Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The house is silent. Ethan is watching TV. No one else is here except for the maids and I. It's 3:35 pm and I have nothing else to do.

I have no errands to finish.

I have no one to fetch or take to school.

I am not googling any topic to help out my kids on their research paper.

I am not typing any term paper.

I am not on my way to the bookstore to buy illustration board, glitters, and poster-color for their art project.

am not going to Divisoria to buy textile for their costumes.

I don't have a Parent-Teacher Conference looming in the next few weeks.

I am not on my way to a swimming, golf, cheerdance or a volleyball competition.

My Saturdays are free of ballet classes.

I no longer have to bribe one of my daughters to take piano lessons.

I no longer look forward to trips abroad for the girls' chorus to perform or for me to watch an International Swimming competition.

I no longer have to wait for my son to finish his saxophone class or buy my 4th daughter a new flute for she dented her old one.

no longer have to cook tons of food for their respective varsity teams.

I no longer have to label all their socks, undies and hankies, to avoid mix-up.

Their baby books are all filled up with vaccinations and booster shots.

I no longer have to wake up at 5:30 am to fix their breakfast and pack their lunches.

I no longer have to supervise homeworks and study periods.

Most weekday dinners are just Ethan, my hubby and I.

So many things have changed now that my kids are all grown up. I should be glad. I should be feeling free. But: believe it ot not, I miss the chaos and hectic pacing of a mom with young kids.
Enjoy your little ones now. Do not wish to fast forward their childhood days. Cherish. Delight in the experience of caring for your children. At the blink of an eye ( for me, it was) your children will be all grown up.
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Posted by desperateblogger On 2/27/2008 03:31:00 PM 8 comments

8 comments:

  1. oh gosh, that hit a spot. i'm feeling all emo now, not good when pms-ing :0( thank god for that little boy ang blogging, right DB?

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  2. yes it's good i still have ethan to take care of

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  3. Goosebumps...goosebumps...

    Hi Lena...

    That indeed hit a spot...a tender one at that. Everyday I'm thankful that I get to stay at home with my little girl. We may not have a lot of money because I'm not bringing in anything but I am happy to be the one raising her.

    Nalungkot naman din ako kasi I know that I, too, will go down that road. But hey, like you said, Ethan is there to keep you busy for the meantime.

    Ingat and it's really nice to 'find' you in the blogging world.

    Juliana

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  4. i have the same feeling. kids are growing too fast. just 5 years ago, i had a baby then a year ago, she started schooling. then, then, argh. i don't know. i really don't want to think about it yet. o.O

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  5. thanks for your insights. just enjoy your little ones now. later, when they're all grown up, you'll have your memories.

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  6. Wow. All the while I've been itching to have my own family and to raise my own kids. But then I always get the feeling that I'm too young for those. Which is true.

    And another thing. I'm a boy, unlike the moms here who are so much into taking care of their kids. So I don't really know if I'm a breed of the different kind. But who cares, I'd love to have my own family and raise my own kids as soon as possible. One can't wait forever, you know :)

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  7. This article has been published in the latest edition of Mom's Blogging Carnival

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  8. Funny, I just posted on my blog about the challenges of being a mom with young children. It is so interesting how we move through the phases of being a parent.

    my recent mothering post: http://tinyurl.com/5k39bg

    Jessica
    www.practicalnourishment.com

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