Unlike our last weekend, we wake up rather early this Sunday hoping to still catch some rays. Our little munchkin is again flashing his toothless smile and we just need to celebrate. His fever has subsided, his stuffy nose about to clear up. Oh, thank you, dear Lord.
Everybody has his quick bath. We need to be at the school by 9 am to get the boys’ report card. Big Bunso is the most excited of all, as he anticipates to still be on top of his class.
Much to his delight, Big Bunso remains grade four’s top 1. His happiness is so contagious that even the school’s lady guard and maintenance personnel are so happy for him. However, inasmuch as I would like to be all smiley and happy, I could feel second son’s frustration. After looking at the bulletin board, he prefers to be alone and skids outside.
He used to see his name on top of the list. This time though, he slides to rank four.
Nonetheless, this still calls for a celebration. Placing fifth overall among about fifty grade six students is still an achievement.
After a few talks with the boys’ classroom adviser and teachers, we walk towards the park. The boys, however, forgot their basketball so we just pass through the place and walk further.
We, especially the boys, always enjoy our walks, may they be long or otherwise. Perhaps the boys’ intense longing for a conversation with their parents makes our walks worthwhile. We tend to talk about almost anything from earth science to inventions, movies to food, or politics to sports.
We reach our favorite neighborhood cafe by 10:30 am. For over 14 years since we moved in at our place, it has been for the past five years only that diners, convenience stores, and services like laundry, pet grooming, and salons, begin to sprout all over the place– signs of development, the husband would often say. And that includes our favorite diner.
Though everybody is hungry and looking forward to that sumptuous treat, we eat at a leisurely pace, perhaps everybody would want to savor each meal and take part in the family chitchat.
The boys would want the ice cream to cap off the celebration, but their parents suggest that we drop by the nearest 7-11 to buy a gallon of ice cream instead.
It’s almost past one in the afternoon when we reach the small house. The celebration continues as each partakes of the mug-full ice cream offered to all.
Our little munchkin’s triumph over his flu and cough and his two kuya’s school achievement may be too small a thing to mark, but we celebrate still because little victories like these, when added up, may someday be big successes.
Inches make champions.
– Vince Lomardi
Congrats to your kid’s awesome scholarly achievements! I wish my kids would be the same soon… 🙂 They’re still in nursery though so I’m not yet expecting much from them and just letting them play for the meantime.. 🙂
Thank you. Yes, it’s important to just let your kids enjoy their school first. When they enjoy, that would make them love it and eventually excel.
Congratulations to your two sons! My little ones are both battling the flu at the moment and I’m praying they’ll overcome it soon.
I wish them well. I thought my little munchkin is well na but turned out he still has some sipon.
Kudos for celebrating your child’s achievements despite of minor setbacks. I should practice these too with my own kids.
Thank you. The little munchkin is so alive and kickin na though has konting flu na lang. Yes, start reading to them so they will get interested in books then eventually schooling. 🙂
You have 4 boys pala! RIOT!
Congrats on your big boys’ achievements!
Thank you. Yes, four boys. But you’ve got five children, you must have mastered na the art of inhale and exhale na when dealing with the kids. Plus the pause. Ihihi.
Congratulations to you mommy. Your boys are pretty smart. Good job on raising them.
Thank you. They enjoy school as much as they enjoy food and walking. Ihihi.
Aww congratulations! Your lovely boys are pretty bright, i”m sure mana kay mommy! 😉
Thank you. They study on their own sometimes and have great interest in their schooling.
Wow! Smarty kid! Good job mommy for nurturing such adorable offsprings! Cheers to the little munchkins! 🙂
Yes, cheers to the little munchkin! And ow, thank you.
Congrats to big bunso and second son! Parang tsarap dyan sa diner near your place.
Thank you. Yes, masarap sya. Minsan dito tayo, wag na maginhawa or Trinoma. Hahahah.
Congrats! You must be so proud!
Very proud! Thank you.
Good job supporting your kids in their schooling. I am pretty sure they are having fun.
Thank you. I hope they are having fun, it seems though they are. 🙂
Congratulations! Ang gagaling nina kuya! Good job!
Thank you. And I hope they won’t get tired of schooling. 🙂
Congratulations! Aww you must be sooo proud! 😀
Thank you. Yes, very proud. 🙂