A few weeks ago, it was my birthday. No fancy celebration whatsoever, just had a quiet dinner at home with my family over take out Chinese food. I took a half day leave and accompanied R to his first field trip during the day and was so exhausted by the time we arrived home in the afternoon, having only two hours of sleep.
|R's first field trip and first time to ride a tourist bus. He was beyond ecstatic!|
At YAB design checking out the Treasure chest and pretending to be Jake the Neverland Pirate.
|At Sweet Harmony, we were all given hair nets, aprons and plastic gloves for our Pizza making activity.|
|R concentrating in making the dough for his Pizza.|
|This was his first time to play hopscotch and he was so excited to give it a try.|
|Last activity for the day. The kids played Cat and Mouse.|
It's no joke juggling work and motherhood. I am thankful that my parents are both willing and are still able to help us take care of R while my hubby and I are working. Honestly, I don't think I would not last this long if it were not for them. A lot of days, I wish I could do more and there are many instances wherein I wished I could stay longer and be with R and teach him. My days and nights are totally opposite from his. My only consolation is that at least I am still there when he wakes up in the morning, prepare his breakfast and bathe him and bring him to school. Weekends are super sacred to us because that is really the only time that when we are together day and night.
I try to be present in all his school activities and as much as possible. It's a good thing as well that with the current company I am with, they are understanding and we are encouraged to take our leaves. That really makes a huge difference. At the end of the day, you just really look for ways to make things work.