Though it took a lot of effort in our part to relocate temporarily at my parents’ house in the suburbs, it is actually a welcome change. A change of scenery for my husband, myself, and Dindin.
Part of my goals of living here, aside from eating healthy and getting some exercise, is to expose Dindin to housework, such as planting, weeding, watering the plants, sweeping, washing clothes, ironing and the like. I dunno, it seems that I just couldn’t find the opportunity at my husband’s house (obviously, we don’t have a house of our own).
While we work hard to afford some privileges for her, we don’t want her growing up like she was immune to housework.
And today, she already started without my intentionally doing it. You see, I sent her out to the garden to play. Then I saw her playing with the fallen flowers of a fruit tree called “green tambis”. She played under the tree and we pretended it was snow, weeeeeee! I left her to just play there while I took a bath. But after my bath, I heard her call out to me and when I went out, I saw that she was already sweeping the yard with her playmate, Manang Lianne. Awww… I thought it was lovely.
We do not punish her with work and so she thinks that work is something that one just does and that it is actually fun. Well, more things to do around here in the coming days, Din!
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: