My Haggard-ous Versoza-ish summer has finally come to a halt.
Now, I can have this one-sided conversation with you again…momsterteacher.com, I’m sooooo back! A lot, as in a LOOOOT of things happened during the summer. But I was too busy troubleshooting them, or taking a break because of them, that I really had no time to write about them. But since I want to immortalize them, I’m summarizing the significant things that happened to me during the last two months. Also, the lessons I have learned this summer.
For this first post, I am going to have countdown of the changes that occurred. While we know that “There is nothing permanent except change.” (Heraclitus), the summer that passed brought significant events that impacted our lives in a major way, or made me rethink several things. Here they are:
5. I had hyperacidity! And the pain it brought was no joke.
That’s why the sight of chocolates and too salty foods repulse me now. I used to think that people who squint their faces because of hyperacidity were just being OA. Now I know better. My hyperacidity rendered me absent for two days during the review. Imagine that! I will (try to..hehe) blog about hyperacidity more in depth-ly. But to summarize, stress and bad diet are the major culprits. Aaaand, watermelon saved me (thanks Tita Tess Dia-Melo for the advice!)
4. Raviv gained weight.
A loot of weight. You want proof? Here:
This was Raviv in March:
Here he was in May:
Not enough proof? Well, less than a month ago I bought him clothes at Uniqlo (my new favorite store for Randy and Raviv!!!). I knew he has become fatter, so I consulted our driver Dodong which size to buy. His estimate was the same as mine, although I still had some doubts.
But still, I got the size that Dodong and I thought was enough for Raviv. But then…
Try as we may, the two pairs of pants did not fit. Waaaah!
I dunno why or how he gained that mich weight quickly, but it may be because:
a. He stopped going to school.
b. He very rarely goes out of our bedroom because it’s too freaking hot outside. Ergo, his activities are just watching TV or playing with the iPad.
c. His Yaya Gigi overfed him.
Whatever the reason is, I’m trying to control Raviv’s weight now. Randy has forbidden me to do so, because he thinks Raviv is sooo cute right now. I agree that Raviv may be cuter now that he’s “chubbier”, but according to helpguide.org:
Overweight and obese children are at a greater risk of developing serious health problems such as:
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- bone and joint problems
- restless or disordered sleep patterns
- liver and gall bladder disease
- depression and low self-esteem
Childhood obesity doesn’t always lead to obesity in adulthood, but it does raise the risks dramatically. The majority of children who are overweight at any time during the preschool or elementary school are still overweight as they enter their teens. Most kids do not outgrow the problem.
So I better start acting now, right? It’s not that I’m depriving Raviv of delicious foods—I’m just trying to add more fruits and veggies and meat, while minimizing junk food and sweets (which is often the cause of my and Randy’s debates: Randy would say, “Kelan mo papakainin ng masasarap? ‘Pag matanda na at bawal na? And I would say, “At least tumanda! Hindi maagang namamatay!”)
3. Raviv is no longer Peter Parker—he is now Ben Tennyson a.k.a. Ben 10.
And as proof of how busy we were last summer, I didn’t know how that happened. Basta na lang one day nung umuwi ako, ayaw na n’ya kay Peter Parker at si Ben 10 na raw siya! Everyone who knows how obsessed he is with Spider-man was shocked.
Remember these moments?
Waley na ‘yang mga ‘yan! These are what’s uso with Raviv now:
I never thought this day would come when I would actually push Raviv to liking Spider-man. Not too long ago I was so exasperated that Raviv wants to wear nothing but his Spider-man costume.