jacss said...

wow...very pandai leh...maybe he has a talent for figures??
now i know you always say "ALMOST" ....hahahaha

LittleLamb said...

almost forgot to read ur post
almost forgot to leave comment
almost forgot to say...miss u.. ;p

Have a good day.

mNhL said...

haha....he is your time keeper. When I ask my boy to clear up his toy, he will answer me "I will do it at 3pm". I will do it at 6pm....and whatever time he thought of. Excuses.

andrewjune said...

happy 53 months old to CE :)

i think it's a good way for him to learn about how to tell the time :)

wow he goes to bed very early!