Posts Tagged ‘Rocio-isms’
As you know, my not-so-little girl now knows about the birds and the bees. I kept it as simple as possible but I recently realized I was still using baby words to describe bodily parts.
Rocio is quite the Instagram fanatic. Two days ago, she “liked” a picture her older cousin had posted. It was a doodle of a stick figure man pointing at a penis (not his own) and the word “penis” itself floating somewhere on the page.
Lala: Rocio, why did you like this?
Rocio: I thought it was cute…
Lala: Do you know what it is?
Rocio: It’s a man pointing at a key or something…
Lala: There’s a word here… can you read it?
Rocio: (peers over to iPhone)… peen…uhs…?
Lala: Right! Do you know what a penis is?
Lala: It’s the scientific word for a guys’ birdie, OK? You need to know that.
Lala: And the scientific name for a girl’s poochie is “vagina”, OK?
Lala: OK, so what’s the scientific name for a guy’s birdie?
Lala: Good! And what’s the scientific name for a girl’s poochie?
Rocio: (pauses and thinks) Uhm… I forgot… a puh-jankha?
I was laugh-crying my eyes out!!!
There are moments in every parent’s life when their child thinks quicker than them. Those moments are become more frequent around here.
Rocio: Mom, when I have kids I’m going to name them all after Star Wars characters.
Rocio: Yeah! So I’ll have a Luke and a Leia…
Lala: You can’t do that!
Rocio: Why not?
Lala: Because it’s better to give them Christian or spiritual names. Although Leia is OK because there was a Leah in the Bible.
Rocio: Yeah but there was a Luke who wrote one of the gospels! O?
Lala (thought bubble): Omigad, she’s right! Damn… gotta be quicker!
LittleTwinHub: Hon, you know my pants where you said my butt looks nice? I can’t find them…
Rocio: What?? Where your butt looks nice?? Why would my mother ever say THAT??
Rocio likes to come with me to work. If the topic of my show is of no interest to her, she’s running around ABS-CBN – sometimes misbehaving and always talking to someone. The conversation that follows is not one I heard first hand but was told to me by our resident weather girl who was in the makeup room when it took
Senior Anchor: Oh Rocio, I think I should introduce you to my son. He’s about your age and he’s like you – really lively and talkative. I think you’d get along.
Rocio: Uhhmmm… Well, I’m not really into boys.
I’m learning that kids know much more than we think they do. I can describe it – well, at least this incident – only as a sad mommy moment. I know, I know, it’s ironic coming from someone who couldn’t wait to grow up and did so quite quickly if not physically.
Anyway, your mom bought Rocio this pen that lights up when you use it. The bottom half of the pen which is see-through says “#1 Kid”. So when you turn the pen around, you see the words backwards. The other day, she comes in the room to wake me up and this is the first conversation of my day.
Rocio: Mom, what is d-i-k?
Lala: (opens one eye, sees the pen) It’s just kid spelled backwards.
Rocio: But what does it say?
Lala: Well, kid spelled backwards is probably… dik.
Rocio: Oh… (softly) You mean like a man’s private parts? So it’s like a bad word, right?
Lala: (thought bubble): Punyeta! How the hell could she know that?!
(speaks feigning non-chanlance): Yes… dik is a bad word so please don’t say it. How did you find out what it means?
Rocio: Umm… I don’t remember…
Lala: It’s OK – I’m not mad. I’m just curious about where you heard it – from a movie maybe?
Rocio: No… it was a long time ago Mom… Yeah, I think someone said it when I was in kingergarten.
Lala: Rocio, can you please pass me that book?
Rocio: Certainly, your highness.
Lala: It’s your majesty.
Rocio: Why majesty?
Lala: Because I’m the Queen. You are Your Highness because you’re the princess.
Rocio: No… Raquel’s Your Highness because she’s the princess, Dad’s the King, I’m the servant and Mikel… Mikel’s the cockroach!
I’m not sure if I told you but our last retriever, Bailey, went to doggy heaven a few weeks ago.
And LittleTwinDad made the usual declarations he makes whenever one of our canines passes on.
Dad: We shouldn’t have dogs anymore. It’s just too sad when they die – so no more dogs for us.
Rocio: Why lolo? What if a dog wants a human? Does the dog think about if the human will die??
Rocio was having her afternoon snack in my room. Her tray was delivered by our new helper whose name shamelessly escaped me. So I asked Rocio about it after said helper left the room.
Lala: Cio, what’s the name of the new yaya again?
Rocio: (thoughtful pause) I think it’s Ploor.
Lala: Ploor? It can’t be Ploor!
Then it dawned on me… New helper is FLOR. Bwahahahaha!
I’ve noticed lately that my daughter loves barging into the bathroom when I’m there – regardless of what I’m doing. So picture this…
I’m hunched over the sink, trying to brush my teeth with a belly nine months big getting in the way and I’m not exactly full clothed.
Rocio: Hi mom!! Oh… do you know what I see?
Rocio: There’s a Hidden Mickey in here!… And it’s your stomach and your boobs! (laughs, amused with herself).
Lala: (speechless, looks at daughter with one annoyed eyebrow raised)
Rocio: (makes a thumbs up) Good one, right? That was a good one?
As you know it was her birthday on Monday. And she had some funny one liners. Well, at least typically old-soul type of comments. I may have mentioned them to you but I’m putting them in the blog to be sure I don’t forget.
On the eve of her birthday, we were all set to eat out at the mall. Before dinner, she’d gone out for a bike with her dad and after she was all washed up and changed she burst into our room as we were getting ready and proclaimed: SHOWTIME!
On the morning of her birthday, we had her open her presents before heading off to school. As she was finishing her breakfast, I asked, “So how’s you’re birthday so far?” Then with a subtle shake of the head and eyes cast slightly upwards she sighed, “The day just gets better and better”.