Grateful Mom of Summer

At her school, we do Student Led Conference every quarter of the school year. At this time, students present their portfolios to their parents, and teachers give feedback.

Her homeroom teacher was very generous on providing observations about her.

Summer consistently excel academically. Yes. We’re very happy and proud to know that.πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

But what made us so delighted was when we learned about her disposition. πŸ’–

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

The best reward I can get is to see my children growing up to have grateful hearts and to be good people.

It’s hard. Really hard to be a parent, it requires a change of lifestyle and mindset, and excessive efforts, but it’s the most rewarding thing ever.

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.

I’m happy to know that even when we’re not with her, she carries our family values. We always tell them not to be confused (because Summer sometimes ask why other kids say this, other kids do this) and just stick to our family rules.

At the start of the year, they’ve witnessed my decluttering. They were aware that they have so much and it’s not mindful to get some more.

So, up-to-date, we haven’t bought a toy or anything extra. Autumn will sometimes try, but we just have to remind her rhen, that’s it.πŸ˜‰

Summer and I went to National Bookstore Sale today, and I was so amazed by her self-control. Sharpies, washytapes, notebooks, etc. were all over but she knows she’s not gonna get one (she can actually sell ) because she has a lot. I actually told her to get 2 if she really likes, but she said “No nalang, I’ll just get books” 😬☺️

I am grateful because I have a daughter like Summer.

And this is one of the many reasons why I want to share Annechronicles with you.

Acknowledge and receive the many blessings you already have (your spouse, your children, your mom, dad, siblings, friends) first, then gratefulness will instinctively come after. ☺️✨

Remember, you are already blessed!πŸ˜‰

Thanks for reading this.😘

Tough Love

This morning, as I brought her to her classroom, she ran back to me and asked if I can go back to the house and get her project in Filipino that she forgot to bring.πŸ™ˆπŸ˜” I told her I can’t.

Honestly, a part of me really wanted to take advantage of the situation to teach her about facing the consequences of her actions, but when she already cried and told me “but Mom, I am the leader of my team and we need to finish it”, I felt like something was pinching my heart πŸ’”

There were a lot of things on my mind earlier – she was just 7 years old and like any 7yo kid, they just want to play; she will disappoint her teammates, she might think that I did not help her when she needed me (I’m teary eyed typing this), and more.

I told Jett about it and we’ve decided that it was a great opportunity to teach her a lesson on responsibility.

when I picked her up and asked about it, she said they were able to do it, she talked to her teammates, some got disappointed but some were very understanding and it’s all good.

I hope and pray my daughter learned her lesson.

When is the right time to teach them responsibility? I don’t know. But I believe we shouldn’t miss opportunities like this. It maybe hard and painful for us parents, but if it will make them a better person, then we should go for it!πŸ˜‰

I took a photo of her but she didn’t allow me to post it. ☺️

My Autumn is Shining

It started this year that my darling doll here has so much confidence to show (I’m talking about her with other people). She was cheerful and not shy anymore.πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Just like what happened today. She was able to buy ice cream on her own without Daddy’s help!πŸ‘πŸ»

I learned that we have to be patient with their progress and trust that they will shine in their own time.β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

❌This is long overdue.πŸ™ˆ It was a 2018 project. That’s why Jett decided to do it on his own.😲 Good job, Daddy!

We wanna make this as our work room and study room. 😊

The kids are so eager to help, while I am so eager to call-a-friend to help Jett πŸ€ͺ He said he wants to make this as his first project for this year πŸ™ˆ okay but I want an extra pair of hands because I want it to be done fast 🀣

Before photo πŸ‘‡πŸ»

To be continuued…

Day-by-day