A few of all above love anecdotes from my boys. How I wish they would still confide to me when they have GFs na (hopefully 20 years from now pa, please dear Lord).
December 10, 2010
I found this inside Second son’s bag pocket. He was not aware of it. I asked him about the CJ gal. He told me CJ is a classmate who sits in front of him. The cute lass might have slipped the note into Second son’s bag while my boy was busy listening to the teacher or was having his lunch.
Second son is in grade one. And he got his first love letter at age seven. He is the class escort as well.
February 24, 2011
My seven-year-old boy got a call from a girl classmate at around 7:30pm. They spoke for nearly ten minutes.
Intrigued, this mother, asked her son after the phone conversation what was the call about. He told me his classmate asked if he’s done with their Math assignment.
This mother cannot help but smile. Malacañan has declared February 25 a special holiday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution. There will be no classes in all levels in public and private schools nationwide.
The little girl might have forgotten about the no classes reminder of Teacher Angel. But this naughty mother thought otherwise.
Did I see some smile on Second son’s face while talking with his girl classmate?
January 8, 2013
I was washing the dishes and the kids were brushing their teeth. I overheard Bunso.
Bunso: Kuya Second son, do you know that if you are in love your eyes sparkle.
I did not hear any comment from Second son.
Bunso approached his mama.
Bunso: Mama, are you in love?
Momi: (Smiled at bunso.)
Bunso: Your eyes should sparkle if you are in love. Then there will be red hearts coming from your eyes.
This momi’s smile got wider.
July 24, 2014
Just this morning, Bunso approached me and whispered, “Mama, I now have a GF.”
Momi: GF? As in girlfriend?
Bunso: yes, GF.
Momi: May I ask for the name, please.
Bunso: (mentioned to me the name of the girl).
Momi: How come? Did you ask her to be your GF?
Bunso: No. It just happened. She gave me a gift and we’re on.
Stretcher, please! I need to learn some breathing exercises to calm panic attacks.
July 24, 2014
In order to write about love, you must experience it first. And so I believe.
Read this– a poem by firstborn.
He just didn’t write the poem he composed. He even wrote it in a piece of construction paper, cut and pasted it on his book and decorated it with some hearts. He must have been so inspired!
Firstborn seemed to ponder this, wrote every word with care. And this mother would like answers–
Had he already experienced love? Or is experiencing love?
Love that smells like aroma of perfume… tastes like a milky chocolate… sounds like sweet melodies… feels like a kiss?
I think I am having a heart attack.
August 6, 2014
Last week was Bunso’s happiest. Somebody threw a crumpled paper towards him. He unfolded the paper and read the word, “(name of a girl) loves you” then three hearts below the text. He responded with a single drawing of a heart, stood up, and slipped the paper on the desk of the girl classmate. That day they became sweethearts.
He repeatedly narrated that incident to me. It must have been love for him.
And he reminded me not to post about it on Facebook.
Then last night as we review his lessons, he relayed to me in between sobs that his girlfriend broke up with him.
While still inside the classroom, someone slipped a paper on his desk. He unfolded the paper and read, “break na tayo. move on. I found someone new.”
He tore the paper into pieces and threw it into the trash bin. Then he can’t stop himself from feeling down. He cried a little. His class adviser saw him crying. She went near him and asked, “Anything bothering you?” Bunso relayed to his teacher the breakup paper incident.
I told Bunso to follow his ex-GF’s advice — move on. Then I even joked him if I could be his GF. He did not approve. He insisted that I am not qualified. GFs should be younger, about his age.
Got it. But at least he went to me to cry his heart out.
August 13, 2014
“I know what you feel, bro.” This was Second son to his younger brother on heart aches and breaking up.
I was not even aware that my second son had his heart broken before. Or perhaps he read it somewhere. When I quizzed him, he replied with a shrug.
I am now very much surrounded by grown-ups already.
* All my three boys talked about love that past three weeks. And seriously my chest was so tight those days I could barely breathe.
August 2, 2012
Second son, Bunso and I are having our siesta one day. My youngest came near me and kissed me on the lips. He smiled at his mother and said,”You are my first love and you will always be my first love.”
I love you, too, hundreds of million, billion, trillion, and zillion times.
August 1, 2011
What better way to “melt” all anxieties and hardship than hear these words from your five-year-old boy-
Bunso: forever na tayong tabi ha, mama. Kahit lolo na ako, tabi pa rin tayo sa pagsleep. Kundi mamimiss kita. Iiyak ako kapag di kita katabi.
Nakakaloka! Hindi ko maisip na magkakaron ng girlfriends ang mga bebelab ko! That last one is so sweet!!!
Yes, ako din. Di pa ready. Wahhj. Yes, so sweet. Sana maulit. Ihihi.
Kids are more aware now about the other sex than we were growing up. I remember attending my 7 year old’s Christmas Party in school. During exchange gift giving, classmates would tease each other whenever the monito-monita are the opposite gender.
Hahhaa. So true! Alam mo ba there is this one girl who would constantly pm me para lang kamustahin ang second son ko? Di na sya nahihiya and every time pupunta ako sa school, di sya mapakali. Ihihih.
I wouldn’t know how to react when my son will tell me he’s in love. At 9 years old and even when he’s much younger, he would always tell me he’s had a crush on so-and-so. What more if he’s older?
