Conversation #5

My daughter received a scrapbook as a birthday gift, and she was so excited. Seeing me doing my scrapbook, she always wanted to help, but I am afraid she would mess it up, so I would distract her to do other things instead.

Anyway, I provided the pictures and details, ask her questions (based on the scrapbook) and she was on the go! Her first day, we spent 3 hours on the carpet, she didn't want to stop and rest... until we run out of pictures. Then I ordered some pictures thru the internet and once we got them, we spent another 2 hours on the carpet and viola, here's her masterpiece!

I included the second picture in her scrapbook, taken in the 2003 Toronto Winter Festival. She looked at the ice maze --

My son (age: 6 years old)


My daughter (age: 2.5 years old)


and here's our conversation:

Patricia: Mommy, who is that? (pointing at the second picture)
Me: That's you.
Patricia: Wow! I'm still a baby...

Patricia: But mommy, how did I get out of the maze? I don't know how I did it?
Me: (Smiling) You were calling out to your brother and by following the sound of his voice you made it out of the maze.
Patricia: Ooooh! I am smart! (looking proud and happy, the look on her face was priceless)

She really did a nice job with her scrapbook, very neat for a 5 year old... So now I'm thinking of letting her assist me when I do her photo albums.

Then she look at another picture of her sitting in the potty:

Patricia: Mommy, who is that?
Me: That's you!
Patricia: No, it's not. It's ahiya. (Ahiya is a chinese term for big brother)
Me: See what you're holding?

I was referring to the Hello Kitty tea cups that she was holding in her hands. Then she look at the picture closely and recognizing her toys, she said:

Patricia: Ooooh! Yes, that's me.

14 comments:

Toni said...

Ang cute naman ng budding artist mo! Tell her good work on the scrapbook!

atoy said...

By doing their own album children will appreciate their pics at pag lumaki na sila gaya ko it wil help them remember and appreciate the days of their innocence and sometimes kapilyuhan. i thank my mom for diligently posting my pics kaya nga narerecall ko pa mga events kahit noong 2 years old pa ako. Mas marami nga ngayon paraan ng pagcacapture ng precious moments kaya next na ituro mo sa anak mo adobe photo shop pag hindi mo siya na notice baka hook na rin siya sa blogging. he, he, he

Duke said...

ahh that is so sweet and cute of her! :)

vangie said...

your daughter is so adorable! and you can see the glee in her face. this is a great mother-daughter bonding tool too! :)

ANALYSE said...

hey, she's a talented kid! encourage her more! for a 5yo kid, she works like a pro already...hmmm, like mom, like daughter? ;)

DOPS said...

hahha...ang cute nga ng bonding nyo, hehehe...

im sure you are stocking up treasures in your children...

soon, you will be the richest mom...

goodluck!

JO said...

Hi Toni, Atoy, Duke, Vangie, Analyse, Dops:

I never thought that this hobby of mine will become a bonding time for me and my daughter. We both had lots of fun!

It just shows that it is NEVER too early to teach our kids with stuff like this. They learn real fast.

Junnie said...

we also realized that the creativity runs in the family...thus the scrapbook gift...galing galing. let her read this blog a few years from now to remind her of how precious mom-daughter bonding is and how you feel about those lovely moments...

my word verification looks like your name:
aujocqoj

JO said...

hi junnie, it was really a great gift! we both enjoyed it... thanks!

Linnor said...

That's a good way to spend time with her, engaging in something you love doing. Soon magpaparamihan na kayo ng scrapbooks. :)

Kevin Lam said...

I already visited and read this yesterday, but did not leave any comment.
Today, I come back and here I go.

Parent have a lot to do with influencing their budding kids. I believe that Patricia got the telent from you. Keep it up! It's a healthy habits.

JO said...

Hi Linnor, naku di kami puwede mag padamihan ng scrapbook, ayaw ni hubby yan... gastos kasi eh.

Thanks Lam.

Agring said...

What a nice birthday gift to Patricia. You both did a great job.

Ako nga I ordered the Scrapbook materials from shopping channel. Umpisahan ko na ngayon tapos paglaki ni Abby s'ya na ang gagawa.

JO said...

Hi Agring, ang mahal lang ng mga materials for a scrapbook, but its worth every penny to preserve the memories.