And this is why it’s so fun to eavesdrop.

Overheard in the playroom:

Tru: Mei mei, for you.

*gives her a hammer* – I don’t know what ever possessed him to do this in the first place

Kirsten: Than Tew…

*proceeds to thump him on the head with said hammer*

Tru: Ow, ow, ow!!


I have a sadist and a masochist in the same house; some might say they’re a match made in heaven.


Overheard in the back seat of the car:

Tru: Mommy can I have the phone please, please?

Kirsten: PHONE!! I WANT! I WANT!! peas, peas.

me: *audible sigh* Nobody gets the phone because you both obviously haven’t learnt to share.

Tru: *audible sigh* Ok… fine, fine, fine.

Kirsten: *audible sigh* Findfindfinddddd

My clone actually has his own clone.


Overheard in the bedroom:

Kirsten: Mood Mormingg!

Tru: Good morning, mei mei, did you sleep well?

Kirsten: *nods vigorously* Seep well…HUGGGG

*runs after him for a hug*

Tru: I want gummy.

Non sequiturs – clearly another word for toddler-ese.

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  • Reply M November 10, 2010 at 11:35 am

    How old is Kristen? They are both soooooo sweet. Reading your blog gives me a lil more hope that I’ll be able to cope when # 2 comes. Thanks.
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    • Reply Daphne November 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

      She’s turning 16 months soon. It’s definitely way more fun with 2 kids and I think they enjoy each other’s company as well. The first 3 months are the toughest but past the 8-9 mth mark, it gets a lot easier.

  • Reply Andrea November 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I like tis! Fill us in on their conversations :) can totally identify with the clone thing. my 2nd one copies whatever the 1st one says

    • Reply Daphne November 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

      Haha oh man, there’s a lot more where that came from. It’s actually very fun to hear them interact because that’s when they say the funniest things.

  • Reply Jacqueline yeo November 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    It’s really nice when they talk to each other in civilised tones! My 2 are at an age where proper conversations are minimal as they usually end up quarrelling! Treasure these moments :) but I think the boy-girl combi is less likely to be quarrelsome…
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    • Reply Daphne November 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm

      I think they don’t have the retorts to quarrel yet. Mostly it just degenerates into screaming MINE after a while – very succinct.

  • Reply olimomok November 11, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Haha, I love how Tru talks to his meimei! So gentlemanly and proper :)

    • Reply Daphne November 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm

      Haha I’m trying to indoctrinate him while I still can. When they are older I think they will refer to each other as “EH”.

  • Reply Tin November 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Tru is indeed such a ‘gentleman’… he sounded so grown-up!
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  • Reply corsage November 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    You guys must be doing something right with them having language skills like that! And I totally relate to the Peas Peas. I’m getting that a lot with Bubbles these days!

  • Reply andy November 12, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Maybe record their conversations? My Mrs’ ringtone is “happy birthday”, the off-key rendition by my no2. It makes u remember how they “speak” last time (which was not too far back)
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