Sweet dreams: dif-dif
I love you very much: bo-mash
Papa Jesus: Papa Titus
Swimming pool: mimingpon
Blues clues: booth-cooth
Teddy bear: tidiber
Hulam ko: nam ko
The ones above are just the words that he still cannot say right, and that I find really cute to listen to. These days, every day, he surprises me with words, phrases, and even sentences he already can say right.
During our last visit to his pedia, I was quite surprised, and really happy with his ‘performance’. The pedia’s secretary, who’s very fond of him, got him a book and without much ado, Abe started naming everything he saw in each page. Not contented, after he finished the book, he looked around and named the things he could see around the clinic. Star, sun, kite, teddy bear, rat, clock, clouds, balls, tree.. I could see that the rest of the mothers in the clinic were impressed. Later, one mother asked me his age and when I said he’s going two this coming August, she said he’s advanced for his age. What can you expect? I was swelling with pride!
Thank God I took up Child Psychology, even if I really never got to practice it professionally. I believe that God made me take the course, just for Gabriel and his future siblings, God-willing.
Nevertheless, if there is one great teacher on how to be a good parent, it’s God himself. His parenting style could never ever go wrong. That’s one thing I like Gabriel to remember always.