24 Hours, At Home

Yes I am home all day and has no income to speak of, so do you have a problem with that?

Let me just describe a 24 hour period of my life and let us start at 6:00 pm.

6:00 pm – Naptime for the the little boy.

7:00 pm – cook and/or feed Big sis.

7:30 pm – wake son and give him dinner.

8:00 pm – clean up big sis and get her ready for bedtime.

8:00 to 9:00 pm – Mama dinner

9:00 to whenever my daughter deemed it the right time for her sleep – bedtime routine

11:00 pm give or take a few minutes – wash dishes, bottles and clean up living room.

12:00 to whenever Mama’s done with whatever work back log she has.

1:30 to whenever insomnia has had enough with me. I sleep.

3:00 am – milk or something.

4:30 am – my husband is up and is getting ready for work.  It is either I am too zonked out to say bye or still up because of Mr. Insomnia.

6:00 am – milk or something.

7:45 am – son stirring. sleep.

8:00 to 9:30 am – bleary eyed. In bed. either just playing with kiddos or kiddos just woke up. It really does not matter what comes first as usually when son stirred at 7:45, big sis wakes up.

10:00 am – breakfast. Mama do some online work.

11:00 to 1:00 pm  – playtime or TV time depending on mama’s stress level for the day. Mama tries hard to do some more work.

1:30 to 4:00 pm – naptime. tidy up. eat lunch.

4:00 to 6:00 pm – play time/TV time.

So my friend that’s how my regular day looks like. It does seems like I do not accomplish anything. It seems like what I do all day is just sit and watch my kiddies and that’s like nothing.

I stay home all day. No income.

Thank you for noticing my inadequacies.

 

 

Random Things by 9:30pm

The kiddies are still up and mama sure did some random stuff.

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I sent a tweet!

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Talk to some friends!

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Uploaded some photos on Facebook!

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Posted a photo on Instagram.

Random stuff that somehow completed our day.

Happy days!

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Hush Baby Please Don’t Cry

A very active and healthy 22 month old and 7 month old, how to survive the day!

I have shared here some of the proven and tested activities that have prevented my children’s meltdowns and or divert attention.

  1. Put on a CD and dance.  We do this every morning.  Baby on jumper, bobbing his head with the music while mama and toddler wiggle their hips.  Great way to start the start.  Happy music and some exercise.  I recommend those sing along children song. After a couple of songs and seeing mama wiggling and having fun, a grumpy toddler will sure start participating and having fun.
  2. Sing a familiar action song.  My daughter, the toddler loves to sing “Row, Row, Row, Your Boat” and when baby is crying this song definitely stops the tears and soon you’ll see the smile.  My daughter loved saying “wrow” and doing the action.  Another favourite is “If you’re Happy and You Know It”.  This is a hit to both of my children.  My daughter loves the wiggling as I have changed the second verse to wiggling and almost always we don’t finish the song as she just wiggles away.
  3. Musical toys.  I still use musical toys to divert the attention of my toddler when she is having a spell.  She is still at that age that is intrigued by the sounds that comes out from a thing.  Though the attention span is not that long, it is still long enough to stop the crying.  And of course babies love anything that emits a sound or song while being touched or shaken.
  4. Read.  The colourful pictures captivates the attention of my baby and my toddler is having fun and learning at the same as she points and names objects, shapes, animals or letters.
  5. Bath.  This is only applicable to my toddler.  She likes water and really loved to play in one.  May it be water in a cup or the one in the bath.  She has stick-able foam alphabets that she loves playing with.
  6. TV.  I think there is no need to expound.  But I have to make sure though that it is on Treehouse otherwise the crying will start again. Apparently as I just noticed lately, this applies also to my baby boy.
  7. Youtube.  This is the last resort.  This will stop the tears and occupy her till whenever but the problem is when you take away the Playbook or iPhone, the tears is much much worse.

I know that there is still a lot of activities to be discovered but for now, the above list are a sure fire way to stop the tears and I’ll be sticking to them until  the day it stops working.

Playing with her brother's stuff.

Playing with her brother’s stuff.

Pictures. Read. Colours. Shapes. Letters and Numbers.

Pictures. Read. Colours. Shapes. Letters and Numbers.

Dear God

Dear God,

I have been amiss in my obligations as a Christian.  I have not been a good disciple for quite some time.  I have judged, cursed, used your name in vain and questioned my existence.  I am only but human, with its limitations and inadequacies.  

No matter how I have been, you still have gifted me with the most wonderful treasure, my children.  

I thank you dear Lord God for giving me the reason to go on living.  The reason to wake up each morning with a bright smile.  The wonderful treasures that you have given me is more than enough compensation for all the perceived hurts, heartaches that I went through to be in my position now.  

The treasures that you have entrusted me sometimes challenges me to a screaming point but a single tear drop that fall from their eyes is like a thousand daggers piercing my heart. No pain from betrayal, broken heart equates that.

Amongst our daily lives, good and bad things can happen.  And I not only thank you Lord for my children but also for keeping us safe.  My husband who works hard for us.  Our parents and our siblings.  Our extended families.  You have kept us in your bosom, safe and away from any harm.

With this I offer more prayers O Lord, for those people who are in the midst of turmoil, Syria, the Gaza strip, for all victims of atrocities, natural disasters and man made ones, people who’ve been involved and or affected by accidents and the tragedy that just happened in Newtown, Connecticut.  I know that what I have mentioned here is only a tiny speck as compared to the rest of the world and that there are a lot more things happening that we will never know.  I pray that You give them strength and they be comforted by your words.

With bowed head O Lord God I pray that you continue to be present in our daily lives.  That you keep us firmly in your loving arms.  I ask forgiveness for all of my sins.  I have no excuse not even that of being a human with free will.  

I am sorry and thank you.

Your daughter.

 

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Newtown, Connecticut

There is no more words to be said for another senseless killing.

As a mother, I can never imagine the pain let alone the reality that there will be no more hugs and kisses from your little one.

I can only offer my prayer for all the victims of this tragedy.

My dad is gone from this world for 5 years now but still there are no words that can console me.  Time does not heal wounds, it only lessens its intensity.

To everybody affected, you are not alone.  The world is behind you in your grief.  Praying that God give you more strength. Hold on to your faith. Pray and believe.

To God be the glory!

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