Oh, my kids’ English! – I borrow him my toy…

Oh, my kids’ English! – I borrow him my toy…

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!

boy in red long sleeves holding toy car
Toy (Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com)


Both boys were screaming and having a tug-of-war over a toy car!

I borrow him my toy car. Now he doesn’t want to give back!

“If you lend your toy to your younger brother, I am sure you would want him to return it to you, right?”

I have heard this ‘borrowing and lending mixed-ups’ even with adults at work place!


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



  1. Garfield Hug says:

    Love your kids use of English!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Borrow and lend are two words even adults confuse!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Ab says:

    Too funny and cute. This is a common one I see in kids over here too.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Adorable!
    God bless!

    Liked by 2 people

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