Last night, I was contemplating what to buy for Christmas Gifts, although my eldest daughter said I don’t have to worry because they can still live without gifts, I thought even small things can make them very happy. Mj have a pick before from her Ninang Claire but she is not using it, she just kept it as a remembrance. That pick is from a concert of her favorite Guitarist singer Taylor Swift so now she is still borrowing a pick from her uncle or classmates when she is playing her guitar. I guess that is a nice gift for her dava picks, what do you think? I saw it online and it is a set, the price is within the budget so I guess I need to tell my husband about it. Meanwhile I couldn’t think of anything nice but books, she love books and I noticed when I bought her toys, she get fed up easily and just set all her toys aside. The toy that she only keeps on playing is her blocks that were given to her last year. There are books in Book Sale, it is old but she can still read it, plus it is very affordable too. For my niece is maybe a bunch of goodwill clothes, they are known to be so affordable I just have to be very careful with what clothes I will have to buy.
Even if you are working you should not forget to bond and have time for your kids when you are in a day off. I know that in your rest days, you just want to sleep and relax and do not be bothered. But more than anything, your kids need you and your time. Buying expensive gifts for them could not be a replace for your absence because more than anything it just you and your presence is all they need.
My husband is always making sure of that, during Sunday or Saturday, his off. He made sure that he opened up his webcam to show everyone his face and so we can talk to each other without being in a hurry. I realized it is a nice bonding with my kids especially with Faith. Faith was able to get a new pamphlets out of the Magazines I bought last Saturday, it contents is National Geographic’s; it is about animals and fruits and the like. After reading it, she showed it to her Daddy; her Daddy showed also a book for her and asked her if she want that book. She said yes immediately.
If you had been following my blog, you should already know that we had been having a problem with financial status. Even my eldest daughter is aware of that, she even told me that it is okay not to have gifts this Christmas as long as we have foods in our table. It crushed my heart, at a very young age my daughter understood our situation. Even though I am not sure if we could buy gifts for them this Christmas, I still asked her what does she wants for a gift this holiday season and she answered a new guitar and fender mustang mini amp, but she took it back, she said I don’t have to worry about getting them a gift, if we can’t afford it. Foods in the table is what everyone wants this Christmas, she even assured me that her cousins would understand if I can’t give them anything.
Saturday, if most of the Mom find Saturday a relaxing day, not for me at all. Because when the clock strikes at 10:45 in the morning I have to drive Faith to her therapy. Her therapy is from 11 in the morning to 12 noon. After their dismissal the teacher would tell me the updates of Faith inside the classroom, so far she improves a lot. After her therapy, I tagged Faith to the mall, to eat lunch. We had a heavy breakfast so we opt to have waffle in Belgian and Ice tea too, Faith had a Blue Berry flavor of waffle and I had the cheddar cheese. Right after having fun in the Belgian Waffle shop, I sent her to Zoofari right away, she had fun with other kids for one hour while I had my grocery shopping. After grocery shopping, I went up again to fetch Faith from Zoofari so I can send her to her Kumon. And nope it didn’t end in Kumon, after sending Faith home, I have to send Mj to her training at 6:3o in the evening.