Keep it quiet!
They are the partner in crimes, my mama is the spoiler and she bacame a bratty while we were in my parents house. Everything that Ate Princess says she will just say amen. Almost all of my rules were being broken. And my mothers mantra …”paminsan-minsan lang naman…” Everyday her sugar dose would jack up. If she wants a candy or chocolate or anything she wants she’ll not ask me, for sure I will not give her sugar, errr….candies and she’ll go directly to her lola and within five minutes as quickly as she could or the househelp there’s the princess wish.
Everyday ate Princess would wake up very early and her question would be ” is mama still here?”And hurriedly she’d go out our bedroom and call for her mama. After eating breakfast she’ll go with her grandma to the school.
During lunchtime she’ll make another wish, that her mama would feed her. Oh my gulay! And there I go again I would tell her to eat her food without asking anybody’s assistance since she know it already. Being far from my folks, and we no longer have a househelp here in abroad I made sure of it to train my kids to be independent as much as possible. And while we are in my parents place I can’t help myself not to let her become so much dependent, or maybe, I was just afraid that the independency that i thought her would vanish and such inconsistency would pose as a problem when we go back home after the vacation.
It was more of a battle of the will, of whom to be followed and there it ended as our vacation was put to end.
I was happy that she has all the overflowing love from the grandparents especially from mama but I was too afraid that that love was changing her and that would make her a rotten brat.
And sometimes we have to draw the line between discipline and giving love. Sometimes too much pampering is not good. And from time to time Ate Princess would ask me lots of whys. It’s like my authority has been questioned if I’ll handle things differently as to what she’d experienced from her grandma. And for now she’s always looking forward to going on another vacation to her grandparents in Pinas for surely in her mind she’s truly loved by mama and in its truest sense she felt that love only that the dosage was too much. Maybe, it’s really like that when it comes to grandchildren, they are the apple of their eyes. Hokey, so I rest my case…he…he…he.
When we were in my parents place during our vacation my father and Sean got along quickly, they bonded, and most of the time Sean would look ahead for some playtime with his grandfather after office work. They would happily march together while singing some tagalog kiddie songs or play hide and seek.
Mornings before going to work Sean would reach out her cutie little arms to his lolo, he wants to go with him to his work and most of the time we had to hide if the lolo and lola would leave. Everyday that’s our routine if we happen to wake up early and the folks are still in the house preparing for another day in the school so it means another trick to Sean or else he’ll cry.
Each day it’s like Sean’s always in the arms of my father. I know for sure that papa would always remember and those sweet memories with his grandchildren will always be cherished in his heart. And I will always tell them those stories, those heart-touching experiences while with their grandparents. Even a simple story can make my kids grow with love towards their grandparents.
If you fancy in doing some family tree, giving your children knowledge of their roots then i’m pretty sure that you would love this.
Last weekend we went to Villagio Mall, Landmark Mall and Hyatt Plaza for a shopping spree and here are my good finds:
A white blouse from Zara, it’s original price is Qr. 165 and I got it at Qr. 132 (it’s just the start of Zara’s sale so the mark down is not quite big and if you’ll wait for the further reduction, sometimes it’s 75% off and the problem would be all nice stuffs are gone by that time.)
Hmmm. .. this skirt belongs to the new collection therefore there’s no discount in it. I love this skirt and that’s me if i’ll like something w/ or w/out discount i’ll buy it.
This black blouse (100% silk) is Qr. 220 and after discount it’s Qr. 172
Graffiti bag from Nine West 30% mark down (Qr. 179).
Another Nine West bag (Qr. 149)
A slingback pointed toe court shoes from Marks and Spencer.
I shopped also from Mango (2 weeks ago) and I got a dress half its price, a bag, pants, and some blouses. Most of my purchases from Mango have 50% discount. Not bad:)
There are items that ranges from 20 to 50 riyals in Zara, mostly basic T shirts & tank tops but I’m not in need of those stuffs. And surely, my shopping spree would be like in another year again. Read: A big smile in my lips…
Scene: Having lunch in our friends house.
Princess: Dad Yam, why are you using your hand? Why you don’t use your spoon and fork?
Dad Yam: Ummm…it’s more delicious if i’ll use my hands.
In Villagio Mall you can find these shops on sale: Mango , Zara, Topman, Topshop, Bershka, Pull and Bear, and Claire’s, Xanaxa, Evans, River island,Oysho, Cool Cat, Salsa,Pimkie,Boggi and Limited Too.
Wedgwood & Waterford and Dune in Landmark
Promod Shop in City Center
Adams Kids in City Center and Landmark Mall
Pumpkin Patch in The Mall and Villagio Mall
Camaieu in Villagio Mall
Aldo in Hyatt Plaza
Nine West is also on sale (City Center, Hyatt Plaza, Landmark Mall)
Furla, Sergent Major and Kekos in Landmark
Scene: In the tv room while watching Cinderella 2.
Princess: Mommy, where is my husband, why i don’t have a husband?
Mom: You are still young, when you grow old enough to have a husband then you’ll have one.
Princess not contented with my answer went to her daddy in the kitchen.
Princess: Daddy, why I don’t have a husband?
Daddy: Wait til you get older then you’ll have a husband.
Princess: Okay, when i grow up then i’ll have my husband like Cinderella. But, why not now?