Monday, May 02, 2011

Ponderings of Raoul

Sometimes kids really do say the darndest things.

Remember when we once worried about my nephew Rambling Raoul's stoic reticence? How his lack of speech made us all wonder about his somewhat delayed developmental milestones? Well, worry no more - since once the kid started forming coherent sentences, he has been talking almost non-stop. Rambling on and on would be just about right.

Quite a relief for his many well-wishers!

In the past, silence hampered his communication skills somewhat but now that Raoul has mastered the art of articulate speech, it seems the kid actually has plenty of sly observations to make.

I've got something to say!

Just last weekend when he spent hours nagging his mother about the definition of a family! No one knew exactly what brought that mundane topic about. But after my sister-in-law Sassy Sue gave up and delivered a long-winded explanation of what a family was, pointed out important figures on the family tree and where Raoul's place was in the entire scheme, the boy wisely nodded.

Then he smiled impishly.

Raoul : So Uncle Paul is daddy's brother?
Sue : Yes.
Raoul : So that means Uncle Calvin is part of the family too?
Sue : Oh yes it does.
Raoul : Good.

Not sure how Raoul even made the jump from me to Calvin but hell, kids really do say the darndest things!

No doubt if Charming Calvin was there within hearing range, he would have bawled out crying. Even a heartless troll like me found myself getting a bit teary. As it is, I think Raoul is overdue for a present from Uncle Calvin.


DeluSion said...


This post put a smile on my face.

Chen Xing said...

They are just so adorable...


sharman said...

sweet. very.

Tempus said...

*teardrops* too bad in our family they will probably say "no, he is not okay. family only exist with abalone and hotdog, not with 2 hotdogs. "

Ban said...

!!! that's a very strange jump to make!

Takashi said...

ahh kids! :)

love 'em! hahaha.. cant deal with living with one though...