Tuesday, September 30, 2008

'Lots of beaches and ... er... and its real sunny'

Day 2 of babysitting saw the kid arriving at my place at bout 4pm. His mom dropped a ton of Primary 1 homework on him before leaving for the F1 race, I was like, ‘you mean I have to supervise him?!?’. Fortunately not, he’s a pretty good kid, smart and for a skinny kid, eats like a full-grown adult! No shit, he can finish a full adult portion meal at a restaurant and then be hungry again a few hours later. And did I mention he’s really skinny too?

Oh yah, one more thing, he suffers from verbal diarrhoea. He can talk and talk and talk. He doesn’t shout, scream or yell. He just talks, bout almost everything, sometimes even to complete strangers. Bout how good the food is to the fact that we are now walking down Orchard Road to what happened at school yesterday. Sometimes he reminds of some old guy who goes on and on and on….

So there I was trying to catch up on last season’s recorded episodes of CSI: Miami but the kid kept asking me homework and TV questions.

"Uncle Cavalock, where's Miami?"

"It's a place in America, with lots of beaches and ... er ... and its real sunny."

And damn! Primary 1 homework questions these days are like light years ahead of what I been through.

And I also managed to pick up the latest Saveur mag at Kinokuniya. Strictly an impulse buy, saw the cover and I couldn't resist it. Breakfast. Pretty much my favourite meal of the day.

Am really tempted to try whipping up those eggs one of these weekends. Who wants to come? Really! (^;^)


dilutedmagnetics said...

This is a phase that kids go through lah. Mine talks non-stop to me and H all day, but she's really shy when she sees strangers.

And about eggs... I've lost count of now many eggs I fried yesterday. I was like an egg-frying robot. LOL!

Cavalock said...

ok, but bout the eating part?! Is just too freaky to see a kid his size n age eat that much! Once I brought him to a Japanese restaurant and made the mistake of ordering a plate of the ‘good’ sashimi for myself, he wanted some and before I knew it, he almost finished the plate.

dilutedmagnetics said...

That, I don't understand. Mine eats like a bird and is as skinny as a beanpole. I've often remarked that it's really cheap to feed G because she eats so little!

But I suppose if she ate more I would be happier. Eating alot is not a big problem. Not eating is :)

Cavalock said...

yah, was pretty funnee when i gave him some milk that nite and he asked me 'is this poisonous milk?'