LAUGH-A-MONDAYS

Laugh-a-mondays – Dec 2, 2013

Some time last week, Noelle and I were talking about something I really can’t remember anymore (thanks epidural — excuses, excuses haha). She kept asking and I kept telling her, tomorrow.

Noelle: (being a smart aleck) Tomorrow?!? Tomorrow na lang?!

Me: Sige, no na lang. (Fine, no then.)

Noelle: (conceding) Sige mom, tomorrow na lang.

Haha. 🙂

 

Two weeks ago, we had a bridal shower for a friend of ours.

Noelle: Mom, what’s a shower? Are we going to watch tita KG take a bath?

Haha, eeew. 🙂

 

We stayed overnight at a hotel last week, but we went out for dinner with my cousin. The girls kept saying they missed the hotel. It was our first time there.

Noelle: (in the car) Are we going back to CRIS…… Are we going back to the hotel?

Me: What, Noelle? What’s the name of the hotel?

Noelle: CRISCON.

Haha, Crimson Hotel actually. 🙂

 

On the highway last week, they were fixing a section of the road. We felt and heard particles hitting the car.

Danae: What’s that???

Me: Asphalt.

Danae: What’s that?

Me: Asphalt.

Danae: What’s asphalt?

Me: (kinda too lazy to explain) Asphalt.

Danae: What’s asphalt?! A butt that’s a fault?

Hahaha. Of course I had to eventually explain. 🙂

 

 

LAUGH-A-MONDAYS, My Kids

Handsome!

A few weeks ago, King ran into an old acquaintance.

In the car….

King: He’s ______.

Me: Oh, the son of __________?

King: Yup. He’s married and has kids.

Me: What?! Really? He looks so young! (he looked preppy, like he was in high school or college)

Danae: And handsome!

Haha. Of course she noticed and wasn’t ashamed to say it.

 

Me: Yeah, he is.

Danae: Mom, maybe he uses DOVE. That’s why he looks so young.

Hahahaha. Okay. 🙂

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Noelle on Danae’s Birthday

When we celebrated Danae’s 8th birthday with their cousins last month, they blessed Danae with a very nice hand-me-down violin and a new flute. The girls were so excited with the gifts!

Noelle: Ate, show mommy your FLOOP.

Hahaha cuuuuute! Floop, flute, whatever! 🙂

 

We celebrated also with my mom the following day. We had a whole day affair, and ended it with dinner at a Korean restaurant. Noelle fell asleep in the car, and slept through dinner as well. Back in the car…..

King: Thanks for dinner mom!

Me: Thanks for dinner mom!

Danae: Thanks for dinner wowa!

Noelle: (pouty) Thanks for not inviting me.

Awwwww, poor Noelle. She woke up by the time we left the restaurant! 🙂

LAUGH-A-MONDAYS, My Kids

Whiny Whiny

Last week, my mom bought the girls something from the mall. Of course, not two minutes later, they were already arguing about it.

Me: Stop whining and stop fighting about it.

Noelle: I waaaaant.

Me: Be thankful. Share. Would it have been better if Wowa did not buy at all?

Noelle: (with her cute pouty face) It would be better if she bought two, one for each of us.

Haha. Smart girl. 🙂

 

 

LAUGH-A-MONDAYS, My Kids

Noelle-isms in Dahilayan

A few weeks ago in Forest Park, Dahilayan, Bukidnon, Danae discovered some very cheap toys at the cafe there. She, her sister, and their friend Julio bought quite a few. During one of the lunches….

Noelle: Mom, where’s my…where’s my…CHEETO?

Uhm, cheetah, anak. 🙂

One other time, they were watching Disney Jr in our hotel room. They had not seen Jake and the Neverland Pirates for months, since we decided we would only let our kids watch videos at home, but Noelle still remembered the story. Mr. Smee had a special pet in that episode.

Noelle: Oh I know that. It’s a CAMILLE.

Uhm, chameleon anak. 🙂

The girls are getting better and better in speaking Filipino, and Noelle tells me some translations that she knows. I can’t remember exactly what she said, but when she said the word SAYANG, somebody (maybe me? not really sure) asked her what she thought it meant.

PERSON: What does sayang mean, Noelle?

Noelle: It means OH MAN!

Hahaha, actually to me it means “too bad!” but “oh man” works too. 🙂

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Danae is 8!

One time during lunch, Danae was saying something about soda.

Danae: (remembering that her Wowa drinks Coke zero a lot) Wowa should stop drinking soda.

Me: Yeah.

Danae: Wowa, you know what you should do? You should fast drinking soda and smoking. When it’s fasting (referring to our annual fast in church), you fast that.

Haha. Good thing my mom’s a sport. 🙂

 

While in Cagayan de Oro last week, we saw a huge poster of One Direction. I asked Danae who each one was, and she of course happily told me. Then I saw Ian Somerhalder’s poster!

Me: Nae, look. He’s handsome. One Direction….blech. Big difference there.

Danae: (smiling) Mom, look. I’m not you and you’re not me. Big difference.

Hahaha. Touche!

 

Danae is 8 today! She is strong-willed. She can be a handful. She can be a smart aleck at times.  But no doubt, she is witty and wise beyond her years. She is loving, helpful and kind. She is honest and reliable. We cannot mold her into the woman we think she ought to be, but we can raise her the way God wants us to, so that He can mold her into Christlikeness.

We love you so much Nae. Happy happy birthday! You are a joy to me, Daddy, and Noelle. We believe in you and we are so proud of you! 🙂

 

LAUGH-A-MONDAYS, My Kids

Noelle and her questions

Noelle and my mom were talking about doors a few weeks back.

Noelle: Wowa, do you have a door in your condo?

Mom: Yes, one for the bathroom, and one for the bedroom.

Noelle: Outside?

Mom and me: No, the doors are inside the condo.

Noelle: What about your OUTDOOR?

Hmm??? Hehehe. 🙂

 

Last week, Noelle got the rod for screaming at me. She didn’t want to bathe. I was explaining to her that she should be grateful that she CAN bathe.

As we were about to finish up and pray….

Me: Okay, so instead of screaming, be grateful. What should you be grateful for?

Noelle: ETERNALLY LIFE.

Okay, I was going for water, but eternal(ly) life sounds good. 🙂

 

Last week, Danae was showing us the pinwheel she made, as taught by one of our friends.

Danae: Tita Joyce needs to make 80 (I think) pinwheels for her nephew.

Me: Oh, maybe it’s for Rafa, tita Cai’s son.

Noelle: (chimes in) What kind of Rafa?

Haha. She has a cousin named Rafa too. 🙂

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Danae and tonight’s dinner

King cooked all 3 meals today! What a super dad and hubby!

For dinner, he cooked his “chicken ala King”…..

Me: mmm, it’s yum babe.

Danae: (after I’d already finished my meal) ummm, NO OFFENSE daddy, but I don’t like it.

Hahaha. She was so sweet when she said it. But of course in our home, you eat what’s on the table. She ate half of what was in her bowl, as she liked the burned cheese and cauliflower. 🙂

LAUGH-A-MONDAYS, My Kids

Be?

A few weeks ago, we were at a small pizza stall waiting for Noelle’s additional order. When it came…..

Lady: Ito na yung sayo, BE, oh. (“Here you go, baby.” Many Filipinos use Be or beh as a term of endearment for little kids. It’s short for baby or baybeh)

Noelle: (talking to me, with a frown on her face) BE? I’m not her BE.

Hahaha. She was completely annoyed. 🙂

LAUGH-A-MONDAYS, My Kids

Too Much or Too Little

Noelle either pronounces certain words without the beginning letters or with an additional letter at the end.

Whether it’s Despicable Me 1 or Despicable Me 2, to 2-year old Noelle and to 4-year old Noelle (now), it’s SPICABLE ME. She claims to be her dad’s minion too. 🙂

During her friend’s birthday celebration last month, the boys were talking about super heroes. Noelle chimed in and said, “Oh I know Captain AmericaN.” 🙂

Yesterday, we saw the movie Brave. The main character is Merida, whom Noelle calls Brave no matter how many times we correct her. There is also a big, scary ancient bear there named Mor’du, whom Noelle consistently calls Mordoom. 🙂