MOMI LAUGHS| Imagination

Dec 29, 2016 | Love, Only Berlin

Last Friday, I asked the boys to sleep early.  For the past few days, they have slept rather late because I let them play real big time!  Their usual sleep during the Christmas break was always past midnight.

After their milk, the kids went upstairs.  Time for me to retreat as well.   Then I heard laughter.  And more laughter.   Laughter from the boys’ bedroom.  I marched toward their room and I saw the three boys sleeping (the other one, giggling with eyes closed).

I went back to my room.  ThenI heard more laughter.  I tiptoed going to their room and heard the boys conversation:

Big Bunso:  dalawang bolang itim, walang marating-rating?


The other two boys:  ano?!

Big Bunso:  e di mata.

More laughter.

Firstborn:  Anong tawag sa manok na parating nagtatanong?


The two other boys:  ano!

More laughter.

Firstborn:  e di tandang!

Roaring laughter!

So I banned the boys from playing with their PS2 to sleep early.  And I gave an explicit instruction that they go to their room and sleep early.  And yet they still have thought of something for recreation.  Now, who needs toys to play?

When all you need is IMAGINATION.


  1. Sam @followyouroad

    That’s how we played when we were kids! No Internet yet, but lots of imagination. We even sing made-up songs to tease each other. I think I’ll also ban my future kids from gadget use until they’re 6. Haha.

    • momiberlin

      Hahaha. I remember my cousins and I would play at the pulo, or anything like piko, tumbang preso, and luksong tinik. We would joke around as well and someone would end up crying. Hahaha

  2. Danica Gilbuena

    Lovely kids you have there! I literally laughed when I read the second joke hahaha! Can’t wait to have my own kids. =)

    • momiberlin

      Thank you. Having kids is indeed amazing. You will learn so many things from them.

  3. jared's mum

    Clever boys! Bugtongs are so old school and it is amusing that they are still appealing to children of these day and age. My son had a kick learning a few of those for his lesson in school. ow he invents his own to pass the time, lucky this mum was able to guess a number of them! 😀

  4. Michi

    This is the advantage of having siblings, you can have this conversation before sleeping. I missed those times nung bata ko mahilig din kami magbugtungan ng playmates ko. Agree, gadgets and toys are not always the solution for boredom.

  5. Nilyn Matugas

    Ayyy, this is one of the games I like to play – riddles! And unfortunately, I’m soooo bad at it! haha. Back when we were young (and living in a brgy sooo far from the city), we would play outside at night, sometimes, even adults would join (lalo pag maliwanag ang araw), we would play any games we could think of. Wala naalala ko lang, nakakamiss din. Your boys are really smart – I’m sure mas marami pa silang pagkakatuwaan kahit walang PSP. hehe.

  6. mhaan a

    I love it! Parang naexcite tuloy akong magkaroon na ng kapatid si Cloud hehehe. Galing ng mga boys ha!


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