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Last week I was disappointed and angry as well by the way we were treated by someone who in the past showed graciousness towards us. Seems like this has been an attitude by this people in the past. We were just subjected to it because they are not in favor of our opinion and are acting high and mighty. They feel that they are above us. They just don’t know that we are just trying not to offend them. They are used to praises and not criticism. And if someone tell them something that they think is bad then they would stuck up their nose and just say so be it. Their attitude is so upsetting because they are on a delicate profession. It just pains me to know that they believed themselves to be good but they are not. And because of this they are blocking the path to success. Oh well, that’s their choice.
Yes, we are in the middle of May already. That means we mommies are starting to do some shopping for the school year. It’s an expensive months since we enrolled our kids, buy books and school supplies, as well as uniform and shoes if needed. Before I have a daughter going to school, May for me is my month since it’s my birthday month, mother’s day and also our anniversary month. I am always looking forward to this month. Now that my daughter is going to school there’s another reason why I love May. And since it’s my daughter’s first time in big school I am doubly excited. I just pray that she won’t have a hard time adjusting.
Unlike before where in we have limited choices for summer activities, today there are a lot to choices from. What I like about it now is that even the big school are offering summer activities. Take for example, St. Scholastica Academy here in Marikina. They are now giving music lessons and swimming lessons for a fee of Php 2500 to 3500. We also got Marist School in Marikina, giving out Reading Readiness program plus some sports activities ranging from soccer to swimming to taekwando I think. And not to mention the SOAR program of Ateneo. What I like about it is that Ateneo is offering tutorial in Filipino I would have enrolled my little girl if only she does not have Kumon. But come to think of it you only have to search and you shall find some activities that is apt for your kids.
A lot of my friends know the dilemma that I am facing right now. I am so happy that I have some mommy friends who are very supportive of my move and are now showing me that despite the challenges we can make it through. Yesterday, three of these friends are sending me messages. I don’t see them often but they would send me messages about programs that they know would help me out. They are also tell me there opinions and views without trying to shove the idea in my throat. These friends have been with me since 2009, the first time that my daughter went to school. Our kids now attend different school but we stay in touch and when time permits we see each other. Yesterday, I realized that whenever I have a mommy problem they are the first who I will consult. And quite frankly they know how to deal with my problem or they tell me things that seem to make sense and help me out in the dilemma. I thank you Lord, for this kinds of friends. They are treasure to keep!
Yesterday, I was so happy when I saw a poster that was about a school. I thought I finally saw the school for my little girl. And so this morning I called the school and told them that I would visit to see it. I brought my SLR along to take pictures for my husband. Unfortunately, it was not the school I was looking for her. It was disheartening on my part. Then I heard some news which added to my frustration. I wanted to resent the decisions I have made on the past but I told myself there is no sense to doing that. I am convincing myself now that it is much better to look forward and make sure I won’t make the same mistakes again.
We were supposed to go abroad this summer but unfortunately our plan did not push through. I already asked my membership from the gym to be frozen for three months so I am looking for an alternative. Right now I am researching where to have a swimming lessons. The most popular location is the Marikina Sports Park but I am thinking that it would be too crowded. So right now I am looking into the Marooners Swimming Lesson. According to the personnel that I asked they have swimming lessons in Oro Vista beside Cherry Foodarama. We’re going to visit the place soon and see if it’s okay. Hopefully it would be!
With the husband here, I would have someone to accompany in visiting prospective school for the little girl next school year. Yes, we are already considering to transfer her but no definite decisions yet. Next week we will be visiting three schools, all Catholic School — Mother of Divine Providence, St. Scholastica Academy and Assumption Academy. The last one is the farthest and I am not sure if I am up for the challenge of driving to Antipolo. Although most of the people I am talking about says that it’s still near our house. Will see what will happen. But I am not discounting the fact that we might stay with SmallVille.
Ever since the husband came home I haven’t gone to the gym. At first our plan is that he will join me whenever I work out but then I realized he really likes to exercise outside so that he can feel the wind blowing on his body. It’s just a simple fact but it’s a big thing for him already since in Kuwait he does not have this kind of opportunity because of the weather and the air is not that fresh there. So every other day we would walk and jog. Our first walking/jogging stint is inside the subdivision. We got lost along the way that we spend about an hour walking. It was refreshing. Then today we went to Marikina Sports Park. It was nice to run on the tracks. Our little girl even asked if we can go back. I guess we could. Hopefully I can continue staying fit for this year. And I would be able to attain my ideal weight but if I get pregnant, that is a different story all together.
Yes he is already here and he is on vacation for ten days. It is not much but we are still thankful because despite the hectic schedule and demand on his work he was allowed to come home. Now, we are discussing when is his next vacation. If you asked me I wanted him to go home on March but he said that since it’s not our daughter’s graduation he might just wait for us in Dubai and then will spend summer in Kuwait. I just hope we can do that and nothing would stop us from spending some time with him. I wish we could be with him for two to three months this summer. Will just ignore the hot weather and be happy with being together.
Yes, it’s only been a week but I am hoping to continue this until classes are over. I have incorporated my visiting to the gym when the little girl is in school in our schedule. It’s a sort of worth while me time for me. And yes, I am loving it knowing that the me time I am giving myself produces good result and hopefully it would benefit me in the long run. So, in the morning I would send the little girl to school. Once they are inside their classroom I would start my way to the mall where the gym is located. I would work out for an hour or more and them I would shower spend 15 minutes in the sauna and shower again. After that I am feeling energized and ready to fetch my little girl in school. Will have lunch at home and by mid afternoon I’ll cook and juice my vegetable. I know this is too good to be true. Me, exercising and full of energy. But I do hope this will continue. Oh help me God please.