I hope you are still enjoying my compilation of anecdotes. This is seriously eating up my time, but I am having fun. My boys are perhaps complaining as well. I use their laptop most of the time. And funny that they would stare at each other when they hear me laugh while typing.
Hopefully, this would be the last two of my 10-part collection. Enjoy!
ANECDOTES ON WONDERWOMAN
August 12, 2013
What are you doing there beside my sauce canister, Wonderwoman?
No doubt, it must have been one of the boys. And who among the three? That I have to ask around.
ANECDOTES ON DENTAL BRACES
September 24, 2013, Bedtime
Bunso: Look at my front tooth, mama. It is starting to grow.
Momi: Yes, I could see it now, bunso. But why that shape? (seems like his front tooth is coming out-of-place).
Bunso: Hay, mama. You’re right (then sad long face). But we could always resort to ….(thinking) What do you call that again? …. Braces? (gleeful and super bright face)
Momi: (gulps for air).
ANECDOTES ON FUNNY NAME
October 1, 2013
The kids and I were watching the news. Everyone was quiet. Then bunso broke the silence with his funny remark: “Jinggoy?! Haha! What a funny name.”
Bunso’s laughter was contagious. This mother laughed as well.
No offense to the bearer of the name (who, by the way, is a senator and son of a former Vice President of the Philippines).
ANECDOTES ON KALAONG (kalawang / rust)
October 18, 2013
On our way to the mall to do our monthly grocery.
bunso: Do you know how to get tetanus?
Bunso: First, you cut yourself using a scissors with kalaong. Then you will get tetanus. And so, you need to be treated immediately — about an hour — or else you will die.
Momi: A little confused. Kalaong? What is kalaong?
Bunso: Rust, mama. Rust.
Momi: Oh, rust. just like KALUPAN for kalimutan; TOOLBERONE for TOBLERONE; MAMANOK for MANOK.
Surely, our bunso is learning so many words na.
ANECDOTES FROM UPSIDE DOWN
January 22, 2014
My ten-year-old boy is watching some cartoons on Cartoon Network. And he prefers watching with his head downwards. Sometimes, I can’t understand what my kids are up to that they give me headaches. And many times during those instances, I just keep mum with fear that their answers would give more headaches.
ANECDOTES ON ERRAND BOY NO MORE
March 6, 2014
This mother is in her usual space reading a book when her little bunso approaches her.
“I miss Angel,” he says.
“Yes, I always miss her. Very dearly,” my reply. “And if she is alive, we now have a baby in the house,” I add.
“Yes, if she lives, we now have someone we could ask to run errands for us,” he says.
That confirms all.
* Angel – our baby we lost from missed abortion last 2013.
ANECDOTES ON CONFIDENT BUNSO
January 30, 2015
Morning conversation with Bunso.
This mother saw her bunso fixing his hair in front of the mirror.
Momi: Do you believe you’re handsome?
Bbunso: Yes. Many of my friends and classmates would tell I am “pogi”. They said I look like Daniel Padilla.
Momi: And you believe them?
Bunso: Of course! I don’t have any reasons not to believe.
And so that’s the confidence my nine-year-old boy will carry as he attends his class today.
ANECDOTES ON FIRSTBORN QUESTIONS HIS MAMA
January 31, 2015
Dinner with boys
Momi: Second son, you clean the table then wash the dishes. Got it?
Second son: Yes, mama.
Momi: Bunso, clean the water container then refill water.
Momi: After our dinner you go upstairs, firstborn, and fold clothes. Our clothes have been there for days already.
Firstborn: How about you, mama? What will you do?
And so, my firstborn is starting to question my decisions and he is just 12 years old.
ANECDOTES ON A SECOND FROM SECOND SON
February 15, 2015
Sunday lunch with the boys. Husband and Bunso were on a school educational field trip.
Momi: Second son, clean the table and put in a small container all left over.
Second son: Opo , mama.
Momi: Firstborn, you wash the dishes.
Second son: While mama will take a rest and sleep for about six hours.
And so, it’s not only firstborn questioning me. Even second son took notice of my long “nap.” And he even computed how long I usually take my nap.
* Disclaimer: (hehe, this momi was very much pregnant that time.)
ANECDOTES ON TOOK BACK THE GIFT
February 2, 2015
My bunso had his educational field trip at the Paradise Adventure Camp in Bulacan last Sunday. His papa went with him. Later that night, my son told me he thought of me while at the Adventure Camp. As a result, he made a bracelet for me. Before we sleep, though, he took back the bracelet. He asked if he could have it for himself instead
ANECDOTES ON LONGEST BURP WINS
February 23, 2015
Saturday lunch time.
I excused myself as I need to look after the tinolang manok I was cooking for dinner. Less than a minute after I stood, I heard the three boys laughing. They were playing the longest burp wins.
Funny how kids could invent a simple game and still be so head over heels crazy about it.
ANECDOTES ON THE ANTS AND THE WALKING DEAD
March 6, 2015
There sat on top of our dining table a whole round rainbow birthday cake. Our refrigerator can’t accommodate it anymore as there were two more whole cakes inside. Mother just celebrated her 60th birthday and some of her friends gifted her with cakes.
And so there was the cake. And a few minutes after, small ants formed a line from the ceiling down to the edge of the dining table going to the box of cake.
I said in awe, “these ants can really smell sweets even at long distance. I really commend them for their hard work.” Most of them gather food for the colony. I read from a literature before that when an ant finds food, it lays down a scent for others to follow to the food source.
My bunso must have heard my comment as he went near me to say something. “Mama, ants are like those in walking dead. They all hunt food to survive.”
ANECDOTES ON CONGRATULATIONS!
March 11, 2015
Had a little situation at the small house last Monday.
Bunso: Kuya Firstborn, hurry up! I need to use the comfort room.
Second son: No! I will use it first.
Bunso: Oh please. Me first. I have diarrhea.
Second son: Ow, congratulations!
Such a sarcastic way to support your little brother, second son. Or was it one of the unfavorable effects of only one comfort room in the small house?
ANECDOTES ON WHY DO WE NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL
April 15, 2015
Bunso shared something worth reflecting. He had this monologue about television ad.
Question: Why do you need to go to school?
ANECDOTES ON AUGUST 27 in HISTORY
September 8, 2015
How will I ever forget August? So many historical events plus this very special birthday —
About three weeks ago, we were reviewing for the boys’ first periodical examination. Then I happened to read this “inscription” in his Aralin Panlipunan book.
This gave me a real good laugh! Most of the time, children do or say things matter-of-factly. And they have no idea that those are the craziest things ever. I so love my boys!
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.