OMG. I can’t believe it’s been half a year since my last post here.
Well, 2016 has been a blessed year for me and my family. Earlier in January, we moved here in Sydney from Singapore. After a month, Rod was assigned back to Singapore for a project so we went back there as tourists. While Rod was finishing his project, Marshall and I went back to Philippines for a week. Mid-year, we travelled as tourists in New Zealand and spent time with our good friend Rene. Before the end of last year, we went back home again to Philippines for Kuya Mac and Ate Leah’s wedding. There we managed to squeeze in our time going to quite a number of places, Leyte, Palawan, Baler, and Batangas. Well, it’s definitely more fun in the Phillipines. Hopefully it won’t take me forever to make a post of our adventures.
Speaking of busy days, I was really occupied last year, though some people think I just stay at home. Yeah right, traditionally speaking, I’m a housewife. Though I prefer to say that I’m a homemaker. Though there’s not much difference if you would describe it but when you say you’re a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom), people tends to define it literally. And I believe that it doesn’t truly justify our work as a wife and mom.
It’s not true that housewives just stay at home for nothing. As a matter of fact, we have several tasks to do. Primarily is to take care of the family and having a toddler at home makes it more challenging. Really challenging.. However, most of the time, I get to spend by playing, playing, and playing. Though there’s much more than that like bathing him, preparing snacks for him, feeding him, which takes years, and some story time that doesn’t mean 1-2 books, but a pile of it.
Aside from playing with my kid, of course I also get to play with my hubby. (hmm?) I mean, play the role as a loving wife. Not to mention doing all the household chores like everyday cooking meals, washing dishes, making sure the house is clean, and toilet of course, and picking up the toys, doing laundry, ironing clothes, picking up the toys (wait, did I mention it already? oh yeah, i do it most of the time). Plus the fact that I am also incharge of menu planning, grocery auditing, budgeting, thinking of activities for Marshall, and the rest. Thankfully, Rod finds a way to assist me at times, aside from the fact that he is quite generous with my allowance.
On a good side, I wouldn’t imagine myself any other way. I mean, it’s hard being a stay at home mom but at least I could purposely spend my time with my husband and my son. At the end of the day, family is what truly matters most to me. In a couple of months, I might be back to work since Marshall is already going to school for few days. So I want to treasure the remaining days or months of being a full-time stay at home mom unless I find some work from home opportunities.
Currently, I’m working on the IELTS which is an additional chore for me. You’d probably ask me, ‘then why the hell you still do blogs if you don’t have enough time’. Firstly, I consider it as my me time. It soothes me when my fingers just run through my laptop and words just come out surprisingly. Another thing, I think it’s also a way for me to practice my writing skills for IELTS. At least I get the habit of stating my opinions as well as forcing myself to enhanced my vocabulary. Though I must start the routine of writing with pen and paper.
What’s your thoughts about stay at home moms?
Anyway, here’s a (very late) recap of our 2016. Blessed New Year!