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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lazy Sundays are love

Weekends are much more precious now. In a few weeks, it won't be just Vince and me anymore. There'll be the baby, the maids, the friends and relatives... That's a good thing, of course, but Vince and I happen to be loners. We're quite anti-social although when we're forced by our work/family/friends to attend events, we do try our very best to be friendly! So the prospect of not being alone for the next 20 or so years is quite mind-boggling.

So today, one of the last few Sundays where it's just him and me, we spent it just reading, playing videogames, eating and chatting. Such fun! When the kid comes, we'll have to spend more time with family and the community. Weekends will be spent for the kid's entertainment--educational trips to museums and zoos, fun trips to amusement parks... I'm already tired just thinking about it.I am not being resentful here, not at all. It's more of I'm marinating in the time Vince and I have alone but, at the same time, anticipating the little one's arrival. It's so strange and scary and happy all at the same time!

Speaking of family trips, here's one we had last November at Tagaytay:
 
Here are Vince's nephews and niece, after dinner at Antonio's. This trip was to celebrate my in-laws' wedding anniversary. Antonio's served us the most fabulous dinner. Sorry I don't have photos of what we ate but, believe me, it was beyond amazing! 

We also visited a zoo. I forget the name but there were mini horses, cows, goats, ducks and other sorts of farm animals.

Speaking of ducks, I had one for lunch. This was quite delightful. I was very hungry the entire time we were at Tagaytay--I blamed it on the fresh air and the kids. On hindsight, it could really be because I was already pregnant!

We stayed at One Tagaytay, a ridiculously small hotel. It's a big building but the rooms are tiny. Everything's tight and narrow, and the walls are so thin! We could hear everything the guests in the next room were doing. However, Vince and I really enjoyed the beds--fluffy pillows and soft sheets. We fell asleep straight away! Which now convinces me that the best sleep aids are fresh air, hearty meals and a day spent playing with kids!

That weekend was fun, I'll admit, but we were exhausted. And we weren't even the ones taking care of the kids! I can't imagine how it's like to be a parent! Well, I'll find out soon enough!
 
We can, of course, just carry on the way my parents did: Weekends were spent doing chores and visiting the grandparents--that's it! I remember being bored out of my mind just staying at home. We didn't even have TV! That was why I turned to books, daydreaming and writing. Which now makes me believe that it's good for kids to be bored--it forces them to entertain themselves by either reading, drawing, playing, making their own toys.

Can't wait for the Jelly Bean to arrive... and I can't wait to see what he'll do when he's trapped in the house with nothing to do! Our hope is he does what Vince and I did--fall in love with books and enjoy his own company. God help us if he's nothing like us!   

5 comments:

  1. Sigh! Oo nga no, palapit na ng palapit. I understand the feeling of wondering and all. I also the loved those 3 years we were without a baby yet. Que se joda we get labeled as "baog" and all. We have the meanest society, I tell you! Hehe ganon tlaga. But it was so much fun, we could do whatever we want, when we want it!

    But now that Mr. Jed (I love how you call him that) is 5, it was all worth the shift. Promise! I know you're both prepared. Excited na rin ako for you and Vince! Your love and those principles from Babywise will keep the three of you sane.

    God bless you and the rest of your pregnancy. Praying for a full term, uneventful and hopefully natural delivery. God will provide all your needs! Love ya! :)

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  2. Thanks, Jen! I'm scared and excited at the same time! Love ya too!

    DC, loving you back!

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  3. You know, I can relate when you said that you and Vince are loners. I find that despite wanting to be with people around me when I'm out of the house, I like the solitude of being in my room and doing all sorts of things alone. Like you, I find inspiration from boredom, and the best ideas I've had in my life were borne out of trips to the toilet (how dare me confess this hehe), coffee sessions alone and quiet times. I wish JB would grow up to be just like you and Vince because I honestly admire the two of you! :)

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  4. Teeyah, thanks! As for solitude, most people are afraid to be alone, which strikes me as strange. Don't they like their own company? =D Or at least, don't they want to be still and be quiet and just listen to their own thoughts? People are usually smart but since we're all so busy and surrounded by noise and crowds, we can't hear ourselves think!

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