Jul 10, 2008

On Sundays and Weeknights

every night, the boys will wait for their father to come home. once they hear the gate opening they will rush to the door in all excitement. i can even say that sam bounces as he greets his father at the door. sam will make beso beso , basti will look for pasalubong, ( haha!) or his papa's cellphone . they can't wait for him to come home. it seems that he is the life of the house during the night. basti sometimes eat dinner with his father, afterwards the three of them would play , watch a movie togther in dvd, basti's choice of course . come midnight they would eat again, make some midnight snacks (sandwiches, popcorn, etc). basti and his papa has gained weight in the past few weeks. sam is still as skinny but bouncy as ever, he doesn't eat that much anyway. he just do a lot of horsing around. the kids love their papa tremendously and are always excited to see him every night. there is always a sense of peace, a sense of completeness, an assurance that everything's okay and there's no need to worry everytime he's around..... basti enjoys his father company. i hope this continues until he grows older. on sundays, they take a bath together in front of the house, sam playing with the water hose, basti spraying water all over , all of them in shorts, except of course sam who's naked . basti does not want to wear brief in front of the neighbors, haha. he's just 6 and already conscious! on weekends too, when edwin go to the groceries he usually buy food which they can eat during their midnight snacks or weekends merienda. hotcakes, popcorns, french fries, yes i know these are junkfoods but these are food that we all enjoy and bonds us together . i bought what we call in tagalog as "pangkaskas ng yelo " and edwin has taken a liking to sago and gulaman, halo halo, etc. we are planning to make some mango sago this week. we are planning to concoct some more ice drinks in the future. edwin even makes ice candy occasionally. as for the kids, they have been addicted to one kind of food to another, there was a time that basti loves choco chips, now he loves oreo cookies and doesn't let anyone near his stash in the ref. they used to love jelly ace but they don't seem to like that much nowadays. of course jollibee foods are consistently popular. to sum up, my boys enjoy being together, eating , and watching movies together. They are such a happy bunch.

Jul 8, 2008

fridays and saturdays

fridays and saturdays are sad days for me. friday afternoons, basti and sam packed up their things and sleep over in their lola's house where we used to live before. the kids grew up in that house and they love it there. basti look forward to fridays knowing that he'll be there till sunday. i can't sleep when they leave friday afternoons. it's not because i worry... i have no reason to worry . it's just that i miss them as soon as they head out of the door, all excited and looking so happy to be away, knowing that i'll see sam only the next day and basti two days after. i feel so alone, i can totally feel the emptiness of the house, and i feel so lonely that i can't go back to sleep . i watched dvd movies instead of sleeping. usually on fridays, i only get to sleep around 4 hours starting from 5pm to 9pm. before going home, their papa would drop by my mother in law's house to bring pasalubong and then would come home around 9pm. he'll wake me up, prepare some food for me, and by 11pm i'll be out of the house. saturdays after work, knowing there's no one waiting for me at home, i'll dilly dally around the mall or just go online, or sleep some more. i guess i should be thankful that i have extra time for myself, but somehow i'm not. i feel that those times should be for me and my kids and my husband alone, since we really don't have much time to bond together on weekdays. well, the kids bond with their father a lot during weeknights , but me, i usually just sleep the whole day after work being a call center agent. but what can i do, the kids love being there and i'm at the point where i have given up trying to force my basti to come home on saturdays. so even if i'm lonely, alone, and "single" during the fridays and saturdays, i try to enjoy it as much as i can. i watch a lot of dvd movies and tv series, go online a lot, do scrapbooking, sleep , sleep , sleep which i need anyway for my unborn baby. i guess i would like fridays and saturdays and sundays to be mine knowing that when the baby comes, i won't have much time for basti and sam anymore especially during the first 2 months. by the time my husband gets home saturday afternoon with sam in tow, i'm too exhausted to stay awake, so saturdays are really not good. but sundays are good though, especially when basti's at home. the boys bathe together, we cook lunch, we make palamig and desserts , go to church, or just watch movies together.sundays are fun. i just wish i have more time for the kids, hayy..