As of this writing, my two gradeschoolers just arrived from school and they were both babbling about their day in school. As a mom, I felt proud that unlike other kids in our neighborhood who just go to school for the sake of it, I can truly say that my kids ENJOY attending their classes, mingling with their teachers and classmates, and especially learning new things both in their academic subjects and extra-curricular activities despite their tough lessons everyday. Imagine a six and seven year old children learning about Biology, Zoology, Integers, and other topics which as far as I can remember were discussed during my high school days (and it was eons ago hehe!) Becoming a student in this new era is truly a “long and tough journey” for these kids.
We celebrated Mother’s Day at Island Cove and it was actually unplanned. We just learned that my SIL will be having their staycation there and hubby decided to go with them. So Friday night, hubby told me to pack our things and BIL will pick us up somewhere in Buendia the following morning to bring us to Island Cove since we don’t have a car.
I was caught between packing and working that night after the kids slept. Then, I made a quick inventory on my mind of what should I pack for the kids. Finally, I decided to work first. At 2am, I was going through my kids’ drawers and putting their clothes in.
Last Monday, I could not help but share on my Facebook page how I felt when I heard the good news from my two kids. My eldest son got the 2nd honors in their class while my daughter bagged the 3rd honors. I bet you could guess how proud we are for having these smart kids.^_^
Hubby thanked me for being his kids’ mom, for choosing to be a WAHM for the sake of our kids. He knew how hard it is to combine work, take care of our three kids, household chores, and a whole lot more that a mom has to do almost 24/7.
Like I said in my recent post, babies are all over my Facebook feed and I thought they were just there. I didn’t know that we have a couple of neighbors who are either about to pop out or had given birth already. No wonder I have been hearing babies crying in the middle of the night just when I am about to do my ordeals on-line.
And so one Saturday morning, as I hanged our clothes to dry, I saw our neighbor came down from their unit with her baby, went straight in the open and savored the morning sun– but it was already 8:30am! Although we are not close (we didn’t even had a conversation since they lived in our apartment compound few months ago) I called and gently told her that the sun was already too hot for her baby. She flashed a shy smile and went near me and said she didn’t know that. She’s a first time mom and there’s no one home aside from her and her baby. Her husband comes home on a weekly basis and so I felt the urged to “orient” her and give some Mommy tips.