Wednesday, November 28, 2007

People's reactions

I have done a fair few things the past weeks, buy food at the chinese take away, gone to the bank and opened an account, arranged my govt payments etc.. I am pretty amazed how ppl react to the idea of me having 3 boys one after the other. With no yayas around -- i have to cart of the 3 rugrats with Patrick in all those establishments..... Ppl cant seem to resist to ask about my children, their ages and how they are at home... Some chuckle and say "oh having 3 boys it must be fun..." and they have this really weird facial expression. Some say 'good luck' to me (heck am I taking a test or something that I need a good luck?) --- and 'surely you will have a better deal in about 2 to 3 years'. Some just have this funny laugh giving me the impression -- its not possible to live normally with 3 boys.. I even get constant questions if my kids were twins --- worse they say my boys are triplets and you see those ppl whispering... Some say it out loud and a couple of time -- I just said they were triplets.... (and have a little laugh myself). g

However it is possible to live normally -- not perfectly but --- just live simply and man, just dont expect a spot less house alright, not a full structured day but is feasible to get things done (just not all in one day). I dont get to do the same things I used to do like go shopping and arrive home and all the kids have been fed and have had a bath...

My day is like -- I wake up try to give a decent breaky to the kids - have my bread and coffee..... Give them a bath (complete with brush teeth and lotion the body ha) and then we play, watch tv.. I spend my time folding the clothes (3 sets plus Patricks-- madami yon) and fixing our wardrobe.. I am still in the process of organizing the stuff the came with our 13 boxes. I then prepare Patricks lunch and in between mind the children or change diapers.... We muck around too -- I am like a clown at times,...... and they laugh so loud! I guess these are the memories that I will treasure -- the past year admittedly I was way to busy for them. I am after all making up for that time,....

I love hearing when I give them their biscuits and milk the simple words like "Thank you very much MOM",.... nakakatuwa sila,.... they appreciate me,... I am glad the 2 boys will have spots for school na rin. Jerome will go to private daycare at $51 per day so he goes there Tues and Wed. Thurs and Fri he got into Public Pre school and a whopping $ 7 a day only. Jacob goes to the same school for kinder and I only pay $27 per year --oh my ---- how affordable is that. My 2008 will be more routinal with the kids in school and only Jorel with me at home from 9 to 3pm. I start my year to driving the kids and picking them up the Primary school -- just a like a typical mother should...

That wraps up my day--- for those ladies who are the nicest who take the time to read my mutterings -- ty -- you are true friends,... I am still adjusting so I guess the nxt few posts will be about my day.... those who have left messages -- you guys trully warm my heart -- ty for the support

4 comments:

Lee i. said...

Hi Joanne,enjoyed reading your entry and finding out how you are doing. You seem to be doing really well! Parang ang saya-saya. Ako, I don't think kakayanin ko ang ginagawa mo cause I don't drive and I don't cook. So you are inspiration to me. Not just scrapping, ha.

Alby said...

Hi Joanne! Great job! Being a full time mom is really a challenging career and you seem to be a natural. Your kids (and hubby, too!) are very fortunate to have you.

Anna Zalamea said...

Hi Joanne! So nice reading your stories! Reminds me of my mom when we moved to Canada 20 years ago. Both my parents gave up our "comfortable" lives in Manila (with yayas, drivers, etc.) and moved to a foreign country. They made a lot of sacrifices, and I am so thankful to them looking back at all their sacrifces. Someday, your kids will appreciate all your hard work. Happy holidays!!

C70 said...

Hey Joanne! Looks like you're really getting the hang of things over there! So glad you and your family seem to have adjusted to your exciting new way of life! :)

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