Monday, April 04, 2016

Game boys

So cute my Topaz Mommy readers! Topaz Mommy is my now-dead mommy blog and the last post I published there said that when my kids turn 6 years old, I won't post their faces online anymore. Not a few readers sent me messages saying they miss the boys already. One even said, "I've seen them all from pregnancy to birth to birthdays. Wag mo naman ipagdamot!"

Nyak! Dearest reader, si Vito po ay hindi pa 6. Sa August pa. Yung dalawang sumunod ay 3 and 1 pa lang. So may oras pa po tayong ma-enjoy sila rito sa aking blog at sa Instagram (follow @francesasales @topazhorizonblog and the hashtag #SalesVIP!). Wag mag-panic! May 5 years pa tayo, and baka by then may iba na kayong cuties of other mom bloggers na katutuwaan.

In fact, para hindi niyo isipin na madamot ako haha, let me share with you a few of the thousands of photos we have of the boys. Only a few make it to social media! The rest we pore over obsessively, usually on those nights just before we go to sleep but the kids still aren't sleepy. So I show them their photos, I tell them the stories behind the pictures, and sometimes I make up silly bedtime stories a la comics style using their pictures.

Like this for example:

The Day Piero Became a Gamer

Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Piero 
who wondered where his brothers disappeared to. 
He found them in Papa's bedroom where they were battling evil foes.
"Holy macaroni!" Piero said. "Vito and Iñigo are slaying monsters by the hundreds!"
"And they're using these magic black things to be heroes."
"Mama, how do I get to be a hero, too?"
"Vito's going a bathroom break? He just said he needs to wee-wee? And that means..."
"Die! Die! Die!"
Piero: "What happened?!?"
Vito: "Mama, Piero made me lose my game!"
"Give that back."

Heehee. Our stories are really super simple, nothing that will ever see the light of day (er, except for this silly one!), and the boys usually scroll through my photos and they'll pick a few from when they were babies or from when they were somewhere else, and then they'll beg poor, sleepy, exhausted me to tell them a story. And I do. And they're so easy to please. And they laugh and laugh over my nonsense stories till I finally tell them to stop their delaying tactics and go to sleep.

And they do, happy with new memories to dream about in their sweet sleep.

Aww, those pictures of the boys are nice. Maybe I can share with you more old photos every first Monday of the month? I really do have thousands upon thousands! These are from New Year's Eve. Our kids don't play a lot of video games actually, about twice a month maybe, and only during the day. But it was New Year's Eve and we wanted to keep them awake to greet 2016. But they tired of playing and off to bed they went. Fun photos from a night I had actually forgotten about. Thank goodness for photos!


  1. They are so adorable! I remember the first time I met you baby pa si Vito.
    Oh how time flies nga naman :)

    1. Oh wow! Ang tagal na nga! Tatlo na sila! =D

  2. Ang gwapo nila! And the story is fun! I love looking at their photos on IG specially Piero's round eyes ��

    1. Oh thank you! For saying they're gwapo and for saying the story was fun! The stories I make up are so silly sometimes because I'm always half-asleep when I make them up! =D


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