Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend # 46 - Dates, Reviewers and Handmade Things

If the silence in this blog isn't testament enough of how crazily busy this month has been (and will be as it seems), then I don't know how else to tell you. I couldn't even pause and pull my hair and scream even if I wanted to (pardon the rather violent tone). To flush the bad vibes out and just set the mood for the week, let me just recall the weekend that was. It was a mix of crazy (Saturday) and calm (Sunday) but if all my weekdays were like that, I'd be one happy mom!

Saturday was an exclusive Mom and Maia day as our coosome-twosome trooped to Makati Med to get the kid's immunizations up to date. We had to wait a little longer than usual for our turn but she didn't show any signs of restlessness. She really knows how to entertain herself now. I just make sure I have plenty of paper and pens with me and she will be fine. When our turn came, I could tell she was uncomfortable but was so brave she didn't even wince she took the shots on each of her shoulders. She even managed to throw a big grin at me while the doctor was massaging her arms. Even in our commute back, she never complained. She only asked me to grab lunch at KFC because she's already hungry but she never demanded for anything that would exhaust all my energy. She walked most of the way and she only slept (even if I knew she was already very drowsy from the shots) when we were already settle inside the shuttle service.

Sunday proved to me that doing something with my hands is one of the best and cheapest therapies in this world. I finally took my craft box out yesterday and started sewing my handmade ornaments again. Before I knew it, the kid and Ate Inday was already sitting beside me and grabbing cut-out felt fabrics as well.

The little miss wanted to sew to but she understood that a needle is something that is not safe for a 4-year old to handle yet so she contented herself with just handing over a couple of buttons to either me or her Ate Inday. Before we knew it, 2 hours have past and we managed to sew a total of 8 ornaments. How cool is that? Three heads (or 6 hands in that case) is definitely better than one, don't you think?

Can you guess which one was Ate Inday's and which ones were done by me?
Sunday turned out to be a (good!) slow day, I also was able to squeeze in some time to make reviewers for the little girl. Math and Language has been a struggle as of late so I wanted to focus on that for now. I didn't want to put too much pressure on the kid though so I am trying to find creative (but cheap) ways to encourage her to study and review (even for just a few minutes) during the weekends.

Fill in the missing number yan, di ba Mommy?

How about you, how did your weekend go?


Maggie said...

Oh I like your tree ornaments! May patent na ba yan? pwede ko ba gayahin? hehe

Faye Paras said...

No patent pa! Hahaha. Go ahead Maggie. I always love seeing handmade things. Do share the ones you make when they're ready ha? And pag me nakita kang patterns pa-share! Wala akong makita masyado online (most of my patterns I either drew or downloaded from

Jeng Aquino said...

Wow, brave & nice little miss :)

Maggie said...

Yehey! I find my patterns from Pinterest. I even check it out for cakepop inspirations :) Thank you, Faye!!

Faye Paras said...

i love PInterest too! actually i also got inspired by all the pretty handmade things i see there kaya i started sewing these ornaments! will follow you over there na din :)

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