If my boys say the darndest things, my mom can also say and do the most surprising and unexpected things ever. Sharing with you some of those anecdotes of a grandmother –
Anecdotes of a grandmother on Sterilize Yael
October 7, 2015
I so love my mom. She is such a doting grandmother to my boys; never will she allow anything bad happen to them- catching illness included. So when we got home yesterday after a long day of errands, her advice:
Momi: i-sterilize mo mabuti si Yael at maghapon yan sa labas. Kung anu-anong germs at dumi ang nasagap nyan.
Me: OMG! I-sterilize daw ang baby ko!
Anecdotes of a grandmother on first Facebook
October 2, 2015
Someone is just too giddy it shows. Just look at her face. She is learning Facebook and her 12-year old grandson is helping her add friends.
Anecdotes of a grandmother on hit him harder
December 9, 2010
Firstborn’s aggressiveness is very much present during his metal Beyblade fight with his brothers. But that same aggressiveness disappears during a real mano-mano.
Today, I have learned that my Firstborn son was being bullied in school. His bigger classmate (my son is taller, but the evil classmate looks bigger because he is fat) would get his pencil and other school supplies without permission.
One PE day, my son was changing from his PE uniform to his daily uniform. The fat classmate suddenly grabbed Firstborn’s jogging pants, waved it in the air, and tossed it in the air like a rag doll. The wicked classmate later picked the jogging pants up and ran.
Later that night, my mom asked Firstborn where his jogging pants were. Firstborn had nothing to say until the insistent grandmother managed to force him to talk.
And that was how mother learned of the bullying incident.
She advised firstborn to punch his classmate in the stomach. My son rebutted and said that Justin (the name of the rude boy) hits harder and it hurts like hell.
And that was how mother learned that an eight-year-old bully had punched our eight-year-old boy in the stomach and it did hurt our Firstborn.
Upon learning of the punching incident, my mom hurriedly scheduled a date with the teacher and guidance counselor. She will also look for the jogging pants and the Justin boy.
Though I was not present at the meeting, I could vividly picture how the meeting transpired. Mother has always been there for me when she feels I am undermined. I remember a few office mates would call her Annabelle Rama because of her sharp tongue.
Anecdotes of a grandmother on riding car with her
October 17, 2013
What would be the consequence of going home with your 58-year old mother doing the driving? And that means you are helplessly sitting on the passenger coach just beside the driver.
Let me tell you my story.
On our way home, I turned the television on to watch TV patrol. Ted Failon was making a roundup of that night’s news.
Ted Failon: Pinoy’s satisfactory rating, Bumaba!
And here came my mother’s rather quick comment.
Mother : Dapat Lang. Yang sa pork barrel , di nya mapakulong. Wala ring syang magawa!
Ted Failon: SSS executives, isosoli ang milyon-milyong bonus.
And again was my mother’s irritated and somehow in-the-mood-to-look-for-a-fight tone–
Mother: Dapat lang. Ang kakapal ng mga mukha nyo. Ang daming di makaclaim ng mga pension at loan tapos kayo bobonus ng milyon!
Ted Failon: Kilalanin! Sino ang highest paying taxpayer ng taon.
And as expected, here again, was my mother’s loud voice.
Mother: Naku, sino kaya un? A, baka ako. Ihihihi.
That’s my mother and she really made my gloomy day so bright. Even outside was gloomy but she painted the sky with a rainbow with her funny rantings.