Contrary to what most people believe, soldiers are underpaid. I mean, that amount in exchange of months, sometimes years, away from their loved ones?
Well, this is not an Army wife's rant.
I just want to say that I am at home, not because we can afford it, but because my daughter needs a parent and not just a financial provider. Her father's away to work so she obviously needs me. And being an unica hija, most of my husband's salary goes to her needs. You may not see it in her slim body, but she can wolf down a pack of cookies in a day. It may not be evident in her printed legs but her beauty essentials hold most of the bathroom's caddy. She will say "I'm bored, Nanay" a lot of times but her toys and books occupy a room. "I have nothing to do, Nanay", says she when I try to catch a glimpse of what's showing on Star Movies or Asian Food Channel; but we actually have cable TV installed for her Disney Junior and Nickolodeon. And if you notice, she has more OOTD photos than I do. She has more clothes and shoes than me, yes!
The infamous quote most striving parents say may be true this time, "kahit panty hindi ako makabili, mabilhan lang kita". My husband's salary is fully remitted to me, to be honest. But you know, house rent, bills and everyday food eat it all up. That's why I'm
trying going to do my best to at least thrive for something that can be labeled as unimportant - such as shopping for new clothes.
|Will try to channel this look.|
I am saying this because as I was mentally styling myself for my little lady's Moving-Up Day on Saturday and realized I only got a pair of jeans. The letter sent to parents stated that attire should be semi-formal. I contest that. My semi-formal is all about cocktail dresses, glossy purses and blings. R and I decided we'll go casual chic (gumaganun?!). And I will wear my one and only Charles and Keith heels. Emphasize on the only. Haha! But you know, I won't let that bother me (this asthma is already making me anxious). There are bigger problems in the world than just having a single pair of a 6-year-old jeans. Right?
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