OMG OMG OMG!!! I am not supposed to blog tonight but I feel that I have to. Something nacacaloca has just happened a few hours ago. Picture clue:
Sirit na? 😉 But before that, let’s rewind way, way back.
This morning I woke up really early. Early, as in 4 a.m. Guess what made me wake-up. The stench of Drogo’s poop. Yes, Drogo is sleeping in our bedroom. Khaleesi is in heat again, and Randy thinks that Khaleesi’s alindog is torture for Drogo, as we don’t plan to breed them again this season. Khaleesi’s body needs to recover, especially because she gave birth via Caesarean section. That’s why we need to separate them. Randy wants Drogo to sleep in an airconditioned room, as well. So roommate na namin si Drogo.
Our houseboy forgot to let Drogo poop yesterday. I guess hindi nakatiis si Drogo so at 4 a.m. ayun nangamoy pupu ang kwarto. I tried sleeping again, but I couldn’t anymore. It was a good thing because I did a lot of paper work from 4 to 6 a.m. in our bedroom. I was productive—naaks!
Then at past 6 a.m., Raviv suddenly woke up in a panic. He saw me, and buried himself on my chest and sobbed quietly. I asked him what was wrong, and he just sobbed more. I pried, and he told me: “In my dream, I lost Tatay.” And then he cried even more. I told him it was just a dream. He begged me to call his Tatay (who went out of our room). When Randy answered the phone, a huge grin broke into his face. Then he more calmly told me more about his dream: In Raviv’s dream, Randy told him not to jump, but Raviv still did, thinking his Tatay would go after him. But his Tatay didn’t, and Raviv lost Randy and could no longer find his Tatay. Raviv was asking people to help him find his Tatay, but nobody would.
“In my dream, I lost Tatay.” And then he cried even more. I told him it was just a dream. He begged me to call his Tatay (who went out of our room). When Randy answered the phone, a huge grin broke into his face. Then he more calmly told me more about his dream: In Raviv’s dream, Randy told him not to jump, but Raviv still did, thinking his Tatay would go after him. But his Tatay didn’t, and Raviv lost Randy and could no longer find his Tatay. Raviv was asking people to help him find his Tatay, but nobody would.
Anyway, fast forward nang konti. One of my Gymboree teachers was on leave, and I was the only one left to (wo)man the reception desk. Since this week is all about Community Workers, I invited the Greenfield City firefighters and firetruck to come and visit our preschoolers.
The kids love it more when we have actual community workers come and visit. Their roles and tools are more ingrained in their minds. Plus, they have lotsa fun! Note: The parents of these kids gave explicit permission for the photos to be posted on social media.
Sorry for the plug. I’m just excited to share it with you as well. 😀 Fast forward na.
This afternoon, Randy enticed me to join him walking Drogo around Nuvali. I said I’ll go with him and Raviv, though honestly I wanted to stay back home and just catch up on my favorite novel or watch Grey’s Anatomy or The Good Wife. But you know, these days I’m making more effort to be a better wife and Nanay. Totoo ‘yan. That means I have to set aside some “me”-times for “we”-times. Which includes being with Randy and Raviv. And…Drogo. LOL!
In fact I joined my boys last Monday in walking Drogo at Paseo…and look how cute Drogo was:
So today I joined them, too. Randy was so obsessed in taking photos, as in we kept on stopping. Ang ganda raw kasi ng lake as background, which is true.
And then Raviv would also insist on taking some pictures by himself…
…and at times, he would like a view and ask to be photographed. Ang cute lang! These are some of the “backgrounds” he wanted to have a photo with:
So everything was really going well. It was a simple activity made special by the fact that we were together and we were just relishing each other’s company. And I was also looking forward to dinner after: we were going to Claw Daddy’s for some crab (yum yum!)
Then we moved along this are with a great vista of Seda Hotel Nuvali. FYI, Raviv is so addicted to hotels. Super. He has been bugging us to have a staycation again. When he enters hotel lobbies, he’d get really excited. So as consuelo, I just told him and Randy to pose on the boardwalk plank near the lake with a great view of Seda Hotel behind them. I took a photo of them using my mobile phone:
How scenic, right? Everything looks placid and all. Then I got Randy’s DSLR. The settings and size were totally different so I was adjusting stuff. As I was peering through the lens…
OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS, KITANG-KITA KO WHEN RAVIV FELL INTO THE LAKE!!!
I shouted to Randy and without any second thoughts he jumped into the lake to retrieve Raviv. I saw him pull up Raviv—Raviv looked really scared and pale.
For a split second I was in shock and couldn’t move and was merely looking. Then I regained my composure and I could really remember telling myself that I shouldn’t just stand and stare. I realized that Randy was still holding on to Drogo’s leash and he was having difficulty putting Raviv on the plank. So I went to them and got Drogo’s leash. There was also a couple walking by and the guy realized we were in trouble. He ran to us—rattled din—he seemed to be confused how to help: will he get the DSLR around my neck? Will he get Drogo? But he just decided to get Raviv from Randy’s arms and placed Raviv on the boardwalk. Even if Randy and Raviv were clearly out of danger, still the concern in the kind stranger’s eyes and his willingness to help (I knew he’d have jumped into the lake as well if it were needed) are something I’m eternally grateful for. Though we thanked him profusely, I feel like I should have gotten his name and even took his picture so we’ll never forget how he looks like.
It was definitely a scare, but a few minutes later Randy and I were already laughing. And call me names, but I even managed to take a picture of a soaking wet yet shocked yet safe Raviv on the boardwalk.
It just felt surreal. Slow motion pero ambilis nang pangyayari. I saw everything but forgot some things. ‘Yung ganun.
Of course, naudlot na ang Claw Daddy dinner namin. As we were walking back to our vehicle in the parking lot, we saw some security who asked what happened. We related what happened. I asked whether it has happened before. They said, “Hindo po. First time lang po kayo.” LOL.
So record-holder pala si Raviv. The first person who fell into the Nuvali Lake. Ever. Hehehe.
Randy and I were laughing all the way back; maybe because we were sooo relieved that Raviv wasn’t hurt. Or maybe because it really was funny: malikot na bata nahulog sa lake pero hindi nasaktan. I don’t know. But Raviv wasn’t laughing.
Randy’s wallet, mobile phone and our car’s keyless entry “key”, which were in his pocket, were all soaking wet as well.
I could tell he was fighting back tears, and he had a strange expression on his face. And he wouldn’t let go of my hand. So we took advantage of his feelings by telling him how important it was to be obedient (because Randy told him not to go near the edge of the boardwalk. But on hindsight, Randy realized his mistake: he should have been miore watchful of Raviv given that there were no railings where they were situated).
Tonight, we let him eat ice cream and watch Peppa Pig to make him feel better again. He also made us promise not to return to Nuvali anymore. LOL. Hmmm, I guess we need to check-in Seda Hotel para good vibes na uli ang Nuvali sa kanya.
Raviv is now asleep. I hope that despite his scary experience, he would realize that reality is better than dreams. For in his dream, Randy didn’t follow him. But reality is, Randy and I will follow him wherever he goes. Even if I’m afraid of heights, I will jump off a building with him even if the only positive thing that will do is the little comfort of “Oh, I’m not alone!” it could offer Raviv.
Because reality is, we are more scared to lose him than he ever thinks possible. More than he is scared of losing us.