Thursday, September 24, 2009

I swear

Earlier today, Aris was running a fever, and had all the classic symptoms of a cold. That was all it had to take to set the stage.

I had done everything else from the medicines, the massage, the fixing and changing of the sheets. Even the tissues, small trash can just for him, the alcohol for his hands. And the remote. Everything except for one. He wanted to cuddle. I relented after he'd begged about three times. Locked in that firehot hold, I braced myself for the expected monologue. "You don't want to come here because you think I have swine flu? Well, at least if I die, this is the last thing you'll remember." I told him to can it. Did he? Oh no. "And then, when I die, you're free to marry again. You know." (Will you stop?) "Is it time for my medicine yet? I've probably overdosed myself, maybe I will really die soon." (Arrrghh! Eeeee! All this drama, I don't want to hear another word of it any more.)

Of course he was teasing me, but he was so corny and I finally managed to bite his arm and run for my life.

This house is full of it. Even the three year-old has the bug. When denied something he really likes at the moment, he goes "Mom, look at me. I'm sad." Eh?

And how so the first born? Last night, he showed me the letters he made for Santa. (Don't ask.) He wrote 4 letters, asking for 4 different items for each of us. I said, "Well, remove the apostrophe in like's." That was it. He threw into a fit because he said he used an inkpen, and erasing was hard. I said to rewrite, there was plenty of paper. Did he? No. He went to the room and wrote this:

and gave it to me. I said, "I'm sorry I hurt your feelings Matthew but I just want you to write well. What would Santa say?" It didn't work. He came back out with this:
Man above! What's with the testosterone level in this house? So I said, "Come here, let's talk." He came out and I gave him a lecture on how a seven-year-old who is in the advanced classes should be careful with his letters. I said, a smart boy listens to his mom and does not get frustrated so quickly. Blah-blah-blah. I guess that did it. Eventually, he got 3 letters done. Except for one. He said, "Mom, what does Dad want for Christmas?" The Dad, of course, heard, and was on cue, "If I live to see Christmas, son."

Really. Only in this family. In the end, he got his letters sealed. I don't know what he asked the bearded man to give his dad. I hope the boy had sense enough to ask him for FORTITUDE for his mother to bear with more of this onslaught in the coming years.




36 comments:

Mar said...

Amazing! It would be interesting to know what he asked for :)

Gypsy said...

All I can say is it's a good thing we don't have to rely on the male species to procreate or the human race would have died out decades ago. LOL......


What your son wrote is SO cute.

Karinann said...

Cherie,
They are good! I'll give them that :) And yes curiosity has me too, I do wonder what he asked for.
Prayers! Hope everyone is better soon.

Karen said...

This reminded my of the time my son was little. I had sent him to his room for a time out and he wrote me this note.
Dear Mommy
I hate you.
Love David

cherie said...

i know, mar. oh well.

right on, gypsy girl! LOL

aris is on the mend, thanks karinann. all three of them drive me to the roof sometimes.

ms. karen, that was lovely. hahahaha!!

RNSANE said...

Cherie, I am in hysterics - forgive me - after reading this. I raised three sons alone and I did live through it. I had so many precious episodes such as yours, I still remember the time, when he was 5, that Shawn came home from Montesori, truly livid, and not speaking to me. I kept trying to find out what was wrong. Finally, in the most scathing voice, he looked at me and said, "Well, Mom, it might be a penis to you ( nurse that I am, I tried to use the correct terminology for body parts ) - but at Montesori, it's a weiner!"

Jesusa said...

hahaha, so much drama.....

cherie said...

hahahaha, ms. carmen, i tell you! oh boy, oh boy! it's really all i can do to laugh out loud when these things happen! your little boy was precious, hahahaha!!!

ay, grace, grabe didi, patawada kita! hahaha!

shopannies said...

I am a mother of 6 and one thing that I love is that it never gives me the feelings are ever the same mad one minute and clinging with love the next

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was so funny Cherie! Your son is very bright for only seven years old, and thinking ahead to already have his Christmas list written and mailed to Santa Claus.

I hope everyone feels better soon.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

I loved this post !! Absolutely amazing !

cherie said...

oh yeah, they don't hold grudges, such lovely creatures! thanks, ms. annie!

hihi- thank you, ms. pat!~~~everybody's A-okay, thank goodness.

hi there, unseen rajasthan! thank you, i enjoyed writing it!

Tricia said...

awww! he has a great big heart

Reader Wil said...

I enjoyed reading your post! It's so funny. Even so I do hope that your husband is better again. Your son's letter is also very funny. Children can write funny things. One of the daughters, who was seven then, wrote a note, which she stuck on her bedroom door. It said : Elsie may not come into my room, that bitch!
The children on the photo are my three Australian grandchildren. The two eldest have an Aboriginal father.

Icy BC said...

Now I understand why women are not allowed to be sick! :-)

Feel better Aris!

cherie said...

thanks, tricia!

ms. wil, that is funny! and your picture with your grandkids is just fantastic! thnaks you, ma'am, for coming by!

haha! isn't that right, Icy? he's into the drama routine again - he's hopeless. but he's on the mend, thanks, Icy!

Dorothy said...

This is so cute and yes mom you have to get your resistent up because no matter what moms have to hug.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Scarlet said...

You should have your own reality show! :) Your hubby's last line is priceless and your little one's notes to you are adorable!

wenn said...

hi..that's cute of him..

Whitemist said...

