As Addie grows older, I”m becoming more ADDIEcted to her. Kulit kasi humirit eh.
Addie: Mommy, I need to wiwi.
Me: Ok wait lang (while watching TV)
Addie: Mommy, wiwi please.
Me: (Walang kibo)
Addie: I NEED A PARENT! Are you my parent?
Sorry naman!!! Ulirang Ina awardee ang nanay mo eh!
Then one time…
Me: Addie, do you know that you came from mommy’s tummy?
Addie: Eww yuck!
Ipa-ampon ko na ba to?!?
One night naman, she left her security pillow in her Auntie’s room…
Addie: Auntie, please open the door. I left Kitty in your room.
Auntie: (No answer)
Addie: Auntie, please!
Mommy, it’s not working
Me: Try again
Addie: Sumandal patalikod sa door, sabay umupo… At kumanta… “Do you want to build a snowman. It doesn’t have to be a snowman.”
Ayos, nakahanap ng pagkakataon umeksena bilang Princess Ana!
Di ba nakakatuwa?
When people see Addie, they often ask or comment, “kelan niyo susundan yan”, “kawawa naman si Addie kung mag-isa siya”, “wag niyo na patagalin, tumatanda ka na.” Eh kung kayo kaya manganak? 😯 Hahaha!
Nakaka-stress promise! Gusto ko din naman sundan si Addie. Pero hindi naman kasi madali. If di niyo pa alam ang aking Journey to Jontishood, click here.
Honestly, I feel that I’m not yet ready. Oo, sa tanda kong ‘to, may ganung arte. Natatakot kasi ako mapuyat ng sobra ulit, mag-postpartum, etc. But at the same time, I know that it will be all worth it.
As we are getting ready to have our second child, which hopefully God will give us this or next year, we’re also preparing Addie to be an Ate. Ang kaso, ayaw niya!
Me: Addie, do you want to have a baby brother or sister?
Addie: I’m your only baby, Mommy.
Niloko ko rin siya na may baby brother or sister na sya sa tummy ko. Ang laki kasi. Kinukurot ba naman tiyan ko sabay sabi ng “Get out get out” 🙁
Aww. I told her that even if she will have a baby brother or sister, I will still love her. She doesn’t understand yet but hopefully she will soon.
If you have tips on how to teach your first child to be an Ate or a Kuya (puwede din kung paano gumawa ng baby no. 2 😛 ), please share naman with me 🙂
shaila joyce says
Judy ann santos asked all their guests and well wishers to give more attention to yohan than the newborn lucho at the time na she gave birth. parang ganun. Not yet a mommy pero nabasa ko lang. Hehe
Hi D! I have 4 kids, the eldest is now 16 and the second is now 11. The biggest challenge is to teach your child how to be a caring sister/brother because getting all the attention for several years makes them think it would always be that way. Until the little sis/bro comes in and chaos! hahaha! My secret ingredient ?? PRAYER. Yes, I specifically pray for her attitude as a sister. As parents, we are also guided by the biblical principle of parenting on disciplining your child, especially Proverbs 22:6 Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it.
Seriously, I have seen my eldest daughter being so hostile to his little bro just because she doesn’t like sharing things and our attention with her brother. She would blame him especially when we correct her for disobedience or something, and would really be selfish. But we did not give up, we were consistently telling her how she should become a loving “BIG” sister and that her brother loves her. By the time that her brother was born, and until now that they are both teens we never stop teaching them new ways how to show love to each other and everyone in the family (because they have 2 little sisters far worse than them! hehe).
Now that she has been transformed as a responsible, loving, big sister (yes, it may take a while but patience has its rewards), it feels good that she now truly understands the meaning of being a big sister and I thank the Lord for the answered prayer. Sorry, I have so much to say because I have 4 uniquely wonderful kids and they are truly a blessing from God. 🙂
Hi MR, that’s also part of my prayer 🙂 I also believe that prayer is the key. Halos buong prayer ko para kay Addie then I remember, may asawa nga pala ako ;P
Thank you really for your advice. I’m starting to blame myself for the way Addie is acting. Iniisip ko na masyado naming na-spoil. But you’re right, patience has its rewards. We will have to teach her how to be a responsible, loving, big sister 🙂
Joey gurl says
Don’t worry she’ll be ready during the process of your pregnancy. My 1st son is like her, but when I got pregnant and he can feel his baby brother inside my tummy he was thrilled! We brought him along during check up’s and he was happy hearing his baby brother’s heartbeat. My 2nd boy is now 6mos, sinusutil minsan ng Kuya! Lol! But my advice is that, give her some responsibilities or include her sa mga activities for the baby, she’ll appreciate that and she’ll feel ang laking tulong nya. Hanggang sa pagtagal feeling nya kayang kaya na nya maging Ate! Good luck and baby dust to you!
Hi Joey! Thanks so much for the advice. When I get pregnant, I’ll bring Addie during check-ups. Oo nga, baka maging excited na siya if makita niya kapatid niya sa ultrasound 🙂 Pero wait… magpapabuntis pala muna ako hahaha! Thanks again! Mwah!
Gusto ko yung Frozen arte ni Addie! Hahaha! matutunan rin ni Addie yan mars. Simulan mo na siya ng chores. She should learn to be responsible. para paglabas ni baby 2, marunong na siya mag-alaga.
Thanks, AAA! My friend told me that too. Kailangan daw bigyan ng simple chores ang bata 🙂
Hi D, I had a hard time teaching my first child to be an Ate as well, especially since they have a 5 year gap. When I had my second baby, I was teaching Lily to be more mature. Mahirap lalo na kung na-spoil but she eventually learned how to take care of her sibling. Don’t worry, Addie will be ok
Thanks, LindaY 🙂