Three Christmases ago, we ran out of Christmas wrapper. But we still have some gifts waiting to be wrapped. Good thing Second son came to the rescue. With a little creativity and inspiration, he made some DIY Christmas wrappers.
Finally, the kids find time to tidy their things. They have a number of garbages, this one included–
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Often, they say we learn to appreciate a person if that individual is far from us. Having experienced that today, I learned of something far beyond loving and missing. I realized my life’s purpose.
This might have been my life without the boys. Perhaps, shopping and eating out every day just to kill time before going to an empty house to sleep and wake up again for tomorrow.
Our little man is now 1 year and 1 month old. More than his momi’s milk, he enjoys soft adult food. And this momi would love to share some baby nutritional facts to her fellow moms.
It is indeed worthwhile for any mother to witness how quickly her precious newborn grows up and advances into a content, giggling baby. Superior nutrition is essentially important for the baby to be always in the pink of health.
Pediatricians often orient first-time mothers that on average, infants gain about one kg/mo. for the first three months. For three to six months of age, they gain about ½ kg/mo. Beyond this stage, a combination of milk and solid food is vital to support growth.
How would a hesitant mother then recognize the need for her little darling to include solid food from his regular milk diet?
Note: Selling household chores to kids is a very old post. That time when we still do not have that automatic washing machine. We only had a very old and sometimes malfunctioning machine then. I chanced upon this while cleaning Momi Berlin. And I find it necessary to share .
How does one encourage boys – nine, eight, and five years old – to help a not so physically well mother with the laundry?
Selling household chores to kids
It is all in the marketing-
ICE HOCKEY GUY
He is the ice hockey guy. He tries to maneuver the water into the catch basin using a floor scrub.
NOTE: A compilation of “When I grow up, I would like to be a…” by my three boys through the years (pardon the quality of the photos; super old collections).
When I grow up on DOCTOR at 4yo; BUS CONDUCTRESS at 6yo
Sunday, 2 May 2010
Big house. Firstborn approached me and related his evening conversation with his youngest brother.
Son: Mama, Bunso told me he wanted to be a doctor when he grows up.
I remember my dream. I used to dream of becoming a bus conductress. She can stand still even when the bus is moving. And that was my ambition at age six.
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When we had our firstborn, we bought a whistling kettle. We always use freshly boiled water to make powdered formula milk for our precious son. We used that same whistling kettle for our second boy and even for the third child. It was that durable — truly made from high quality materials and built to last. Honestly, it was my favorite kitchen aid. Until Ondoy came and a few of our appliances and houseware products were submerged in the flood. My favorite kettle included.
We bought a new one. And we made sure to get the same brand. We bought a new OMEGA whistling kettle.
Our house is filled with reminders that we are abundantly blessed. Boys Live Here is a compilation of some of the writings and photos (pardon the quality of the pictures) I have kept years ago. This momi decided to share these to constantly remind her that she lives in a small house with five beautiful boys.
Boys live here on Wonderwoman
What are you doing there beside my sauce canister, Wonderwoman?
No doubt, it must have been one of the boys. And who among the three? That I have to ask around.
We live separately from my mom. Husband prefers it that way in order for us to be independent as well as for my mom to enjoy her quite space. She requested though that firstborn stays with her. For years, we live in Marikina while my mom and firstborn stay in our Novaliches house. Now, we transferred to Novaliches and got a small space near my mother. Firstborn sleeps at momi’s place still but stays with us during the day. Among my boys, I seldom spend time with my firstborn. We often call each other, though, when we were still in Marikina. Below are some mom and son moments –
mom and son moments on GENEROUS KUYA
March 27, 2010/ 2:25 am
School break starts now. Second son stays with my mother for a week. Firstborn and Bunso stay with their parents at the small house. Bunso is disgusted with the idea of not going at the big house*. Big house means they could also play with the Gameboy.**
He cries so hard it makes me want to cry as well. Firstborn, on the contrary, isn’t like his mama. “Stop crying baby brother. If it’s my turn at the big house, I will leave the Gameboy with you,” he says.
“What will you do at the big house instead?” I ask.
“I will play with my other toys then,” he quickly answers with a big smile.