He’s trying to get away

July 17, 2008 at 9:32 pm 6 comments

It was already 7:00 p.m. I was tired and hungry and getting impatient. I’ve been telling the kids to get away from the computers and NDS game so that we could all eat supper. As usual, my middle guy was the last one to come to the kitchen.

Me: Ryan, tigilan mo na ‘yan at kakain na tayo.

Ryan: But, mommy, I don’t understand what you’re saying.

Me: What do you mean you don’t understand? Tigilan. Tigil. Stop. Stop that now. It’s time to eat.

Later on at the dinner table when we were done eating …

Me: Sino’ng maghuhugas ng pinggan?

Ryland (the youngest one): Hmmn. Let me check.

He went to see our chores list on the fridge door.

Ryland: It’s Kuya Ryan.

Ryan: Urgh! I already know that.

Me: Ilagay mo na yang pinggan mo sa lababo.

Ryan: I know. Just wait.

Me: Then how come you understand that sentence? But when I told you earlier “tigilan mo na ‘yan” you said you didn’t understand me?

Ryland: He’s just trying to get away.

Me: Exactly my point.

Ryan now has this big grin on his face.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ann  |  July 20, 2008 at 12:30 am

    hehehe..same with Josh, pag busy at ayaw sumunod hindi rin maintindihan.

  • 2. annamanila  |  July 20, 2008 at 2:28 am

    The laughter and the banter — including the attempts to get away — is what makes a family so … family!

    It is so familiar to me .. so like my own family. 🙂

  • 3. Kyels  |  July 20, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    One word — kids!

    Just like my youngest brother, he tries to get away from his chores too!


  • 4. bw  |  July 23, 2008 at 8:16 am

    papalusot pa ha… ganyang yata ang lalake hehe 🙂

  • 5. Belle  |  July 23, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    the kids will do anything to outsmart us mommies, but they didn’t realize that we are smarter than them…hehe

  • 6. haze  |  July 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    And yes always excuses, the dilema of bilingual 😀 ! I am sure my kids will do the same so I should be getting ready by now :)!


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