It has been weeks or perhaps a month. I haven’t read to my little man since then. I was too busy sleeping or minding my business. After cooking and preparing food, I would prefer to stay in my room and go down only when I need to pee or feel hungry. I made sure though to remind the boys to eat and also feed my 22-month-old son.
This morning, I must have missed my little man so much. I told myself I would spend my day with him. I opened our laptop and looked for a nice story to read. We read the story of the Dog and the Oyster.
It was Father’s Day last Sunday. And we spent the whole afternoon playing the jigsaw puzzle. The father of the house was out, making a living for the family, thus missed the fun.
A day before Father’s Day, I sent him a link to JSPuzzle, a gaming website all about jigsaw puzzles. I’ve requested for a customized puzzle of our family picture as a Father’s Day gift to Husband. I never thought even the boys would love to solve the puzzle. What made it fun to answer is that we could customize the design and choose the number of puzzle pieces. There is also a timer available which makes the boys competitive and eager to beat everyone’s recorded time.
Despicable Me 3 is the third movie installment of the hit animated series about reformed supervillain Gru. The story still revolves around Gru being a happy adoptive father to Margo, Edith, and Agnes and as a kind husband to Lucy.
Each character has her subplot, mostly dealing with her own inner demons. Agnes is in her quest to find a unicorn, while Lucy tries to be the kids’ adopted mother.
The flick also introduces a new character – Dru. He is Gru’s twin brother who would want to continue the family’s legacy as a supervillain with the help of the later. Of course, a new villain is also presented by the name of Bathalzar Bratt. He is a former adorable child star who is overly obsessed with his once-star character of the 1980’s. Certainly, the Minions are well credited, too, with their own mini movie and even getting themselves into silly yet funny situations.
Despicable Me taught me about the beauty of a family
When I was single and very much free, my favorite go-to place was either a bookstore or a hardware shop. Too often, I lose myself in books, spending hours browsing or even smelling those crisp pages. I would find myself there, too, with my hands weak and shaking from carrying far too many books to read at home. Nonetheless, it was still the best feeling.
Now that I have become a mom, priorities changed, though my love for books would always be there. I have come to love rereading my old collections or be unable to find my way out from being engrossed in my boys’ own book collection. Going to bookstores has become a second priority when we visit malls. I now find myself walking along the aisles of baby stores, clueless of my sheepish grin not until I see my boys giggling and talking behind my back.
Yes, I love going to baby stores. It calms and reminds me of my mere existence- motherhood. And one baby store I often visit is Baby Company. It is because they almost carry anything a mom needs for her little one. From basic essentials like diapers, baths, and clothes to baby splurges such as toys, shoes, and whatnot, we could count on Baby Company.
My Monday was awful. I felt overworked and unappreciated. This mother would want to complain but remained quiet and gloomy. She wished for her husband to be understanding and show a little consideration, pretty much like the story of the Belly and the Members.
Working online is now becoming a trend. It is growing very fast because of the flexibility this type of job is offering. You don’t need to wake up early, you can work at your own pace, work anywhere, and a lot more.
Moms with little kids can now work and earn at the very comfort of their home. It’s now possible for parents to work while taking care of their young ones.
People who love to travel can now work anywhere they want. As long as they have their working laptop and source of reliable internet connection, they’re good to go.
There are a lot of third party websites where you can apply online. You just need to know what service you want to offer. Here’s an article that shows in-demand home based jobs you can apply for online.
However, despite the positive things these home based jobs can give an individual, there are several things people need to consider before diving into it.
Traveling while pregnant can be uncomfortable. Making a journey while pregnant with a toddler in tow adds to the stress. But what makes it doubly hard is traveling aboard minus your better half. That was what I felt and experienced during our air travel to and from Hong Kong.
This momi then would love to share some lessons learned on that trip.