(We’re drilling a list of adjectives he had to study.)
Me: Is the elephant fat?
Mr. Rat: Yes yes yes.
Me: Are you tall?
Mr. Rat: No no no.
Me: Is your mother pretty?
Mr. Rat: …
Me: Pretty! (I do the prettiness gesture. (It’s hard to describe.))
Mr. Rat, in Japanese: I know what it means, I’ve just got to think about it…
Me: What? Why?
Mr. Rat, in Japanese: She’s okay, I guess.
Mr. Rat’s other bad habits include sticking the toys in his crotch and gesturing. There was one incident where he actually put some marbles in his pants. I washed them afterwards.