Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My son doesn't want me to grow old!

Wrinkle Erasing for Starters I chanced upon this headline and it caught my fancy right away. You see, my five-year-old doesn't want me to grow old and wrinkly. The first time this factual reality was mentioned to him, he was stunned. As in stunned that he just stood there frozen, mouth trembling, nose flaring. After trying to comfort him and dissuade him from his unnecessarily disturbing "thoughts", I asked him "Why don't you want me to grow old?" the reply was hesitant but certain. "Because...because...because... I just want you to be cute and beautiful all the time." Later came his worried, rather frantic queries: "Will you have lines on your forehead? Will your teeth all fall out? Will your hair go white? Will you shrink and stoop?" Ohh what TV commercials can do to my son....

For now, I make him and his fears understood. I bought this gaudy looking jar of an anti-aging, anti-laugh lines, anti drying cream and started applying while Gabriel and I share how our day went. He asked, "What's that you're eating?" I said, "This is my present for you! I bought this so I won't have wrinkles for now." He smiled his very contented, happy smile and gave me a hug.

One day soon, I'll tell him why we all have to grow wrinkly, and that I'd rather use cucumber...

4 comments:

jocrossy said...

haha, the cute Gabriel! and here you are trying hard to please your son with those cucumber. 8}
hmmm... maybe you can teach him the song, 'I wanna grow old with you.' ;)

mira said...

You just wonder what's going on in the minds of a five year old...more especially with abe!He's got a mind of 30 year old...daw mal-am...hehehe.You just cant help but love him to bits!

michael said...

that's just hilarious!

Anne said...

joy, yes i play the guitar to him and we sing that song together. well, not right now kay napaos si ako hehe.

mothergoose, yes, it's such a wonder, an endless amazement at their cuteness. aren't we so blessed to be mothers?

michael, thanks for dropping by. i've got more of these stuff about my son. i hope to come up with a coffee table book of these things hehe