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!

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. Iā€™m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.