Have you seen Raviv’s latest look? He recently got a forty-peso haircut from Gupit Konyo (Yup, that’s the name of the barber shop! He used to have his hair cut at Gupit Gwapo. Konyo trumps over Gwapo, hehe), and my my my did that forty-peso haircut transform my son into a binatilyo!
Grabe how time flies!
Anyway because of Raviv’s Gupit Konyo post, I have been receiving lots of messages in connection to it. First, I received 4 messages from talent scouts asking me to sign Raviv up into their agency.
How flattering! Nakakakilig that not just one but four agents from different agencies at the same time!
Unfortunately, Raviv isn’t interested. And I have to respect that.
The second message I’ve been getting is Raviv update. It’s been so long since Raviv took the spotlight on my blog—no more Raviv’s Wardrobe Diaries and Conversations with Raviv na raw! This blog was born out of my burning desire to share stories about my then newborn son to anyone who would care to listen. But because Raviv very conscious now, I’m extra cautious of the things I’ll share about him here. In fact, Raviv’s Ninang Light reminded me that I once promised his #OOTD will stop when he turns 7. Ditto my chismises about him. (Hay, I need a baby girl na talaga! Hahaha!)
So before Raviv officially hits his 7th year, pagchismisan muna uli natin s’ya. But this time, instead of making you laugh, you might just blurt out a WHAAAAT?!?!? like I did in so many times Raviv opened his mouth. Ready?
Conversation #1: Speaking of conscious…
Last Friday when I brought Raviv to his soccer practice, he asked me to go away several yards before we reached his teammates. As in he was adamant I don’t walk him to his team. This got me confused. So after his training as we were walking to the car, I asked him.
I: Raviv, why didn’t you want me with you kanina? Why did you want me to go away?
Raviv: Because you embarrass me eh…
(My mouth was agape, and it took me a while before I could speak again)
I: Why? How come I embarrass you? (In my mind: Am I not a cool mom?!?)
Raviv: Because you keep on saying “Hi”and “Hello” to people! They’re saying “Hi” to me, you know! Not you. But you’re the one who answers.
OH. MY. GAHD. My son isn’t even 7 yet I embarrass him already. Nakakaiyak!!!
Conversation #2. Guwapo to Guwapo-er
The night after he had his haircut, I noticed Raviv was looking at his reflection more often. He seemed really happy about his new hair.
I: Raviv, do you really like your new hair?
Raviv: Yeah. It makes me look good.
I: Really? So you were ugly dati?
Raviv: No. But before my haircut, I was just guwapo. But now, I’m very, very guwapo na.
Conversation #3. Raviv’s Threats
Months ago while I was bathing Raviv, I got angry at him because sobrang likot nya! As in he was splashing water at me and laughing naughtily.
Raviv: You know Nanay, my love for you becomes less whenever you get angry at me. My love for you is only 100. It used to be 200.
The following day when he wouldn’t take a bath right away and I got angry…
Raviv, with a serious warning look on his face: Nanay, 97 na lang. If you get angry again, it will become 95.
I: Well that’s OK. I on’t care even if it becomes 0 as long as you follow me.
Raviv: Actually, you can become nice and then I’ll have more love again. It can become 200 again.
Conversation #4. The Prefix “In”
Raviv, excitedly calling me: Nay, Nay!
Raviv: So ‘Nay, is Iñigo (his soccer/football teammate) an invertebrate?
I (wondering why in the world he thought of that): No. He’s human like you.
Raviv: But his name has an “In”. [You told me invertebrates are not vertebrates because of “in”].
Kulang ang explanation ko about prefixes!
Conversation #5. Ang tipo kong babae…
One day while driving Raviv from school (yeeees! Alam n’yo naman tayong mga driving mooooms…:D)
Raviv: ‘Nay, why am I a Ladaga and not a Sales?
I: Your middle name is Sales naman.
Raviv: But why is Ate Vi (his cousin Yoona) a Sales and not a Ladaga? My abuelita and abuelito are also Sales! So I want to be a Sales.
I: But your Tatay is a Ladaga. And anyway anak, when Ate Vi gets married she will no longer be a Sales—she will [might] follow the last name of her husband.
Raviv: So when I get married I will also change my name?
I: No anak, it’s girls who [usually] change their names to follow their husband’s names.
Raviv: So my wife will change her name?
I: Yes, baby.
Raviv: Who will I marry, Nanay?
I: WHOM anak—Whom will you marry? It’s up to you. You will choose. Like Tatay and I. We chose each other.
Raviv: Why did Tatay choose you to be his wife?
I: Because I’m pretty and I’m smart (duuuh, anak?!? Hehe). You also choose your wife well, ha.
Raviv: Yes nanay. I will also choose someone who’s pretty and smart..
(At this point I was touched, because it seems he likes someone like his pretty and smart Nanay. But then hindi pa pala tapos…)
…and rich. She has to be rich, Nanay. Like, a billionaire!
Practical kang bata, Raviv. Hahaha! To Raviv’s future in-laws, 6 years old pa lang po si Raviv nito. And I explained to him that money is not the most important thing in life. ‘Wag po kayong mag-alala. 😀
Conversation #6. Raviv the Sage
In Casa Amara (during the BRAIN TRAIN outing) while I was primping, Randy and Raviv were lying down on bed, waiting for me to finish. By the way, Casa Amara is full of portraits with quotes and sayings. This was the frame beside the mirror I was using to primp:
To while away time as I was drying my hair, Randy read the saying beside the mirror hoping to explain its significance to Raviv.
Randy: “Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” That’s true Raviv, no? For example–
Raviv, cutting Randy: I know, I know! That happened to me. Like that door. From here, it looks small. But when I looked back [as we were leaving our bedroom], I realize that it’s big pala.
HAHAHAHA! O ‘di ba bata pa si Raviv and yet he could already understand “deep, thought-provoking” quotes?!? HAHAHA!
Conversation #7: Raviv’s “Photographic Memory”
In connection to Conversation #6, here’s what Randy posted on his timeline:
Yes guys, I was there when Raviv said it nonchalantly and without batting an eyelash. Baka masyadong in-absorb ni Raviv ‘yung quote, LOL. And it didn’t end there:
Indeed Raviv, it’s the little things in life that matter the most. This is why I’m recording every amusing anecdote of Raviv I could remember. In less than two months, my baby boy will no longer be a baby, sniff sniff. Enjoy the little things this weekend, everyone!
BONUS: If you feel that Conversations with Raviv Part 11 is a little too serious already, lemme share with you something from the other baby in our house, Kuya Dodong and Yaya Isay’s daughter Bethany: