Ryan (8 yrs old): Mom, how much does it cost to take care of a baby?

Me: Just for milk and diapers alone, you’d probably need P5,000 a month. And then there are clothes, doctors visits, etc.

Ryan: (deep in thought) I don’t think I’m ready to have a baby.


Ryan was so excited to discover 4 new sea monkeys in his mini aquarium when Joaquin accidentally knocked the whole thing over!

As Ryan was crying, I told Joaquin to apologize to his kuya and kidded him that he had to give him money to buy new ones. Joaquin apologized and quickly disappeared.

The next thing I saw was Joaquin giving his whole piggy bank to Ryan.


“Mom, what exactly is God doing at this time?” Ryan asked me this question out of the blue. I didn’t know how to even begin to answer his question. I can only imagine how busy God is.

I started off by saying that God holds the earth and all the billion planets and stars in place, making sure that we are all safe. If the earth moves just a few inches closer or farther from the sun, we’ll all die. God is also watching all His children, protecting us from harm. He is also busy listening to millions, even billions of people praying at this particular time. Whew! And I just barely scratched the surface. Before I could go on, Ryan asked “How can God do all of those?”

JEsus and the chidlrenI was happy for this opportunity to tell Ryan how big our God is, that He is the Almighty God, capable of anything and everything, and limited by nothing. This is the type of conversation I look forward to, allowing my kids to get to know their God a little better.

Moms, who else will talk to our children about God? We cannot rely on the church alone, or school, or media to educate them spiritually. It is our primary responsibility as parents to point them to God.

Psalm 22: 30 “Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.”