With the booming and upgrading technology, extracurricular 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, 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 make-up on sometimes!
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I stay connected with my daughter by reading her stories and play online games with her.I also play lutu-lutuan and tinda-tindahan with her…
That’s one thing I don’t do, read to them.
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.. 🙂
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.
I love reading books to my kids and watching cartoons with them. Yun kasi ang trip nila. Food? Di sila masyadong mahilig kumain kaya sad.
Those are the things that I don’t do naman.
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!
Draw Something is love haha!
Happy weekend din sis!
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!
kaya ako as much as possible,I wanted to be there for everything,another reason why I’m so thankful that i cna afford to be a SAHM.
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.