*Sigh*..... here's a snippet of the conversation we had after dinner just now, when we ate some "ang koo's" from a full moon pack.
Elyssa : I want to eat that one.
Me : Ok, this is called ang koo.
Elyssa : Ra Kun! (dunno where she got that from)
Me : No, it's called Ang Koo. Say Ang Koo.
Elyssa : Ang Koo.
Me : Clever girl. Now, what do you want to eat?
Elyssa : Ra Kun!
Me : Err... no. It's called Ang Koo.... Ang Koo, Ang Koo (x 10 times in an animated tone while she chuckled away).
Elyssa : *giggles* Ang Koo. Ang Koo. Ang Koo.
Me : So, you want to eat this? What is it called?
Elyssa : Yes! *think a bit*. then quietly.......Ra Kun !
Me : No Ra Kun here. Ok, mummy will eat this.
Elyssa : No...... I want.
Me : Ok, then what is this thing called?
Elyssa : *think again* I don't know. then....... Ra Kun! (faint!)
??????? Somehow my heart fell!
Is her memory really that bad? Why can't she "delete" the word "Ra Kun" from her mind? Why can't she remember a simple word like "Ang Koo"? I don't think she was being cheeky cos while I asked the questions, I continued eating the ang koo. She's such a greedy girl that I know she would have stopped me if she could.
The conversation went on for about 10 minutes or so. She could repeat after me when I said "ang koo" but a few moments later , she would respond with "Ra kun" again. Why oh Why??? I couldn't help thinking how she can survive in a Chinese medium school where there is a lot of memorizing. Will she struggle badly? My parents have commented before that her memory is not as good as her cousin's, but I never really thought much about it.
Or am I being too paranoid?? After all, she's not even 2 and a half years old yet!