One time last month, Noelle and I were eating breakfast together, while the two other girls were still asleep (I love one-on-one moments with my girls). Noelle: How come I’m the only one in the family who doesn’t like sauce? Me: Yeah, there are people who like it, there are people who don’t. Remember myContinue reading “Eeeew….”
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It Makes No Sense
Just a while ago, Noelle was whining because she wanted to get the ball from the box. My condition was that she finish her dinner first. Noelle: I want the ball now. (whining and crying) Me: You need to eat first. Noelle: That doesn’t even make sense! Me: Well, it doesn’t have to make senseContinue reading “It Makes No Sense”
Rules Rules Rules
Rules. What are they there for anyway? To keep us from doing what we want to do? To limit us? To contain us? To make us into robots? To make it hard for us? I remember hating that policy required me to hand the guard my driver’s license to allow me passage into a village.Continue reading “Rules Rules Rules”
Danae Learns Responsibility
One afternoon two weeks ago, Danae told me that they made something in school that involved cutting. The first time she shared her story, she just said that they made something. By evening, before going to bed, she told me that somebody cut her hair after making the craft. Curious, I asked her who itContinue reading “Danae Learns Responsibility”
DANAE’S FIRST MOVIE DATE!
Danae watched Gulliver’s Travels yesterday with her cousin Javi and his grandparents, as she was invited the other night. It was her first time to watch a movie in the theater without us. I did not hesitate because I knew she would be in good hands, and I was pretty sure the movie was safeContinue reading “DANAE’S FIRST MOVIE DATE!”
I’ve taken note of these conversations in the past months because they made me think. Campus missionary Francis Villanueva’s great preaching at youth service yesterday about LUSOT, LAKAD & LAGAY, pushed me to finally finish and post it. Me: Nae, don’t stand on that chair. Your sister will copy you. (a constant line in ourContinue reading “SOUND FAMILIAR?”
VISUAL, are you?
There are things we think our children are ready for, but they may really not be, even if we properly explain it to them or even if they seem to respond the right way.
EN2010 (pre-con): Discipleship@Home
There were quite a number of sessions before EN2010, and King wanted me to attend the international staff meeting Wednesday morning, the day before the conference. I had to wait for Danae’s class to finish, pick her up, get the kids and everything ready, then proceed to ENLI building in the Fort. In other words,Continue reading “EN2010 (pre-con): Discipleship@Home”
God’s Word to a Child
Attending the 8am service today and hearing Ptr Jun’s preaching about the authority of God’s word in our lives reinforced my plan to share about what our daughter Danae has been learning these days. As much as possible, King and I read the Bible to our girls (though Noelle doesn’t really sit and listen yetContinue reading “God’s Word to a Child”
LIFE LESSONS FROM RAISING TWO PRINCESSES
When Noelle turned 4 months old, she already wanted to drink from my glass, and she would stare at food like she wanted to eat. I let her try drinking from my glass, which she was able to do, but she coughed up most of it. When I fed her with a spoon, she stillContinue reading “LIFE LESSONS FROM RAISING TWO PRINCESSES”