Monday, January 30, 2012

Daddy! Give me the Yellow!

Daddy has a yellow cover on his Ipod; Mommy has a pink cover on her Ipad.  So, Tony calls each respective device "the yellow" or the "the pink."

One evening, Daddy came home from work.  Tony opened the door for him and appeared excited to see him.  Jumping up and down he was.  But the first thing he said to Daddy was "Give me the yellow!"  Mommy then explained to Daddy that Tony hadn't been allowed to play with the Ipad all day.

Many mornings when Tony gets up and is dressed by Daddy, the first thing he will say is "Daddy! Give me the Yellow!"

Sometimes, Daddy will try to dissuade Tony by telling him to ask Mommy for "the pink."  Most times, he will give up the yellow because Tony will otherwise put up a horrific whine.

Sometimes, Daddy will pretend to not know where the Ipod is, but Tony will then search Daddy's pockets.

There is no deterring Tony from getting "the Yellow."

Tony on the ropes

Tony espies a train

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tony during Chinese New Year 2012 in Beixin

Tony is scared of fireworks. So he spent most his time in Beixin either with his ears plugged or sitting indoors.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Does Tony like David Hasselhoff?

Tony's father, despite his better judgement**, really likes this video, and now Tony likes it as well.

Tony's father put the video on his mobile phone. He showed it to Tony once, and now Tony insists on watching/listening to the video at bedtime. Tony even tries to sing along with it

**Actually, this is a great video. It is fun and bouncy, and one should have no reservations about liking it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I want Toby! and other observations about Tony.

Tony had an idea:  we, his mother and his father that is, were going to buy him a Toby train engine.  Toby is a character, a train actually, in the Thomas and Friends t.v. show.  

Tony was watching the show a few days ago and saw Toby the engine; Tony already had a Thomas engine and a Percy engine for his TOMY train set; and I had already put Thomas, Gordon, and Percy engines into the train simulator program that is on the computer at home.  Tony plays with the train set and the train simulator program every chance he gets.  So, I can understand his jump in logic.  I supply him with all this train stuff, so it must be his right.  So far, though, we haven't given in to him.

Tony is getting proficient at the Microsoft Train Simulator program.  Last night, he played with the program for an hour without requiring my assistance.  He can release the brakes on the trains, put the trains in gear, and set the throttle.

Tony got a hold of the ear-phones I plug into my Ipod.  I noticed that he had pulled the plastic covers off both the ear-jacks.  The covers allow the ear-jacks to fit snugly in my ears.  I was able to find one of the ear-jack covers, and not being able to find the second I asked Tony where he had the put it.  I said this in frustration, but he then surprised me by handing me the missing ear piece.

Tony has an annoying habit of wanting me to carry him everywhere.  He will stand in front of me and beg, by jumping and having his arms outstretched.  I try to run away but his wailing is too much to deal with so I give in and take him in my arms.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Dad has an Ipod Touch.  Unfortunately, Tony has found out the fact.

So, Dad doesn't get to use the Ipod in the evening.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Scenes from my life in Wuxi, China #2

Tony plays a big part in this video