25 August 2012

Hello Kitty Forever

In my I ♥ Hello Kitty post, I have told you how my fondness with the royal feline started. Now that Sophia's aware of her existence, I am going a bit crazier about that kikay kitten, especially that there will be a big event in NBC Tent tomorrow - er, later. I won't be there, sadly. How frustrating. 

n their Sanrio Gift Gate Philippines Facebook fan page, they have posted teasers as to how much the items were priced for the warehouse sale. And it made me feel more thwarted. I know that we have enough Hello Kitty items everywhere in the house that one can tell that we're fans, but I really can't help not to buy things that has HK's face. 

You get me, right?

19 August 2012

Sophia's 1st Assessment: Good in Manipulatives

She spent her 1st day in the drawing board.
Whenever my Little Bebeng (LB) brings home her assignment notebook, it causes me panic as to what her teacher had written there. Well, she was scheduled to have her first assessment last August 17th. I thought it was something else. I'm scared to see that I'm being called for juvenile delinquency! Haha. Nah, she's too young for that. And I will tell her father dearest to be present for that event in case it happens. Just so he'll feel what his parents felt when we were in highschool. Oh, maybe I will accompany him and bring a first-aid kit. I don't want him to get sick and suffer from hypertension. Yes, a stretcher or stand-by ambulance might help, too. Okay, I'm exaggerating things. Sophia is a good girl. Well, she has these attacks I would like to call "wriggler attack" that definitely resemble to the movement of a wriggler. In Filipino, a kiti-kiti. She has tendencies to be all over the place. Some says it's a good sign of being healthy as opposed to a kid, lame & sitting in one corner, very close to be a wallflower. But sometimes, LB was beyond being active.

During LB's first day in school, she was all giggling & smiling. She didn't do all the tasks that she was supposed to do but I'm relieved that she didn't do anything offensive. Her 2nd day was different, she refused to join in the circle, where they were all singing and dancing, and chose to play with puzzles. She wailed like a baby cow prepped for slaughter house until it was time for snacks. She wanted to eat her baon right away without doing their routine. Her teacher's rule: you can't eat until you pray. And like a mother hen worried for my favorite chick, I asked her teacher if I can help her. Teacher said yes, but only if she will pray. So the rest of her classmates were half way through their food when she finally prayed with her teacher that goes along like this, "Aming Diyos, Salamat Sa'Yo, sa mga pagkaing ito, Amen." LB's face lit up when I entered their classroom to help her with her food. But I left her the moment I saw she can do it by herself. It has always been my motherhood mantra to teach her to be independent. Since then, it was a much easier life for the two of us. Their school director was right. She tends to run over the lives of the adults around her. She thought that she can do things as she pleases because once she throws tantrums, us, the adults around her easily give in. I slightly blame myself for not educating her nanny then. And well, MIL said she didn't want to go through all the nag & sermon so she lets LB does her things. As the mother of the kid-on-jury, I must do everything to make it right. Even if it made my heart bled so many times, I never gave in. So far, so good. Well, there were occasional bouts of arguments, but that's how a normal mother-daughter relationship should be. I think it's healthy. It can't be goo-goo and gah-gah all the time, you know.

10 August 2012

In Sickness & In Health

I've been on a bed arrest for a day and did not do anything online, not even on my phone. That means, no checking of email, no Facebook, no Twitter, no joining of blog giveaways, no blogging, and most of all, no RSVP-ing to the two events I should have been attending to today. The said events are the New Beginnings' Progressive Parenting Talk in partnership with Glam-O-Mamas and the The Bourne Legacy special screening in Shang Cineplex, made possible by Nuffnang & Mandaue Foam. I got the Progressive Parenting Talk pass just by registering in Glam-O-Mamma's website. I won the Bourne Legacy tickets for two by blogging about Mandaue Foam which you can see here.
I was really disappointed to the author of this blog yesterday when I can't even get up to fetch myself a glass of water. I was dizzy & vomiting. I hate being sick. So even if my nose is still dripping something I abhor to smell & see, I turn on the pink machine and told myself to tell the two events' organizer that I can't go.