everyday with my son

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Second child

Sometimes I see families with first born kid doing good in school and some of the younger siblings is not soo much. I think one of the reason it is hard to teach subjects to children especially they are many years apart. One school work alone is already a burden and in order for a parent to review,  teach this to his/her kid would take an effort and if a parent has 2-4kids you can imagine the work that needs to be done. 

Kenzo is now in his grade school and we normally need about 1-2hrs to go over his subjects and it is taxing that takes some of my patience and power that I need to help Liam. 

Liam is a bit late on his studies and I hope we’ll find some strenght to go over all the topics he need to learn before starting nursery. 

School work

Comedian Jokoy said in one of his skit “when you are not good in math when you were on 7th grade dont expect to be good when you are an adult”. 
I just got good grades in college but never in grade or high school, now I am ‘in the dark’ on how to tackle grade school work and I am currently lost.  It was just about a week ago or 5weeks after Kenzo’s school started that I figured it out on what we are supposed to do, which left Kenzo a bit behind and we are now trying to catch up.  

Last week to next week will be his exams on various subjects and I realized that a parent study habits will also be the kids way.  How a parent move ahead,  procastinate,  do shortcuts,  or just he/she studies will dictate how his/her kid will too.  

Now going back to what Jokoy basically said,  if you are a lazy student there is a possibility that your kid will be too.  And that I think has a heavy truth to it.

Liam’s barber

Unlike Kenzo, Liam is kinda scared of getting a haircut. He would bawl upon learning that he is entering a barber shop, once he sees those big clunky chairs and a barber waiting for him while holding a pair of scissors is enough to make him scared. It is always tough to get his hair done but good thing,  Liam has a very nice shiny hair, surely the nicest set of hair I had ever seen, because of this he can delay haircuts as it always remained looking great.

When Kenzo started going to the barber he hated it, but after a while he learned to trust his permanent barber-Neil but one day after cutting Ken’s hair for about 3 years he just left and no where to be found.

Just today, mum brought Liam for a haircut and it seems he did not cry today. He entered my room shouting that “I got a haircut and did not cry and just closed my eyes like I were sleeping” (paraphrased for clarity).

Chikon

Liam loves fried chicken, yeah it is oily and unhealthy but he likes it. Sadly, it is not considered to be something of a go to food for toddlers but we cannot do much as Manila’s food are mostly salty, oily or sweet.

When he sees a Happy Donalds (Mc donalds) that is what he is going to get 4 out of 5 times, other times it is a toss up between Pancakes and Nuggets.

Compared to his brother, who is very picky, Liam is more of an eater.

He calls his favorite “Chikon” and he eats it with rice, sometimes even using his hands.

First day at San Beda

2 July was Kenzo’s first day at his big school, unlike his first day at JMS,  and he was very excited to go. His school starts very early at 630 am, and that first day did not started the way we hope it to be… that is because we overslept and we were woken up 9 mins before his school starts, in our defense we have a valid excuse (more on the next post).

That first morning was a mad rush, as we only have a few minutes to prepare and travel. When I woke up I grabbed the keys and prepared to leave the house on the same clothes I wore when I slept. Mum have some few things to do and we just dressed Kenzo inside the car while we were on our way. We got to school at 35 mins late, which is a bit embarrassing but at least we were there. The first day is just 2 hours long, it is more of an orientation and get to know stuff. Mum and I  just went to Mc Donalds for breakfast and went back to school to pick him.

It was a great day, even though that it was with a wild hiccup and at least it turned quite nicely in the end.

 

Close one.

Whew! That was a close call. I thought that is the end of it.
I suffered Diarrhea for about 10 days and it made me badly weak and dizzy, I had to go to the bathroom for about 10 times a day, for 10 days and it was really horrible. I was sent to the hospital at 2am and they pumped IV fluids in me. On the 9th day it still wont stop and I went to a Gastroentrenologist for help, she gave me a new set of meds and if that wont work I need to go thru Colonoscopy. Now that was a deal breaker, Colonoscopy is something I am not willing to do, it is embarrassing and expensive. SO if it will come to that I have to choose the easy way out.

