sundays: my home-cooked dream

i had this grand vision, pre-marriage/kids, that when i’d have my own family, Sunday meals will be extra special
just like how we have back at home in badian
my nanay is good at home-cooked meals

before this marriage, i always imagine myself cooking something delicious for my family every sunday
which my kids would always look forward to it each week
which my kids would brag to their peers
that even when they become big, they would stick at home on sundays because of their mother’s homecooking
and when they’ll have girlfriends/boyfriend, they would bring them home on sundays for my home-cooked meals
isn’t it so dreamy!
a wonderful picture of a happy family enjoying a delicious Sunday meals. =)

fastforward, i did try
but with 8+ years of my life living in a boarding house with it’s own carenderia – it did not make me a good cook
unfortunately, the cooking genes of my mother was not passed on me
and, with 2 kids crying and hugging each of my leg while trying to cook/wash dishes/clean up = i want to pull my hair
i gave up — i’d rather have my sanity than home-cooked meals on Sunday

so our Sundays now — the reality
jollibee drive-thru pancakes for breakfast
left-over foods/sardinas/instant noodles/egg for lunch and dinner
the only cooking i do is rice cooker.
there goes my dream of home-cooked meals turn into instant and fastfood meals
i hope my kids will not be asked in their classes or in any event about their Sundays

(i’d like to believe this is in preparation for their upcoming ‘start-up life.’ i think it’s
in ‘triumph of the nerds’ where the ‘nerds’ said that noodles is their staple food.)

(donating to global warming)

sunday pics.
share your sunday meals. =)

sundays: my home-cooked dream

i had this grand vision, pre-marriage/kids, that when i’d have my own family, Sunday meals will be extra special
just like how we have back at home in badian
my nanay is good at home-cooked meals

before this marriage, i always imagine myself cooking something delicious for my family every sunday
which my kids would always look forward to it each week
which my kids would brag to their peers
that even when they become big, they would stick at home on sundays because of their mother’s homecooking
and when they’ll have girlfriends/boyfriend, they would bring them home on sundays for my home-cooked meals
isn’t it so dreamy!
a wonderful picture of a happy family enjoying a delicious Sunday meals. =)

fastforward, i did try
but with 8+ years of my life living in a boarding house with it’s own carenderia – it did not make me a good cook
unfortunately, the cooking genes of my mother was not passed on me
and, with 2 kids crying and hugging each of my leg while trying to cook/wash dishes/clean up = i want to pull my hair
i gave up — i’d rather have my sanity than home-cooked meals on Sunday

so our Sundays now — the reality
jollibee drive-thru pancakes for breakfast
left-over foods/sardinas/instant noodles/egg for lunch and dinner
the only cooking i do is rice cooker.
there goes my dream of home-cooked meals turn into instant and fastfood meals
i hope my kids will not be asked in their classes or in any event about their Sundays

(i’d like to believe this is in preparation for their upcoming ‘start-up life.’ i think it’s
in ‘triumph of the nerds’ where the ‘nerds’ said that noodles is their staple food.)

(donating to global warming)

sunday pics.
share your sunday meals. =)

Briza Family Day 2009

05/30/2009
the only activity we or the kids participated – inflatable jumper/slide =)
no other pictures — at least an improvement because last year i had no pics though we participated in more events. =)

Briza Family Day 2009

05/30/2009
the only activity we or the kids participated – inflatable jumper/slide =)
no other pictures — at least an improvement because last year i had no pics though we participated in more events. =)

meg liner

meg came home crying, loud enough for the whole brgy nangka to hear (she’s 80% of the time like that so it’s nothing alarming)
something that her car was snatched away by her kuya or the playmates
so she demanded me to look for her ‘pink’ car (yes, she has a toy pink car)
since we cannot find it
i offered her the mutilated toy train of his kuya
she would not accept it, and was still asking for her pink car
even accused me that i was the one who keep and hide it

me (desperate): kani na lang gud. nindot man ni train. imoha kay train, ilaha kay car ra.
meg: di ko. pink car ako.
me: wa lagi. ngano di man ka aning train?
meg: di man ko ana chuba-cho-cho.

