Thursday, October 27, 2016
Via asked me for P60 this morning.
I asked, Why?
V: It's to pay Teacher Rachel.
Me: And why do you need to pay Teacher Rachel?
V: She asked me why I didn't go for recess. I said I didn't have baon. So she gave me P60 to buy in the canteen.
Arrrrrrghhhhh! She told Tita she did not want to bring any snacks for recess and now this!
So I gave her the P60 to pay her teacher.
Getting Via to develop good study habits has been really hard, Sometimes we're good, even laughing and joking, having fun while studying. Sometimes, it's a battle!
The last terrible study time battle we had ended with me screaming at the top of my voice and pinching her. (I know, bad mommy moment). She cried for like an hour but I didn't want to give in. I could see her peeking in the room but I pretended not to notice. She kept on throwing paper on the bed which I ignored. (I knew they would be Mom, I'm sorry notes). In the end she came inside the room and said she was sorry.
Me: Why are you crying Via?
V: Because you sounded so angry.
Me: I AM very angry!
Me: Okay Via, how do you want to study? How often and what time?
Via: Everyday.....at 6 o'clock....
Me: All right. Let's do it everyday, 6 o'clock except weekends. Only on weekdays.
Me: But...if you have a test on a Monday, then we also study Sunday afternoon. Okay?
The next few days were sorta okay. Then semestral exams. I said we have to study everyday because this is the most important test of the year. We barely got started when she started acting up. Doodling, laying her head on the table, basically not doing anything.
I said, "that's it! You study when you want. I won't bug you about it. Put your things away. We're done." Then I got up and went to bed to read my book.
She sat there sniffling. After a while I heard furious scribbling which went on for about 20 minutes. Then she got up and handed me her notebook. She did her homework and wrote me a note.
|I am sorry. Even when sometimes I cry like that it is just like you've given up on me, I sad seeing someone I really love just give up on me.|
Friday, October 21, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
At Via's classmate's birthday party yesterday during a Bring Me game...
Bring me 5 prettiest mommies!
Kids rushing, grabbing and dragging their mommies to the party host hoping to be one of the 5 and get a prize.
Via was just standing there ... watching.
I asked her, "Aren't you joining? Don't you want a prize?"She said, "No, I'll join other games."
Hmmmm she always joins games always dragging me in front for whatever games need mommies.
Later after the party.......
I asked her, (because I couldn't let it be......my daughter does not think I'm pretty!) Ha Ha Ha
Why didn't you join the prettiest mommy bring me game?.... What were you waiting for? Bring me the oldest mommy? (She always says I am the oldest Mommy among her classmates mommies)
Mom (her tone exasperated) you have short hair! How can short hair be pretty?!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
To close the summer vacation with a bang, Via and I went wall climbing with my friend Becky. She loved it! After doing the kiddie wall to test the waters, she immediately asked to do the adult walls and quickly progressed to the wall with auto bellay. I only made 3 or 4 climbs as I had an elbow injury which I did not want to aggravate. Via, however, went from wall to wall to wall...she couldn't get enough of it.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
It seems to me that summer breaks are getting longer and longer. It's more than three months! I dread the time when Via's school decides to adapt the new school year from August to June. That will be 5-6 months break during the transition.
It's hard to find activities to occupy her during the summer. No matter what I have lined up, there are still days when there's nothing to do and she resorts to watching videos on YouTube. It's not like my own childhood when my Mother did not have to worry about how I would pass my time. I just spent the whole day outside the house playing with the neighborhood kids. It was a different time.
So what did she do this summer?
Guitar Lessons and Soccer Training
Swimming Lessons and Pilipino Camp in school
Badminton Training and Hip Hop Dance Workshop
Of course what is summer without going to the beach?
She learned to bike, attended birthday parties and visited Kidzania twice. I asked her which activity she enjoyed most in Kidzania. She said it was the Music Studio. She wants to be a rock star. Arrrgh!
Whew! I never had that much activity in my time. The most was a Personality Development Course when I was in high school and swimming lessons in Grade 2.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Thought bubble: What the fudge should I say??? I have to answer the question. I can't just ignore it! Think! Think! I can't take too long thinking about it.....hmmmm.....
Me: Well Via, when two people love each other, one way they express that love is through sex.
Via: Don't say it! Why are you saying S-E-X?
Me: What's wrong with saying sex?
Via: Eeeeeewwww, it makes me want to barf! So why did you and Daddy have S-E-X?
Me: I already told you. Sex is something God created for a man and a woman to express their love for each other. But...only after getting married because if it is before marriage, it is a sin.
Via: Tell me the story of how you met Daddy again...
Okay... (anything to get off that topic) :)
Saturday, January 2, 2016
We were in the grocery the other day and Via saw this Maya cake flour with the Frozen princesses on the box. She thought it was pancake mix and we just discovered our mistake when we got home. So instead....she wanted to bake a cake. We followed the recipe on the back of the box of the Maya cake flour.
Here's the Twerp's masterpiece. Tadaaa....
Maya cake flour mix was especially made for kids. The recipe at the back even indicated which steps were kid friendly tasks. It was her idea to put marshmallows on top. We will have it for dessert after dinner. I'm sure it's going to be yummmmy!