I am a heavy snacker. I’d snack more than once in between meals everyday. And just like me, my lil’ Ms. GJG loves snacking too. So much so that it has become a hobby and that at times, I feel pressured to prepare her healthy, comforting snacks.
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the post I did that was a bit sentimental.
My silly, messy eating, spaghetti face babies won’t be babies for long.
I have to admit. Having no helper for two months can make me take for granted the lil’ things everyday. That despite the workload, the messy house, the untidy rooms that I have to clean and fix everyday, I am lucky I get to spend time with my kids. That I have the option to not have a regular job and be away with them. That despite feeling tired and exhausted almost all the time, they long for me more than they long someone else (read: yaya). And because we love snacking, it is during merienda time that we enjoy the most. We get to pick a snack we want. Be messy, be silly and just enjoy. Never minding the messy table, the crumbs on the floor nor the hands covered in sauces. At that moment, I can truly say I am lucky to be spending my afternoons with two beautiful human beings.
Moms will always be emotional. We are wired that way. As I was browsing through my computer’s photo files, I couldn’t help but be amazed at how time really is passing by. If we get too caught up worrying about the chores, the errands and the gajillion things we need to do, we won’t truly appreciate what is happening to us in the present. My being emo got even more validated upon seeing the new TVC of Del Monte.
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Soon, my lil’ Ms. GJG will go to a big school. That means less time at home and almost a full day in school. In a month’s time my lil’ Mr. GJG turns one. How time flies indeed. I know I won’t be ready emotionally when the time comes when I’ll be eating merienda alone. I know I’ll be sad, more sentimental and less silly and messy. That’s why as much as I can, I’m here for them now because I want to create memories that I can look back to when they’re older.
Here are a few photos that I just want to share with you all. Pagbigyan na ang pagiging emotera ko. Minsan lang naman.
Gabbie feeding her baby brother his first solid meal.
J& J being silly inside the playpen together.
Gabbie & I during our first official mom-daughter date.
Juro and I enjoying at a friend’s party.
My constant dates that make snack time more fun.
That’s why I love snack time. I get to spend it with my kids.