the pick-up line: The Pick-up Line

 

Hubby came home early from work last Friday, what a surprise! We were planning to have a movie and dinner date but Joshua simply wouldn’t take his nap so nix all plans to go out. Instead, we decided to bring Hubby along for our usual picnic in U.P. Yey, a family gimmick!

It was the first time that Hubby would join our picnic so Joshua was pretty excited. We had to make sure that his Papa would enjoy himself. So we went to buy fish balls, squid balls and dynamite (cheese sticks with hot peppers and ham) at the U.P. Shopping Center. Ate Joy went to order them while we stayed in the car.

While waiting in the car, Joshua had his head hanging out the window at the back, looking at passersby. All of a sudden, we heard him say in a lilting voice, “Hi! I’m Joshua!”

Hubby and I were grinning because it was the 1st time we ever heard him introduce himself. When we looked outside the window, there was a pretty young lady walking by. Aha!

Me: “Say it louder darling. She didn’t hear you.”

Joshi (embarrassed): “Wala na eh!” (She’s gone!)

Then more people passed by the car. Joshua kept calling out, “Hi!” then follows with “Wala na eh!” all in one breath. Really funny!

Hubby (who likes to annoy me) joked: “Lagot ka! May pick-up line na ang anak mo.” (Poor you! Your son already has a pick-up line for girls)

Me (annoyed): “Naku, na-iimagine ko na nga na yan ang sasabihin nya pag uuwi na sya at madadaan sya sa Holy Family School.” (Oh no, I can already imagine him saying that when he passes by Holy Family School on his way home)

*NOTE: Holy Family School is an all-girl’s school near our new house.

Hubby (laughing): “Ano ka! Hindi na nya kailangan kumausap sa girls kasi sya ang tatawagan sa bahay.” (He doesn’t need to talk to girls because they’ll be the ones to call him up at home)

Me (really annoyed now): “Aynaku! Ako ang sasagot sa phone at sasabihin ko “Hindi na nakatira dito!” (No way! I’ll be the one to answer the phone and say, “He doesn’t live here anymore!”)

Hahaha! The musings (and horrors) of an old couple with a young handsome son who now has a pick-up line!

KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  1. Do not imagine all sorts of horror scenarios about your kids’ future if it will only put you in a bad mood.
  2. Do not fall for the jabs of people who purposefully try to annoy you (especially if it’s your husband). You’ll never win.
  3. Do no worry about your kids’ future. Raising them well is your only way of ensuring that they will fare better than you imagine and succeed in the future.
  4. Let your kids grow and develop socially. They will learn much more from experience than your “imagined horror scenarios.”
  5. Kids grow up so fast. These kinds of developmental milestones make you realize just how fast.
  6. Remember these funny moments about your kids. They truly are sacred.
QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
  1. Do you look forward to your kids’ future or cringe at it?
  2. Do you remember funny milestone moments about your kids? Do you treasure them?
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