The cute naivete of Tisay

She probably gets this from playing with her friends in the neighborhood or at the daycare, but obviously this concept of “boyfriend” is something new and fascinating for Tisay. She would proudly drop the name of some of her male playmates and giggle if you ask her who her “boyfriend” is.

May konsepto na rin siya ng “kasal”. One night, as she was about to sleep on bed in between my parents, she asked “Mama, sino boyfriend mo? Si Papa?” Hilarious! And it didn’t end there, she added, “Kailan kayo ikakasal?” My mom answered, “Kasal na kami, ‘nak.” My mom then points to a wedding portrait on the wall, “‘Yan o, picture namin ni Papa noong kinasal kami.” And then Tisay starts crying! “Bakit ‘di niyo ko sinama!? Di niyo ko sinama sa kasal niyo!”

Another night, still on bed as my parents were about to sleep she points to my father’s belly and asks, “Papa… buntis ka? May baby diyan?” Hahaha! Whew, buti hindi ako tinatanong ni Tisay nang ganyan. ‘Pag dumating ang panahong ako tinanong ni Tisay n’yan, magpapapayat na talaga ako nang seryoso.

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