Archive for May, 2012

Now That She Is A Teenager

My oldest daughter will officially be a teenager soon. It seems like she is growing up so fast. I know that someday both my girls will have their own families, but while they are young, I want to cherish all the time we have with them. I know that when I give her gifts now, I will have select gifts for a teenaged girl, not what I used to get her before. She has already out grown cartoons and children’s games and not wants to be more mature things, and yet she still wants things that are cute. So now when I go shopping for her, I must take into mind that she is now a teenager.

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Light Skin

My daughter is truly approaching to a teenager because she is now conscious with her skin. Last year, her teacher asked her if her father is a black American because of her skin, as you all know she gets so tan because of her training in swimming, she just told her teacher that she doesn’t have a black American father but she had a white American Dad and she told her that she was on training that’s why her skin gets so dark.

During the last week of our stay in Manila, she told me that she wanted to get white or at least have a light skin; she wanted to stop for a while and just stay home to at least lighten her skin. I agree with her though, besides I wanted this time not to get so busy. I need also a break from sending her to the pool.

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A Good Idea

I don’t like to think about the time that we all must face, the time when we will leave this world. But I also think that if we prepare for it, it can help our loved ones get past the sadness of their loss. Along with making sure we have enough insurance to provide for the kids, funeral planning in advance is a good idea. My father in law planned his own funeral; he selected the place, the speaker and where the memorial service would be held. It made it a lot easier on my husband and his family. Even though his passing saddened us, he made the arrangements himself, so it was a burden the family did not have to bear.

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I am just so happy that Jm’s coach appreciated her improvements in training Last Thursday, he could not hear her anymore of any excuses or complains that her legs are painful or her stomach was aching. He even said there’s really a difference when a kid was able to compete in Palaro, her gestures in training is also more serious than before. I hope this would continue until she quits, I mean it is really depends on her if she continue or not, we are just here to support her.

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