My Archives: March 2002

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

I just turned 35 last weekend. Suddenly, I remember a conversation I had with my husband's friend about what people our age should be doing. The dialogue went something like this: [more]
12:53 PM GMT+8

Thursday, March 21, 2002

At the rate our kids ask (or is it order?) us to do things, you'd think by now parents would have grown more than one pair of hands. Now that we have two kids at home, my hubby and I usually find our hands full with things like bottles, dirty diapers, and storybooks.

With Ali around, my husband and I have also tried to spend more time with Adi. It has happened though that Adi really has to wait a bit before he can get what he wants from us. Recently, when he requests something from his dad and his daddy has to take care of some things first, Manuel would say: "What do you see Adi?" and the script of question and answer goes on till Adi realizes that daddy has his hands "full."

11:27 AM GMT+8

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Is anyone in your family sick? There's a nasty virus going around (the Philippines, I suppose) that almost everyone you meet will either have cough, colds, and a fever. [more]
10:46 AM GMT+8

Thursday, March 14, 2002

"When will you be thin, Mommy?" my son Adi asked me out of the blue yesterday. Just to make sure I got things correctly, I asked him: "Why, was Mommy thin before she got pregnant?" [more]
10:41 AM GMT+8

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

It's March and the nights and the early mornings are quite cool. Today, we woke up to find it drizzling outside. Talk about the weather being funny... [more]
10:57 AM GMT+8

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Dead Poets Society was one movie I throroughly enjoyed when I saw it. "Carpei Diem," or seize the day - the character played by Robin Williams would spout. Well, "seizing the moment" might as well be one's motto when dealing with a baby - or life, I suppose. [more]
10:15 AM GMT+8

Monday, March 11, 2002

With a new baby in the house, the days just seem to go by like a blur. The nights, though, go ever so slowly, as my husband says that we seem to have a New Yorker living in our room. We're not complaining though. Adi was still more challenging to handle when he was this big (or should it be small?). I guess we were also more uptight as parents then. Having a second child really teaches one to relax more. [more]
01:16 PM GMT+8

Friday, March 8, 2002

Once in awhile, my daughter Ali suddenly lets out a loud cry while sleeping. Upon checking her, we notice that she has a handful of her fine hair clenched in her little fist. She pulls her own hair, thereby inflicting pain upon herself, then cries... [more]
11:46 AM GMT+8

Thursday, March 7, 2002

My son, Adi, relishes the fact that I am on maternity leave at present. He likes the thought that when he comes home from school every afternoon, I will be around. He even knows the term "maternity leave" now and asks how come I'm not on maternity leave always. [more]
12:54 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, March 6, 2002

We went and heard mass this morning. Prior to doing so, we stopped by the bibingka stand to place our order for 24 bibingkas. My husband was treating his officemates this morning for their 9am coffee break. [more]
12:40 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, March 5, 2002

My son Adi is 5 going on, I don't know what age. I think that's how it is with kids. They say things sometimes which make us adults stop and think if we've been fooled into thinking that we know more than they do. [more]
11:15 AM GMT+8

Friday, March 1, 2002

For a day, we take a break from pleasant things like parenting and kids and turn to the frustrating world of Philippine politics. You'd think by now you've heard the last of the Erap saga. Nope, looks like this badly-made movie intends to make Lav Diaz's 5-hour Batang West Side look like a commercial. [more]
11:10 AM GMT+8

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