Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Today was a real busy day for me. I started the day very early and prepared for my speaking engagement in a municipality, which is almost one and a half travel from my place. When i finished, i traveled back again to my city for another speaking engagement. The whole afternoon i have been talking. I left for home in time to get my travelling bag for my Cebu City speaking engagement tomorrow. I feel so tired and apprehensive to leave without even talking to my children about what they have been doing the whole day while i was away. Good that when i begged off to my colleague, if i could instead leave early morning tomorrow, she acceded. It is hard sometimes to be a worker and at the same time a mother. For me, nothing is more important than the welfare of my children. Bonding moments is always a thing I treasure. No matter how busy I am, I always take time to attend personally to the kid's needs and to always find time to have pep talks with them. Children need to be showed they are loved. Pep talks to children make them feel that their affairs matter and it is an indirect way of my surveillance over their associations with friends and their present interests. This way, i detect misbehaviors and I immediately correct them as soon as detected, in a subtle way. It is hard to be parent, a working parent . . a very busy parent, for now.