Oooh yes. Another phase we are going through right now.
Ethan has moved on from asking “Apa tu?” to asking “What’s that?” almost everywhere he goes.
So our conversations will go a little something like this:
Ethan: Mommy, Mommy…what’s that? (pointing at item)
Mommy: That’s a computer mouse.
Ethan: What’s that? (pointing at the screen)
Mommy: That’s a volcano, darling.
Ethan: VOLCANO… what’s that?
Mommy: That’s the color purple.
Or sometimes when we are in the parking garage:
Ethan: What’s that? (pointing at one of the vehicles)
Daddy: That’s a truck.
Ethan: What’s that?
Daddy: That’s an SUV.
Ethan: SUV. What’s that?
Daddy: That’s a car.
Ethan: A Car! What’s that?
Daddy: That’s our car!
Ethan: *hop-hop-hops towards our car*
It ain’t always easy though. Sometimes he asks some trying questions too:
Ethan: Mommy, what’s that? (pointing to somewhere on the couch)
Mommy: That’s the middle of the couch, darling. 😛
Ethan: (pointing to a decorative item on the wall of the restaurant we were dining in) What’s that Mommy?
Mommy: That’s called a buluh sumpitan in Malay. 🙂
Daddy: Blowpipe laaa!!!
On a separate note, Ethan likes to practise the many words he learns every day. Pete related this incident to me one evening when he was fetching Ethan back in the car:
Ethan: Sunny? Sunny outside?
Daddy: No Ethan, it’s dark outside now.
Ethan: Sunny? Glasses…. sunnyglasses?
Daddy: You wanna wear your sunglasses. No Ethan, it’s not sunny, you don’t need your sunglasses now.
Ethan: (pauses) Moon??? Moonglasses?
He is truly the JOY of our lives 🙂