Wahhh…. If only our boys remain as tots na lang. Hahaa. So selfish but i sometimes wish talaga. Ehehe
OMG I can’t imagine being in that situation! I get kilig whenever I hear puppy love stories but if it’s my boy, I wouldn’t know what to feel lol!
Hahhaa. Me, too. Parang ibang usapan na kapag anak mo na. ehehe.
awww, that is so cute. You know what, my daughter got her first kiss from a boy classmate when she was in kinder!!! Nakakaloka!!
huwhat!??!? nakakaloka talaga!
I can’t help but laugh while reading. Kids now a days are so advanced. My bunso had girls telling him that they liked him. Kaya lang suplado, but he has his own crushes, too. But, changes from time to time. Hehehe! I liked the last part. Very heartwarming to us Moms. Just to hear them say I love you Mom is just heavenly.
Super. How I wish my two older boys would say I love you, mama pa rin. ehehe. So Bunso mo ha, mukhang heartthrob.
Hahaha, wait til they are teens! I so wanted to write about their crushes and close friends but they won’t let me! Hay! We mothers need to be really brave about this. ha ha!
Hahhaa. My Big Bunso would always ask me not to share his secrets on Facebook. Ehehe.
hahaha! oh my goodness. though alam ko ng darating ung ganitong time sa mga girls ko, i can’t still imagine ano na magiging reaction ko kapag on the spot na kong nacorner about love and crushes lol
Hahaha. Maghanda ka na. Hahaha. But I hope they would really consult us, no?
OMG kids nowadays. I am glad my son is still innocent about this. He define “crush” as when asteroids hit the Earth haha.
Hahhaa. Funny description. Now wait for a few years and his definition will surely change. And you will feel youve been hit by an asteroid.
Oh my! Oh my! I wonder if I’ll ever be ready for those kinds of situations! Gahh! I do hope they’ll always come to us about anything, even their loves and crushes. 🙂
I hope so, too. But I doubt they would as my second son is becoming so secretive already.
This is so cute! I so can relate to your son haha I wonder how my mother felt when she discovered who my crush was hahaha
Haha. I never thought of that- my mon’s feelings when I had my crush. Or I was such a secretive gal then, my mom never had an idea I had crushes.
I feel you mother! hahaha
I wonder how 2nd son is called on your house.. dito sa amin Diko 🙂
Hahaha. Tumatanda na tayo. Nagbibinata na anak natin. Second son is plain kuya to his younger brothers. 🙂
hehehe ang kukulit naman! Glad you were able to documented these precious moments. Sana ako din for my son and future kids. 🙂
Yes, always have your phone ready to record everything.
So sweet. The eyes are the window to the soul. But with you the sparkle is more important haha. What a sweetheart! I love these childrens comments.
Haha. No wonder when i look at their eyes, i also see sparkles and hearts. Ihihi.
Whoah. That love poem coming from a really young boy. You surely taught them about love even at a very young age, Berlin <3 Oh, and I loved this part:
Bunso: No. It just happened. She gave me a gift and we’re on. LOL we're on! you must have fallen of your chair there 🙂
Perhaps they feel the love of their family. Or may be they have already fallen in love or more kn infatuation and they are just keeping it from me.
Those are too cute! I wonder where he got the idea that your eyes sparkle when you are in love. I find that a lot of elementary school kids are curious about the subject of love and even babies. I don’t know why! I wasn’t at their age. But it is certainly nothing for you to worry about.
Perhaps from the cartoons they watch on tv. Haha.
Kids these days learn stuff about love and relationships at such an early age. My eldest daughter received her first love letter at the age of 5. I nearly had a heart attack!
At age 5?!? Same feeling here if thats my son.
Sweet! I can feel a hopeless romantic guy in him. Haha
Hahaha. Most girls fall for hopeless romantics.
Awwww , how sweet . Hahaha , in love with seven , this is so cute . Such a lovelypost from you again ! I really enjoy your kiddies growing up stories 🙂
Thank you. And i enjoy sharing them with you as well. I hope you would find it irritating with the many posts of the same kind.
I wonder if I would react the same way you did if I will have kids as well. I remember back in the day that my mom would be so so so overprotective of me since I was an unica hija. She specifically told me not be involved with boys at the moment even a crush! Haha
Haha. So strict si mother. Well, youre an only girl and she doesnt want anything happen to you. 🙂
Ahhh… I can relate here. My 16 yo has a girlfriend and it’s… can’t even find words to describe!
16yo and with a gf already?!? Wahh, even i cant describe the feeling nor think of the right words.
Now the two boys are in an all boys school and I hope they could forget about crushes muna. Ehehe
Aww, it’s so funny how much our children can teach us about love. I can’t wait for my child to have his own crushes. He’s only two, but it’s funny how you can tell that he ‘checks out’ other girls his age now…
You will definitely not know how to react as well but of course, we will also feel a little kilig knowing our little darlings are talking about love and crushes even at a tender age.
Weee!! So cute and sweet of them!!!
Oh these are precious!!! I honestly love what comes from the mouths of our children! The poem is so beautiful and just makes me feel all warm inside!! Wonderful post!!
Thank you for appreciating my boy’s poem. 🙂