Anecdotes from tots is a compilation of those fun things my kids said and did when they were still little boys.
FROM TOTS ON PIMPLEFUL PUPPET
March 13, 2014
I got this puppet from Bunso. He told me the puppet was me. He stressed that the little dots were my pimples.
You are really a very honest kid, my darling. And don’t worry, you didn’t hurt me that much. ihihihi.
FROM TOTS ON FRIDAY JOKE TIME
Our usual jolly Friday dinner at the small house. The boys were exchanging knock knock jokes. And even this mother wasn’t spared.
bunso: mama, anong hayop ang paa ay nasa ulo?
momi: hmm. siret
bunso: you have to exert effort and think, mama.
momi: (after several hmms and amm). can’t really think of any animal, my son.
bunso: KUTO! diba, nakapatong ang paa ng kuto sa ulo ng tao? hahaahah
bunso: another one. ano ang ginagawa ng tao sa buong mundo na sabay sabay?
momi: kumakain, naglalakad, natutulog….. siret.
momi: (poker face) ok.
bunso: last one, promise! ano ang hindi pwede gawin ng tao sa umaga?
momi: matulog? kumanta? kumain?
bunso: so easy! magpuyat!
momi: oo nga naman.
second son: my turn, mama.
momi: ok. your turn.
second son: follow me, ok? may pulang kotse.
momi: may pulang kotse.
second son: may blue van.
momi: may blue van.
second son: may black bus.
momi: may black bus.
second son: what is the color of the bus?
second son: you’re wrong! i told you — you need to follow me!
momi: ok…. now, lets finish eating dinner.
In our household, the mother has the last say. ihihihihi.
FROMTOTS ON LAZY MONDAY AM
March 26, 2014
With no school around, the kids have more time to play or watch their favorite televisions shows.
Bad thing though I can’t even enjoy my rocking chair. Seems like someone has already been well-positioned. In addition, he is even consuming my bucketful of iced gems!
FROM TOTS ON FATE OF THE ICE CANDY BUSINESS
April 22, 2014
The small house is now open for business. We are offering Hersheys-flavored ice candy.
Yet, that was what I’ve thought.
First, I left the house to report for work. Then I returned home that night. And the ice candy container was almost empty.
Probably, the sales of the boys was big time. On the contrary, it was the boys who ate most of the ice candy. They told me they were pretty excited grabbing and “tasting” the ice candy.
“Could not get enough,” was their simple answer.
And so, the children’s first business venture was indeed a success. My boys can’t resist the temptation of grabbing one tube after another. They have sold out the ice candy though no return on investment was evident.
FROM TOTS ON BRIBE OR GIFT
June 6, 2014
Bunso: I want to give this to you.
Momi: And why is that?
Bunso: Because you wrapped with plastic cover all my books and notebooks.
Momi: Thank you, bunso.
Bunso: No. It should be: I thank you, mama.
FROM TOTS ON LOOM BANDS CRAZE
June 7, 2014
Usually, kids love fads. They would spend their day exploring and would even diligently learn things that interest them. Bunso was no exception. He was bitten by the rainbow loom craze. And he encouraged his older brothers to join him.
FROM TOTS ON LOOM BANDS AGAIN
June 26, 2014
First, he left me alone last night. I was drinking my tea downstairs. Then, when I went up, I saw him busy with this –
FROM TOTS ON LOOM BANDS AGAIN AND AGAIN
First, it’s only our bunso. Now, even the firstborn is spending the time to make loom bands. For days now, my boys aren’t holding their favorite toys. The loom bands are their latest playground craze!
So, do you have a loom band? I got mine from my boys who would even recommend the proper color combination. As these loom bands are now a children’s fad, they as well complete my fashion statement. Even the Duchess of Cambridge was seen wearing one during one royal gathering.
FROM TOTS ON ANTS TAKE VITAMINS, TOO
July 4, 2014
Just this morning.
bunso: Ow, mama. The ants would be extra strong na.
msbolin: And why is that?
bunso: They almost consumed kuya’s Scott’s Vitamin C pastilles!
FROM TOTS ON HOW TO BREAK HOUSE RULES
“You can’t break the rules until you know how to play the game.” – Rickie Lee Jones
Another small house rule:
Finish your food. Do not put too much on your plate. It is better to go back again than overflow your plate with everything. Because chances are, you might have a stomach ache and puke before your could even clear your plate.
The second son must have thought of a nice excuse for keeping his plate (and glass) full that night. He really wanted to have some room for dessert so he just needs to give up on something.
And he left that poor something inside our ref with a caption “please don’t drink, saving for breakfast.”
Pretty cool indeed.
FROM TOTS ON LOST and FOUND
July 24, 2015
Second son’s eraser. Please return, he pleads. No reward for the kind soul, though.