Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I grew up in a place where getting massages is the norm. You have cough? No problem. You go to an old person who massages your cough away. Well, not the cough but the supposed source of the cough which is a dislocated something or other. Fever? Same thing. It might be that we believe because most of the time the massage worked. My husband was a bit skeptical when I told him about it but he now believes that there are some things that a massage is the better option than taking over-the-counter medicines. I cannot do much though, my hands and fingers get tired really easy but I can give a mean massage if you will ask the husband. He said I could probably explore more by attending massage workshops but when I asked him who is going to give me a massage he did not pursue the subject. Smart man, lol. The kids get a massage from me from time to time but they are both ticklish so a session does not end well. I only massage their legs and feet which apparently is where they are both ticklish at. I say, they will get better in time. Speaking of massages, I so want one right now. It may be time to go to the mall to find a good masseur.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The little man stayed home today. We did not think he was well enough to go to school so we decided to keep him. He has been sick for a few days now. He wanted to go to school but we would rather he stay home so we can monitor him better. This cough and cold has me worried because now the little girl is sick with it too. It is horrible to listen to kids breathing marred by congestion. The cool mist humidifier has been on almost full time. The little man can take medications but the little girl has to rely on back rubs and humidifier to get better. I cannot wait for this to be over so I can have my happy babies back. Please, let them get better.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Customized t-shirts have become very popular these days. Thanks to web to print storefront which offers online tools to be able to create custom designs. This Christmas, I want to get out of the norm and plan to give personalized t-shirts for my family and friends. Creating a design is so easy by simply uploading pictures or graphics and work on them through the various given selection on dimension, color and shapes. It will be nice to play with designs to come up with something that the receiver will hopefully like. It might just be worth spending time with.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The little man is home today. He is sick. He has cough and cold. We have decided to keep him home because we want to keep an eye on him and we also do not want him to bring whatever he has to his classmates. One sick child should be enough for one classroom. He normally fusses when he is told to stay home but today was different. When I asked him if he wanted to stay home because of his cough he readily agreed. No whining about missing school, no throwing a fit to get ready. He just calmly said yes. It worried me because I know my son, he hates missing school. He does not even want us to joke about him skipping school. But today, he said he will stay home. He did sound awful when he coughed and his nose is plugged. I hope he will get over this spell soon because I hate it when my babies are sick.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The little man came home from school one day bragging about how he can read time using analog clock. He was so thrilled. He can and has been able to tell time using digital clock since he knew his numbers. However, telling time using analog clock was a struggle. I could not explain it to him plain enough where he can understand. Thank goodness for his first grade teacher for this one. He looked at his father's wrist watch and told us the time, which was accurate. I thought about getting him a wrist watch of his own, but not from Reeds.com since he is still too young to know the material value of things. I plan on buying him something that is apt for his age, cheap but functional so he will retain and enhance that knowledge by looking at his watch every day. I look forward to him coming home everyday from school to know what he has learned. He is always willing to share even if sometimes he tells me he could not remember what he did at school some days :D
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Let me share to you a picture taken on one of our trips to Florida. This was at Key West. My kids were happy to play in the water. I let them enjoy hours of water and sun since the water was so calm with barely noticeable waves. The water was so clear too and there was not that many people on the beach. I think this beach is the closest to what the beach is like on the islands in Leyte. There were coconut trees, too! If not for it being too far away to drive, we probably would be back here often. As it is, the husband said it will require a really good reason for us to go back to the Keys because he is not going to spend that much time driving just to see the beach. I guess you could say that was our first and last time to go to Key West. Oh well, at least I have pictures to show for it.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
We spent a lot of times in Florida in the last few months. We spent days in Key West one week then a couple of weeks later we went to St. Pete's Beach to spend another few days. We even went to Orlando just to eat at my favorite eat-all-you-can seafood place. The husband said it was done to make up for the years we did not travel. Although there were days I wished we were home, I did not complain. I like traveling even if sometimes I do long for my own kitchen. There is nothing better than eating food I fix (even if I would be happier if somebody else does the cooking). Anyway, we had good days at the beach. The kids and I got sunburned. It was awful but, hey, that is what happens when you overspend time building what-nots on the beach, with kids. I did not get to do any adult activity because the kids are our priority. It would have been nice to just hire one of the limos in st petersburg and be driven around to go whenever or wherever without kids but it did not happen. Maybe next time. I know there is a next time because the husband said we will go to Florida again. I do not know when but I am willing to wait.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
The little man started school today. I had my worries. Unlike most parents, my worries included the teacher. Or the sanity of the teacher after my son is done with her, lol. Why, you might ask? Well, for one, the little man has not been around a lot of kids at any given time. Another thing, he does not do well with me telling him what to do. When I told him to write his name, he tells me he would rather draw. If I tell him to draw, he would rather read. So when I walked with him to his room, I had a lot of reminders for him. He could not wait for me to go. I got out of his room with my fingers crossed. It turned out I did not have to worry too much about him. Although he did act up the first few hours, his teacher told me he was very good the whole day. I am so relieved. He even said he loves school. I hope he will continue to behave while he learns and that he will continue to love school so everybody will be happy. I will post more about his experiences and activities in school when I get the chance. You can count on that :D