Giant Hotdog


It was amazing to see how Champee has grown in her communication skills after just three weeks of her summer class.

Last Tuesday, Champee was able to narrate her dream to Cali after waking up from her afternoon siesta.  She told her that she had a very bad dream.  “So what was your dream?”, Cali said.  “There was a giant hotdog that was running after me!”, was Champee’s reply with her eyes seemingly starting to cry.  But then mommy was quick to respond that she’s there and offered her something to eat to distract the fear from her dream.

It was a good plan, however, Cali forgot that the food they bought was “sopas“.  Yes, it was Champee’s favorite, but everytime she eats it, she takes away the hotdogs as she really doesn’t like the taste.  Supposedly when we cook sopas, we dice the hotdogs so it doesn’t look like one but unfortunately from where they bought this soup, you can easily recognize the hotdogs.  So the distraction suddenly became a reminder again of her dream 🙂

I got curious how could a hotdog be so scary aside from being big so I googled up “giant hotdogs” and found the image above.  And yes, it’s scary indeed!  Why would he put ketchup on his head?  Is he planning to eat himself?!  I don’t have any idea who created this mascot but I’m sure I won’t invite it on Champee’s next birthday as it might trigger nightmares for her.  (no offense to the creator it’s just that my daughter doesn’t appreciate giant scary hotdogs for now)

Daddy tips:

  1. At an early age, just let kids tell stories to freely express themselves. At three years old, don’t expect too much that they might be able to create a highly cohesive story.  Just understanding the main idea of the story is enough for them to gain more confidence to speak up and express more about their insights.  What is important is that she knows someone is willing to always listen to her and be heard.  Like us adults, there are times wherein all we want is to have a friend who is willing to be still and just let us talk for hours just to voice out our frustrations..  
  2. Most children can get scared of simple or weird things. As dads, I believe that we are the first knights of our daughters and the official MVP of our sons… Having them believed that there is a daddy who they can count on and can always protect them assures them of a life of security.  I remembered an article saying why girls are much closer than their dads.  It’s because they know that at least there’s that one man who truly loves and cares for them and won’t ever hurt them.  I’m just hoping that as Amanda grows up, she always remember that her rookie dad is the first man who truly loved her and that there would be no reason to fear anything as she’s secured that I’ll always support her.

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