Monday, January 31, 2011

Count on me

Me (on the phone with my niece who is four and a half) - Hi Aishu! Your mom says you have picked up some Spanish from your Dora DVDs??

Aish - Yes!

Me - That's great! Can you count from 1 to 10?

So Aish counts to 10 in Spanish. I don't know if it's correct but it sure sounds impressive.

The next day...

Aish - Mausi!!

Me - Yes, baby!

Aish - Yi, er, san!

Whoa. Did she just say 1-2-3 in Chinese???? I can hear my sister laughing in the background.

Me - Wow, Aishu!!! Now you're learning Chinese!!!! Can you count to 10?

Aish - I can count to 3. Yi, er, san!

Me - Okay, let me teach you how to count to 5, ok? Yi, er, san, si, wu!

Aish - Yi, er, san, si, wu!

Me - Very good! If you remember this tomorrow, I'll teach you how to count till 10, ok?

The next day...

Aish - Mausi... Yi, er, san...

Me - What's next?

Aish - Hmmm...

Me - Si, wu!

Aish - Yi, er, san, wu, si!

Me - Uh oh! It's yi, er, san, si, wu!

Aish - Yi, er, san, si, wu!

Me - Very good!

Aish - And how do I count to 10?

Me - Try and remember 1 to 5 first, and then I'll teach you how to count to 10. Ok?

Aish - Hmm... why don't you just email it to me?

Me - !!



12 comments:

shakti said...

gold for me!!

Yamini said...

email!! lol!! :) how sweet :)

Raam Pyari said...

silver!! and lols! the kids are so technology aware!

Meenakshy said...

four and half and email.. goodness.. i am sure i didnt even know about the snail mail then

gugun said...

lol yeah.. you are the older generation now ..

rt said...

Email at 4.5 years!!
Sayesha we have reached mummy generation now! shud be mummified and kept in museums!

Geomon said...

isn't there like a minimum age for mailing? :P
there should be.
who knows, by 6 she might be facebooking, and then she's gone forever. :(
or mausi could make her blog instead :D

Vipul said...

email !! ROFL :D... I remember I didn't know about this at that time.Actually never heard of it.
Ur niece is intelligent and seems to be very fast in learning. :)

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

aishu is sooooo cute!!! :D yap, same happens with the kids at tamil school too..! :O

Arun said...

So does your baby niece already have an email address?????

Sayesha said...

#Shakti,
:)

#Yamini,
:D

#Raam Pyari,
She may be tech-savvy but she definitely doesn't have an email address! Wonder where she learnt the 'email it to me' from! :D

#Meenakshy,
Hahaha! I got my first email address at 18. :|

#gugun,
Waaaaa! :'(

#rt,
More waaaaaaa! :'(

#Geomon,
Wow... Aishu's own blog! Hahaha! That would be fun! :D

#Vipul,
Hehehe... all kids these days talk like this I think! :D

#Porkodi,
Hahahaha! :D

#Arun,
OMG most definitely NOT! :O That's why I was really taken aback when she said that! :O

Neha said...

Wherever did she learn that from?