Hola! The short wait is over. As promised, here’s Part 10 of your favourite series. I swear this is even better than Part 9. 😉
Conversations 1, 2 & 3: Raviv the self-esteem crusher
While Raviv was eating, he just suddenly looked at me.
Raviv: Nanay, why is your nose flat? It’s like this, o.
And he pressed his fingers to his nose to flatten his nose. :p Of course I protested, but he insisted my nose was flat. Unlike his and Tatay’s daw. >:(
During our lambing-lambing moments, I was fishing for compliments from Raviv
I (smiling and in a good mood): Baby, who has the prettiest Nanay in your class?
Raviv: I dunno.
I: I think the student in ECLP 3 (a.k.a. kinder) with the prettiest mommy has a name that starts with the letter R…
Raviv (excitedly): Oh yeah! Riley!
Walastik kang bata ka! And this happened in front of his Ninang Chrys!!! #Insensitive
Since I can’t accept that my son—my own flesh & blood who used to think I’m the most beautiful woman ever—now thinks that Riley’s mom is prettier, I interrogated him. Baka naman kasi nang-aasar lang.
I: Raviv, tell me the truth. Who really has the prettiest mommy in ECLP 3?
Raviv: I told you, it’s Riley!
I: Have you even seen Riley’s mommy?!?
Raviv: Yeah, she went to school during recess.
I: Really?!? So why is she prettier than me?!? What does she look like?
Raviv: She looks like MJ (FYI, MJ is Kirsten Dunst of Spider-man, who is Raviv’s first love).
I: But what about me? How do I look like?
Raviv: You look like…a Nanay!
Kirsten Dunst vs MomsterTeacher, vying for Raviv’s love. Winner ang noo ko! LOL
Conversation 4: The only time I won over Randy
Raviv (trying to sleep): ‘Nay, come here already. Remember I can’t sleep without you [beside me]?
Randy (lying down beside Raviv): Just pretend that I’m Nanay.
Raviv: But I can’t. You have so many pimples and that’s rough, while Nanay has smooth skin.
1 million points for my skin!!! Thank you Olay for resuscitating my dry skin! 😉
Conversations 5 & 6: Awww, Raviv…
But Raviv isn’t only funny. He’s also really a sensitive boy with a good heart, despite all the naughty things he has been saying. For one, he sincerely loves the children of our helpers. He shares his toys, his food, and doesn’t get jealous when Randy, I or our other helpers care for these kids. Ako pa nga minsan ang naiinis kasi sa halip na si Raviv ang asikasuhin, ‘yung mga baby pa ng kasamahan nila ang inaasikaso. But not Raviv. So one time when I was bathing him…
I: Raviv, you really want a baby sister or baby brother na talaga, ‘no?
Raviv: Yes I do, but I also don’t want. You will be hurt ‘pag nanganak.
I: Don’t worry about that, baby. We’ll just pray to God that I don’t get hurt. Pray also that your baby sister will be very pretty. And very smart like you. When you have a baby sister already, I won’t pester you anymore to pose and make you wear clothes. But Raviv, I can’t sleep beside you anymore. The baby will sleep beside me.
Raviv (with a worried look on his face): But I still want, Nanay. Outfit pa rin. And I want to sleep beside you…
I (worried that Raviv is becoming jealous of a baby sister that hasn’t even been conceived): OK, baby. Maybe the baby sister will just sleep beside Tatay. I would still want to sleep beside you and hug. Because you know, when you already have a baby sister, I will still love you more (and I mean this. Honestly, I can’t think of being able to love any other child as much as I love Raviv).
Raviv: No! Nanay, you should love the baby sister more. Baby pa ‘yun. Maybe I’ll just sleep beside Tatay so the baby sister can sleep beside you so she could also dede.
And Raviv assured me further that he won’t be jealous of his yet-to-be-conceived sibling. I have no doubts he’ll be an awesome Kuya. =‘)
Raviv with Bethany, his Yaya Isay and Kuya Dodong’s daughter
Raviv with Trisha, his Ate Alona and Kuya Peter’s daughter
Aside from being an awesome future Kuya, he’s also an awesome son. One night while he was pooping, Randy and I were arguing. I was venting my anger at how dusty my walk-in closet was because of some additional eklavu that Randy had installed by some workers in our bathroom. Then Raviv called me to wash him, and proceeded to bathe him. Before going to sleep, he had runny nose.
I: Raviv, did you have colds already earlier today?
Raviv: No. You know why I have sipon?
Raviv: Because while I was pooping and you and Tatay were fighting, I was actually crying.
Raviv: Because I felt sorry for Tatay. He buys and gives you what you want, and you still get angry at him.
Ouch. I got soo guilty. That made me swallow my pride. I kissed my sleeping husband and whispered my apologies to him. Thank you Raviv, for pointing out my mistakes. You’re the best marriage counsellor, ever!
Conversations 7: The Premium Entry
This is my favourite! When I was bathing Raviv, I told him to never forget to wash and rinse his groin area especially when I am not the one who’s bathing him.
I: Raviv when you take a bath, make sure you wash your groin area. It becomes stinky if you don’t.
Raviv: What’s a groin area?
I: This part, where your pitoytoy is located.
Raviv: Then why do you have to call it groin area? Why not just pitoytoy area.
I: Because it sounds better in English.
The following evening when I was bathing him…
Raviv: Nanay, make sure you wash my premium part.
I: Your what?!?
Raviv: My “Puh-remium puhrt”. I’ve decided to call it my premium part.
Bwahahahaha! My gahd, my son is only 5 years old and yet he thinks that part of himself is his “premium part” already!!!
Now you’re never gonna go to a gasoline station and not think of Raviv and his “premium part”!
I hope Ravivo made you laugh! Happy Sunday, everyone, and don’t forget to follow @rad_raviv on Instagram.