A Tubby Tabby, Three Konekos, and a Life with Hello Kitty and Autism

Midterm Confessions

(aka Please Don’t Shoot The Messenger)

Dinner, Sunday night.

Alex: Mama, we’re going to confession tomorrow. (Sounds nonchalant, just trying to make small talk)

Mom: Uh-huh… (mouth full, making yummy chewing sounds)

Alex: And Ma? (stops in between mouthfuls of food)

Mom: Uh-huh? (I get a chill down my spine. I don’t like the sound of this…)

Alex: Midterm grades are coming out the same day.  (Takes a deep breath and blinds me with the metal braces of his smile.)

Mom: Uh…huh… (Inflection on huh; A and I exchange knowing glances.)

Alex: You think they’ll make us go to confession tomorrow so if our parents kill us for poor grades, we can go straight to heaven?

Mom: Uh-oh. (Oh, well, got to give him credit for trying to make me laugh.)

source: http://www.dubuque.k12.ia.us/parents/ReportCard350.jpg

Update: Doing okay in math, but he’ll have to do much, much, much better in Filipino.

(Man, can anyone tell me why this boy thinks in English and is hopelessly terrible in his own language?)

2 Responses to “Midterm Confessions”

  1. iheartbadtz Says:

    What language do you use at home?:) Maybe you could use Filipino at home to practice his use of it.

  2. okasaneko:hellokitty.com Says:

    We use both Filipino and English. Alex has a tendency to think in English first and then translate it to Filipino afterwards. I don’t know, must be all that Cartoon Network while growing up…

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