Zzzz Sleep Story 1: Sky Flakes Model
After Randy picked us (Raviv & me) from Raviv’s toddler class, we just went home to have a quick lunch and went on our way to Alabang Home Depot to pick up BLIMS‘ in-house interior decorator to decorate our office in Sta. Rosa City. Raviv got up before 6 a.m. that day, and had a tiring morning at school. We knew (and hoped) he’d be sleeping in the car on our way to Alabang (we’re coming from Los Banos). Yaya Isay was feeding him Sky Flakes to keep his hands and mouth busy. But we have barely left Los Banos when Yaya Isay called me from the backseat in a hushed but obviously amused voice: “Ma’am, tingnan mo ang bugoy mo, hihihi.” And here’s the sight I saw:
That’s what you call multi-tasking! Hahaha! My hungry, tired tyke was “eating” and sleeping at the same time. The sight was so hilarious that I couldn’t help but ask Randy to pullover so he could see his little boy. He got annoyed at first, but when he saw Raviv I’m sure he was glad I interrupted his driving to behold the sight. Randy then told Yaya Isay to move Raviv’s head to lean on his car seat so it won’t hang.
And still, ladies and gentlemen, the piece of crackers is still in his mouth. Hanggang Alabang Home Depot, that’s how Raviv looked like. The sight was definitely a comic relief and kept me from dozing off (calling Sky Flakes! Raviv deserves a loyalty award from you!)
Zzzz Sleep Story #2: Excuses, excuses!
Raviv had two consecutive busy days. On Tuesday, we went to Valenzuela (gah traffic!!!) and then to Alabang on Wednesday. Before heading home, we dropped by SM Calamba to have dinner. My little boy was so tired that on the way to Los Banos, he dozed off. That was just about 7 p.m. (he usually sleeps at 8:30). He was still fast asleep when we arrived home, so Yaya Isay and I just wiped him and changed his nappy and clothes. Still, he was fast asleep the whole time. Because he slept early, we were expecting that he’d wake-up earlier than usual the following day (he’s usually up between 5:30-6:00 a.m.) But lo and behold! He woke up at 7 a.m. the following day!!! When we finally came out of our room, our helpers all expressed their surprise over Raviv’s late rousing. At umeksena ang asawa ko.
Yaya Lina: Nagtataka nga kami bakit tanghali na hindi pa kayo lumalabas Ma’am…
Alona: Oo nga hindi kami sanay…
Randy: Kay Raviv kayo magtaka…sa Nanay niya hindi na kataka-taka [na late magising].
Hrmpft. OK, 1 point for you Randy. At may isa pa:
Randy: Late na magising ang little boy ko because he was tired, no? (with matching smile at haplos pa)
Me, thinking quietly: Asus kay Raviv may excuse! Eh tired din naman ako kaya ako late gumising eh…
I no longer braved to say it out loud, because I know I’d lose.
Zzzz Story #3: Sleeping Beauty
This morning, my Raviv woke up early as usual. And because Randy was right that I’m a late riser, I played deaf to Raviv’s “Nanay! Nanay!” calls. But then when he cupped my face between his tiny palms and kept on kissing me on the lips, I knew I had to wake. And when I opened my eyes, my son’s face was just a few inches from mine. Upon seeing my eyes open, he rewarded me his really adorable smile, and then kissed me on the lips again. It was definitely a Sleeping Beauty moment, with some modifications! Let’s give it the litmus test:
- kiss that has the power to wake-up – check!
- handsome young prince – check! ‘yun nga lang, very young ang prince
- a sleeping BEAUTY – check na check! ‘yun nga lang, very beautiful ‘yung queen (not princess)
- love story – check! an unconditional love story pa kamo!
And that concludes our bedtime tales. Let’s all have a good night’s sleep later! Baboosh!
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