More on sweet gestures from Big Bunso through the years. Some, I cannot anymore remember the year while others do not have accompanying photos. But then, good thing I was able to write them down.
SWEET GESTURES on Feet Alarm
August 8, 2011
Big Bunso: Do you want to know my secret on how I always wake up early?
Momi Berlin: Yes, please.
Big Bunso: Whenever we sleep, I always put my feet near yours. When I cannot feel your feet anymore, that means you were up already. I will then wake up and join you for breakfast.
SWEET GESTURES on special gift
Big Bunso: Mama, I have something for you (hiding something, his hands behind his back)
Momi Berlin: What is it, my Big Bunso?
Big Bunso: A special gift.
Momi Berlin: Oh, but why?
Big Bunso: Because you’re always so good to me.
(I cannot even remember the year and what the special gift was.)
SWEET GESTURES on errand boy
April 10, 2013
I spent my “Araw ng Kagitingan” in bed.
I had stomach cramps yesterday. I stayed in bed. And my Big Bunso stayed with me.
I asked him to go down and play with his brothers. He lovingly answered that he would want to stay beside me and do simple errands like fetch me a glass of water or ask him to get a book to read.
SWEET GESTURES on babysitting
August 17, 2015
I remember a week before I gave birth, I had some false contractions. I headed to the hospital for check up. I just wanted to make sure the baby was fine. Also, I underwent a pre-labor examination. Then I got a call from my boys’ school. Big Bunso was at the school clinic. He threw up after lunch and complained of headache. My boy had a slight fever, the school staff told me. The kind school personnel asked Bunso should he call his mother. His reply? “No need to bother her as I don’t want her to worry.”
Oh my boy, you are so dear to me I would go there should you need me. But I really do appreciate your concern for your mama. You must have remembered that I cried the other day because of the pain and discomfort pregnancy contraction gave me.
Thank you for your concern and love. But please, allow your mama to be part of your pain, too, as I would never ever get tired of taking care of you. I love you dearly, my Big Bunso.
Now, we have our new baby in the family. And even at your young age, you show great concern for him. When I asked you to look after him while I collect some milk, you didn’t think twice.
Then I saw how you tenderly massage your little brother’s head. And when I came nearby, I heard you singing to him.
Oh, you are such a very sweet boy. Thank you very much. I pray to God that you remain responsible and sweet.
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.