11 March 2010
Oedipus strikes again
Lakay and I were specially dressed for the Feast of St. Thomas one breakfast morning. Upon seeing me across the table, my little one let out a spontaneous compliment:
"You look lovely in your dress mummy."
Touched by the warm regard, I said "Thank you, honey."
Sensing that Lakay felt left out in the scene, I asked my little one if he found his daddy handsome, too.
To that, he immediately said, "No! He looks silly."
I tried to mediate before Lakay could say a word in protest: "But I do think daddy's handsome."
The little one said, "Ok. Silly handsome."
(Of course the adults here did not take this so seriously--I think.)
Then Lakay jokingly retorted: "And you, how do you think of yourself?"
With absolute boldness, the little one said,
*the filipino term for handsome