Yay! She’s super excited. She had already fix her school things and placed everything in her school bag. Though, we repeatedly told her, her school would start not until next week. After the June 12 celebration of Philippine Independence Day.
She even went on to try her black shoes! Forgive the little lady.
She’s the only “makulit” in the house now. Thus, we tried, in all our patience to make an excuse out her whims and tantrum throwing. Especially when I cut short her bangs with a dull scissors ^_^. She went crying for like thirty minutes. The husband was the only one who comforts her. ALWAYS! Then he mutters in jest, “wala na tayong baby…”
Hmmm, whatever he meant…I AM DEFINITELY NOT BUYING!
Three kids were enough for me. I have had too many lines on my forehead. My hands were both dried and showed swollen veins up my wrist with too many chores…
Besides, the what’s keeping me worse than a worrywart freak is the too many expenses raising and sending three kids to school. Though, I must agree, only one kid (yes, that little girl photographed above) goes to private school. The eldest is an “Iska” (Oh, the tuition is not free, UP tuition cost is subsidized) . Then, the middle kid (junior high school) is attending a public science high school nearby.
As I always say, even when were paying low tuition fees, the heavy burden of most parents are the everyday expenses. Allowances and clothing and food costs. Hence, for frugal mom like me, I tried to searched every mall-wide sales and hoping to get discounted items. Imagine buying stuff for the three kids prior to school opening. Bags, shoes, uniforms, tuition fees…that’s a ginormous expense! It really pays to plan out the expenses. As early as March or April, until early May, I tend to buy all the kids’ stuff. I will allot portion of the husband’s monthly salary to those “unexcusable” expenses. Hence, when mid-May came, it’s the tuition fees that came last into the list. And, at the end of May (there’s the little girl’s birthday that adds up to the expense^_^)…I am off to wheeze a sigh…RELIEF!
Yesterday, when we’re out for grocery shopping, we saw long queues at the mall’s department store and at bookstores. Might be late shoppers cramming to buy their kids school stuff. Some of the kids toting along with their moms are whining inside a popular bookstore. Imagine the National Bookstore jampacked with shoppers, the airconditioning system could not vaporize the heat. I saw a friend with her two kids near the end of the line, with the little boy crying out loud saying he’s hungry and wanted to go Jollibee^_^.
I do understand some people who shopped at the very last minute. Financial difficulties and all, it does happened to us a lot of times, too. But, when shopping on a super busy days, I opt not to tote the kids with me…it’ll add up to my wrinkles all the more^_^. Oh, except when buying shoes. Well, that should be scheduled on different days. Shopping with kids tend to be more exhaustive than fulfilling
Ranting out so many words here again…Forgive….a mommy has too many stories to tell….
…and, too many things to do on the first day of school. I know more mommies have to wake up earlier than usual. I hate…I hate