For the first time in 13 years of managing our household, my husband and I experienced petty theft in our own home. We don’t suspect outside burglary instead it was done by one of our very own:( We lost some cash and my husband’s watch.
The first time I discovered the loss, parang mix of emotions. May lungkot (sadness), that was hard-earned money and my husband intended to give the watch to my son. May galit (anger), how can that person do this to us! Feeling ko naman super bait kami. May takot (fear), scary, we are actually living with a “magnanakaw!” (robber)! May worry, ano pa kaya nakuha nya? Maybe she has been stealing from us for months or years? May suspicion, who among them could have done it. Surely, not Ate A, maybe Ate B or can it also be Ate C? Add to that the feeling of uneasiness of losing our sense of security in our very own household. It was a horrible, horrible unnerving experience.
We were on a transition that time so I had 4 helpers in the house. My husband and I were thinking it could be the helper who stayed and decided to leave after just barely a week because of some emergency that didn’t sound like an emergency. I swear kapag nakita mo ang face, hindi makabasag plato! She was highly referred by the longtime helper of a neighbor so there is still possibility it may not be her. My dear yaya of 3 years is leaving the week I discovered the loss. It could be her, but why would she do it now when she is about to leave that wouldn’t be too smart, right? It could be my 2 year helper who has decided to go on part time with us? And it can’t be our trusted cook because her territory is the ground floor and not the rooms. Hayayay!
We didn’t do a thorough check of everyone’s stuff anymore because everyone of them (except our trusted cook) has gone out to get something in the convenience store near our house. My brother said we should hire a police do the investigation but we don’t want that mess. So we just swore we would be more careful with our belongings from now on.
Tomorrow, I will share with you the list of things we vowed to do, or begin doing again, to avoid petty theft in our household.
Depressed and Sad,
It has been a busy week for my pre-schooler. Monday was their fruit costume parade. Grover! Na-challenge ang aking creative skills because we needed to make costumes for them out of cartolina etc. My first question was, how in the world, does he wear a cartolina? Of course the internet is not lacking in resources.
I made him into an adorable strawberry:-) hehe it was the easiest. With my daughter’s help, we cut out a red cartolina into a strawberry, painted the seeds then cut and paste the leaves. To put it on him, we just taped a string at the edge of the strawberry and hung it over his neck.
Thursday, I was the guest parent and I was invited to prepare a healthy snack for the kids. It was a bit challenging because reality tells me most kids think healthy is boring and not yummy, nyikes! I relied on what works for my kids. Thanks to my Jack LaLanne Power Juicer, I was able to make juice from fresh carrots, pineapples, apples and oranges and the kids loved it! They enjoyed dumping the fruits and veggies in the juicer chute and watch it transform to juice. I also helped them prepare their own cheese with cucumber sandwich. Some kids ate the sandwich, some didn’t but everyone loved the juice. Lasang pineapple-orange of Del Monte:-)
The culminating activity was an hour long parent-child session at CrossFit! All the kids enjoyed. My son was so flushed with joy his cheeks were all red. And syempre ang mothers, napagod sa circuit training. CrossFit has CrossFit Kids na pala.
Most of the parents in my son’s pre-school seems to be first time parents, so you can just imagine the age gap! I have a 13 year old! O di ba?!? pi-no-po nila ako! Ancient! There was another parent there feeling ko ka-age but ang sexy and ang ganda ng hair color, in fairnesses she looked younger! Time to head to the salon and gym!!!
Lastly, I’m in love with the pre-school of my son! The curriculum is structured in a very holistic manner and the parents are heavily involved. They address all basic skills my son needs from writing, reading, manners, virtues, nationalism and health! I can’t say the name just yet for privacy purposes but I will when he is in big school na.
How about you, how was your week?
Actually it is not just in writing. I feel I’m stuck in a rut in most things in my life right now. You know the feeling na because there is so much things to do, you end up doing nothing? Like I’m always chasing after what has to be done and not much sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. I’m lethargic, cranky, moody and to top it all my insomnia and allergic rhinitis is in full swing! Nakikisama sa gulo!
So in one of those many sleepless nights I read about how to get things done, what causes chronic stress and skimmed over a hundred quotes to rally me back to my mojo.
I headed over to Gretchen Rubin.com (Happiness Project author), hindi naman masyadong self help ang dating di ba?;-) She said in her article “Counter Intuitive Strategy that Really Works,” that if one approach doesn’t work, try the opposite. So if I am saying yes to everything, I should start saying no. If I can’t write early in the morning, I write in the evening (which is what I am doing now). If I’m trying to do ten thousand things, I do just one.
I don’t know how that would work for me but in these desperate times, it wouldn’t hurt to try.
How about you guys? How do you keep yourself sane with the 1,001 things to do in the in box?
Trying to Get my Groove Back,