Friday, 13 February 2009

From the Mouth of Babes...



Overheard at the Parent-Child Mother-Goose (PP-CMG) project where I volunteer:-


2+ year-old Alice*: "Mum, what that?" (pointing to her mum's breast)

Mom: "These are mummy's breast, honey"

Alice: "No mummy" (Giggles)

Mom: "What are they, then?"

Alice: "Your butt, in front!"


At the same program, a child who had just learned the world 'baby' and 'big' (adult) was going around pointing out the people in the room, and labelling them. She went around, correctly labelling everyone, and then she came to me, pointed and said:-

...


Little Olive*: "Baby!"

Mom: "No, hon, Daphne's not a baby"

Olive: "Yes, she small! No big"


Since I was about a head shorter than most people in the room and/or half their width, we all just laughed it off and let her call me baby...



Anyway, Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! My professor just reminded us that kissing decreases cortisol (stress hormone) and increases oxytocin (which can increase feelings of empathy) in the blood...


Hmmm...I think she just told us to go kiss away!


Geez...What on earth do they teach in universities nowadays?!? ;)




*Note: Names have been changed...



10 comments:

Pi Bani said...

So, how many people have you kissed today?

Ms B said...

daphne dear,

Happy love day and go smooching!

Work has been hectic and wasnt able to leave comments or blog hop as often as I'd like to.

Oh, my lil one always creates names/words. She has her own nick name for breast.

whre4arthou said...

Uhhh.. can go kiss leng chai professor!!

Anonymous said...

BUTT? lol. Kids say the funniest things! Your prof rocks! Kissing is good!

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne..

So I guess I have been practicing the right therapy all along!! :)

J.T. said...

Hey Daphne,

Hope 14th February was a day filled with kisses. Not necessarily with guys only lah. You can kiss babies (where you volunteer), grandmas and grandpas (at old folks homes) to make them feel they are not alone in this world and someone still cares, and especially anyone who feels alone and unloved. I think those kisses will go a long way for the recipient. :)

Cheers!

Daphne Ling said...

Hello Kak Pi,

La, sana pulak perginya...;)


Hi Ms B,

Happy Love Day to you too! Don't worry about being busy. Sini pun apa kurangnya?

Re lil ones creating their own words, heehee...Biasa la...It's a Malaysian thing. Like bodohfied, bisinging...;) We never really outgrow it...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Ae Mi,

Ewwwww!!! You don't kiss a person JUST because they are leng-chai ok?

We're human beings--we appreciate beauty...Doesn't mean there's any emotion to it!

You're most welcome to have him, by the way ;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Anon 19:38,

Hehe...I didn't expect her to say 'butt', but there's a likeness alright! Smart kid...

Re my prof, oh I was surprised all right. This is the first time she's been 'cheeky', ever!

My classmates and I were musing over it for a couple of days about this very unlikely comment of hers...We're used to hearing statements like this from other profs, but her, never!

Nice to see this side of her though =)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Uncle Jimmy,

Hahahaha! Good for you then =)


Hello Jacqui,

Long time no see! How's you and Germany? Chat with you some other time, but I agree with your statements, definitely!

Even a peck on the cheek goes a long way!