Wednesday, March 19, 2014

More Than Love At First Sight

It's amazing how a 2-yr old can already love someone she hasn't met yet. Rafa is like that with her little brother Mack whom we still yet to meet a few weeks from now. She talks about him as if he's already here, as if she can already see and touch him. Isn't that so sweet?

Just the other day, daddy and Rafa and me and Gabbie went on our separate ways in SM to save time and to get things done fast (me and Gabbie looking for her graduation dress and daddy and Rafa went to buy some stuff from Ace Hardware). When they were done, daddy told Rafa "Let's go now to Mommy and Ate." Rafa then asked, "And baby Mack?"

And then one evening, while relaxing, Rafa got a piece of paper and a pencil and asked me to write the names of each of us. And so I wrote "Daddy, Mommy, Ate Gabbie and Rafa" and without battling an eyelash, she immediately followed with "and Mack!"

Then she asked me to draw something. I drew her and Ate Gabbie and wrote something like "Abby and Rafa ganda" but when she looked at it, she said, "how about Baby Mack?" And when we're dividing or distributing food among ourselves, she'd be quick to say "for Baby Mack also" and then when we pray at night, she never forgets to mention "Mack".

Well if this isn't love, then I dont know what to call it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lovenote Blooper

Today (like some days that I get the chance), I wrote a note on Gabbie's school baon. It was a few pieces of cookies in a plastic container where I taped a small note on the cover. My note went "Abby, you're no.1 in my heart. --mommy".

Then she went to her class and I with my usual morning routine.

Come lunch time, in the middle of finishing her food, she said, "Mommy, you wrote something in my cookies. You said 'Abby, you're no one in my heart'. Why did you say that?" 

Realizing what I have done, I told her that it meant "number one" and then it occured to me that what I wrote was "No.1" which is short for "Number 1". So I had to explain it to her.

Then she continued, telling me that when she showed the note to her classmate Bianca, Bianca said, "ibig sabihin wala ka sa puso ng mommy mo". 


"Oh, sorry, I didnt mean to say that", was all I could say to let her know it was unintentional. But inside I was laughing at myself and I wanted to pull my hair and pinch my ears. 

But knowing my daughter as easily forgiving (though she doesn't easily forget), she just said, "Next time, Mommy ha, just write the the complete word 'number' in correct spelling ha."

Hehe. *kamot ulo moment*