I have to write this to remember. These quips, slips and shockers from my kids gave me the biggest laugh thus far.
Ethan was writing a journal entry for school.
E: Mommy, I will write, “I had sandwich for breakfast.”
M: Okay sure.
E: How do you spell sandwich?
M: You spell it.
E: S-A-N-D… How about I just write bread?
Sofie found a dollar on the bed.
S: Mommy, I found a dollar.
M: Put it in your piggy bank.
S: Mommy if I find again, I just keep it?
M: Yes. You just keep it.
S: So I just keep all the time without telling?
I talked to my son and explained to him why I got angry that night. Basing from the tone of his voice, he was angry at me too.
Ethan: You are saying you’re not going to say sorry to me?
Me: Yes. I love you but I’m not going to say sorry to you. Think about what you did.
The frown on his face and the silence went longer than I expected. After a moment he looked at me and told me-
Ethan: How about this, you won’t say sorry to me but you will not get angry if I have many mistakes in my test the other day?
And my most favorite of all…
Ethan was quiet the whole time while I was having a conversation with the rest of his siblings. I was explaining the difference between “passing-out and passing-away.”
Me: Passing out is like you just went to sleep right away, but people can still wake you up. It happens when you feel so dizzy and you suddenly fall asleep. You are unconscious.
Passing away is not waking up anymore.
Sofie: But some people who passed out, they can pass away also?
Me: Yes. That’s why it is important to observe the person when they passed out, when you’re not sure, wake them up until they become conscious.
Ethan jumped in the conversation and hugged me tight.
Ethan: Oh Mommy I don’t want you to pass away… I just only want you to pass out.