Makulit is a Tagalog word for bothersome. But unlike bothersome, makulit is use with endearment for friends and family. Simon over at Penning Thoughts is that. Makulit haha 😄
I got inspired by a story he wrote and wrote my own, but he can’t seem to wait… so I’m sharing it today instead of Wednesday.
Listen to me reading it here, or scroll down to read it.
I rubbed my aching forehead and blocked the noises as I pulled the cover over my head. I guess it’s too early for five years old to completely comprehend that his mom, who always fly around the house, can get sick and need to stay in bed.
Crash, clink, clank, boom!
“Ouch!” he screamed followed by a cry.
I shot up from the bed and found the kitchen in a mess. Broken glass on the floor, mountain of casserole on the sink and something is burning. My worries was replaced with furry.
I hurried and to turn off the stove, then turn to my son. He stood on a chair with his eyes on microwave with an exploded egg. I took a deep breath. Calmed myself and observed carefully.
His hand got a burn.
I took an ice pack and asked him to come closer but he remain where he stand. He held the ladle to his chest and spoke with his head down. “Mommy, I wanted to make meals for you, but the water for the rice overflow. I want to warm the boiled eggs, but it exploded. I’m sorry.”
My eyes watered. He was trying to make a congee, a dish I served him whenever he doesn’t feel good and got no appetite.
I stepped closer and pulled him into a hug. “Thanks, my boy, I’m sure it will help me get better.” I still need to speak to him, but more than anything, I feel blessed for having him.
Thanks for reading!
Read Simon’s story here.
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