MOMI SMILES| Life moves so fast

Aug 23, 2017 | Likes, Love, Only Berlin

Project in HELE:  design your own shirt

Things to bring:  old or new shirt, sewing kit, design materials (ribbon, buttons, etc)

Five years ago

I gave to Firstborn my old shirt.  I told him to think of ways on how to design the shirt.  This is how he sees the shirt to be:

He wasn’t able to finish the project in school.  His teacher allowed them to bring home the shirt and finish it, hopefully without the parents doing the project themselves.

So I left Firstborn work on his own.  I saw him twice remove his eyeglasses to thread the needle.  I even heard him say “ouch.”  His finger might have been pricked by the needle.

After hours of working on his project, Firstborn proudly presented to me the newly designed shirt.

Nice job, Firstborn!

Life moves so fast

Another unpublished post dated August 10, 2012.  Firstborn was only in Grade 5 here.  Now, he is a Grade 9 student in an all-boys school.  In two years from now, he will move up to Grade 10 and will soon attend senior high school.  Life moves so fast.   We need to document the good times and even what happens in between.  Hope this post would bring beautiful smiles and memories.  


  1. Wendy

    Creative talaga si first born. And binata na sya!

    • msbolin

      super binata na sya. 🙁

  2. Madz | Mommy N' More

    Yeah life really flies.I get sentimental when I see my daughter’s baby pictures.She’s growing up to be a talkative little lady.It’s great that you were able to document him making this shirt.Looks really cool!

  3. Above Precious Rubies

    Nung nakita ko pic nya sa taas, I was like, “ay ang chubby at ang liit pa ni Gab dito!”. Now, very tall na and still smart. It’s true, bilis talaga ng panahon, the next thing we know, mag eentrance exam na sya for college.

  4. LaiAriel R. Samangka ( Thelittlelai: Beyond limits)

    Wow, I truly appreciate how your son were able to keep the shirt for that long. I can really sense his deep understanding about value. At his age, he is very thoughtful and very creative, which is very rare to see a child like him. You have truly raised him so well and we all can see that. I also appreciate and love his eagerness to learn and do things in his own pace and skills. He is brilliant, I must say.

  5. Maria

    I remember something like this back when we were kids! I mean, the designing part. But yes, time really flies and we must take good care of the time we spend with the people around us. If we don’t we’ll just be regretting things in the future and we won’t like that.


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