It sounds like the statement "All males are babies when they are sick" holds true in your house, I am sorry. Maybe If I was married I would fall prey to the temptation, but I doubt it. Hope all get well fast and you don't get it.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Well, I do hope everyone feels better, Mom included. lol, and wonder what did he ask for? They are precious.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cherie, What a cute post. OH--how I remember those days, many years ago, when I was raising THREE sons.

Your 7 yr. old is VERY smart... I love his responses to the situation... CUTE!
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

It sounds as if you deserve a medal! Thank you for a very entertaining post.

Pamela said...

you need to send your husband home to mama when he is sick. bwaaa ha ha ha ha.

Cute stuff from the 7 year old. Tell him that I loved how nicely he printed his letter to santa.

Ayie said...

This cracked me up a bit...sounds like my hubs when he's sick...actually mu=y hubs being every man in your house! ahahaaha! isn't that more of a headache?

i wish for a speedy recovery for everybody..

Thinking out loud said...

My son writes to Santa too, every christmas without fail! I'm sure he'll give all your families wishes because you have been Good! :)

diane said...

Men must be the same the world over...awful patients. I'm with your little boy. He had made a big effort to write letters and he gets criticised for a little mistake, of course it would hurt his feelings.Always compliment his effort first and then suggest he could make it even better by fixing the little mistake. Ooops now I may have hurt your feelings. I don't mean to offend but I mean to be helpful. (Once a teacher always a teacher)

kulasa said...

hi Che! just want you to know i still exist he he he...and i love your family!

by the way, i remember a post here where Aris asked about why women place a towel on their head after taking a shower....my 7 year old son asked me the very same thing days ago he he he....

and my dad just called me up saying he wants to die already and he means as soon as possible...i couldn't stop the urge to leave a comment having read Aris' drama...oh well life...and the men around us...whom we love dearly mmmm unfortunately he he he...i am not fine, because my dad isn't but i am struggling to find beauty in everything that's dull now...because life, is after all the twin of death....aaahhhhh tell Matt i'd send the bearded man a message telling him to please grant his wishes....

Bonnie Bonsai said...

hahaha....

smart or not smart, for any simple thing, just show appreciation to your little one, then calmly and diplomatically tell him of the mistake.

I enjoy the rapport you have with your boys. probably because I don't have a son.

Sol said...

hehehehe akay grabe tampuririt ni agum u? pero bilib ako sa son mo ha.... brave and honest, courageous to say what he feels and ready to face the consequence of his action.... credits be to the parents, special mention to the mother!

Pacey said...

Blah! funny guys of your life cherie. Dramas can be so cute sometimes annoying or whatever. Maybe you can also give them your drama for once, boycott them all, hahahah...

cherie said...

oh my, that's right, ms. dorothy! we sure do! thank you for the reminder!

i tell you, scarlet. a few more of these and i will contact a local tv network. lol!

thank you, wenn!

haha! well, we'll never know until you get there, will we, sir w? it's never too late...

juds, he asked santa to give me a yellow and pink dress and nail polish, toys for aj and himself, and FORGOT about his dad, lol! so tonight he wrote a post script saying just that, and asked the old man to write back, lol! aris is all better, thank you!

ms. betsy, matthew wrote a P.S. to Santa tonight - "Dear Santa, I forgot to say please write back. No on cursive!" how about that? hahaha!! i bet you had LOTS of fun, with 3 boys and all!

hi, sir george! they give me flowers once in a while. i get slobbery kisses and strangling hugs all the time - i love them all.

ms. pam, i will tell aris that, lol! and the envelope writing is mine ~grin~.

the act gets better every year, too, aying, watch out...

thank you, des, so have you! kisses to ralph!

haha! me? hurt? not too quickly, ms. diane! this is too funny! but, point taken, ma'am, thank you!

hello, zen, lovely girl! the post was on Friendster~grin~! but roel is funny, lol! hey, i am happy that your dad has turned the corner, he is a lucky man for having such a daughter! haay, maraming drama dito sa bahay, keep posted for more! big hugs, girl friend!!~~i will tell matthew!~

thank you, ate inday! i wanted a daughter with each pregnancy, and each time i was given a boy, so i guess that's the Lord giving me a message there that each child, boy or girl, is special. your girls are lovely! and thank you for the advice!

mainartihun ini, sol. mala. hahah! thank you, amo ka man baga!

ah, good advice, ate pacey! hmmmm...

blessedmom said...

oh how i enjoyed reading this post Mommy! u got a smart kiddo there! i do hope ur dear hubby gets better soon (though he can pass for a dramatic actor hehe jk :)

kisses to ur adorable cute boys :)

betchai said...

Oh Che, this story is so cute! I really admire you for the consistency you are showing your sons and how well you give yourself as example. Though there may be so much drama, but oh, pardon me, if I have to say I find the drama between you and M so learning and so cute. With A, hmmm, i won't add :)

cherie said...

pasensiya na, blessedmom at beth, aligaga ako nung mga nakaraang araw. ngayon pa lang ako parang nakakahinga. nakausap ko ang mga kapatid ko kanina at talagang nakakarimarim ang mga nangyari, at expected pang outcome dahil sa bagyo. pasensiay na. i am thankful for your visit, and for always reading my blogs. please be careful. God bless you and your families.

lily said...

Hello Manay,

My, my, your tykes are really something--and Aris, too--very dramatic.Ha!Ha! They remind me of kids I used to know about 3 to 4 decades ago. I'm sure you know them too! I'd like to share a tip from an article I read recently on how to correct kids without hurting their feelings--hehe. All you have to do is, label the kid as a Big Sport--that way, he takes the correction as a complement! Try that on Matt and Aj, and let's see what happens ok? I'm looking forward to your update! Hugs and Kisses!!!

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