Conversation #11: brother wanted

This conversation occurs between my friend Edith and her 4 year old son, Jericho.

Jericho is the youngest of 3 siblings and sleeps in his parents room. He got 2 sisters who sleeps together in the other room. One night...

JERICHO: Mommy, can I go to Ate's room to say goodnight?
EDITH: Ok.

He left... and when he came back, he was crying hysterically...

EDITH: [panicking] What's wrong? What happen?
JERICHO: It's not fair mommy. How come I have 2 sisters and 1 brother?
EDITH: What '1 brother'?
JERICHO: Me. Brother.

Still crying, he ask:

JERICHO: I want a brother... mommy, can you please buy me a brother?

Edith said he cried himself to sleep... and it just breaks her heart... when he woke up the next morning, he said:

JERICHO: Mommy, are you going to buy me a brother now?

21 comments:

Kevin Lam said...

Sige, Pakilala mo siya kay Mang Islaw, ang matabang lalaki na parating naka-standby sa kanto. nang-dudukot ng bata 'yon at ipinagbebenta. Baka duon makabili sila ng bata para kay Jericho. Bwa ha ha ha!

Seriously, this is a real funny and innocent view of a young kids' concept on some of the common things.

Soul_Seeker said...

Hahaha :)

Jericho reminds me of a toddler I used to babysit. She's the only child. One time, we were watching TV and the show featured a sister and her brother dancing around. The kid started crying: "I want a brother." Diyos ko po! It was so hard for me to calm her down. So I just told her, "I can't give you one. You'll have to ask Mommy and Daddy for a brother when they come home." Her parents thought that was so funny.

JO said...

Hi Lam,

Kaya maghanda ka na! I'm sure your son will ask for a brother/sister soon.

Hi Diane,

Kakaaliw talaga ang mga bata. Buti na lang ang mga anak ko di na humihingi ng kapatid.

TinTin said...

Oh no, what did his sister do to him when he went into the room? Sibling torture, sigh, it all goes with the territory of not being an only child.

cruise said...

ask edith to give him a brother, haha..

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MrsPartyGirl said...

ang cute naman ng batang ito! hehe.

Toni said...

Awwww. I'm awwwing because I thought it was cute and heartbreaking at the same time.

JO said...

Hi Tintin, Cruise, Meeya and Toni,

Edith can't have anymore children, that's why it breaks her heart to see his son crying that night.

Raising 3 kids in this country is not an easy job.

Junnie said...

Jericho will get over it, soon. I was in the same boat, but didnt feel the thought of having to have a rest back. Mababait kasi mga sisters ko. (bwahahaha)....actually, this is just a matter of Edith explaining to Jericho the situation. Being truthful and upfront with kids is the key to every tight situation.

evi said...

exactly what my son said when he was about 3. they thought we just buy them. nakakatuwa.

Raquel said...

Hahaha, very funny. Puede ba yun, mga bata talagaaa.

JO said...

Hi Junnie,

I can't remember exactly how Edith responded.

Hi Evi,

Naku, kailangan ng sundan si Axel. ",)

Hi Raquel,

Better prepare for it when Maria starts to talk and ask for a baby brother/sister... hehehe...

Denny said...

now how cute is that... ;)

and Hi Jo!

ANALYSE said...

aw, that's just soooo cute..

anaps said...

It's a natural reaction of a child that wants a sibling or a little sister/brother. It's funny but at the same time hard to explain kasi it's literally na the little boy wants a brother instantly. He has no understanding pa that you don't buy a bro or sis other than toys. So, the parents surely had to explain to him and make him understand how it goes with producing a playmate. Mga kids talaga, ganon sila.

JO said...

Thanks Denny, Analyse and AnaPS.

cruise said...

pamangkin ko naghahanap din ng brother, bili kaya ako sa SM? hehe

Ghie said...

heheheh cute naman ng cute mo :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

JO said...

Hi Cruise,

Sige kung nakabili ka, sabihan mo ako ng masabihan ko si Edith. ",)

Thanks Ghie! You too!

Labing said...

To those who comment and give advice to this kind of situation thank you very much, i wish i could give him a brother, but my problem is i tied up already(you know what i mean) so what can i do? maybe you can lend me one of yours or sell it to me.Thank You

JO said...

hi Edith!

maybe you can get a pet for Jericho??? ",)

Kailangan lang niya ng distraction.