This November, Raviv will be taking his first entrance exam to a big school.
Gravity, hindi na baby ang baby boy namin!!! One of the things I love about blogging is that old entries make me smile. There are times I can’t believe something really happened, but since I know I’m very honest on my blog, I knew they happened if they’re documented here. I could revisit Raviv’s childhood again and again, and I’ll remember what a funny and adorable baby he has been.
Speaking of funny, let me share with you some of the hilarious things I remember Raviv saying over the past…well, ever since I wrote Conversations with Raviv Part 5.
Conversation 1: Calling a Spade a Spade
I once brought Raviv to a training. At lunch, we were served a KFC lunch box with two pieces of fried chicken. I gave Raviv the chicken because he loves fried chicken. He ate heartily. Afterwards, I told him to thank the person who provided our food.
I: Raviv you have to thank Ms. P****
Raviv: Who is Ms. P*****?
I: The one wearing pink.
Raviv: Which one?
I: That lady (pointing to Ms. P****), o.
Raviv: You mean ‘yung mataba?
I: Sssshhh Raviv don’t say that! Don’t say someone is mataba!
Raviv: OK. So you mean the fat one?
At that point, wala na akong masabi. Hehehe. Euphemism and politcal correctness are not expected of kids.
Conversation 2: A Jollitown-er at McDonald’s?
Last summer I “enrolled” Raviv at as a McDonald’s Kiddie Crew (Do I recommend it? Mmm, perhaps not for really young kids. For 6 and above. The “facilitator” isn’t too hands-on and might just leave your kid doing something else—good thing I did not believe them when they told me to just leave my four-year-old with the facilitator. Most participants were also older, and I was afraid they might bully Raviv) His favorite part is when they would go to the counter and get customers’ orders. S’yempre bili ako nang bili, at dapat s’ya ang nasa counter. He was super cute!
Para mas cute, I taught him something.
I: Raviv when someone is at the counter, you should tell them, “Welcome to McDonald’s!”
Then Raviv proceeded to the counter. When he saw a customer over the counter…
Raviv: Welcome to Jollibee!!!
Ayayay!!! Hahaha! Sinasadya n’ya ‘yun, because he flashed that adorably naughty grin of his!
Conversation 3: Boys’s Secret!
Randy and Raviv were in the living room watching TV while I was in our bedroom. Then Randy called me, laughing. Apparently he and Raviv had this conversation when a chocolate drink commercial aired.
Raviv: Tatay, I think I want to drink my chocolate drink (we have stock in the ref for his baon; I don’t allow Raviv to drink it just because).
Randy (ever being the spoiler): OK, get one from the ref.
Raviv: Pero ‘wag natin ipakita kay Nanay, OK?
But of course Randy told me, pointing out what a spoilsport I was! Actually, that wasn’t the first time it happened. Yaya Isay told me that once he saw Raviv hiding in our laundry area. Apparently, one of our drivers offered Raviv the Nova (chips) that our driver was eating. Looking around, he told our driver to follow him to the secluded laundry area. There, Raviv munched on the chips. When his Yaya Isay saw them, she told Raviv, “Hala ka! Bawal sa ‘yo ‘yan ‘di ba?!?” Raviv looked like he was about to cry and returned the chips to the container. Our driver, feeling sorry for Raviv, begged Yaya Isay to allow Raviv to eat and not tell me. They kept that secret for a long time, actually. It was only recently I learned about it whwn someone accidentally let the chips—er, the cat—out of the bag. [Read more…]