Oh, my kids’ English! – my nose is running!


Oh, my kids’ English! – my nose is running!

I grew up in a family where all my siblings were Chinese-educated. But my children grew up speaking English, Malay and Chinese dialect (Hokkien). I started reading the “Peter and Jane” series to them at the age of two. Oh, my kids’ English is about some of the amusing words they used as kids!

woman lying on bed while blowing her nose
Running nose (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com)

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I came back from work. As I entered the house, my second son greeted me.

“Mum, mum! My nose is running!” he ran on the spot to demonstrate his point! Then he removed the tissue papers, flashing a cute grin and displaying the missing two front teeth!

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Learning English is like duck takes to water for them. They usually scored distinction, even my youngest and special child!

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4 Comments

  1. Very nice family and personal history!~
    I enjoyed the interesting character tidbits and the mention of Peter and Jane children’s reading series I hadn’t thought about in decades so brings back memories!

    Also just this week I met a nice lady with the Insurance Company I use and her name is Jane which is the first I’ve met in years, a lady with that name; not a common name anymore! But, I told her it’s special and I like it very much; I added, so her husband must have the nickname, Tarzan! LOL.
    Take care.

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      1. Glad you liked that; and I may probably watch an older Tarzan movie this week for some entertainment just because you got me thinking about Jane! Thanks for that too!

        Imagine being able to swing through the forest the way Tarzan and Jane did as if an ape man or woman; that would be a very strong and healthy person! Oh well, in my case that fantasy of being such a jungle man is good for the mind and spirits!
        🙏🙏🙏

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