While on the topic of age this morning at the breakfast table, I verbalized a bubble thought to my charming little miss:
side story: Tomorrow is Ate Inday's birthday and we are preparing for a little salu-salo of pancit and pichi-pichi tonight since we anticipate that we'd (the hubs and me) be worthless the entire day tomorrow in preparation for our marathon (we're running a full marathon at the Skyway come midnight of Feb 3rd). The little miss is very excited to celebrate with Ate Inday and she's laid out her wishes already (as if it's her birthday no?). She wants a birthday cake for the birthday celebrant and would want little loot bags to go with it (stuffed with ice 'pumps', 2 pieces of chocolates and I forgot what else but she was pretty specific about what she wanted to see in the loot bags). I then asked her if she knows how old Ate Inday is already and she just proceeded to count till 30. Here's the rest of our conversation (again I'm doing it in Tagalog because I wanted to quote everything verbatim):
Me: Ilang taon na ba si Daddy?
M: Ilan nga ba Daddy?
M: 30 si Ate Inday (ate inday is her yaya and she is really not 30, she just believes she is). Si Daddy 34. Mas madami yun.
T: E ikaw, 4 pa lang. Madami ka pa ika-count.
then i threw in the question of the day:
Me: 'Nak, pag 34 na kaya ikaw love mo pa din kami?
no hesitations what so ever:
T: Hanggang kelan mo kami love?
M: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE KO KAYO NG MADAMING DAYS!
T: Hehehe. Di mo pa kasi alam ang forever ano 'nak?
I just love sweet morning talks like this.