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I have started teaching them doing the household chores when they are nine and ten years old.  Because I want them to become a responsible human being at the early age.  The same thing my late mother told us when we are young.  I felt sad before because I felt I am depriving of being a child, but looking at of what I am now, I am forever thankful to my mother.  May she rest peacefully.  I have taught them doing the dishes, cleaning the house, cleaning clutter and cooking rice.  So far, they are doing well of the chores assigned to them.  Though I still need to supervise them to avoid mistakes and for them to finish the task/s fast.

Their parents are both working and do not have time to teach their kids.  As I am their aunt, I will do the teaching on their behalf.  The nieces are now ages 12 and 14, right ages for them to know how to do the laundry.  I started teaching them last week.  I must show to them from segregating clothes, and so on.  And yes, the girls are complaining, saying it is so tiring plus the loaded of dirty clothes.LOL!  I understand them because I did the same when I was taught on doing the laundry.  We are on our two weeks of laundry lesson, and I am hearing fewer complaints now.  Thank God!  Hopefully, on our third week, they can do it on their own.  Good luck girls.

Skipped going to the beach this year

During Easter Sunday, the family usually go to the beach.  That is how we celebrate Easter.  But this year, we decided to skipped going to the beach and just stay at home.  As expected the kids did not like it.  They are sad and teary eyes because they are excited to go to the beach.   They are jealous because some of their friends are going to the beach.  As always, we have to make them understand why we did not go to the beach.  Told them that we will go to the beach some other time.  And because we did not go to the beach, we have a simple feast at home so the kids will not get sad.  We have their favorite fries too.

Anyways, the real reason we opted to stay at home is because of the series of earthquakes happens.  We are scared that something might happen anytime while at the beach.  We are being negative, but it is better to be safe than sorry always.  This is not the perfect timing to go to the beach.  The series of earthquakes really scares us especially the so called the big one.  We pray though that it will not happen and God will always there to protect the people from calamities.  Even though we stayed at home and celebrates Easter at home, it is still fun because we are able to rest and spend time at home plus we only spent the small amount of money.

Praying for the nephew’s health

My eight years old nephew is very sickly lightly.  He has attacked by a severe cough and on and off fever.  My SIL is so worried because the temperature went as high as 39.2-degree celsius and the nephew is chilling.  We have him checked for several doctors because we want the second opinion of his condition.  We have been told that there is something wrong with his urine.  The red blood cells in his urine are really high.  One doctor says its UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), so we undergo treatment.  After the medication, the urinalysis result is not normal.  Something is really wrong with the nephew’s condition.

Yesterday, the nephew has a fever again.  My SIL brought him to the doctor again.  Again, undergo laboratory test and advised us to consult a nephrologist.  The doctor said that something is wrong with his kidney.  Hearing it made us thought of the worse condition of the nephew.  Lots of negative thoughts that enters our mind especially the SIL (nephew’s mother).  Though we do not know what is his condition yet.  The nephew has to undergo five laboratory tests first.  We are sad, worried and confused about the nephew’s condition.  But we tried to think positively and pray that the nephew’s health is okay and not serious.  Prayer is powerful medicine, that is why we are praying so hard.  Lord God heal my nephew.  Amen!

Celebrating her special day with us

It was one of the happiest days in my brother’s life when he finally introduced to us the girl he wants to marry.  We were surprised because we did not know he has new girlfriend after the hurtful experience from his fast girlfriends.  We were sad back then when his girlfriend dumped him.  I saw him very down and sad.  And we did our best to cheer him up.  Everyday we tell him that life is still beautiful no matter how difficult the trials are.  We are glad that after months of being lonely, the brother finally found the girl who loves him and treasure him.

Last December 6, 2016 they came visited us.  They said that they have an important appointment to finish.  We did not know that it was the birthday of my brother’s girlfriend/soon to be wife early next year and my future SIL.  They spend one day and one night to celebrate her birthday with us.  It was another important event in the family that we will treasure forever.  We had a simple celebration at home.  We cook our favorites, bought cake to complete the celebration and invited some close friends.  It was indeed a very memorable event, and we are overwhelmed that she chooses to celebrate her special day with us.  Happy Birthday again Ann and wish you good health and happiness in life with my brother.