While eating breakfast this morning, my 3 year old son, Diego, who was doodling in the living room, began shouting at the top of his voice calling for his yaya (nanny). After a while, Yaya Delia, his nanny, went to the kitchen giggling. I asked why, and what Diego wanted. She said, in Diego's words: "Yaya, a-tayo bird ko!" (Yaya, my 'birdie' is standing up!). Oh my! I laughed, then in a snap, I began thinking.... yes, I know that 'it' usually gets up in attention during mornings... but now, thinking about it makes me quite, I don't know, in tagalog terms "nababagabag". My little boy has really grown up!!!! What do I do now?!? I am panicking here.
I remember last weekend while watching tv (I can't remember what show it was) Diego began complaining and shouted "mama,mama!a-tayo,a-tayo!" (It's standing, it's standing!) I had to calm him down and give him his toy. Whoa..so this comes with being a mom. Seemed easier with my 7 year old daughter when she asked how she got into my tummy. Thoughts come in and out of my head..oh no! I was thinking of questions my little boy might ask in the future... or a bit anxious as to what he might 'discover' next.
My random thoughts were put into hold when Diego came into the kitchen laughing.
"Maaaa...ma! baba na birdie ko" (Mama, it's down now!).