kid talk about secret

One night, i overheard my husband and my son talking about a secret. It seems like my son has a secret that he doesnt want to share to my husband. I was really worried because he just started going to school to try being in a school and will be back to doing homeschooling in case he prefers to do so. My son was telling my husband that the secret was about school. In effect, many things came to my mind, i was thinking that a kid was not being nice to him or he did not listen to his teacher or he ask her a very complicated question and the teacher got annoyed. So i join in their conversation and nonchalantly said:

i: can u give me a clue about this secret?

son: oh, i dont think so because it is really not important.

i: just let me guess then…u have to give me a clue first.

son: it is not really important, i dont need it… 

i: just tell me the first letter of this secret…is it scary or funny?

son: none, it starts with letter y…

i: is it yum?

son: how did u know? u guessed it!

i: is it about a food in school?

son: yes mom! but i dont need it because we have it in the house…

i: is it a food that u want to buy during snacks?

son: yes, but it is expensive… do we have money? we need the money to pay our bills…

i: what food is it?

son: it’s milk but i have milk at home already…its a different milk in school, its cold and in a small box…not like my powder milk at home…it is also expensive…

i: how much is it then? if u want it and if u will drink it, u can buy it…

son: it is 30 cents mom…i dont have to buy it, i have milk at home…

i: u can buy it! how many will u drink? (i almost cried when he told me the price and the reason why he wouldnt tell us, he is aware of finances and he knows to be practical at 5 years old)

son: i only need 1 box of milk mom….thank u! the milk in school has different flavors too…

i: that is good, i will give u money tom and u can always tell me if u need to buy something else as long as u will not waste it…there might be times though when i will tell u not now because we have other priorities but u have to try to ask…

son: of course mom! i know that… i will let u know tomorrow if the milk is really good in school….

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kid talk about stress

As we were having dinner, i was telling my husband how stressful it is lately at my workplace. I mentioned that everybody seemed stress, the patients and the workers as well. While i was talking, my son all of a sudden said…

son: mom, it is just a matter of perception…

Of course, it seemed like the world stopped rotating…both my husband and i just looked at each other for 5 seconds…then i said

i:  what do u mean?

son: it is just ur perception…u may think it is stressful, so it is…if u think otherwise..then it will not be… just remember what u always tell me that everything changes….

i: who told u about perception?

son: nobody, i learned in tv what percetion means so i am telling u that whatever is stressful to u and others may not be stressful to somebody…it is a matter of how u perceive it…am i wrong?

i: u are def right! i actually havent think of it that way…thank u for ur wonderful insight!

kid talk about annoyance

I have been getting cranky everytime i go home from work. I think it is the stress from work that is doing it. I have been trying not to get grumpy as i go home. Lastnight, after my son took a shower, he said:

son: do u have a lot of annoying patients today?

i: what do u mean?

son: i just thought u have difficult patients…u look tired…

i: there will always be annoying people in our lives but it is up to us if we will make ourselves annoyed or not…

son: that is right! but annoying kids are ok because they are kids, they dont know what they are doing, adults know that they are being annoying, right? that is hard, right?

i: son, kids will never be annoying…u might think that kids are annoying because i tell u not to annoy me at times but it is my fault…i just get too tired from work that i dont want to be bothered… kids are gift from God…they will never be annoying…

son: oh, i didnt know that…

kid talk about kinds of kid

While i was reading a book, my son said something heartbreaking to me…

son: mom, i know u like quiet kid, i am not really a quiet kid…i am a fun kid…i like to move around and have fun all the time…

i: why do u say that? i know u are not a quiet kid…u like to talk and move around…

son: but i know u want a quiet kid…i just am not that kid…

i: i already know that…and i love u for being a fun kid…sometimes, i want u to be a quiet kid because u ask a lot of questions— difficult ones—- and i am already tired from work etc and i dont want to be thinking on how to explain things so it is easier for u to understand….u normally ask difficult/surprising questions…

son: it is because i am a curious kid…i like to know why and how things work…

i: i know…it is actually very good questions…i love the questions…it makes me think most of the time…however, there are times when i get annoyed and frustrated…

son: i know… it is ok mom…i understand… we just have to understand each other…after all, that is what family is all about…u said that to me all the time…

kid talk about solar system

My son loves the solar system. He loves to go to the planetarium and anything that deals with space and the universe… A few minutes ago, i asked him why he likes it… he answered…

son: it is a lot of discovery, it is always a surprise…when u discover something, it doesnt stop…u have to discover more then more…it is like infinity…

i: i know…but isnt it frustrating? u cant really find the real answer…

son: it is fun! it is challenging, it surprises us… u realize that what u think before is true or not true…like Pluto…u thought is was a planet..it is not! it is a dwarf planet…

i: i dont think i like it… with all the changes and discoveries…

son: i love it! it is like growing, u learn something each time…u change ur thinking all the time…it is kind of cool to me…i am excited with the new discoveries…imagine! if they discover life in saturn! 

kid talk about patience

I was surprised one day when all of a sudden my son said…

son: patience patience baby…u really need it here on earth…

i: why are you saying that?

son: i am teaching baby to wait because she cant wait…when she wants something, she wants it right away…it doesnt work that day…in life u have to learn to wait…

i: wooahh! who said that to u? where did u learn that?

son: i learned it myself, i noticed that we always have to wait…anywhere! we wait in line at the grocery store before we pay, we wait to be able to go into the bathroom sometimes, we wait to go to a place like crayola factory because there is a big line, we wait to be able to have a ride in the water park, we even wait in church…we wait in line when we do communion…

i: wow! i am amazed at you…very insightful and observant… u are right about that son…we have to learn how to wait…it is really an important thing to learn in life so u will be happy and content….so how is baby? is she learning how to wait?

son: i think so but it is hard for her…maybe it is hard for a baby to wait…she can only wait upto 3 counts…maybe…after a few days, she can wait up until 10 counts….

i: maybe…thank u son….good teaching patience to ur sister….

kid talk about toys

While we were at the store, my son all of a sudden said:

son: wow! toys! do u know why toys are made?

i: of course! so u can play with it and learn something…

son: yes but to me it was made for 3 reasons…

i: what are the 3 reasons?

son: first reason is to make somebody comfortable…

i: what do u mean? i dont get it…

son: it makes the kids or any person comfortable and happy…it gives us comfort…the 2nd reason is to make u not bother anybody…what im trying to say is…if a kid is playing with a toy then the parents are not bothered and the parents can do important things…

i: but u dont bother me…i do tell u sometimes not to disturb me but that is when i manage our bills/schedules and if im on the phone…

son: i know that, u do tell me that…the third reason is so that a person has something to do…the toys keep a person occupied…if you are not doing anything and u want to spend ur energy with something..u can spend ur energy on toys by playing with it…those are the 3 reasons why toys are made…maybe there are more but for now…that is it for me…

i: (jokingly said) am i buying u a toy then?

son: oh no! thank u… i can play with baby or u or dad…i have toys at home…i dont need more…