Breaking the negativity from my previous post, I’d like to talk about my funny convos with Nate recently. Don’t we just love the kids’ little minds? They amaze us in ways we don’t expect. It’s wonderful!
Nate: “Ma, ‘di na ako baby e, youth na ako. Just like ate Juday”
Me: *Jaw dropped*
(Juday is one of his “ates” in the church)
Last Sunday afternoon during church meeting:
Nate: “Ma, sali akong youth camp!”
(Seriously Nate! Isang beses ka pa nga lang nakaattend ng kid’s camp, youth camp na agad?! Bakit nagmamadali?)
Me: “Nate, where’s the Vicks? Para malagyan ko ang chest mo bago ka matulog.”
Nate: “Tinago ko, ma”
Me: “Saan mo tinago?”
Nate: “Di ko alam, ma. Hanapin mo, ma”.
(Aba aba! haha.)
Nate talking to his tito:
Tito: “Nate, crush mo ba ‘yan?”.
Nate: “Hindi, ayoko ng crush!”
Nate: “Kasi masakit sa heart!”
(‘Yung totoo? haha!)
On our way home from the drugstore:
Nate: “Ma, gusto ko yan. (Points at something)”
Me: “Wag muna ‘yan, nak”
Nate: “Uy, ma, gusto ko ng jackstone (points at the jackstone display)”
Me: “Nak, we’re inside a tricycle, we can’t tell the driver to stop just to buy a toy”.
Nate: “Dapat ipa-stop”.
Me: “No Nate, kasi sumakay na tayo.”
Nate: “Dapat ‘di tayo sumakay.”
Me: “Kung ‘di tayo sumakay, nabasa na tayo ng ulan ngayon.”
Nate: “Dapat walang ulan.”
Me: “We can’t stop the rain, ‘nak. And besides, the toy is just a want. Hindi ‘yan need”
Nate: “Ano yung need, Mama?”
(At ‘di na natapos ang talakayan! haha)
Another “gusto ko ‘yan” story:
Nate: “Uy (kunwari shocked sa nakita). Ma, gusto ko yun!” He wants that thing that motorists wear in their arms para di mainitan.
Me: “Nak, ‘di ‘yan kasya sa’yo that’s too big for your arms.”
Nate: “Too big?”
Nate: “Big na ako, mama, three na ako e.”
Me: “You’re not big enough yet. That’s for 15-year-old boys above.”
Nate: “Pag fifteen na ako, pwede na ako bumili nyan!”
Me: “Yes!” (In my mind, ‘haay, salamat!’ haha!)
Nate is a very talkative boy, he always has something to say. He has so many questions. I admit I get tired of answering them a lot of times already so what I would do is I’d throw the question back at him. He likes to talk to older people rather than kids his age. He can be brutally frank sometimes.
Our conversations with our kids are definitely funny and thought-provoking sometimes, aren’t they? For that, here’s a bonus: Nate and his first tongue twister. 🙂