Filipino kids, aren’t they cute?
Last weekend, Feyma and I were at S&R to buy a few things. Okay, I have to admit, it was my fault. A couple of days before, I was helping out, by washing some dishes. I dropped a glass, and it shattered. Broke into 1000 pieces.
This was somewhat upsetting, because it was one of our few large glasses. Being from the United States, I like using a large drinking glass. Usually, I use around a 16 ounce class. Back in the day, 15 or more years ago, you simply could not find a drinking glass that size in the Philippines. Now, sometimes you can find them, but not always. Generally, S&R is the place to go for something like that, since they carry a lot of foreign products.
So, I asked Feyma if she would like to come with me to S&R to try to replace the glass, since we basically had no big glasses laughed, and that’s what both she and I like. We did some shopping, bought a set of glasses, and a few other things. This was on Saturday morning, and S&R is always busy on Saturdays. So, we chose a line to get into, one that looked like it might be a little quicker. Of course, it wasn’t quicker, but what can you do?
I noticed up next to the check out they had a pile of candy, orange slices. I commented to Feyma that I love those things, but I don’t eat candy anymore, so I could only drool and think of how good they taste. She agreed, saying that she also loves that kind of candy. We both had a little laugh and started thinking about other things.
Within about 30 seconds, another family of shoppers got in line right behind us. I noticed that they had two young girls who were both very cute. One was probably about four years old, and the other be seven or eight. I really like kids, and just couldn’t help but think how cute they were. Just a few seconds later, I noticed the two young girls going to the pile of orange slices. The older girl pointed to the candy and whispered something to the younger girl. Immediately, the younger girl picked up the package of orange slices and said “Lola, this one!”
I pointed out to Feyma what was going on, and we both chuckled. When they were younger, our boys would do that, tell the younger one what they wanted, and make him ask for it. quickly, the Lola (grandmother) told the girl know. However, several more times while waiting in line, the young girl would approach the Lola and remind her that she wanted the orange slices. Each time, the Lola would refuse.
When feyma and I were at the front of the line, and starting to pay for items, the family behind us started loading their purchases on to the checkout stand. I commented to Feyma – “looks like the girl didn’t get her orange slices.” Feyma laughed, and we went on with our business.
But then it happened, Lola grabbed a pack of orange slices and put them on the checkout stand too!
I told Feyma, “I knew that Lola could not say no, because I could not say no to that girl either!”
I don’t know, I just find Filipino kids to be so cute. When it comes to my younger nieces and nephews, and other family members, I can’t say no either.