Traveling with kids

After one night and two days of travel, we finally arrived safely at the province of my parents.  I am traveling with my father, older brother and two nephews.  I really love to travel, but this time I am not enjoying it that much.  Indeed traveling with kids will make you exhausted especially if it is a long travel and you have to ride in a bus and vessel.  Transferring from bus to vessel is very tiring.  In addition to that, you are carrying you luggage.  How is that!?  I prefer to travel alone or with my father with me.  Fewer worries I must say.

But still it is a wonderful experience for me.  Even though I did not get enough sleep because of the kids.  Experience that will be added in my memory and will treasure those memories forever.  Our travel is very much tiring but seeing the nephews amazed of the things they have seen while traveling will make the travel fun and exciting.  Anyways, I am so thankful to God for we arrived safely to our destination.  Are kids are having fun playing with their cousins and enjoying the white sand beach this morning.  More memories to remember with this two kiddos in our seven days vacation.

Our Christmas Tree is Up

If I were to decide, I would not want to put up the Christmas tree.  The Christmas tree last year fell so many times because of the kids.  They are not contented by just looking at it.  They wanted to touch it and grab the Christmas balls.  I have to be alert always to keep the safety of the tree.  Funny is that the kids are watching me, and if I am not looking they will touch and grab it again.  Kids are kids, the more you tell them not to touch it, the more they’ll get curious.  If the tree could talk, it will probably say enough. LOL

But because the kids are bugging me almost everyday, I decided to put up the Christmas tree yesterday.  They are get jealous of the decorations, the Christmas tree and lights at the neighbors house.  It took me three hours to make it done because the nephews (ages 2 and 4) are also too busy playing with the Christmas balls and asking me lots of whys.  They keep me busy putting the Christmas tree and answering their out of nowhere questions.haha!  These two gremlins always makes my day exciting and colorful.  But I do love their curiosity always.  Don’t grow up so fast kiddos.

Because they get bored easily

Since I worked at home I seldom go out.  My life evolves by doing house hold chores, taking care of my siblings kids, and doing my stuffs online.  This is the reasons why I do not have time to go out and unwind.  My vacant day is Sunday only, but I prefer to stay at home and relax.  Sometimes I want to go out and unwind, however, I cannot do it without thinking who will take good care of the kids.  One Saturday, I am in the mood to go out and spend the day with the kids at the mall.  I seldom treat them so I told my sister about it.  I am glad that she agreed.  We went to the mall and bring the kids to the playhouse that they wanted to go.  While the sister and I do the window shopping.  It’s been a while since the last time we did window shopping.

After an hour, we go back to the playhouse and get the kids.  The treat would not be complete without treating them to our favorite Chinese restaurant called Mandarin.  We went there and ordered our favorite foods.  The waitress said that we have to wait for 20-30 minutes for the food to served.  The kids started to get bored and very noisy.  We tried to divert their attention to other things but still they want to move out of the high chair.  To avoid them from creating noise in the restaurant, the sister give to the nephew the spoon to play. Glad that they sit still.whew!  It is not easy to keep the kids quiet and stay still because they get bored easily.

My love for kids

My passion to be with kids started when I was young.  I love to play the role of a mother every time my friend and I are playing.  I like to take care of them, get them dressed and fed them even it is just an imaginary one.  It was because of my mother’s teachings.  I remember my mother loves to dress my sister and I like a doll.  And also she loves to sew us a dress.  Those scenes made a mark in my mind and always think that one day I can do that to my own kids.  An out of nowhere dreams for a six years old kid right?  But that was how I think back then.

Those memories are still intact in my mind up to now that I am a bit older.  At present I am taking good care four kids.  My brother’s and sister’s kid.  They are messy and hard headed but I have the patience because kids are like that.  The thing that would make me angry is when they are fighting.  I really do not like seeing them fighting.  Yes, they are child and that is normal but I do not like them to fight.  As much as possible I want them to love one another because they are siblings.  My sister’s son is just nine months old and not making a mess yet.  These four kids make me so busy each day, but I love to be with them because they make me smile.  They are funny at times and that what I like about them.  Seeing them growing each day and their developments each day is a treasure.