Mother’s Instinct?

Since we just moved in to a new place, we had to find a new babysitter for my little one. But it was the first time that I rejected one. Mother’s instinct siguro! I just don’t feel that Deye will be in good hands plus the fact that she was demanding for a higher rate + the transportation. So I told my husband if we are gonna pay her demand, better stick with the present one. At least she can handle Deye. And she helps me with the house chores.

Kaya ngayon, palagay na naman ang loob ko coz Deye is in good hands.

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All About Friday

Friday is supposed to be our family day, our “only” family day. But it wasn’t. Hmp! Cancelled day off si hubby! Good thing Deye was around to make me laugh hehehehe!

She actually woke me up at around 8:30 a.m. by picking my nose. Kulit talaga! Hubby was already out to do some errands. Kasi naman si Mama tulog pa, ang anak gising na hahaha! San ka nakakita nun? :p Kaya ayun, I had no choice but to get up and start with my Friday routine. After my rituals, kay Deye naman…

I asked her “what do you want to eat?” Mama, nana! Huwaaaaaat? Anong Mama, nana? Eto na naman kami sa guessing game ng mga sinasabi nya hehehe! Then I followed her. She stopped by our dining table. Ayun naman pala! May “nana” pala sa table hahaha! Korek! Banana. She wanted to eat a banana. Ayun, nakipagbuno ako sa pag-mash ng banana, ang dulas kasi, tumatalon hehe!

Then gave her a bath. Eto na naman kami sa “at” na tubig hehehe! Si Mama kasi di chinecheck kung “at” ang water! Tuloy lagi akong napapagalitan ng boss Deye ko. Anyway, every Friday is special. I always dress her up. Literally, she wears cutie dresses. Put her in bed. Dressed her up kasama na dun ang rituals with Johnson’s baby cologne and powder, pati na ang lotion. Our bed is opposite our dresser. We positioned ’em that way kasi nga she loves to look at the mirror. She got up, faced the mirror and said “Nice”! Uy! Hindi na “nay”, she said it “nice” pero medyo sablay pa din yung “S” nya hehehe! Tapos I let her wandered around the house. While she was out the bedroom, I decided to take some photos as my mother has been chasing me for that, they wanted to see our new flat. As I was focusing this corner (TV and her toy basket), no one was there! Click!!! And you know how digicam works, delayed lagi! Ayan ang kinalabasan! Biglang may bubwit na sumingit hahaha! And look how she smiled, nakakaloko talaga!

Dada came home. I was folding the washed/dried up clothes and washing some more at the same time. And Deye was playing with the hangers all around the bedroom. Hay talaga naman! Here comes another Deye. Ay! Ang mag-ama talaga pasaway! They would drag my dressing table’s chair na parang bang nakasakay sila sa kabayo hehehe! I told my husband, siya ang cook. I still have to clean the bathroom. So he did.

Lunchtime came. I was able to put “makulit” to her afternoon nap. Then only we can have our lunch peacefully hehehe!

She woke up around 5pm. I made avocado shake. We had it together. While Dada was getting ready for work, I decided to take her out. Poor girl, she was home again the whole day! I told my hubby to bring the cam along with him when he comes out. And look what I was doing as he captured that moment bwehehehehe! It was me who was playing and not Deye hahaha! She actually told me “up”. This girl really surprises me with her new words. Okay, it’s hers, not mine. So I got up. Mang-agaw ba kasi ng laruan ng bata hahaha!

And she crossed over (safe naman kasi walang mga sasakyang nagdadaan) the lane, and seated by the main door of our building na akala mo eh nag-eemote.

After a while, I decided to finally get in the building, ang init kasi sa labas, humid na naman. During Friday evenings kasi, we usually go and dine out somewhere. Since Dada’s off was cancelled, we had to stay home. ‘Yoko namang umalis ng kami lang, hirap magbitbit ng makulit mag-isa. So, ayun, balik bahay. As usual, nood ng walang kamatayang kiddie songs nya. Pag may anak ka pala talaga, dun ka mamumulat sa mga iba-ibang kiddie songs. Honestly, I didn’t even know the full lyrics of Baba Black Sheep until I watched/heard it over and over again with Deye hahaha! ‘Kahiya ako no?

