fresh and new beginnings

a lot has happened over the course when this humble blog has gone quiet the past 2 months. and i have a lot that i want to blog about, but then all the details have passed that i might jumble them up.

but, i’ll blog about one milestone that happened to my family.

finally, after 4 years, hubby has finally ventured into a better company. one, that really “listens” and takes care of their people. we’re all too familiar with the set up in some companies, that you get “power” and “influence” when you know someone up there. hubby and i were never advocates of those. we still believe in the old adage of working hard to get to the top.

and i am bursting with pride and happiness that he finally left. after a year of begging. money was never an issue since it comes and goes. sure, it helps with the needs and wants, but nothing comes after. and now, hubby has his weekends back. 2 days of real relaxation and not worrying about other people’s problems. we can finally do parenting together.

what joy to finally have a family day/weekend.

what a great birthday gift as well to hubby!

cheers to the new milestone and a new, and better career!

snaps: school spirit

this photo was taken during k1’s family day. since hubby and i are couple reps for his section, all the kids of the couple reps were called on stage to sing the alma mater song.

and how smart is this boy to stay near the mic and sing his heart out.

that’s school spirit. even in pre school. 🙂

ANIMO!

i am doing something right after all.

i stumbled upon this blog post from my facebook feed. and after reading it, it felt like a pat on the back that i am doing something good for and to my boys.

Here’s the link: 25 rules for mothers of sons

25 rules for mothers of sons

it felt good that from the start, the things that i teach my boys were part of this list. to note a few:

– Be a cheerleader for his life
– Read to him and read with him.
– Teach him to have manners
– Let him ruin his clothes / Get Dirty
– Let him lose
– Answer him when he asks, “Why?”
– Always carry band-aids and wipes on you.
– Build him forts

and to add to my list, let him explore toys that girls play – cooking sets, dolls, etc. because eventually they’ll outgrow these and stick to cars, robots, trucks and blocks. toys are toys, they all make use of a child’s imagination. it will not dictate their gender preference when they grow up. (i grew up playing with boy’s toys, and here i am, a mother of 3.)

what comfort to know that i am indeed doing something right after all in the motherhood department. 🙂

my boys ❤

snaps: sharing is caring

this is what i treasure. days when they get along. 🙂

sharing is caring ❤

 

the downside of having kids aged 2 years apart is the constant bickering and fighting over toys. so this is a rare moment when they do get along.

when i grow up

day 29 of the 30 day blog challenge

it was k1’s career day in school and they were asked to prepare careers that they want to be when they grow up.

there’s no need to ask him what he wanted. and so we shopped. (thank you cash and carry)

and here’s our race car driver.

team ferrari

and i think he has the potential to be one. he can beat me at the arcade. he’s a better driver than i am. but of course, at the back of my mind, i’m still scared as hell of the dangers of being a mom to a race car driver. but, i’m all for tha happiness of my kids.

i just hope that until he grows up, he’ll never forget this dream. (or be a doctor or engineer or architect or those usual career path that moms dream of)

it’s perfectly ok to make mistakes

day 26 of the 30 day blog challenge and a double post in 1 day

how do you explain to a child that it is ok to make mistakes? that from these mistakes, you become a better person? that mistakes are what makes us perfect?

i just got a message from my mom thru fb chat that k1, was low on self esteem. after their spelling drill and having difficulty in getting 2 words right, he blurted out that he was a loser, that he can’t get anything right.

it broke my heart to pieces.

on my part it felt like i did something wrong. that somewhere, i was the loser. i was crushed. but, i have to be the brave one, the one bearing the sunshine and happy thoughts. i’m just glad that mom was able to assure him that it was ok to make mistakes. that you don’t usually get things right the first time.

k1 and i will have another talk tomorrow morning before he goes to school. i think he needs all the self esteem boost not only from my mom but from me, his own mom. i’m the one assigned to make things better. and damn right i will make it better, for him. he may get the hard truth, but, he will for sure, understand. he’s smarter than what we think he is. all he needs is that loving assurance.

in retrospect, i wished my mom was like that to me when i was younger. i learned it the hard way and thru books.

death

day 24 of the 30 day blog challenge

i obviously skipped a lot of days for my daily blog posts and i am making up for it now.

it was the long weekend last week with no work last monday and tuesday. the weekend was spent at home recovering from the flu, bonding with my sons and making up for the quality time lost with hubby.

and one of the saddest news we got yesterday, my aunt (mom’s brother’s wife) passed away. what made it sadder was the fact that their only child is now left orphaned. both her parents are gone now.

apologies for the short post. i’m still processing what happened yesterday. i have a hard time dealing with death and loss.

please include tita remy in your prayers.

thanks!

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