This week’s featured mommy is Mommy Vix Parungao. Here’s her answer to this week’s question “What are the aspects of your own mum’s parenting style you’d want to adapt?”
Someday I wanna be like my Mama…
My Mother is no expert in anything about motherhood (read my little tribute about her here), I bet she hardly read any parenting books if she ever read at all or subscribed to any parenting magazine, the way most of us do now, for tips and insights on how to be a mother. But she is the best Mom (pardon my use of present tense, until now it seems still hard for me to speak of my mum that way…I guess, I am still thinking like she’s on a very long vacation or something + will be back home sooner than we think…) + someday if I can be even half of that to my son, I know I will make her proud.
Yeah, someday I wanna be just like her.
She was ever the doting mum + I think every growing child needs that kind of support from his biggest fan, his mum. I’d like to be that for my son. Delighting in his every little accomplishment, making him feel that I am proud of all his victories, adventures + misadventures. I know it would do him loads of good for his self-esteem + the way that he will carry himself in the future.
I would also want to raise my son the way my mum raised me, with open-mind. Back then, there was no way I’d invent lies just to get my way out of sticky situations, I merely have to come clean with my mum + she would always understands. Of course, not after a lecture or two, or scolding, especially if i deserve it. But she would always listen to my explanation + would not draw her own conclusions without even hearing me out. I guess that is one of the main reasons why I was a well-behaved child growing up. Okay, there are not so few slip-ups, but I was a child after all!
Mama also instilled in us the virtues of honesty, hard work, + of being fair to everyone. She also taught us invaluable lessons on being good to others, especially to the neighbors + the people you deal with regularly. She also taught us the importance of good education, saying it is the only thing they can leave us when they passed on.
My Mama is also the best nurturer, providing sumptuous home-cooked meals to her little ones. I still miss her cooking + would give anything to have a taste of her dinuguan, kare-kare + spaghetti again!
I have quite a big shoe to fill if I wanted to be just like my Mama, but maybe with a little blessing + a prayer, I may not be exactly like her, but I can be the best mum Jared will ever have…
Mommy Vix is a full-time mum to her toddler, Ethan Jared, a homemaker, a voracious reader, a call centre agent for almost 5 years, a domestic goddess, a vegetarian of 4 years and so and still a vegan empathizer, a yogini wannabe, a Harry Potter fanatic, a frustrated writer, a Brandon Boyd and Incubus follower, a kid at heart, a recycleoholic and a struggling organic-lover, and a baby when it comes to blogging.