(odd one out)

how could i argue with that?!?

meg liner

meg came home crying, loud enough for the whole brgy nangka to hear (she’s 80% of the time like that so it’s nothing alarming)
something that her car was snatched away by her kuya or the playmates
so she demanded me to look for her ‘pink’ car (yes, she has a toy pink car)
since we cannot find it
i offered her the mutilated toy train of his kuya
she would not accept it, and was still asking for her pink car
even accused me that i was the one who keep and hide it

me (desperate): kani na lang gud. nindot man ni train. imoha kay train, ilaha kay car ra.
meg: di ko. pink car ako.
me: wa lagi. ngano di man ka aning train?
meg: di man ko ana chuba-cho-cho.

(odd one out)

how could i argue with that?!?

taking turns

i had a series serious discussions with mark about the 2 of us bringing all the kids to buy some school shoes
any thing that concerns ‘kids and public places’ must be thoroughly discussed with mark
because as much as possible, he’ll avoid that scenario

i want to bring the 3 kids
mark disagreed
owkei, 2 kids
mark, still disagreed
he wants to do it one kid at a time
explanation is that migi and meg are generally manageable as long as you do not put them together in one place or else it’s a tom-and-jerry show
but i’m for ‘united we stand, divided we fall,’ whatever happens
so i suggested we could go together, the 4 of us minus mati, to the store then split
he’ll have migi and i’ll have meg
he’s still not agreeable for the reason that he does not know how to buy that school shoes (like duh)
i have no choice but to give in
 
my main point is that i do not like the idea that one is left behind at home while the other one
is enjoying going out and buying his/her shoes
though, they will be taking turns but i’d felt bad for whoever is/are left behind
i don’t like to see the ‘hurt’ look in my kids
and, mark argued that kids will understand
and, that it’s just ME who is making a big deal out of it
i mean, it’s not going to scarred them for life, right?

mark said that migi will understand
well, migi will understand because migi thinks like mark
but meg thinks like me so i doubt if she’d understand

i don’t really know
i don’t have any siblings
so somehow i can’t relate because there’s no experience i can base from
well mark has no siblings too so i don’t think it makes him any better about ‘sibling relationships’

so anyway, for those with siblings, how are things like this handled at your home?
is the one-at-a-time owkei?

taking turns

i had a series serious discussions with mark about the 2 of us bringing all the kids to buy some school shoes
any thing that concerns ‘kids and public places’ must be thoroughly discussed with mark
because as much as possible, he’ll avoid that scenario

i want to bring the 3 kids
mark disagreed
owkei, 2 kids
mark, still disagreed
he wants to do it one kid at a time
explanation is that migi and meg are generally manageable as long as you do not put them together in one place or else it’s a tom-and-jerry show
but i’m for ‘united we stand, divided we fall,’ whatever happens
so i suggested we could go together, the 4 of us minus mati, to the store then split
he’ll have migi and i’ll have meg
he’s still not agreeable for the reason that he does not know how to buy that school shoes (like duh)
i have no choice but to give in
 
my main point is that i do not like the idea that one is left behind at home while the other one
is enjoying going out and buying his/her shoes
though, they will be taking turns but i’d felt bad for whoever is/are left behind
i don’t like to see the ‘hurt’ look in my kids
and, mark argued that kids will understand
and, that it’s just ME who is making a big deal out of it
i mean, it’s not going to scarred them for life, right?

mark said that migi will understand
well, migi will understand because migi thinks like mark
but meg thinks like me so i doubt if she’d understand

i don’t really know
i don’t have any siblings
so somehow i can’t relate because there’s no experience i can base from
well mark has no siblings too so i don’t think it makes him any better about ‘sibling relationships’

so anyway, for those with siblings, how are things like this handled at your home?
is the one-at-a-time owkei?