A Family Of 4

That’s us – my parents, brother and I.

I asked my parents once “did you plan it?” They said “no”. Why did I ask? Because of the wide gap between me and my brother. He is 9 years and 5 months younger than me. (I prefer saying this than I’m 9 years and 5 months older than him hahaha!) So how come only two?

Obviously, dad has been abroad all his life. He comes home every 2 years just for a month stay – the longest. So, maybe his little swimmers couldn’t make it to the last lap hehehehe!

Sometimes, I wish I had a sister. Maybe we could share so many things. Have our girl talks. Well, it’s just a wish. Of course, I’m happy to have my brother. I love him like my own son. He tells me his secrets and most of all he listens to me more than he does to my parents. That’s why when something goes wrong, or when my parents couldn’t confront him, they tell me. And I’d give my best advice, if he refuses – he’ll hear ate’s preaching!

Another reason behind that wish is because my parents now are getting old. Soon they’ll have an empty nest. Who would take care of them then? I’m here miles away. If something goes wrong, I’m not there to give a helping hand. An overseas call won’t be enough but I can only do so much.

That makes me think now… of having 3 more children in the future hahaha!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Skype   

Related posts

4 Comments

  1. papa ko din nasa saudi kaya 2 lang din kame ng bro ko. i’m 7yrs older naman. o diba pareho tayo?! since 2 lang kame, kahit na mejo matigas ulo ng kapatid ko, i super duper love him! 🙂

    Ay pareho nga! May katigasan din ang ulo hehe! Masyadong ma-rason pag kinakausap haha! But just like you, love na love ko yun!

    [Reply]

  2. Eh bakit kami, basketball team sa dami (5 Maria) pero empty nest na din. I think it isn’t a matter of how many children you have or expect to have. It’s all about the quality of the relationship you have with your family. Kami, we’re all out of the “nest” but for some reason we always find ourselves back where we started. As in, araw araw nasa bahay kami ni Mama. Kung di man kayang dumalaw, tawag naman kami ng tawag.

    I agree with you. Pero kasi kung sa tulad namin dadalawa na lang tapos miles away pa ang isa, iisa ang matitira. Paano kung nag-asawa at bruhilda ang mapangasawa hahaha! Alam mo yun…

    [Reply]

  3. Naku..we are a big family of 8! Yep, Mom got married at 17 and she had me a year after. I had very young sisters but I wished they were a bit older, like 3 or 4 years younger than me. I am the eldest of 6, 3 boys and then 3 girls but the next girl is only 14 yrs old and then 10 yrs old. I remember when I was growing up that I wished my mom will make a girl and she did though it was 14 yrs later…those times I don’t play dolls anymore.. I wished I had a big sister too or even a sister just like the ones with my brother who’s ages are 25, 23 and 20..We could have share so much din..Pero ganun padin naman my utol’s are very close to me din kaya ok naren:)

    Pero ok na nga yang sayo kasi mi kapatid ka pa..Yung hubby ko nga only son lang:) Kaya nga happy cya na marami kami:D

    Ayan, I’m rambling! lol Ingats.

    Wow! Dami niyo ah!

    Sabagay, yung iba nga only child.

    [Reply]

  4. I wished I had more than 3 kids. Of course when I was younger, finances was an issue. I didn’t want to have more kids than I could afford. Now the 2 girls are almost financially independent and we don’t have to work as much as in our younger days. Of course I didn’t see that coming. Ideally, I would have wanted 4 kids.

    I also wanted 4 kids. Kaso after having Deye, tapos we are here abroad pa naisip ko di ko kaya ang 4 hahaha! Kaya down to two na. :p Pero baka magbago pa din isip ko hehehe!

    [Reply]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Valued Voice
CommentLuv badge