This morning, my eldest, Angela, asked for extra sweet breakfast.
She wanted cereals with milk and chocolate syrup. It’s hard to make them eat in the morning so I gave in with the idea of extra sweet cereals. She helped me to prepare one for her and another bowl for his brother. I even added more spoons of cereal to each bowl to somehow balance the sweetness and the cereals (or maybe just to lessen my guilt).
My husband is now all prepped up for work and is running late for a meeting. We already had breakfast before the kids woke up to take advantage of “us” time since its really hard to find one when you have 3 little munchkins and no “yaya”. We have to intentionally set time to catch up even just over coffee, to have a relaxed talk from playful kids (for parents with little kids, you know it’s not easy to focus on one if you’re all on the same table!).
“oh no what happened?!”
“Mommy yung cereals ko natapon!” (“Mommy my cereals spilled!”).
“Bakit natapon?” (Why did it spill?)
“Eh kasi i want to kiss and love love ko si daddy”.
“Love love” is her term for hug. It turned out that she was trying to run after her dad to hug and kiss him goodbye before he goes. Angela does this when Wendell and I go out of the house, she wants to be the one to kiss and hug us goodbye. She’s really a sweet girl.
Now, my irritated self was filled with guilt, all I just replied to her was
“Oh ok, go call him before he’s gone. Shout so he could hear you.”
“Mommy can we make another bowl for me?”
“Yes, Of course baby. But next time please be extra careful, okay?”
“Okay mommy. I love you!”
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Andrea is a full time home maker. When she is not busy taking care of her husband and kids, she goes out giving financial management talks. She is a proud breastfeeding mom for four years running and an avid Oleia Topical Oil user.