Staying connected with your kids

With the booming and upgrading technology, extra curricular activities in school and the fact that I have more than 30 years gap with my kids, it is sometimes too difficult to relate to what my girls want. This is why I try hard to still connect with them in some ways that I could. In my case, with a husband working abroad, I have to be the mother and the father at the same time.

On school activities/events. Being a working mom that requires traveling at times, I make sure that I don’t miss any important school events. Though there were times that I couldn’t really make it, but I’m glad my parents were always there to fill my shortcomings. One good thing about my daughter’s school is that they took consideration of the working parents whose schedules are really tight. During the school orientation last week, a whole year round calendar of activities was already handed over to us. I am much happier that the major events including the family day were all scheduled on a Saturday.

Indoor games. How do you like seeing a 36 year old playing “bahay-bahayan and lutu-lutuan”? Whether I like it or not, it’s a must to squeeze even a little time for this. With my toddler, I need to adjust big time to relate to her activities. With my eldest, it’s not really difficult as she’s very much into gadgets. We frequently play Draw Something online and that already makes her the happiest kid. The only thing I really cannot do is watch cartoons with them. Oh please!

Dining. With food issues, we are much alike. If they feel like going to Jollibee, there’s no big deal for me. I love fast food, too! They also love lutong bahay except for my eldest who gets too picky at times.

Above are basically how I stay connected with my kids. Oh, we also love putting on make-up sometimes!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marketing Manager at Adventures Beyond Group | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music Enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | Hello Kitty Lover | A 42 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.

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11 Comments

  1. If only I have a choice I would want to become a full time mom to my kids. Especially now that my kids are in the “growing up” stage I would really want to guide them and watch them grow. But apparently I really can’t do that as of this moment that’s why the tips you just shared gave me a lot to think about.

    Thanks for sharing sis.. 🙂

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    Mitchteryosa Reply:

    I tried for a year but I feel that I am not made to be a full time mom. Hinahanap hanap ko ang trabaho. I feel bad din kaso kesa maburyong ako eh sundin ko muna ang gusto ko and at the same time balance and manage my time na din.

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  2. There are many activities that we can do to stay connected and get bonded with the kids, sometimes though time is what we needed to make for them…great ideas, I too play draw something with my older boy…hihi. HAppy weekend!

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    Mitchteryosa Reply:

    Draw Something is love haha!

    Happy weekend din sis!

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  3. i can very well relate to you because that’s how me and Rem bonds also, we are like bestfriends and playmates already and we enjoy each others company. lucky for us all!

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  4. I am hands-on with my little boy and since there’s only the two of us at-home we always have bonding moments like watching TV, playing online games and of course studying his lessons.

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