I was able to clean my knick-knack box, thanks to my boys who helped me with our nine-month-old guy. From my cleaning, I saw some battered sheets of paper with my quick writings on them. I found this momi laughs alone. Sharing with you the treasures I’ve found –
MOMI LAUGHS ON THE COMPUTER IS A GENIUS
September 5, 2012
Bunso has ringworm. I asked my ever reliable pedia-cousin for an effective medicine to treat ringworm. She recommended Miconazole. My son has been using it for almost a week now.
Without my knowing, Bunso checked the internet one day. He searched for buni (ringworm) and read Miconazole as an effective treatment for it. He mentioned to me that we are using the right medication.
MOMI LAUGHS ON TOO HARD A CONDITION
September 7, 2012
Second son got a new bicycle for his 9th birthday. And Bunso obviously would want to have one as well.
Momi: I will buy you a bicycle as well, Bunso. First, be your section’s first honors.
Bunso: How come Kuya got a bike for his birthday and I will have mine if I placed first? That seems unfair. Kuya did not exert any effort at all!
MOMI LAUGHS ON THE NATURAL AND MACHINE SPIN DRYER
September 15, 2012
Sunday morning. Done with the laundry. Momi is hanging clothes on the clothesline.
Bunso: Momi, how many spin dryers do we have?
Momi: One only, Bunso.
Bunso: No. You’re wrong, mama.
Momi: How many then, Bunso?
Bunso: We have two. One is our spin dryer and the other is the sun dryer. (then his grins).
MOMI LAUGHS ON THE SMARTEST IN CLASS
September 25, 2012
Bunso: Mama, who was the smartest boy in your class when you were in grade one?
Momi: I can’t remember na, Bunso.
Bunso: Ask me, mama. Who’s the smartest boy in our class?
Momi: Who is the smartest boy in your class, Bunso?
Bunso: Well, it’s me. I always raise my hands during recitation. Sometimes, I don’t want to raise my hand. It’s too tiring. It’s always me raising a hand while my classmates are just there sitting and do not know the answer. Hay-
MOMI LAUGHS ON PWEDE PALIBRE?
September 25, 2012
Momi: yes, my child.
Bunso: Francis got P10 yesterday. He bought ice drop. I didn’t have any money with me yesterday.
Momi: You don’t always need money, Bunso. You have your lunch and snacks. From time to time, I can give you money but not always.
Bunso: Yes, I got it, mama. Anyway, I had ice drop as well yesterday. And mind you, I didn’t have any money that time.
Momi: How? Francis’ treat?
Bunso: No. I asked Ate Lilian (the owner of the canteen), “Ate Lilian, pwede palibre?” (Ate Lilian, may I have it for free?)
MOMI LAUGHS ON THE CASE OF THE MISSING MEDICINE
November 5, 2012, dinner time
I took the medicine the doctor prescribed me to take for two weeks. The kids looked at me with curious eyes.
Second son: How do you call that kind of medicine, mama?
Momi: This is called a capsule. Usually, older people like mama take capsule. Kids like you take syrup.
Bunso: Ow, I know what is inside that small capsule. I saw Momi Elvie (my mother) has that kind of medicine. I found it on top of her kitchen counter. I opened it and found a powdery substance inside. I tried to put back the capsule into its original form but it was hard. I just left it on top of Momi Elvie’s counter. Lucky me she didn’t find out it was me!
Second son: I did that as well. I saw that medicine too, on top of her counter. I opened it and found the powdery substance. I poured water on it to replace the powder but the capsule slipped off my finger. I threw the capsule in the bin. And next morning, I heard Momi Elvie very angry. She found out about the capsule. I didn’t say a word.
And I just smiled. My mother complained of the kids the other day. “They played with my medicine,” was her angry accusation. And now, I heard it from the kids. I now got a clear picture of the missing medicine, right from the suspects’ mouth.
But I won’t turn them into the “police.”
Devoted. Compassionate, Instinctive. Berlin loves to write personal narratives, thrilling discoveries, and mommy tips that make daily living the happiest. She shares the small house with her husband and their five boys.