Note: PMs from tots is a compilation of chat message exchanges between this momi and her boys. She used to work as a freelance writer before until a client got her full time. With no house help to look after the boys then, they survived those years communicating through Yahoo Messenger and FB Chat.
PMs from tots on just in case
June 18, 2012
It’s school time! Our kind boss adjusted my work schedule so I may attend to my kids after their classes. Since my boys will be home by 3pm, they only have to wait for two hours till I arrive home and prepare their dinner. While waiting for me, they should answer all homework and use the time to review for exams.
Today is different, though. The school suspended their classes because of typhoon Butchoy. And the kids are at home playing. My Facebook page is open to communicate with the boys since we do not have a telephone at home. A question popped from my chat box. It came from the second son –
“Mama, ano gagawin ko kung nag-pupu si bunso?” (What will I do if younger brother pooped?)
I panicked. Then immediately told him to wash Bunso and he should wash his hands too.
Then I got another message from Second son. I got confirmation that Bunso didn’t go to the comfort room and second son just asked the question JUST IN CASE.
PMs from Tots on online game
August 6, 2012
Since we do not have a telephone at home, the only way to communicate with the boys is through chatting online.
Startled to see husband online. They have strict office policy about opening social networks like Facebook during office hours.
I messaged him.
It was bunso.
And I asked him if he’s playing.
He said yes.
And he said he was enjoying. How can I tell him to stop when he just said, “I am enjoying.”
PMs from tots on emoticons
August 24, 2012
There are a number of emoticons for Yahoo Messenger users showing a person’s mood or facial expression in the form of icons. And the boys are indeed using them to the max. Second son’s recent messages –
PMs from tots on you’re late, mama
December 19, 2012
I went out of the office to have a lunch date with a client. I returned to the office at 2:30pm.
And I got this message from my son –
I could feel my son’s harsh scolding. I failed to answer his chat message on time.
PMs from tots on assignments
March 13, 2013
My boys would also let mama check their assignments via FB messenger.