A Pinay-Dutch’s Thursdays At Home

I was wondering myself why I was not able to document my family’s first New Year together. Actually, this is not a wonder as all – as always, I tell myself that I don’t have the time to write down and do the thing that I love doing – documenting.

I am a person living in this fast-paced world. From the time I wake up in the morning, I am already calculating the time or the hours needed to do and to accomplish a particular task. It is tiring, as I have yet to start something but I am already expecting the time it will take me to gain the result.

Yes, I am one of those who complains that the rest of the 24 hours not devoted for sleeping is not enough. It is never enough.

I am at home every Thursday as I chose to be with my Zoë. I don’t want to miss so much of her development because I also have to work. Luckily, the heavens are with me and I was allowed to be with my baby at least once every weekdays.

From the time I wake up, I will immediately start counting the minutes I have available to get myself a cup of coffee – before Zoë wakes up. Approximately a couple of minutes after, the baby naturally will start making it known that she is awake – and from there on starts my fair Thursday. Breakfast for baby, playing with her a bit, watching her favorite morning cartoons, putting her back to bed. Then Mama is off to making herself a piece of sandwich or toast with another cup of coffee or a glass of fruit juice. After that, I will fight with myself if I will be going back to bed and take another hour’s nap maybe, or proceed to doing my chores – again, while the baby is asleep. She sometimes stays in bed for an hour, or if Mama is lucky, 2 hours.

So there I am: cleaning the house, mopping the floor, dusting the furnitures, cleaning Simba’s litter box, preparing the laundry and all the time thinking about the blog that I am going to write next, rewiring my notebook for the Dutch E-Learning Lessons, starting up the Family’s Photo Scrapbook, chat with family in the Philippines, what to prepare for dinner, take the baby out for a walk or watch a movie or two. Oh yes, and if I will be having the time that evening to do the ironing.

These are just some of the things I consistently have on my mind all day.

Sometimes I am able to accomplish everything. A lot of other normal days not. Despite anything and everything, I am with Zoë, and I get to spend time with the most adorable baby I know in the planet.

She is my baby. I am her Mama. She is absolutely adorable.

P.s. Come to think of it, I might be able to document my family’s first New Year – tonight.

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