Friday, January 23, 2009

The ever loving Grandmothers!

My mom and I seldom talk or email in details about my baby's milestones due to our busy lives. A while ago, I had a chance to talk to my mom, Lance' Grandmother a.k.a "Granny", in the YM chat room. She was living in Australia for almost a year now and she failed to see the continuing growth and development of her "apo" - (Grandson).

I told her that my baby knows how to imitate the sounds of a lion, cow, monkey and duck. That he also knows where are his feet, hands, shirt and nose. When you ask my baby to point the elephant, chicken, pig, horse, giraffe, clock, truck, turtle, baby, orange, banana and a lot more he'll show them to you. I mentioned all of these to my mom just today and she was amazed, excited and happy to know his Grandson is "matalino or bright"! She wished to go home in the Philippines at once!

I stiil remember when my mom was still with us, she was very hands on in taking care of Lance. She would voluntarily do everything for my baby. I believe all Grandmothers are like that. They play a very active role in their Grandson's/ daughter's lives, sometimes as if they are the mother of our child. They supersede the real mothers! Sometimes they reprimand you for doing or not doing this to their "apo". In spite of that, they are the ones who shall be commended for sacrificing and pouring out love to our children especially in the case of those working mothers who don't have anyone to rely on but our own mothers/ mother-in-laws. A service which is difficult to pay in return.

2 comments:

Ozzy's Mom said...

yup; my mom and even my dad are #1 spoilers to my son! grabe nga eh ehehehehe but ganun talaga daw un. apo na kase.

i have an award for u sharq! http://vanniedosa.abomar.net/2009/01/noblesse-oblige/

OMM said...

lolas and lolos are the best! i grew up with my lola and she made the bestest pakbet ever! i cant help to think that grandparents love their apo more than they love their children, noh? this post made me missed my lola all the more.. hay...
anyways, xlinks?

The ever loving Grandmothers!

My mom and I seldom talk or email in details about my baby's milestones due to our busy lives. A while ago, I had a chance to talk to my mom, Lance' Grandmother a.k.a "Granny", in the YM chat room. She was living in Australia for almost a year now and she failed to see the continuing growth and development of her "apo" - (Grandson).

I told her that my baby knows how to imitate the sounds of a lion, cow, monkey and duck. That he also knows where are his feet, hands, shirt and nose. When you ask my baby to point the elephant, chicken, pig, horse, giraffe, clock, truck, turtle, baby, orange, banana and a lot more he'll show them to you. I mentioned all of these to my mom just today and she was amazed, excited and happy to know his Grandson is "matalino or bright"! She wished to go home in the Philippines at once!

I stiil remember when my mom was still with us, she was very hands on in taking care of Lance. She would voluntarily do everything for my baby. I believe all Grandmothers are like that. They play a very active role in their Grandson's/ daughter's lives, sometimes as if they are the mother of our child. They supersede the real mothers! Sometimes they reprimand you for doing or not doing this to their "apo". In spite of that, they are the ones who shall be commended for sacrificing and pouring out love to our children especially in the case of those working mothers who don't have anyone to rely on but our own mothers/ mother-in-laws. A service which is difficult to pay in return.