Posted June 13, 2007on:
It seems that 3yo Jake has discovered the art of having a “padrino” whenever he is trying to convince anyone and everyone into letting him get his way or wiggle himself out of a situation.
Sometimes I would overhear him reasoning out or “arguing” with the elder brothers about something and would punctuate his halting English with “Papa said (insert applicable phrase here)…” as if his elder brothers would be reduced to submission. Hehehe… Well, Jake does succeed sometimes but mostly because they found him cute.
As for me, I’ve also been exposed to Jake’s verbal antics many times, most especially when I’m telling him
not to do something. He shoots back as if I would feel subjugated by the mere mention of “Papa said”… Asuuus! Hehehe…
On different occasions he told me…
“Papa said, I sleep later”
“Papa said, I play Gameboy”
“Papa said, I eat sapsap (his term for chips/junk food)”
You get the drift? I don’t know how and when he learned this… Maybe the elder brothers would tell him off by prefixing each sentence with “Papa said”. Now he’s saying the same thing to counter them, and me.
Yesterday after lunch, right before Jerry & I drove back to work, this was how the conversation went…
JERRY: Jake… Sleep na. I’ll go with you upstairs…
JAKE: (Looks at his Pa) Papa said I stay here… (Begins a litany of kiddie gibberish)