Ever since baby Ryan was born, Nicholas had declared himself no longer a baby but a big korkor. And indeed, he is such a great brother to his baby brother, kissing and stroking him at every opportunity.
A big boy he is. Though only 3 years old, he is fully capable of holding a decent conversation with adults, occasionally adding in a little cheekiness to spice up the conversation. He never fails to bright up our days with his "jokes" and action. His favorite teacher told me that the class will not be the same without him. He liven up the class!
He is able to count from 1 to 13, which then leap to 18. I know he is slower than most kids in this aspect but I'm not worried. Judging from the way he converse, we know he will soon catch up with his peers. He recognise almost all the 26 alphabets and able to spell simple words like "zoo", "car", "bus", "fish". He learns to spell these words from those storybooks that had repetitive words.
He is growing into a typical rough boy, talking about guns and swords; cars and trains. We never exposed him to any sword nor guns (TV or toys) at home, but boys will be boys. Guessed his friends plays with it and he learnt from there. His favourite cartoon now are Thomas and Friends; Wordworld and Little Einstein.
He can be very forceful to his 2 sisters, getting things he wants by force, especially with Charmaine. Though rough to everyone, he is never rough to me, always talking to me in a gentle loving voice. Now as I am typing this, my little darling is feeding me his biscuits.
Overall, he is still a very obedient boy given his "tyrants" way. When I said "no", he will not do or take it even if he wanted it very much. At most, he will just ask "Why, mummy?" in his sad tones and mommy's heart will melt and had to resist the temptation to give in to him.
And sad to announce that he had joined his sisters' slow-eating club about a month ago. He used to be the first to finish his dinner but had now seems to have forgotten how to munch and chew and swallow his food. The 3 of them will take 1 hour to complete their simple dinner. While the girls chit-chat and occasionally having their legs entangled underneath the dinning table, Nicholas would turn himself into a squirrel/ hamster, holding the food in his mouth till we remind him to munch and swallow. *faint* So one can easily guessed how noisy our dinner time is!