THE HORRIBLE DOUGHNUT
May 11, 2011
Momi Berlin brought home a box of Gonuts Donuts. Firstborn and Second son took their pick, while Bunso got the peanut butter-flavoured doughnut and took a bite. He leaned near my face and whispered, “Tastes horrible.” Then grinned.
No doubt, he heard the word HORRIBLE in one television show.
THE DOG THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A DOG
August 11, 2011
With their mother working away from home, the only possible way to help my boys review for their exams is through making examination papers for them to work with.
Plus you got to receive comments like, “This doesn’t look like a dog, mama.”
THE CHURCH TANOD
September 19, 2011
Our family heard mass last night. A little girl sat beside us and she would sing and run within the area. Bunso was obviously irritated.
Bunso: Mama, when I’m old na, I will guard this church during mass so no little girls would be too playful and disrespectful.
THE PUSAKAL AND JAPAN
We reviewed for the boys’ mastery exam. Snippets of our conversation:
Momi Berlin: Ok, now, a group of lions
Momi Berlin: a group of dogs
Momi Berlin: a group of fish
Bunso: school of fish
Firstborn joined conversation
Firstborn: How about a group of cats?
Bunso: Huh? (then looked at me, very clueless).
Firstborn: E di, pusakal.
Momi Berlin: USA?
Bunso: United States of America
Momi Berlin: Very good!
Second son likewise raised his own question.
Second son: Bunso, how about Japan?
Momi Berlin and Bunso looked at each other, very clueless.
Second son: Just Always Pray At Night.
EAVESDROPPING ON KIDS
September 20, 2011
bunso: When I pee, my body shakes. What was that for?
firstborn: Because that’s the way it is.
second son: Better ask mama to be sure.
second son: What does internet stand for?
bunso: Facebook and Angry Birds.
second son : H – U – W – A – T ! ! ! It is interconnected network! That simple!
bunso: I love Hansel Cookie especially when I dip it in my milk. Hmmmm. Delicious!
second son: I don’t like that Hansel. I don’t like mocha.
firstborn: Me too. I like the white one better. The vanilla flavor.
second son: Yes, the vanilla flavor. How can we finish all these if we do not like mocha?
firstborn: You tell mama to buy the vanilla flavor instead.
bunso: Why should we drink milk before sleeping?
firstborn: Because milk makes you tall.
bunso: Mama told me I will get tall if I sleep. Then I will get tall by drinking milk. My! I will be so tall na.
OUR LITTLE MAGICIAN
Had the opportunity to eat dinner with the boys last night. With business trips and coming home late at night, I seldom join them for dinner. Last night was different. We had our usual joke time and updating session.
Firstborn: mama, I have one funny story.
Momi Berlin: Go ahead.
Firstborn: There was once before a bald boy. his favorite color was blue. His house was color blue. He went to school and his school was color blue. He went to the comfort room and even the tiles were in color blue. He saw a green comb. Why didn’t he get the comb?
Momi Berlin: Because it’s green. His favorite color is blue.
Firstborn: No! because he was a bald boy.
And the boys roared with laughter.
Bunso: I have mine as well. I have a story too.
Momi Berlin: Ok, your turn now, bunso.
Bunso: there are two birds named Repeat and Irepeat…
Second son: It was the same story you’ve been telling us for months now, bunso.
bunso: Ok, I will do a magic for all of you instead.
Momi Berlin: Nice. Go ahead.
THE TRUTH ABOUT TOOTH FAIRY at AGE 9
Early morning, firstborn handed over his tooth to me.
Firstborn: I had my tooth extracted all by myself. I placed the tooth under my pillow hoping the tooth fairy will replace it with money once I have fallen asleep. I saw the tooth under the pillow still. No money for me. Tooth fairies aren’t true pala.
Last night, FiRstboRn entertained us with his puppet show – such a relaxing way to end the day.
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.