Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Funny Guy Pretends to be Kuya

Mommy calls home to check on the boys. Funny Guy, Maki, answers the phone.

Mommy: Hi Baby. How are you?
Maki: Okay lang po.
Mommy: Where's Kuya? Sabihin mo usap siya ni Mommy.
Maki: Wait lang po...

(short pause)
Maki: (sort of changes his voice) Hello, Mommy?
Mommy: Hello. O, where's Kuya Miko?
Maki: (tries harder to change his voice) Si Kuya Miko na po ito!

Ngye! Mommy almost fell over her chair. Cute prank, honey, but you have to try harder! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Like Father, Like Son

Remember my little Funny Guy?

Well, here's his Dad...

There's never a dull moment with my boys around! :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mommy and Kuya

This, so far, is my favorite picture of me and my firstborn, Miko, who is now 11 years old. As his mom, I've learned that:
  • Miko is a little cranky in the morning so it is best to let him be. He'll warm up a little later. :)
  • Like Mommy, he can listen to his favorite song over and over (and over and over and over...) again.
  • Miko prefers pasta with white sauce (fettucine alfredo and carbonara).
  • A complete fastfood meal for Miko would be: 1 piece chicken (spicy), 2 cups of rice, burger, large coke and 1 hot fudge or Oreo McFlurry. I'm comforted by the thought that he is a growing boy and he is also into sports (basketball).
  • Miko can now stay up at a much later time than I can! Good thing he is only allowed to do this on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • My son is not a morning person. No matter how much sleep he gets, we still have to drag him out of bed every single day.
  • Miko dances very well. My li'l boy has rhythm!
  • Like his Dad, he loves trivia. He enjoys watching Animal Planet, National Geographic, History Channel and Kap's Amazing Stories. This is sooooo not Mommy!
  • He can't get enough of The Flying Fiesta at Enchanted Kingdom.
  • He is innately smart in Math and Science... something which still amazes me and Hubby.

Finally, at 11 years old, my Miko is still that sweet little boy who wants Mommy by his side when he's not feeling well or when he's in pain...who calls Mommy in the office because he can't wait to tell her they won a game today... who is so proud to show Mommy off to his classmates during school events.

I am just so happy to be his Mom!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Me, Myself & I

Some things you may not know about me yet.

1. Human bodies are normally composed of blood and water. I think mine’s made up of blood and soda.

2. I would rather listen to my music player than watch TV. As a teenager, I spent most of my free time listening to my favorite songs inside my room.

3. When I do watch TV, I choose one show/program and stick to it. I hate switching channels even during commercial breaks.

4. I can’t stand heavy metal music.

5. I love videokes.

6. My family matters more to me than anything else. I can and will give up my career to become a fulltime mom and wife anytime Hubby asks me to.

7. As a student, the subject I least liked was History / Social Studies.

8. Back in elementary and high school, I never got a grade below 90%.

9. I love dancing and it loves me back.

10. I have two cool brothers who always come to my rescue at any time of day. Tested, proven and much appreciated!

11. I rarely miss deadlines.

12. I love presents and surprises! Who doesn’t?

13. I love Reese’s peanut butter cups.

14. I never liked the taste of tofu.

15. I’m lousy at sports.

16. I can listen to Frank Sinatra’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” over and over again.

17. “Beautiful In my Eyes” and “The Way You Look Tonight” top my list of sweetest songs a man can ever sing for the love of his life.

18. I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano.

19. I hate root beer.

20. I am my parents’ only daughter and I think that even though I’m not the youngest, I am and will always be the baby of the family.

21. I don’t think I can handle long-distance relationships.

22. I love traveling… only if it means bringing Hubby and the kids along.

23. The movie “The Story of Us” never fails to make me cry.

24. Even as a little girl, I preferred the color blue over pink. I thought pink was too girly. I still do.

25. I am very particular about the clothes I wear but prefer going classic over trendy.

26. I always come to work at least an hour early. I enjoy having some “me” time of peace and quiet before the hustle and bustle.

