Friday, January 11, 2008

When six became....!



these days, the lil uns are taught alphabets the phonetics way...which is quite confusing for an adult...the alphabet I makes the sound "eee" and the alphabet E makes the ehh ...and so on...

So finally cub junior has learnt the spellings of the numbers. Of course we had a lot of weird spellings which cropped up but my favorite was...

Wanting to convince me that he knew the spellings, he says, " see, i know...i know how to spell six! 's'...'e'...'x'...six...(he's confused the sound part and the alphabet)

i take a deep breath, and say no, it is s...i...x...(six)

and five minutes later he's back to s..e..x...!!!
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After 2 minutes, a question pops up... what does s..e..x mean??

so i sit down and explain....

the male /female gender thing...(*sheeesh, whatever were you'll thinking!)

and he went away happy...

but now knowing his penchant for testing newly learnt words, i foresee a situation in the MRT (train), where in the crowd, he may holler...i know his/her sex.....he's called a boy...or worse...could it get any worse?

Uhoh!!!I HATE SEX...AAargh! ...i mean six!!!

27 comments:

Pointblank said...

lol! happy teaching!

Just Like That said...

Hey! :-D Hopped over after your comment on my blog. Am hooked to cubby tales. LOLLOLOLOLOL Will be back at leisure to read all the rest of the tales.

Shruti said...

Lolll!! He manages to come up with something new all the time na? :P

Prats said...

Oh you really do hate them numbers don't you :D

Keshi said...

LOL wut if he comes to u next time and asks 'Mummy d u like ur S.E.X?'.

:):)
Keshi.

Thinking aloud said...

@ pointblank....

sigh!!! thanks...

@ JLT...
hey nice to c u here...:)

@ shruti...
that he does!!! i wonder what's next!!!

@ prats...
you bet...i have sex...six on my mind now...:)

@ keshi...
sheeesh!!! that's right...that's it!...no 6 is out of his number book right now :)

Preethi said...

lol... whats on your mind??!! :P Btw Suma this is too real... I was just teaching Nantu the art of phonics.. and we have similar arguments in our household.. this one scares me :P

rayshma said...

oh lord! i have been thru this. is SO embarrassing. this was before i started blogging... i was visiting my cousin... my niece *prolly learns d same darned way!* walked up to me and asked me "are u happy with ur sex?" her mom and i stared at her till i said "WHAT!?" and then her mom realized and explained it to me. well... i was quite newly married then... and was SO scandalized!
heyy... i love d kitty on the timer thingie... how'd u get that!?
p.s.: i LOVE this space! :)

Thinking aloud said...

@ preethi...
ure sacred!!! i'm petrified to travel with him now...:P

@ rayshma...
that was way too funny!!! I can imagine the horrified look on your face!!

and the kitty timer..just click on it; it takes you to the link...

Keshi said...

haha!

Keshi.

Rambler said...

ha ha :)...

btw have you started him on rhymes??.. I am sure that would be fun too

Smita said...

thats cute..its like how A used say the f word for fox and frog and sex for snake!!!

Thinking aloud said...

2 smita...
so cute...A is a darling...just make sure P is not teaching me!!!

@ rambler...
no..right now my mind can't take any more :)

2 keshi
:)

Keshi said...

:)

Keshi.

--xh-- said...

ha ha ha.. i can just imagine the scene in train..

priya said...

Very funny and saying it loud gets more attention huh:)

b said...

I am a former teacher from Oregon, USA. The more things are different the more they are the same. I do love cubby tales and will put it on my blog as a favorite.

b

Neera said...

Hi ..my first time here and I am laughing out so loud. Good luck with the cub experimenting ard :)

Umesh said...

hehe you are so funny

Gazal said...

hmmm sets me thinking
i know my son knows...he knows i know....but we both don wanna know that we know...about the SEX part.

you have 3 blogs!!!!
like having triplets...creating them is easy,maintaining them is the difficult part.
will come back for sure.

c e e d y said...

hahahha

i love kids :)....

share the MRT experiences if any...(and i hope many)

Thinking aloud said...

@ ceedy...
perish the thought!!! i've taken teh easy way out..there is no number 6 now!!!

@ gazal...
That sounds like my 10 yrold...:)

@ umesh...
hey...hows the waiting going on?

@ neera..
thanks, and wait till ure's grow up...:D

@ b...
loved your article on solo touring...
and thank you

@ priya...
:)

@ -xh-
he's noy yet said it though...I'm an expert at distracting him...

@ keshi
:D

Solitaire said...

My comment?

Pavi!!!! said...

OMG! so cute these boys are. How old are they, may i ask?

im gonna read ur other posts as well...but i'll refrain from commenting unless i can't help it :)

Suma said...

solitaire:: your comment?

pavi!!!!:: one is 10 and te other is 5...and they are adorable when they are not driving me up teh wall...

and thank you...why refrain from cokneting....? go ahead and comment. i would love to hear what u have to say.

Anonymous said...

Hi!
First time here from Preethi's blog. I've written a similar post here. Do check it out, when you can!
http://ravikumar.blogdrive.com/archive/436.html
Cheers!
Ravi
ravikumar.blogdrive.com

Mama - Mia said...

oh these new age education fundas!!

we werent taught any sounds etc and we speak english just fine, nahi??!!

faltu ka confusion!

my first cousin moved to Spore last year! her daughter already speaks english with a funny local accent! hehe!

cheers!