A compilation of some of my Big Bunso’s anecdotes when he was just about four years old.
THE SMALL PRESIDENT
April 5, 2010 / Monday at the big house.
News about GMA’s birthday celebration was on TV. Bunso asked, “why haven’t she aged yet?” With an encouraging smile, I told him, ” She’s already old, baby. She is just small. and she’s our president.”
THE MISSPELT CANDY
Friday, 16 April 2010
My mother and four-year-old son bought candy in a sari-sari store. On their way back home, the boy asked his grandmother the spelling of candy.
mother: C A N D Y
my boy: You are wrong! It is M A X X. (then showed the candy to his grandmother as proof.)
CRUSH AT AGE FOUR
Friday, 30 April 2010 at the small house
We were watching the evening news when the soap Agua Bendita flashed on the TV screen during one commercial break.
Four-year-old son, who was busy playing with his Gameboy, suddenly approached me and said, “Mama, let us watch Agua Bendita, please. Please.”
I asked him his reasons. He told me shyly, “Agua is beautiful.”
A few minutes later, he went near me again and whispered (in a loud tone, though) “If you won’t allow me watch Agua Bendita, I will no longer kiss you.”
We watched Agua Bendita that night, much to the delight of my youngest son.
WANTED HANDY MANNY
4 may 2010
We were inside an FX and it was raining hard. There was a hole, thus rain water came in.
Four-year-old son: Where did the water come from?
Mama: From the hole up there.
Four-year-old son: Why then the driver did not fix it?
Mama: Maybe the driver is busy.
Four-year-old son: He should call Handy Manny. Handy Manny never tires of fixing things.
6 may 2010
We were heading to a mall. We came across an intersection. Bunso asked: “Why was there an x mark on the road?”
Puzzled, I told him, “I do not have the slightest idea.”
With a smile, my son casually said, “I know. The x mark means no car should stop there. It is an intersection.”
Astounded , I asked him who told him so. He said he just thought of it.
MY LITTLE HERO
Sunday, 23 May 2010
We went to a game house and exchanged a few coins for play tokens. We were to leave the place after hours of fun when a small, naughty boy pushed my back. Four-year old son saw what the little lad did. He ran after him and shouted, “You bad boy. Come here!”
Tuesday, 8 June 2010 at the small house
I cannot find the other pair of my slippers so I asked help from Bunso. He looked around; and down the sofa located the other piece. He got his long sword and used it to reach for the slippers.
He did not bother ask me to stand up so he can easily reach for the foot wear.
6 September 2010 at the small house
Four-year old son came from school. I asked him to eat his lunch while I do some chores. One hour and thirty minutes later, I saw my boy half-asleep, his plate almost untouched. I carried him to bed and returned to my unfinished task. Suddenly, a soft voice called, “Mama. pwede maglaro ng Plants vs Zombies?”
I wonder if such tactic was effective on me as well when I was his age?!?
* Tusing – a term my husband and I use to describe our boys in a half-asleep mode.
21 September 2010 at the small house
My seven-year old and four-year old boys were playing when I heard the former, ” You’re eating my personal space. Move a bit!” I was dumbfounded.
WHEN KIDS DON’T LIKE THE FOOD ON THE TABLE
11 October 2010 at the small house
mama: you want to eat now?
bunso: what is our food?
bunso: (examined the food) Ok. In two minutes I will eat. Two minutes pero matagal na matagal.
After a few minutes.
bunso: May I have banana, instead?
15 OCTOBER 2010
WATCHING TV IS GOOD
Bunso: I now know the spelling of web.
mama: Spell it then.
bunso: W E B
mama: Very good. Where did you learn that? Teacher Jo taught you?
bunso: No. Seen it at Word World. So you see, you better allow me to always watch TV. I learn something new everyday.
18 OCTOBER 2010
ON HOLDING HANDS AND HEART
Husband wanted to stay in Marquinton to watch a movie. Mother, coming from Novaliches, wanted to meet us somewhere in Cubao and eat together. Now torn between the two, I just stood still and kept my silence.
Bunso, nearly in tears, said, ” I told you two I don’t want to see you arguing.”
I held husband’s hand and we walked together to get a ride. We saw Petrang Kabayo at Marquinton then ate dinner somewhere in Cubao.
Oh I miss my kids being little, Their honesty and the way whatever they are thinking just pops out of their mouths is priceless. So funny, I giggled all the way through. Enjoy it they grow up way too fast.
Yup, they grow up real fast. And sometimes as they age, the humor and childlike attitude fade.
Those stories are really precious! My favorite is the one about your son calling the other child a bad boy. Kids are so funny at that age. I don’t have kids, but I taught preschool for a year and I have great stories from that time as well.
