Posts Tagged ‘kid’s smart talk’

Word of the day#1 : Golden Handcuff

Written on January 21st, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

bookwormBeing a parent is not only the most fulfilling job in the world, but it’s a continuous learning experience. Every day I get to learn new things, it’s like growing up with them.

Last night after browsing the dictionary, my son blurted out something which surprised us.

Son: Pa(calling his father), I have a new word.

Hubby : What?
Son : Golden handcuffs

Hubby : What does it mean?

Son: (without looking at the dictionary) It is a set of benefits and incentives given to an employee so he will not leave the company.

Hubby: That’s great!

Being a Human Resource practitioner, I was familiar with the term but it didn’t occur to me that at a young age. He’ll be interested in such a word. Yes, I am one proud momma. Probing deeper, I asked my boy what prompted him to look for the word. He told me that he was just going through the dictionary and stumbled upon that new word and thought it was literally “gold”. Hahahaha!

My boy’s fascination with the dictionary is nothing new, in fact, he is quite an articulate young man. When talking about what he’ll take up in the future, I always tell him that he will be a good lawyer. He’ll shrug off the idea and will tell me that he has not decided. Although he’s also considering healthcare jobs, taking after my brother, who is a doctor. I would love for him to be doctor. Anything they like, we will gladly support.

Teacher’s pet

Written on October 8th, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

As I picked up my son today, I saw one of his friends who is always the quiet type. I sometimes wonder what attracted them to each other, the boy is just the opposite of my “blabbermouth” son and this boy always gets “O” in conduct. If my son would get an “O” in conduct that would really be the day. I even told his adviser that I would treat the whole class if my son would get an outstanding in conduct.

This was  the conversation between me and my son after fetching him from school.

Me: (Smiling) How come you never get an O in conduct? Ever since you started school, we never had that award.

Son: (all smiles) Mom, I try my best but these teacher’s have this habit of looking at me whenever I am talking. And when I stop talking, they turn their heads the other way. I think I am their favorite.

Me: (Bursting out into laughter) What? you mean, you’re a teacher’s pet? (LOL!)

Son: (laughing with me) Yes, why don’t you believe me?

***Note: Outstanding in Conduct award is given  for the good behavior shown by the student. This award is given every trimester in my son’s school. 

Talk about sarcasm

Written on October 5th, 2010 by sassymom5 shouts

I passed by Shangri-la mall with my son and noticed the sign saying that Rustan’s Supermarket is “Now Open”. After doing some errands told my son that we will pass by.

As we were going down the escalator, I noticed a lot of “SALE” sign.

Me: (with excitement) Oh, look! They’re on SALE!
Son: Yehey! Come on let’s buy things that we don’t need.

Hmmmmp. Talk about sarcasm. He’s just like his dad who hates shopping.

That did not dampen my spirit and went ahead to score a real good bargain. . .Buy 1 Take 1 on Jasmin Rice.