Thoughts on Parenting
December 24, 2014
Kiddo: may anak kna ate?
Me: wala pa.
Me: wala pa kasi akong asawa
Kiddo: pwede namang may anak pero walang asawa.
Kiddo: sinong katabi mong matulog?
Me: wala. Ako lang....
Bakit andami mong tanong? Anak ba kita? Hahahaha
She is an adopted daughter my mom told me. I saw her every Sunday at church but we never really get to talk nor play a lot. But this Sunday, I stayed late in church for our performance later that evening, so we slept together in the chamber but we never really got that sleep because she is one little, cute chatterbox. Reminds me of myself. Hahaha
I wonder what made her ask me those questions.
She is actually right. I can have a child without a father. It USED TO BE my plan. Until the day my father asked why. Why do I want such an arrangement when I was never deprived of the opportunity to grow up with a loving father. Another thing that changed my mind was the experience to of being a teacher. Working with kids with diverse backgrounds made me see things in a different light.
February 17, 2015
Bearing a child is already a hard task and raising a child is an entirely different story. With almost all family members clamoring for marriage and babies, I just can't keep up and it's tiring to explain myself over and over again.
Badtrip lang eh. LOL.
I think this country needs to have a school for parenting. I will definitely enroll. Because really, looking at those kids in school, knowing their stories, I can't help but be shocked and I wanna scream at their parents.
Three kids in one classroom. Different mothers. One father.
Parent giving gifts to teacher because her child is a non-reader
Two girls sexually-abused by their own father
Kids being sent to buy liquor at the store
And a whole lot more!
It is a scary thing to think about. But the joy and excitement it brings is also something that I cannot stop thinking about.
Kudos to my parents for raising me and my siblings to the best that they can and to all the parents out there for a job well done for raising responsible and loving children!