Everyday is a lesson learned, Uncategorized

Children and Solving Problems

My almost 6-year old daughter is out on the streets today with her 3-wheeler small bike. It took her 2 years to figure out how to paddle and finally be able to enjoy it. She was then approached by 7-year old Eya, a neighbor who has been interested with her and wanted to be friends with Kyrzten. Years ago when she tried to play with her, Kyrzten did not even respond nor dared to look. When at 1 time we were out the streets, Eya persuaded Kyrzten to play hide and seek. But Kyrzten do not know the concept of the game nor its mechanics so Eya ended up hiding Kyrzten so she can find her. It was fun for Kyrzten; and Eya at such a young age amazingly thought of such option- though sometimes she can become rough.

Kyrzten can be dominated by anyone because she grew up very obedient. Her being in the Autism Spectrum have brought everyone in the family uber protective of her. Her innocence and beauty brings kindness and gentleness. I have noticed Eya to be the kind of child I was used to being around when I was little. The kids who wants to get what they want. Kyrzten has learned to compromise though I know she doesn’t understand the word yet nor does she know she is manifesting such trait. I understand she wanted to make friends. When Eya pushed her and takes control of Kyrzten’s own stuff while at play, I try not to meddle. I observed that as Kyrzten gives way, Eya realizes that she also has to be fair and decides they take turns.

Children, just like the rest of us has their own ways of overcoming their challenges.   I am always at bay watching over Kyrzten, she needs that freedom with close monitoring. I am like that spy, at close watch. Children’s cute little problems is very interesting to witness but I seldom see them catfight about it nor resort to not talk to  each other, at least the ones Kyrzten play with. They disagree but agree to take turns. They are such forgiving beings. 

This has been a productive day for Kyrzten after she’s helped me with our little garden, sorting stones from the soil so it would help our plants grow. I really pray and hope that she’d grow to be a good citizen of this world and that she’d manage to overcome the challenges that will come her way. The world can never become less complicated than it is today but that doesn’t mean she can’t be (less complicated). 😊

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Everyday is a lesson learned, In the eyes of a Child

Meet my lovely kids

Biologically, I only have a daughter but in reality I have 5 and more.  I consider myself not only a parent to the little girl who came from my womb but also to the little kids who bring me love. They lift my vulnerable spirit from grown-up woes. These kids drain my energy but always fills my soul with love, enthusiasm and joy.

They make the funniest commentaries and the silliest arguments. They ask the simplest questions of life’s existence and they help achieve the answers that are somehow obvious and sometimes non-existent. I cannot protect them forever and for always, I can only try. My hopes and dreams is that they become someone they dream of and more.

They are the big kids, although they're beginning to decide things on their own they still like to be called baby every now and then.
They are the big kids, though they’re beginning to decide things on their own they still like to be called baby every now and then.
They are the little girls always asking for attention and fun and games.
They are the little girls always asking for attention and fun and games.
They always say she is my favorite because she once lived with me and my husband but we always say, we love every single one of them fairly.
They always say she is my favorite because she once lived with me and my husband but we always say, we love every single one of them fairly.
She is the sister from another mother and father. :) She is Cindy's beautiful mom.
She is the sister from another mother and father. 🙂 She is Cindy’s beautiful mom.
The eldest and my sister's only son. He promised to be our little boy forever.
The eldest and my sister’s only son. He promised to be our little boy forever.
She is my niece, my first daughter. When she was born, everything was happy.
She is my niece, my first daughter. When she was born, everything was happy.
When these 3 are together, it's called riot. Boki is my cousin Joyce daughter, also on the picture.
When these 3 are together, it’s called riot.
Boki is my cousin Joyce daughter, also on the picture.

I hope

I don't know what I'm doing, Music

Good morning to all mothers! :)

Every morning, a mother wakes up often for a purpose not her own. She opens her eyes, go to the kitchen while trying to make a fuzzy remembrance of the plans she had in mind the night before. What to cook, the grocery list, parts of the house that need deep cleaning and etc. Oh, the most important part, the little one’s activities for the day.

Having kids can be crazy but they’re a sheer joy one can only feel the moment they have one. This is why I almost cried watching this video today. A Mother’s version of When you say nothing at all, dedicated to her 4 boys! 🙂

You say it best when you say "I love you Mom"
You say it best when you say “I love you Mom”

 

In the eyes of a Child

Innocence

I walked 2 km, to and fro. It was late afternoon and the time for children to go home from school. I came by groups of girls, boys, mixed and a few who were alone walking. They had no shoes and no chauffeur. Their parents might be at home preparing dinner or are still looking for dinner somewhere. I remembered our childhood and how we used to be just like them.

Maybe this is why I am drawn to children. My advocacy is always for the children. Their innocence cannot be argued and they are the cruel world’s hope for change. I pray they grow up to be who they want to be.

While my child watches TV and plays with gadgets, these kids had fun with these coconut husks.
While my child watches TV and plays with gadgets, these kids had fun with these coconut husks.
Cute little boy along the road.
Cute little boy along the road.
 We used to catch these.
Dragonflies. We used to catch these.
The walk is the highlight of the day.
The walk is the highlight of the day.