Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tony's Going to Canada!

Tony goes to Canada on Monday!  He will spend time in Brandon, Manitoba with his grandparents.

Is he excited?  Hard to say.  He has been told but he may not understand.

It will be his second time in Canada.  The first time, he loved eating Smarties candy and playing in the back yard of his grandparents' home.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hey! Don't Touch!

Tony had arranged some toy trucks, of the Matchbox and Hot Wheels type, on the sofa at Casa Kaulins.

Dad tried to move the toys, but was told by Tony not to touch them.

No! It's mine!

Dad said to Tony:  "Give me my Ipod!"  He had let Tony use it after being pestered by Tony.

Tony replied:  "No!  It's mine!"  

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Daddy! Finish the Beer!

Dad had a second beer, with his meal,  at the restaurant.  So, he was in a rare situation, for him, of being finished eating before he was finished drinking his beer.

Tony was finished eating too.  As he was wont to do, he was antsy and wanted to get out of the restaurant.  Dad had also promised him that they would go to a nearby toy store.

So Tony said something that he had never said before to his father:  "Daddy!   Finish the beer!"   

In such a hurry was Tony, to get to the toy store, that he even took the bottle of beer and poured it into Dad's glass.  

Dad was very amused by what Tony had said and by Tony's actions.  He had Mom record the beer-pouring on video.  Of course, the video will soon be on the Internet.

Tony takes a photo of his Mom!!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Little Bugger

Dad was not at impressed with Tony on Friday evening.  When Dad arrived home from work, Tony was in a mischievous mood and thought it was amusing to take away one of the slippers which Dad was trying to put on upon entering the apartment.

Dad chased Tony down and took the slipper back and put it on.  Tony should have left it at that, but he protested and he then decided to try and grab the slipper off Dad's foot.  He grabbed a hold of Dad's foot, tackling him as it were, and wouldn't let go.  Dad, who was in an icy mood because of work, wasn't at all amused.  He screamed at Tony to stop, but Tony wouldn't.

Kicking himself free from Tony, Dad tried to undress and wash himself.   But, Tony kept on attacking.  At the sink, Dad took some water and splashed Tony with it.  Tony laughed and would later take some water and try to splash Dad with it.  Tony then decided to spit at Dad and Dad really went off his rocker.

Dad had to get Mom to intervene.  She screamed at Tony for what it was worth.  Dad, still very annoyed, tried to get Tony to realized the extreme gravity of the spitting, but Tony maintained a petulant silence accompanied by a sneering smile.  Tony wouldn't say he was sorry when asked.

Dad figured that Tony picked up the bad behavior at school where in a class of 30, there was bound to be a few children with miscreant tendencies.  

Dad also wondered if he was being imitated by Tony.  For he thought to himself, that surely he had been that way himself in the past.

Scenes From My Life in Wuxi, China #12



Tony makes a brief appearance in this video.