TANTRUMS AT AGE 6
July 18, 2012
Husband asked something from Bunso.
Bunso obliged yet rudely.
Bunso’s actions pissed husband off.
This mother asked Bunso to say “sorry” to his papa.
“I am not yet ready to face him.”
NEW HOME FOR CLIFFORD
February 21, 2012
We moved house from marikina city to quezon city. and now, bantay has a new home and a new bed, still sharing though with bunso.
July 18, 2012
This mother has a penchant for tidy beds. I would always want the bed to be perfectly done even if we are to mess it up again in a matter of hours. A made bed has a dramatic impact on the way a room looks and feel. And even if we have a small room, a tidy bed makes the bedroom seem neater. Also, it would be more pleasant and refreshing to retreat and climb into a neatly made bed than a rumpled one.
At a very young age, my three boys are well oriented on how to make their beds. I’ve always believe that even how tired they be, they would still feel light retreating in a neatly made bed than a wrinkled one.
Simple steps on how to make a bed:
1) I requested the boys to always remove the flat sheet first then run their hands through the fitted sheet. They can also use the flat sheet to “sweep” the dirt off from the fitted sheet.
2) They stand beside the bed and pick up both side hems. Pull both hems upward as if letting the sheet fly on air. The sheet will settle down towards the bed and they have to run their hands through the middle, removing any wrinkles or creases.
3) Place the pillow on the headboard side together with the blanket.
Last night, Bunso made the bed. He did everything right, except for the blanket.
Our blanket appeared to be like a cream whipped on top of a pillow.
July 24, 2012
Wikipedia says a vacuum cleaner is a device that uses an air pump to create a partial vacuum to suck up dust, usually from floors and optionally from other surfaces as well.
Second son — should be given the chance to invent a device– will invent a sub-vacuum to clean all the garbage and toxic under the water. He reasoned out that his sub-vacuum would suck up as much dirt as it could. His invention would then make the sea, river, stream, lake, and other kinds of water forms clean and healthy for the fish and corals. It can collect plastic bottles, candy wrappers, and any kind of plastic.
Nice idea indeed!
DO NOT IRON DESIGN
July 24, 2012
In our household, we use bibs instead of handkerchiefs. For me, bibs are more soft and comfortable to use. They are also more adsorbent than handkerchiefs. Of course, I bought designs that are suitable for my boys’ age — and mine too!
Anyway, one Sunday evening, I ironed some office clothes, uniforms, handkerchiefs, and bibs.
After, I asked bunso to help me put the neatly pressed bibs inside the drawer.
He returned to me, his tone and eyes confused. ” Mama, it says here DO NOT IRON. You should not iron our handkerchiefs!”
I got the bib and read the tag. “DO NOT IRON DESIGN.” I explained to bunso that we can steam iron the bib but not the design as the heat from the iron can melt and make a sticky mess on the fabric and on the board.
And I am so proud of my bunso. He is such a curious kid and voices out his opinions or raises his questions.
CAN’T FOOL THEM NO MORE
July 30, 2012
Friday night and the kids are watching “Rock a Bye Bivalve,” a SpongeBob SquarePants episode. Second son invited me to sit beside him. “Look mama, Patrick is just like papa in that episode,” Second son told me.
I joined the boys and watched the episode.
Patrick and SpongeBob found a baby scallop on the ground and decided to raise it by themselves. SpongeBob agreed to be the mother while Patrick would be the father. Patrick started going to work and left SpongeBob at home with the baby clam, junior. everyday SpongeBob works so hard vacuuming, feeding junior, ironing, and cooking. Patrick said that he would be home early to help SpongeBob around the house but instead, comes back at midnight.
“Just like papa,” the boys chorused. they are indeed fully aware that their father comes home late at night despite earlier promise to be home early.
Can’t fool them anymore.
NOISE FREE SIGN
January 27, 2012
Bunso: (reading the sign) This is a noise free area. Ow, pwede pala mag-ingay dito. Noise is ingay. Free is libre. Meaning LIBRE MAG-INGAY.
NAAASAWA SI IPOD
Bunso: Parang naaasawa na ko sa iPod mo po.
Momi Berlin: (confused). What do you mean by that?
Bunso: Nagugustuhan ko na po ang iPod mo.
January 9, 2011
Bunso has a certain attitude. He calls my mother “lola” instead of the usual Momi Elvie whenever he is angry with her. And so one day, I asked him. How would you know Momi Elvie is already a lola (grandmother)?
“Ang face nya parang magulo-gulo (She has wrinkles on her face),” says my honest little boy. 🙂
November 1, 2011
Usual no work, no classes breakfast scene. Sunday morning.
Firstborn: Where does the fish keep its money?
Husband: Where does the fish put its food?
Husband: coral ref
Second son: How does one call a dead fish?
Firstborn: Angel fish.
Second son: ehehehe.
Bunso: What do you call a fish that super loves fish?
Fun breakfast indeed!
LUPANG HINIRANG NA NANGINGINIG
October 15, 2011
Reviewing Sibika for Second son’s second quarterly exam
Second son: (singing “Lupang Hinirang”) …ang kislap ng watawat mo’y tagumpay na nanginginig..
Momi Berlin: hala!
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.