That would be so much fun to write about. Love hearing stories too from toddlers and preschoolers. They can be so ow honest yet clueless.
These are such precious memories. You will be so happy that you wrote them down. You always think you will remember everything but you won’t and going back and reading these memories will take you right back there. Your kids are so cute!
Thank you. And i am happy too that i was able to write them down then final blog about it.
Memories are the best one’s to keep. I know you are so proud and happy while writing those. We all know that we could just remember everything but you won’t going back and reading these memories will take you right back there like how you make video’s out of something. Your kids are so cute I can imagine that clearly 😉 Just enjoy the moments.
Yup, enjoying the moment and the memories.
it is always nice to look back at those precious and funny moments with kids.. my mom used to tell me those naughty things I did when I was a kid too
Hahaah. And surely you and your mom had such great time laughing that day.
What a smart boy! I note down my son’s anecdotes too and post it as a status message on fb so I won’t forget. I should compile them in a blog post one time. 🙂
Yes. Its fun reading them from time to time. Makes you feel light. Thank you, by the way.
Hehe. About crush, I remember one time we were walking along the subway station when my son suddenly stopped. I kept walking to see if he’ll follow. To my surprise he just stopped and looked at a poster. He stared at it for a long time. I went back to him to check what was in the poster. It was an ad where a girl was wearing sexy lingerie. OMG! He was 3 that time. Haha
Hahhaha. He knows na how to appreciate girls. Hala!
Kids really say the darnest things! HAY I miss geof tuloy when he was 4
Haha. Its the time when you really would laugh lang because of their hirits, no?
Hahaha! Straight from the mouths of the babes. 🙂 Love their innocence! And I have to say they can be very perceptive even at their age. 🙂
Yup, the innocence. Love that, too.
Hahaha! Bunso is so adorable! I believe at his age are really smart and conversant. I am somehow excited to have these kind of talks with my son in the future. 😀 Maybe then, I will be having a series of talks with a toddler or tot, compiled and published like this one. Good vibes! Hihi
Yey to good vibes. And looking forward to your own stories to tell. Kids that age can sometimes be the cutest.
Thank you. He is 10 now and he still has so many funny and witty lines.
So cute! Your bunso is smart! I was smiling while I was reading this! My fave was the ‘Misspelt Candy’ 😉 Gave me an idea to document such events in our lives. It would be fun to tell/show the kids when they’re a bit older already! Hehe 🙂
Yes and they would deny saying such things. Hahaha.
So cute! I can’t wait to have these moments with Santi! Right now, all he knows is to comfort people when he sees them crying. He likes doing group hugs too. Haha
Aww, so sweet and cute. I would want some hugs, too, Santi.
These is a great collection.Kids say the curest things.I’ll remember to do this when my little girlie is older.
Yes, write everything and compile. You would end up laughing when you read them and laugh some more as you reread.
Very smart kids! It’s great that you’re keeping track of this. They’ll appreciate it when they grow up
Hopefully they would. But surely amidst the laugh, they would deny saying those words. Haha
Oh , what a sweet post . Nothing’s cuter than babies and toddlers . Amazing things they come up with . What a great memory your posts will make , when the kids are grown up . Enjoyed and giggled a lot , thanks for sharing .
Thank you as well for finding time to read this post. 🙂
So cute naman your little boy!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Thank you. By the way, happy mother’s day.
Awww so cute. I should make an effort to also list down the things my son says. It’s really surprising sometimes what comes out of their mouth!
You bet. Sometimes you’ll wonder if you’re talking with an adult na rin.
Hahahhaha so cute and fun 🙂 Sometimes I did this I write everything what my Zd’s says and send to his papa’s email 🙂
Haha. You sure did make one papa proud.
Smart kid. Hahaha. Delighted to read all of this. My nephew’s still youn but I imagine him doing this a year or 2 from now. Hehehe.
Hahah, brace yourself. Kids that age can be real talkative and they ask so many things.
That was some cute comedy! My son’s love of learning and his curiosity about the world also gets me chatting. From asking how things work to where they come from to everything in between! I guess that’s because they live in the moment, they’ll say whatever’s on their growing minds whenever — and wherever — they think of it. Sometimes it can even bring us to embarrassing situations that are pretty funny, just like some you shared!
Haha. Kids are so adorable talaga at that stage. How they will remain a such but of course they need to grow and explore.
It is so great daw you kept a log of his funny little anecdotes. I’m sure he will laugh out loud when he reads this when he is older na.
I bet he will or he might also deny uttering those words. Haha
Gosh, this makes me remember all the things my kids would say! It’s great you were able to write this down.
Yes,found them on scratch papers and old diaries upon my cleaning this summer vacation.