A few recent nights have reminded me that bedtime is the best time for priceless moments and senseless talk with my kids.
One night the talk turned tender… To tenders, in fact. Blame it on too much cartoons, Nate has a a Kungfu Panda way of thinking whenever he hears the word “tenders”.
Me: Achi* ate chicken tenders for meryenda kanina.
Nate: Oooh, my tenders!
Patch: What?? Ma, what are chicken tenders made of?
Me (makapang-asar lang): Tenders of chicken!
Patch: *grossed out* x_x
After that, the kids spent a good few minutes shadow boxing. The girls’ hand-shadows *punched* Nate as he pretended to either evade or get hurt with the punches. Teehee. Kaaliw sila.
*Achi is Fookienese way of calling the eldest sister in the family.
If V has witty quips, Nate seems to have his own thing going too…
Nate: Ma, boys have bird ba?
Nate: Papa has bird?
Nate: Same size ba bird namin?
Where in the world do kids get these questions???????
Of course, I’ll never run out of V quips. Here are her latest.
Out of the blue after school, while waiting for Patch’s dismissal –
V (matter-of-fact-ly): Ma, I’m thinking… When I have babies – it will be a boy and a girl – I will name them Victor and Victoria.
Me (jaw drops, quickly recovers): What makes you think you will have babies?
V: Maybe I’m going to adopt!
I woke up later than V this morning, and was going down the stairs for coffee when she got back from outside…
Me: Sa’n ka galing?
V: Sa park, to get some Vitamin D!
Hours later, at around 10 AM, we were walking from the parking lot to where we were going to have brunch…
V: Aaargh! It’s so hot!
Me: It’s good for you, Vitamin D.
V: This isn’t Vitamin D! It’s sunburn!
And if you know V, I’m sure you’re imagining her saying her lines with much drama and animation (literally – animation as in cartoon-like!).
Oh yeah, those baby names? She’s changed her mind about Victoria… It’s now a choice between Nikaela and Nikalet. *facepalm* 😀 😀 😀
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