27. I get irritated by people who are too full of themselves that they forget being part of a bigger whole.

28. I also get irritated by people who mask envy with indifference.

29. I prefer “Chocolait” over ”Chuckie” and yes, there’s a difference!

30. I find older men more attractive than younger men or men my age.

31. I’m very affectionate. I love to hug and kiss… and to be hugged and kissed in return.

So there, 31 things about 31-year old me.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Funny Guy

Maki (son #2) is the “Funny Guy” at home. Here are some of his unforgettable lines:

Maki (3 yrs. old):

“Mommy, Mommy, inaasar ako ni Kuya. Nang-iinis siya, Mommy. Ginagalit niya ako… kaya… kaya… kaya sinuntok ko siya.” – Talk about self-defense!

(to his classmate) “Ano’ng Michael mo?” - Maki actually wanted to know the complete name of his classmate. Given that all the boys at home are named Michael (Dad and Kuya), Maki must have thought all boys are named Michael and only the second name varies (like Romulus for his Kuya and Remus for him). Cute kid, huh!
Maki (1-2 yrs. old):
“Happy Daddy’s name!”­ – Translation: Happy Father’s Day! I don’t know where he got that. Hahaha!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

When the Clock Stopped Ticking

Every time a promo girl at the mall asks for my age when I claim promo items or prizes, I would answer “thirty” with my I’m-not-like-the-others-I-don’t-mind-telling-you-my-age look.

So here’s the case. Hubby’s younger sister turned 30 yesterday. I don’t know why but while I was in the shower this morning, I said to myself, “Hey, I’m only a month older than she is.” I was still smiling while thinking about the age gap between me and Hubby when I suddenly stopped. Something just didn’t seem right.

Wait a minute. I was born 1978. It’s 2009. I can’t be thirty!

And so I did the math and remembered I turned thirty-one last month. Alone at my desk and in front of my computer, I giggle like crazy just thinking about the many times I said “thirty” to the promo girls at the mall during the past weeks. Hahaha! Now, I understand why I got blank faces for about three minutes when I interviewed housewives before and asked for their age. Somehow, a woman’s age counter just stops ticking at 30.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mommy Projects

Here’s a list of the things I plan to do when I have more time to spend at home (and I mean more time… say, two to three months of paid vacation):

1. Hold a garage sale. Yes, we have accumulated too many stuff over the past nine years that our home is filled to the brim. I know I have to do some major sorting and I need to identify the things that we can do without. Hubby and I are guilty of buying things just because they’re on sale and justifying these purchases with, “We might need them eventually.” As of this writing, we have so many things in the house that can be labeled under this category.

This will be a little tricky, though, because the last time I tried to get rid of stuff we haven’t been using for at least a year, here’s what happened:

Me: Babe, don’t you think it’s time to get rid of these? They’ve been sitting there for the past year unused. I think we need more space.

Hubby: But Mommy, remember we had a reason for buying them. We have to recall why we bought them before we decide if we really need to get rid of them.

That’s it. I gave up. The mental activity was far more tiring I knew I’d end up with a terrible migraine!

2. Fix the other room for my not-so-little boys. I really have to do this soon. I’m two years away from having a teenager in the house.

3. Do some major housekeeping (read as makeovers for the living and dining room). Okay, okay! The entire house needs a makeover!

4. Sort the many, many family pictures stored in our computer and pick the ones that should be printed. Hence, it’s also time to update our photo library.

5. Learn how to cook. I love spending time in the kitchen and I dream of being so kitchen savvy that my hubby and kids would prefer my cooking over dining out.

6. Read all those books I bought each time I promised myself I’d catch up on my reading but never had the chance to.

7. Watch the DVDs I bought. These are the ones filed under “Mommy’s Stuff…” usually romantic comedy films and Korean drama series.

8. Think of a small home business I can easily manage even after I go back to work.

9. Find ways to increase traffic on my site. Although I started blogging because I missed writing, I also welcome the idea of earning through my blogs. Hehehe!

10. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. How I love the idea of not having to wake up so early in the morning and drag yourself to the bathroom because you have to report for work!

Wondering why the list didn’t include spending more time with my family? Because I already spend most of my free time with them hence my backlogs on the above. Hahaha! I suck at housekeeping but I think my being a wife and a mom matter more. Don’t you agree? =)

PS: I think I need more than three months to do all these! Hahaha!