My niece Yoona’s Yaya Tet is naughty…very naughty. In fact, she was my manita last Christmas, and on her paper beside her name was what she wanted to receive (I asked everyone to write their wishlist)–she wrote “sexy see-through blouse, ‘yung large”. Just last week, I gave her a red blouse that was almost translucent–the kind that you NEED to have a camisole underneath. She was very grateful when she got it, and when Alona said that she should buy a camisole for it, Tet narrowed her eyes at Alona and frowned, “Bakit lalagyan pa ng panloob? Kaya nga gusto ko ng see-through eh! Black na bra lang para aninag ‘yung bra!”
Yaya Tet is liked by my sister-in-law and us (despite the fact that she doesn’t know much household chores and her frequent telebabads) because she is good-natured and jovial. She’s like a kid at heart: easygoing and does not bear grudges. Added bonus: she pronounces English words correctly and is fond of using English slang expressions. So my brother and his wife are quite happy when she follows up what they teach Yoona, as in where Yoona’s eyes, nose, tongue, kili-kili, lizard, etc. are. And Yoona is good when it comes to that–she is also masipag when it comes to pointing out stuff asked.
But imagine my sister-in-law’s surprise when she was told by Yaya Isay to ask Yoona where the crocodile and mountain were, as per Yaya Tet’s teaching.
See, Raviv has a battery-operated crocodile that crawls and emits a sound (given by our other helpers Alona and Peter just because…how sweet of them, ‘no?) And for several weeks, it has been Raviv’s favorite toy. In fact, he points to it if you ask him “Where’s the crocodile?” with matching “Krrr!!! (his version of crocodile)” But, if you’d ask Yoona where the crocodile is, she’d point to…
I honestly do not know what got intoYaya Tet’s mind and called Raviv’s pee-pee “crocodile”! But that’s not all! If you ask Yoona, “Where’s the mountain?” , she’d point to a specific part of one of our other helper’s body. Why that helper, and where on her? Take a look at her photo, and you’ll know why and see where the mountains are:
Gets na ninyo why her and where the mountains are?!? And that concludes our vocabulary lessons from Yaya Tet!
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