Akisms · Memoirs of a Mummy

Missing Aki

I got to hoard 4 pillows last night. I did not wake up because of an accidental headbutt or kick. I did not have to check if someone is about to roll off the bed. I got to cuddle my husband without anyone getting jealous. Instead of reading children’s books at night, I now have more time to blog. I can blog in the morning without worrying if the brightness of the laptop screen will wake someone up. And because there won’t be anyone who will excitedly welcome me home until next week, I don’t need to rush leaving work.

Aki has been away for 7 hours and I miss him oh so terribly already. I had been prepping him up for weeks but I forgot to prepare myself to waking up without him. Last night, my mom and my sister picked up Aki for his weeklong vacation in Bayog. I am sure he will have lots of fun. His favorite cousins are there. My aunt from London and my cousin and my nephew arrived last night. For sure, it will be a week of festivities in Bayog. When Aki saw his cousins last night, he could not wait to leave the house and join them in the van. When I told him for the last time that I will miss him, he just said, “Iz okay. Call me back”.

I called him already but I still miss him. I miss his morning greet. He always says, “Goo moning, Mummy! Sunny day na. Wake up”. When I walk to the village gate, I will miss holding his little hand. I wish I could fast forward to Friday.

To make me miss him even more, I am posting here pictures that I keep forgeting to blog about.

Sometime JanuaryAki: Mummy, you like my blue hair?
Sometime January
Aki: Mummy, you like my blue hair?
Sometime JanuaryAki asked me to join him in his rocket.
Sometime January
Aki asked me to join him in his rocket.
Sometime DecemberAki discovered that he can have access to all the frozen JellyAce (reserved supposedly for his bukols), if he pushes the dining chair close to the ref.
Sometime December
Aki discovered that he can have access to all the frozen JellyAce (reserved supposedly for his bukols), if he pushes the dining chair close to the ref.

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Sometime DecemberAki (pretending to be a waiter): What yo ohdoh (order), Mum?
Sometime December
Aki (pretending to be a waiter): What yo ohdoh (order), Mum?
Sometime DecemberAki: Look, I have Chinese eyes!
Sometime December
Aki: Look, I have Chinese eyes!
Aki reserves his biggest smiles for our trips to Timezone
Aki reserves his biggest smiles for our trips to Timezone
Sometime JanuaryI love how Aki is now big enough to help. Here his dad asked him to get the towel from the 2nd floor
Sometime January
I love how Aki is now big enough to help. Here his dad asked him to get the towel from the 2nd floor
Sometime NovemberAki loves Maggie's cakepop. Aside from being super yummy, the green cakepops he loves how the pops make his saliva green. He is such a boy
Sometime November
Aki loves Maggie’s cakepop. Aside from being super yummy,  he loves how the pops make his saliva green. He is such a boy
Sometime OctoberHe's grown! This is the same towel I used to wrap him with when he was still a baby.
Sometime October
He’s grown! This is the same towel I used to wrap him with when he was still a baby.
Sometime MarchBecause I want to promote equality and justice, Aki and I put our super kulit daddy on time out.
Sometime March
Because I want to promote equality and justice, Aki and I put our super kulit daddy on time out.

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Franco's Wife · Memoirs of a Mummy

A Father’s Brand of Fun

Yesterday was my dad’s 56th birthday. Today is his 27th death anniversary. I was only 2 years old when he died. My sister was only 10 months then. We don’t have  lot of memories of our dad. We know though, from the stories  of our families and friends, that he was kind, funny, and romantic. Even if he was not with us growing up, we did not feel incomplete or unloved. Mummy showered us with love and patience. And maybe because we are fatherless, our relatives from both sides, were extra nice to us.

Now that I am also a parent, I can see how much fun it really is to have a dad, especially for little boys. I want to think that I am a fun and cool mom in Aki’ eyes but I have to admit that Franco’s brand of fun is worlds apart from mine.

Here are some of their bonding moments

1. Putting pentel pen tattoos on each other.

2. Reading comics. Sometimes I wonder who enjoys the Spidey action figures more? Oh, the second word that Aki learned to read is Marvel.

3. Playing in the rain

4. Ninja ninja! Continue reading “A Father’s Brand of Fun”