I am fine with losing my life, as I had reached my peak and all seems to go downhill. I think the best part of my life and the best me was over.
Though I am ok with dying, I am not ready now. We are on the early stages of building our house, Kenzo will start at his big school and Liam has not been to the US with Kenzo yet.
I need to tick a few more boxes before I am ok to go, I think hopefully within 5 years, surely it should be.

 

Update: All is well and back to normal.  

We celebrated a birthday

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Mum’s birthday was yesterday and it was kinda tough because of how RAMBUNCTIOUS Liam and Kenzo can be. When I was told that we are gonna eat out I suggested that it is perhaps better to eat at home, take out some food from a resto and enjoy at the comforts of our home. I am worried that if we eat at a nice resto there might be a chaos–named Liam and Kenzo that we might not be able to handle.

We all started at about 6pm and by around 6:30 we are all at the tables deciding on what to eatr. It is a nice Casual Dining place called Yabu and the ambiance is nice, lighting subdued and other diners are fairly quiet. Then in a few minutes  they both started to make the chopsticks as their drumsticks and later as a harry Potter’s wand. A while after they shifted to  walk over the long couch, climb the seats, fight for M&Ms, playfully act around, shout, fake cry and what really made it worst is when they both grabbed the Mango Juice at the same time and spilled it.

It is both a gift and a curse to have active kids and what I learned is that it is better to lay them off nice restos where you have to wait for a long time for the food to be served, it makes them cranky and they are like a wound up rubber just waiting to spring out. I think they can handle Fast foods where we dont have to spend a long time. It is like order, eat and head out.. to a toy store.

 

Another year

Another year has passed that add another year to this blog. I started this when Kenzo is about a year and a half old and now he is to turn 7 by Oct and now we have Liam along with us.

Currently I am with Kenzo downstairs.  He is eating some snacks and watching Ryan Toy Review on youtube while Liam is upstairs taking a nap.

BTW, today is mum’s birthday and I think there would be some fancy dinner at the mall tonight.

Well, hope to edit all my previous post to make it readable but looking back at it it looks daunting.

Hope all will be good for another year. I hope for another trip and we are all exicited how the house will look like when it is done.

Ciao!

Snappish

I am off Zolodin, my own decision to stop, and I often find myself being irritable, impatient and snappish. Since I am often with my kids they get the load of my “attitude”. I am giving them a hard time all because I am battling my inner demons and a load of crap on my shoulders that is now getting heavier as days go past.

I am now not  being a good parent and I know I am more of a liability than am asset in my family.  I shout at Kenzo , will show him my disappointment and disgust in him when he did wrong.  I get irritated when things gets hard, when play becomes to aggressive and they wont stop, i get frustrated and I will snap.

It is not a life I should be giving to both of my kids, not a parent that I should be…

 

GOT AN APPROVAL

I got an approval from Mum to “SNIP LIFE OFF THE ROOTS” (if it is vague, that is my intention to try to cover it up and make it sound cute.).

We were driving together and we touched on the topic of house construction. I asked about how is the loan going? because right now (2 May 2017) we already started construction but it is all from the savings account and not from the loan. Without the loan we will end up with just a few post, walls and not a real house because we dont have enough money to complete the house. So, that loan is very important, but right now what we got is a bank assurance that they are going to give the money but not the actual money.

So I said, doomsday scenario will be the money from the bank will not arrive and we will end up with just walls and holes on the ground. Mum hated me for being too negative, she said my pessimism affects her and pull her down. She said, if I am going to be like that (negative) it is better for me to “SNIP LIFE OFF THE ROOTS” (she did not say that exact words.  what she said was  a very direct reference to deed). I got a bit excited because at least your mum will be one less person I will be guilty about.

Then we discussed how the husband of their client’s did it, she just asked me not to do it in our house and car.. that is all her request but she really said I think it is ok for me to go. I told her about how I planned to do it and she even suggested a few things but I offered my inputs about what would be the least painful way to “SNIP LIFE OFF THE ROOTS” hahaha.. that again, huh? maybe by now you hated that phrase already.

KENZO AND LIAM

I have to do it, I am tired. of course I want to stay longer and see both of you grow but it is really tough for me, very tough.. see even your mum approved of it… 🙂 as they say, mothers knows best and I think on that minute her advice was spot on. bye hopefully real soon.

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