That’s how my Friday went. Somehow, advantage din yung di kami lumabas at naiwang dalawa sa bahay. At least may “bonding” moments na naman kami. After watching, I played “dressing up” with her, binihisan namin yung baby doll nya ng mga damit nyang nakaliitan na, and she enjoyed it! At nakatulugan na lang naming nagdadaldalan at naghaharutan sa kama. It was fun kahit na di ko siya naiintindihan.

That’s all about my Friday! *wink*

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DIY Arts & Crafts For Kids

We (Me and my husband) were discussing last night on how fast Deye catches up the things that she sees/hears. She seems to be a fast learner. My husband said that I should read her a story before going to bed.

I decided to search online this morning. I’m sure there are free templates around the net. And look what I’ve found! DLTK’s Educational Activities. Everything is DIY arts and crafts, the best part is…… it’s absolutely free and printable with instructions. Not only that, I also found Mrs. Jones helpful links.

I’ve printed 4 mini books already hehehe!

So, I’m sharing these freebies to all the mommy bloggers out there! Enjoy!

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SAHM : Superwoman

For some people, a working mom is a counterpart of wonder woman. Imagine, working 8 hours or more a day, 6 times a week. Then another duty starts as they come home. And when the kids fall sick, you have to attend to them. If they stay awake, you have to be awake no matter how tired you were for the day. Then get up early for work. That’s what I’m going through everyday. I’m just lucky to have a supportive and helpful husband with me all the time.

But hey! If a working mom is a counterpart of wonder woman, I think a stay at home mom is a counterpart of super woman. I think they deserve to be rewarded even in some simple ways. Let them know that they are very much appreciated. I remember Sassy Lawyer Mom posted that SAHM are saints. I think so too! Imagine, dedicating your full time 24/7 to your family. It’s the toughest unpaid job ever! It’s not an easy job! Don’t you think so???

You know what? I never considered myself becoming a SAHM. For some selfish reasons. I’ve always told my parents that when I get married I’ll make sure that I won’t ever give up my job, ever! Reasons? What if my marriage won’t work? Who will provide our needs? Etc. What if “malosyang” ako? My husband would definitely find someone else.

But that was before…. Nung maging nanay ako, everything changed.

Two months ago, my daughter got really sick. It happened right after we came from our vacation backhome. I had to stay at home for almost a week. Priorities first. Told myself, “bahala na, madami namang trabaho dyan pero ang buhay ng anak ko iisa lang”. If they fire me, at least I know I’ve made the right decision. Fortunately, boss didn’t say anything. But what if it happens again? Would he tolerate? I don’t think so…

Every time my daughter falls sick, “napapraning” ako! I know one thing na kahit gaano sila kaclose sa tatay nila or sa grandparents, they still long for their mothers and would choose to be with us whenever they are not well.

Few days ago, I suffered from a severe cold/flu. My daughter got it already. Kahit gustuhin kong di lumapit sa kanya, there’s no one else to look after her. Husband goes to work at night.

This morning she was crying when she saw me dressed up for work, which is not normal. Everyday, she would even say “babay” and give flying kisses as I leave the house. But you see, when she’s sick, she tends to be a mommy’s girl… And with that look, napapabilis ang labas ko ng bahay. It breaks my heart thinking na dapat ako yung andun at hindi ang yaya.

But right now I can only do so much. Make everything up to her when I come home. I have to work. We’re not both from a well-off family and they still need our support once in a while.

I just wish… one day I’d have the courage to totally change my role, from an Executive Secretary to a 24/7 SAHM, like Mommy Feng. What if I won’t be wearing lipstick anymore? I’m sure my world will be more colourful even without it…

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Carbon Copy?

Majority of the people we know say that Deye looks like my husband. As some would say parang “pinagbiyak na bunga” or “carbon copy”.

Whenever I hear those comments, I don’t feel bad. Instead I feel proud. For two reasons, di naman panget ang asawa ko para ikagalit ko and I set my own belief na pag kamukha ng husband, mas mahal nya ang wife. Sabi ng iba it’s the other way around daw. Basta para sa akin yun yon hahahaha! Walang pakialaman!

Okay para may ebidensya, etong picture. Deye’s picture taken when she was just 2 months old. A lot of people were saying baka magbago pa daw kasi baby pa. If not? There’s no big deal. They look good together anyway, mag-ama na magkamukha. I find it cute! Hihihi!

You be the judge!
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