i love weekends. most of the time, my nephew and nieces go to our house during weekends and i love playing with them. i love hearing them talk. saying anything. here’s part of what happened last saturday…
mama (nanay ko): yohan, we bought something for you yesterday. we bought you a mask.
yohan (my kuya’s son): oh, i have a scary mask to scare you mama.
fast forward… we got the masks and showed them to the kids…
yohan: oh, i don’t like that one (pointing to the 1st pack). that has hair. that’s for girls!
so he took the next mask. put it on…
aunts/uncles (pinsan ko): ooohh, we’re scared. (shempre, pretending lang ano)
yohan: it’s just me! it’s just a mask! hahaha.
but when tisha came up to him (wearing her own mask), he started to slowly walk away until eventually he ran to his dad and held on to him tightly. (akala ko ba: it’s just me! it’s just a mask! hahaha)
i didn’t really see what happened next. but according to my mom, they continued playing with the masks. until one of my cousins wore the mask and tried to scare him. for the 1st time in yohan’s history (i think), he was the first one to ask to go home. whenever they would visit us and it was time to go home, he’d cry and refuse to go home.
before going home, he needed to tidy himself. my kuya removed yohan’s sneakers…
uncle: oh, your feet smells like chicken manure (kidding yohan).
yohan: leave me alone. stop embarrassing me!
really. to think he’s only four. i am amazed, most of the time, at what my kids say (my nephew and nieces. wala pa ko sariling akin eh).