The other day, Rain, our kasambahays and I were getting some fresh air outside the house, by the aratilis tree. It was short enough to climb. So she climbed it with her yaya. (Technically, this is her first time to climb a tree so I thought it would be nice to take a photo of).
Anyway, then she started picking out the small leaves by the branches one by one. I didn't want her to get used to picking leaves and flowers because she might do it to the other neighbors' plants. So I told her...
Me: Rain, don't pick out the leaves! The tree is hurting! It's saying "Ouch Rain! That hurts!"
Rain pauses for a while, looks at me with a blank stare on her face..
Rain: Tree don't have mouth.
Oo nga naman. Serves mama right for being overly dramatic! This used to be easier. Mahirap na utuin!