Anecdotes from tots is a compilation of those fun moments with my boys. Sometimes, children say and do the funniest things. I hope you never tire of reading some of these funny lines. They may bring a few chuckle or smile to your face. My Big Bunso here was about 4-5 years old while my Second Son was 7yo.
ANECDOTES FROM TOTS ON HOW LONG IS YOUR 2MINS
November 15, 2010
Since Pnoy declared November 16 a non-working holiday, the kids can play Plants vs Zombies. While playing, I ask Bunso if I can use the computer for a few minutes. I will just harvest the blackberries (Farmville) I planted four hours ago.
“How many minutes are you going to use the computer?” asks bunso.
“Two minutes only,” is my answer.
“Is your two minutes long or very long?” he asks again.
I remember the last time I interrupted his game. My two minutes took twenty minutes. I cannot blame Bunso for questioning my sincerity.
ANECDOTES FROM TOTS ON PERSONAL SPACE
November 21, 2010
We attended the 7pm Sunday mass at our parish. Unfortunately, the only seat available for four persons was in front of a stern mother of about 28 to 35 years old, and her equally naughty daughter (maybe 3-4 years old).
The irritating girl would push Bunso’s hand off the pew for no reason at all. Bunso would put back his hands to further annoy the little girl. But the bossy lass would repeatedly harass Bunso, and the equally irritating mother just stood there tolerating the naughtiness of her not cute brat.
Bunso changed his strategy and whispered loudly to the ugly kid, “personal space!”
ANECDOTES FROM TOTS ON 5yo INTERVIEWS 35yo MAID
November 26, 2010
Finally, we have a maid. My ever reliable mother found us one.
One Thursday morning while preparing for my 10 a.m. meeting, I heard Bunso talking to the new maid.
Random snippets of their conversation:
bunso: Where did you come from?
bunso: A, Visayas.
bunso: Do you have a computer room?
bunso: Do you have a television set?
maid: None. I do not have money to buy one.
bunso: But you do have a radio?
maid: Yes, I have a radio.
bunso: A, ok then. You better not go back to the other house because you do not have any TV there.
ANECDOTES FROM TOTS ON IS THIS A CHALLENGE?
November 30, 2010, dinner time
Bunso was not in the mood to eat by himself. He preferred to be fed by our new equally malambing yaya. Second son might have thought of ways to encourage Bunso to eat on his own thus said, “Younger brother, I am about to finish my food. And I can play with my bey blade after I’m done! So better hurry up so we can play together.”
Bunso stared at his brother for a moment and said grumpily, “Challenge ba to?!”
Lesson learned: never argue nor speak with a near-genius — even a feeling sick one.
ANECDOTES FROM TOTS SHORT CONVO WITH MY 5yo
December 2, 2010
momi: Bunso, mama will work again. Look, she is all dressed up ready for work.
bunso: Is your work that far or just nearby?
momi: Oh, it’s just near our place so anytime you need mama, mama will be here asap.
bunso: Papa also works nearby?
bunso: How come papa always comes home late at night?
momi: Ah… hmmm..
bunso: Will you leave house the same time as papa?
bunso: You wake me up before you leave, ok.
momi: Why should I? You better sleep so you will grow up fast.
bunso: I want to… (this mother is anticipating that her five-year-old boy will say something sweet)… watch Spongebob Squarepants very early e.
ANECDOTES FROM TOTS ON THE SHORT AND LONG G SOUND
December 3, 2010,lunch time.
bunso: Mama, I saw the spelling of Gameboy. It is G-A-M-E B-O-Y. Why does Gameboy starts with letter G? Teacher Jo says “What is the sound of letter G? It’s ga.. ga.. (singing)” Gameboy sounds ge.. ge.. ge.
This mother was struck dumb with astonishment. So surprised by Bunso’s question that she cannot think quickly of a good answer. Luckily, second son came to my rescue.
Second son: Small brother, there is such a thing as short and long sound. Once you’re in grade one, your teacher will explain everything.
Bunso: How about giraffe? ga.. ge.. gi.. go.. gu? Giraffe is ji.. ji… so it should start with letter J.
Again, I thought I had a sudden mild shock. I noticed husband’s face. He tried to avoid my eyes.
ANECDOTES FROM TOTS ON SANTA IS COMING AT THE SMALL HOUSE
November 8, 2010
This momi nailed santa socks on their bedroom doors. She saw sparkles in the boy’s eyes. They asked if she could make a hole in the ceiling so the small house will have a chimney. “Santa goes inside the chimney down the fireplace,” Second son reasoned out.
ANECDOTES FROM TOTS ON BIG HOUSE WITH CHIMNEY
December 10, 2010
This week, Bunso is enthusiastic of drawing houses with a chimney. His big house has many windows on each side and the door should be in the middle. His door should be red so passersby will easily recognize that it is his house. He wants a sunny weather because he can’t go out and play outside if it is raining.
Bunso has this penchant for the traffic light, thus he wants his big house near a traffic light. And even before, he loves cars very much. He collects matchboxes, thus wants his house to have cars parked beside it.
I framed his drawing and nailed in near the entrance of the boys’ room. He is ecstatic about the idea seeing his drawing every time he enters the room.
Now, his drawing proudly sits atop my station’s window pane. Being away from my kids would make me cry somehow. Their mama misses them terribly.
ANECDOTES FROM TOTS ON HOUSE WITH A CHIMNEY
December 13, 2010
This is our five-year old’s newest drawing of the big house and a tree behind the house. He likes the big house to have flower pots just like what we have in the small house.
He also dreams of a house with a chimney because his kuya mentioned that Santa Claus enters through a chimney.
ANECDOTES S FROM TOTS ON RAMBOTIDO
December 14, 2110
The boys love the embutido I cooked for them. They kept asking for more as we eat breakfast last Sunday. They, however, might have misheard me thus call it rambutido instead. I corrected them but they seemed to have enjoyed the rambutido name so let it be rambutido then.
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.