I was supposed to write something funny today. Kaso lang, something happened kanina that tugged this Nanay’s heart.
Anika called me at work this morning.
ANIKA: Nanay, I will go swimming in the pool today.
ME: Sure sweetheart.
ANIKA: Can I ask Maeko to come over? Kaso I’m messaging her but she’s not answering. I message Ninang Pineda also but she’s not answering too.
ME: Wait ka lang anak.
It was only 9am when she called me. I learned later on from Pineda that they were still sleeping when Anika vibered her.
After an hour, Anika asked for Maeko’s house number so she can call her.
ANIKA: Nanay, nobody’s answering too. Can you please call Ninang Pineda and ask if Maeko can come over?
ME: Okay. But don’t you wanna ask your other friends over too in case hindi pwede si Maeko?
ANIKA: Okay. But can I go to Zoie’s house to ask permission from her mom?
ME: You have to take your Ate with you.
ANIKA: But she’s doing something eh. Nanay please? I don’t have anyone to swim with here.
I gave her Zoie’s home number and she called her.
ANIKA: Nanay, Zoie said she can come only at 5pm. Hindi pwede si Maeko?
I was able to get a hold of Pineda. May lakad sila today. I told Anika that Maeko has an appointment that day and she can’t go.
Umiyak na ang Anika.
Awang awa ako.
As a parent, this is something you have to suck up and swallow if you only have one child. Times like this come talaga. Walang kalaro eh. Nakaasa sa mga kapitbahay.
Ayun, nagswimming na lang mag-isa ang lola niyo. I couldn’t concentrate on work kanina because I kept on thinking about her. Apparently she got over it naman because I didn’t receive any calls from her after lunch anymore.
So there. Eto katabi ko ngayon. Mukhang okay na siya. Walang trace nung drama niya kanina.