Archive for the ‘The Things You Do’ Category

One Night at Grandma’s (Part 1)

April 16, 2012 by Dad | 3 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

Dear Xander, Your relationship with your cousin Andre is at best a tumultuous one. There are days when the both of you will laugh and play like best friends, and then things can suddenly turn ugly, when Andre refuses to play with you or share his toys, or you decide to do the same. Andre […]

Thunder Is Afraid of You

March 26, 2012 by Dad | No Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

Dear Xander, The recent spate of heavy lightning storms – in particular, the sound of thunder – had you spooked. Uncle Mark’s sister, Felicia, tried to explain to you that thunder occurs because “the clouds in the sky are having a traffic jam”, and the rain banging into each other makes a fair bit of […]

What Society Wants (Updated)

March 12, 2012 by Dad | 15 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

You realised what was happening, and went up to hug her. You started crying as well, and in between breaths, you said to your mother, “Mummy, don’t cry.” confused and not knowing what else to say, your mother replied, “But you’re not writing your words.”

You Are Your Father’s Son

January 16, 2012 by Dad | 3 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

Dear Xander, Based on feedback garnered from the readers of this blog (in other words, your mother), I shall keep my letters to you shorter and sharper. Your mother also has some opinion of your character development. Besides some of the other characteristics and behaviour you exhibit that take after me, she has noticed in […]

The History of Your Name

January 9, 2012 by Dad | 3 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

Dear Xander, I Not Monkey Tay! Just before you turned 3, your parents had a tendency to compare your disobedient, uncooperative self to the behaviour of a monkey. Your mother, in particular, would ask you if your name was Monkey Tay (among other personality disorders evidenced in the audio recording above) instead of Xander Tay […]

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Auld Lang Syne 2012

January 2, 2012 by Dad | 2 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

… part of the reason why you have this blog is so we can document some of these things for remembrance. It’s quite amazing what a 3-year-old can say and do, and many times your mum and I are left wondering where you learnt all of it from.

Happy Birthday, Son!

December 26, 2011 by Dad | 4 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

You should at some point realise the significance of your birthdate. Of course, not only is it Boxing Day, it is also the day after Christmas, and also falls within the December holidays. This is all good… on the surface. Because as you grow older each year, you may come to realise the drastic drawbacks this birthdate will have on your wanting to celebrate it.

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