As expected, warla mode ang jowa ko.
I tried explaining to him that nobody wanted what happened to Anika to happen.
ALVIN: Paano mo masu-sure na hindi na mauulit na masaktan si Anika?!
ME: Hindi ko yan mapro-promise. Wala akong mental telepathy at hindi ako psychic. Pero hindi mo naman masasabi na wala tayong ginagawa to prevent this from happening again.
Dumugo kaya ilong ko sa English while writing that letter for the school noh!
ALVIN: Kung ganyan lang, tuturuan ko na din yang anak ko lumaban! Pinalaki natin na hindi nananakit ng kapwa tapos gaganyanin lang!
ME: Prerogative naman natin turuan si Anika ng self-defense. Pero hindi naman ako mag-aagree na to a point na maging violent ang bata.
Please forgive my husband for being like that. He got hurt. He loves Anika so much.
I am not freaking out like in Alvin’s levels because it’s quite simple really.
- Anika didn’t seem affected psychologically (as of now ha). Normal lang siya. Hindi siya takot pumasok or anything. Important sa akin yun.
- We will have an audience with the teacher. I am anxious about bringing Alvin with me because he is emotional when it comes to Anika. Pero ipupusta ko lahat ng bags ko, hindi magpapa-iwan yan in that meeting. We will be able to air out our apprehensions and we will be able to tell the school what we want to happen in case maulit (knock on wood).
- We cannot control some things in this circumstances. We cannot control that boy, his parents and the future situations. However, we can teach Anika how to act and react sa mga ganyang ganap. I think diyan kami dapat magconcentrate mag-asawa.
Because seriously, this is just one of the many bullies that my daughter will face in her lifetime. Grade 2 lang si Anika. She still has a long way to go. She will meet more difficult and unreasonable people. She will encounter a demanding boss when she starts working. She will come across mean and ruthless individuals. God forbid, makakaharap yan ng boy who might break her heart.
She needs to learn how to be strong and how to react properly both emotionally and physically.
I mean, get it? What we teach our kids now should be applicable until the future, hindi yung at the moment lang. Bullies in school just prepare us for the real world.
Alam nating lahat yan.
Osha, babalitaan ko na lang kayo after our meeting with the teacher.
Good vibes na muna again.
Eto, in-aura ko ang shoulders ko in this top that I wore when I had afternoon tea with my CSA mommy friends last weekend. I wish I can remember what online shop I got this top. Ang daming nagtatanong where I got it!
Yup. You heard it right. My CSA mommy friends and I had afternoon tea at The Lobby of the Manila Peninsula last weekend and it was soooo shala!
I seriously loved it, mga bakla. The ambiance was so relaxing. The food was good and their coffee was satisfying. Tawanan kami ng tawanan! Very conducive to chikahan!!! Eto dapat ang mga day-off gigs ng mga mudrakels!
I love the plates, tea cup and saucer.
Ang dainty lang tingnan. Here are the pretty mommies I had tea with.
Don’t mind my angle there. Hindi maganda. Mukha tuloy extra rice ang kinain ko, hindi dainty sandwiches lang. Lelz.
These are the food that comes with the Afternoon Tea set of Manila Pen.
Anika just liked the macaroons. She got hungry and ordered turon. Nakakaloka. Turon lang pala ang gusto. Sana dun na lang kami sa kanto namin bumili. Php 10 lang.
Have I told you I like maarte food? =D
But more than maarte food, I loved how we were able to relax, talk about our kids and laugh at the silliest things even for a few hours. Anika and her classmates were also able to spend time and play at the same time. Mommies should do this every now and then. Ang mahal nga lang, lintek. If you do not have the member discount coupon (wala ako nun, nabasbasan lang ako, folks), it can be pricey. Where pa ba may afternoon tea packages na hindi naman ka-mahalan? Tara, dun tayo? I googled and found Relish in Salcedo, Makati and at TWG Tea Salon. Have you guys tried it there?
We can DIY din that at home ano? Gawin ko nga yan with Anika (and her dolls para sumama sa trip ko etong batang ito). Better start investing na in nice teapots, tea cups and small plates para feel na feel. I wonder where we can buy the scones and clotted cream too?
Please do share what you know mommies! Hehehehehe!