Whilst Leanne has been growing quickly, Lleyton's physical growth has plateaued. In fact, after a serious bout of illness where he spent 3 days in KKH, Lleyton's weight has dropped from 14+Kg to 13+Kg. Coincidentally, Lleyton was allocated the same ward and bed as he was one year ago (for pneumonia).
However, Lleyton is now able to engage in meaningful conversation with Daddy, and is able to demonstrate good memory in his replies. For instance, on the way home today, he saw that it was raining, and he told Daddy "Raining, no outdoor, cannot play swing". Daddy concurred "yes Lleyton, raining, cannot play swing". Fifteen minutes later, Ah Ma was about go out to buy dinner and Lleyton wanted to follow along. Daddy counter-proposed that Lleyton follow Daddy to play the swing instead of going with Ah Ma. Lleyton cooly replied "Daddy, raining, cannot play swing"!
Daddy was taken aback but yet impressed with Lleyton's reply, and registered a point to be mindful of all future conversation with Lleyton, for the young man has shown wonderful memory and meticulous attention to detail.
Another example to cite...there was once when Daddy (in uniform) carried Lleyton, and Daddy's badges pressed into Lleyton, causing Lleyton some discomfort. The next day, when Daddy fetched Lleyton from school, Lleyton's opening remark was "Daddy clok (he meant clothes) pain pain, no bao bao".
Daddy was surprised by Lleyton's ability to reason, and make decisions logically based on his observations. If a child can already think and verbalise logic at 2.5 years old, can he be trained to do maths soon?