Latest Family Pictures

It is only now that I realized the three of us have no pictures together taken just recently. However, we have these family pictures taken last Christmas and these are the latest we have.

With my in-laws…taken at their house. We had our Noche Buena there.
My mother-in-law cannot walk anymore due to her diabetes
so she is just lying in the bed or coach most of the time.

Hubby got the camera, said “smile” and so we did.

Beer session with hubby. No, I was not tipsy.
just got tired of cooking the foods for our Noche Buena.

Importance of Family Bonding

I came from a big family. I am the eldest and I have 5 siblings. We lived with our parents in a nipa hut that was too small for the eight of us. We had no separate rooms and slept all together, girls and boys, on a big mat. Our parents were not able to provide us with material things and comfort but they fed us with good values and molded us into good persons. They taught us to always love and respect each other. I can’t remember any fight or sibling rivalry. Living in one small roof and sharing everything are what helped us to build strong family ties. Yes, poverty cannot be a hindrance in instilling good values and building strong family bond.
Strong family bond is very important. It helps us to feel secure and accepted. It helps us believe in ourselves and helps us to instill hope and trust in the world outside. Family bonding need not be expensive. You don’t have to go on a grand vacation or eat in a posh restaurant to have a good bonding time. There are many constructive and fun-filled things that a family can do. It can be  as simple as hugs and kisses during bedtime stories, daily meals shared together, watching tv or playing scrabble with your kids,  or a day in a park or zoo.
I understand that you have to work in order to provide for your family and because you have a hectic schedule, you are running short of time for everything. But have you asked yourself  when was the last time you played or watched tv as a family? Yes, you are providing material things for your your family, but are you likewise providing them strong family relationship?

Breakfast in Bed

Last Valentine’s Day, we started the day with a breakfast in bed. I prepared pancakes, buttered corn and fried some hotdogs.

Sleepy RJ staring at the food. 

It is taboo to eat in the bedroom. We don’t want ants in our bedroom that is why. But last Valentine’s Day was an exemption. It was our first time in fact to have breakfast in bed (for Couple’s Corner sake, lol!).

Hubby and RJ enjoyed it. I didn’t enjoy it much maybe because I was the one who prepared the breakfast. I guess I will enjoy it more if hubby will surprise me with a breakfast in bed.

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