Ryland asked, “Mommy are we having turkey?” No. I cooked spaghetti. He kept saying “Mommy, you’re the best,” because he likes spaghetti. Binola pa ako ng anak ko.
In the afternoon, I pulled out the dying and withering flowers that I planted out in the front and the side of our house. My marigolds looked like this when I first planted them in June.
R heard me complaining about my back when I finished. “Hindi ka kasi nag-e-exercise.” He didn’t have the to say that. Siya nga itong tamad kumilos at laging nasa harap ng computer or TV. While sometimes, I feel like I’m a single mom. I’m the one who’s always up on my feet, the one looking after the kids, going to doctor’s and dentist’s appointments. If I ask him to give Ryland a bath, he sometimes makes me feel like he’s doing me a favour. Even my niece A was complaining that he doesn’t pitch in in mowing the lawn. Nakaka-inis.
R was upset that I have asked Shaw to remove our free channels. We’ve had them since March. When I called Shaw last week, I was told that they haven’t got the chance to remove the free channels in some areas. I felt that we were stealing from them. R said that there were lots of household that still have the free channels and it was not a big deal. Well, that’s not how I want to raise my children. (And I’m also scared that if Shaw discovered it on their own, that I would have to pay a sort of penalty.) Ryan also wanted the channels back and even added that to his wish list. I told him to ask Daddy to pay for them and then we’ll have them back on.
I clipped R’s nails on his right hand since his left hand was weak due to his injured finger. It was the first time I did it. I cut my kids’ nail, but never his. I noticed that his right pinkie is crooked. He said that it’s been like that eversince.
At night, Ryland and I read Dr. Seuss’ “Hop on Pop.” He read most of the words. I taught him how to read the rhyming words. Ryan was amazed at Ryland’s progress in reading.
Mom: That’s how you all were, when you guys were just starting to read.
Ryan: Even me?
Mom: Yeah, and Kuya Reggie, too.
I gave Ryland lots of pats in the back.