Is it just me or are kids really growing up so fast nowadays? There are times when I feel like I am missing a lot since I am a working mom. Guilt creeps in but I don’t want to entertain this thought and create problems that should not be there in the first place. To fight off this feeling, I decided to document my children’s milestones and highlights monthly on my blog so I can take a trip down the memory lane whenever this Nocturnal Mom feels a little nostalgic.
Ate got a haircut last month. I always want her hair short because she does not comb it. Yes, yes, my 10-year old girl is still like a baby sometimes. She has a handful of hairbows and headbands but they are untouched, unless I put it on her hair when I am the one who preps her for school. To solve her mahangin ba sa labas hair, I brought her to a salon and asked the hairstylist to copy Maricar Reyes’. Tada! Naitawid naman di ba?
Our family also celebrated Ate’s victory. Her grades improved on 7/8 subjects! Yahoo! Math remains as a challenge as her grade did not move but I promise to do my best to help her. It does not matter if it’s just 1 or 2% improvement. What’s important is making her feel that her hardwork does not go unnoticed.
I know it ain’t easy to maintain grades when you’re included in the top section that’s why I am proud of my daughter’s achievement. Sometimes, parents expect too much from their children in school. I am guilty of scolding her when my patience runs out when we are studying for exams but, I realized that kids can only take so much. Memorizing pointers to review for 8 subject is not a walk in the park! If I get confused due to tons of topics during training, the struggle is twice as hard to my daughter.
In celebrating small wins, we can make our children feel that their improvement means a lot to us. It will boost their confidence as they know that we believe in what they can do. When was the last time you appreciated your children’s drawings? Did you give them a pat on the back for passing the exam?
My adorable little man! He’s 3 years and 6 months old. To be honest, we are always worried about his weight because as compared to his sister and cousin, he’s thin. He does not drink milk anymore because of an accident that happened more than a year ago. Good thing his weight and height are in the normal range when we checked them last week.
The baby boy brings joy not just to me and husband but to the whole family, too. At his age, he can: count 1-10, sing ABC and Bahay Kubo ng bulol bulol pa, memorize lines in Sing and Mickey Mouse movies, name Marvel characters, knows how to follow requests ( pakitawag si Papa, pakikuha ng towel si Mama etc.) eat full meals ( buti matakaw sya sa solids and loves eating fruits and veggies) uses “po” and ” opo” when talking to us and a whole lot more! Oh, he also tells us when he’s hungry, full or sleepy. You’re doing a good job, baby! Keep it up!
I love sharing stories about my kids, our simple life and misadventures. I hope you enjoyed this post about my kids and parenting as much as I did. Can’t wait to write about their highlights this February. Have a lovely month ahead!