During the typhoon that was Maring, Dan and I decided to stay home from Monday to Tuesday (Wednesday was a holiday). I was working from home the entire time and was stuck to my laptop because rain or shine, I need to answer client queries. But the silver lining was that the boys were within arms reach! When I went on my break, I could carry Noah and smell his baby smell and sit in while his yayas practice his therapies with him. David on the other hand, was extra clingy during those three days. I was working out of our family den and he was just there too hanging around. And so we hung together and I loved it. The best part was having all the talk I had with him. David is your typical 4 year old who is bursting with questions. I try my best to encourage him even if our Q&As seem to go on forever and his constant “Why? Why?? Why???” has become an echo that will.not.stop.
“Why is water colorless?”
“Is wiwi sewage? (he plays Where’s My Water)
“Why is the air invisible”
“Why are we born?”
That last one threw me for a loop. I just answered him that we are born because we need to do things here on earth like take care and love other people. He just answered with an “Ok” and went back to playing Also, a majority of his questions are all about Science!! I have failed my Science teachers haha! Geez his questions always keep me on my toes though.
Then of course he has made attempts at humor:
Me: David, this blue thing is called a loofah
David: Loofah? Looofang hinirang, duyan ka ng magiting…
David: Mama, I’m pretending to be a REAAAALLY old person (he was walking around our room with a cane, uugod-ugod pa)
Me: Ows, how old are you then?
I hope this phase that he’s in, this super daldal, inquisitive, trying-to-be-funny phase lasts forever. I always tell him that he’s funny and I laugh out loud at him and with him. I hope he knows that he just brings so much joy to me, his dad and his family.
Our funny kuya