…is all about these two.
Three weeks into school and I’ve never been more dedicated being a homemaker and mother. I literally do everything—prepare their snack & lunch, bring them to school, do the laundry, do some chores, pick them up from school, help them with homework, prepare dinner, wash the dishes, do more chores, & finally sleep. Repeat five times a week for eight more months, enjoy summer for two months then repeat again for next school year—basically what a hands on/stay at home mom’s life is all about.
Well I mostly do everything. Thankfully, Instagram husband in training, Jago has stepped up the past few months. Since he’s out working the whole day, he only gets early morning and night time to spend with the kids on weekdays. He goes with me to bring the kids to school in the mornings and have volunteered to be the official parent to tuck the kids come night time.
MOM SO HARD
Being a parent to two grade schoolers, I thought I’d have enough time to accomplish a lot of things in a day. Turns out I don’t. Maybe I just want to do a lot of things? Or maybe there’s just really a lot of things I need to do? Either way, this week has proved that life can be boring yet exhausting. Hahahuhu.
Nothing special bringing and picking up my kids every single day to and from school. In fact it’s routinely mundane but what makes it special is how they kiss and hug me as I send them off to school and how their face lights up every time they see me at the gate waiting during dismissal.
Life since June. Hatid sundo, linis luto, laba plantsa. Aaaah motherhood. Weekdays aka school days make us (myself included) look forward to weekends even more!
My PE chic girl. Looking at pictures of her last year and grabe how she has grown so much! From weight and height to style and vibe. Huhuhu. Bebe girl don’t grow up too fast naman.
In five or ten years it will never be the same. My kids will be old enough not to need me as much as they used to. I’d probably have more time to finish my chores, errands and do more work/sponsored content yet I know I’ll miss being needed. It’s funny how I used to get excited for my kids to go to school and be at this age (you know when they’re old enough to construct ideas yet young enough that they still need me) when they were babies but now I miss the days when I’m just at home with a baby. Gaaaah I miss it when they were babies. I miss having a baby. Now I’m not in a hurry for them to achieve a certain milestone in their lives, no pressure from me. I just want to enjoy this stage of our lives even though the daily grind sometimes makes it hard to do so.
One of the things I no longer want to think about is what to wear. If you’re my co-parent you’ll mostly see me in this mom uniform. Heehee.
Filed under: Mom uniform. I wear either white or black v neck shirts daily and I have about five each. I pair it with whatever jeans I have at home and a pair slip ons. This plus my usual gym outfit are on heavy rotation. So much so that they don’t make their way back to my closet. I just pluck them out from a pile of clean, unfolded clothes waiting to be folded. ?
Uneventful days that don’t really make it to social media but you do get a glimpse of it on my Instagram stories.
THE PLUS SIDE
The plus side of having no helper: my kids do chores. They’ve been more cautious not to make a mess coz they know they’ll be the one to clean it up after! Heehee. We noticed there’s a big change when it comes to our kids’ behavior ever since summer. They get along more and have been more willing to help around the house, they’ve become quite independent.
Everyday moments aren’t always Instagram worthy. Most of the time it’s boring yet it’s in these moments you realize what’s important. Here’s Juro after school and after finishing his homework. We’re just killing time waiting for Gabbie’s dismissal. As I was working, I found him doodling. And out of nowhere he mumbled “I like waiting for Achi (Gabbie) because I get to do my homework and draw and you’re here with me too.”
I was taken aback by what he said. In my head I was stressing out as I was trying to work while figuring out a bunch of other things I need to finish while for him, it’s the exact opposite.
ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS
I miss having lunch with this little guy at home.
I have more than a handful of videos I wanna publish but haven’t found time to edit them. I have a few postcard stories from the trips we’ve taken the past few months (I still haven’t shared our Japan trip over Christmas! NKKLK!) and a bunch of product discoveries I wanna share but haven’t found time to take photos of them.
As much as I wanna do all the things I want to do, I have to prioritize what I need to do first. So I’m sorry if I haven’t been updating my blog as I used to. I remember last year I have enough time to write every day! Now during my free time, I write down the things I need to buy, figure out logistics on how not to get stuck in traffic while managing schedules, and fold the clothes while catching an episode or two of my favorite TV series.
Pausing. Especially on weekends because time is not on our side and our kids grow up fast. Reminding myself this everyday. To all the moms and dads struggling, trying to manage and balance work-home life, I hope this reminds you that whatever you’re going through, you’re not alone. And this stage of our lives will go by fast so take it easy, you got this! 🙂
Have a good weekend everyone!
*all photos used were taken with my phone*