The Mouth of Babes

images_kidsMy parents told me that I started walking at 10 months and was talking sense at one year. My relatives accredit my woody woodpecker skills to my dad feeding me vagina meat of a roasted pig the moment I started ingesting solid food 😆 When I was 2 years old, I went up the stage to claim a prize from Santa. Holding the microphone, Santa asked me to say my name, but I looked at him and said ” why do you have cotton on your face ?” 🙂 We find children cute because of their pristine innocence that evokes purity – in a sense, something that is amiss in our nature as beastly adults teeming with carnality. Children don’t play mind games and tell things at face value. An officemate told me a joke about a man who while having sex with his wife in the middle of the night woke up his little guy. The tot shouted ” Daddy are we playing horsey-horsey now” ? 😆

a356We have to be a little careful with what we say when children are within earshot distance. They could become instant moles for all you know, sabotaging your secret plans without your knowledge. I remember a time back in Pinas when we were at the kitchen having snacks and the family was talking quietly about the suitor of my cousin – more on his cons than pros. 🙂 Incidentally the guy was visiting at the time, and chatting with my cousin at the living room. For some unknown reason, my little niece bolted to the living room and told the guy “ hey, they said ( pointing at us) you’re ugly“. 🙂 Ouch. She ratted us to the max ! Totally embarrassing, like farting in an elevator full of people. One time when a nosy neighbor came to fetch my little girl to play with her daughter at their house, she nonchalantly asked my wife “ hey, your daughter says you’re buying a new car ?” Huh? We wish. We were checking out the showroom for the newer models. Maybe she heard my wife saying – I want this, I like that. Talk about kids having the tendency to embellish things.

Every week I bond with my little girl when my wife works half-day on Saturdays. Last Saturday we were having lunch at her favorite junk food place, and as I was sipping my coffee, she quietly told me, with her eyes gleaming ” the other night Mommy told me the reasons why she married you“. Huh ? I nearly pulled a Chiquito stunt (sipping coffee, news breaks, mouth spurts coffee all over the place). :mrgreen:

TN_cryingBabes can be irritating, stressful and a pain in the you know what but little do we know that what they will become depends on how they see us as parents and guardians. They teach us to know and better ourselves. Unbeknownst to us, we wield tremendous power to mold, uplift or destroy a a child’s life.

“I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.” …… Dr. Haim Ginott

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