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Remembering his 33rd birthday

He was only 4 years old when he died. I do not understand then of what is the cause of his death. He is a bubbly brother, always smiles, and loves to play a lot. That is how I remember my younger brother. We did not spend more time playing because I usually play with my sister and him with our older brothers. I regret those times because we do not have much memories to remember because we are still very young. His death is very painful to my late mother because he is so young and a mama’s boy. The brother being sick gives pain to my late mother. I remember my mother cried looking at him and on the day he died.

Anyways, even if he died almost three decade ago, we still remember him, and his birthday. This month is his birth month. If he is alive, he is 33 years old by now and probably married because he is a cutie in the family. This month we remember his 33rd birthday. Sadly, we did not able to visit his grave because it was gone long time ago. We did not able to locate him anymore. He was buried in the province where we live before. We tried our best to locate him but did not able to. Even though, we still remembers him and he will always be in our heart. To my younger brother, wherever you are right now, happy birthday, and please know that you are always in our hearts. I thank God for giving you to us even if the time is short.

The dog and cat

My four and two year’s old nephews are like dog and cat. The two makes me so tired, busy, and smiling. I say tired because they do lots of mess in the room, living room and in the kitchen. Well, they are so busy touching the things in the house. Their minds are so curious I must say. Though being curious is a good sign that their minds are working and they are observant kids, still it is so tiring cleaning their mess. Second, they make me so busy attending their needs and keeping my eyes on them because they like to fight even on little things, especially when they both got interested on same thing. Lastly, makes me smiling when they are dancing and being friends after the fight. It seems like nothing happens after the fight. That is how kids are. Also, they make me smile seeing they are growing and discovering new things.

I call them my little rascals because of the things they do at home, the little rascals that I so loved, cherished and cared. I like that they learned things from them. I wish that they will grow a good and loving individual. I like spending more time with them and teaching them simple stuffs because I also learned while teaching them. They say that taking care of kids is the most tiring and difficult job in the world, yes it is true, but it is worth it. And worth to spend your time.

The attention seeker

When the nanny of my nephews is left, I took the position temporarily while the sister is looking for a replacement. Since I am babysitting the son of my brother, my sister just bring the baby at home before she and her husband will go to work. It is a very tiring job but I did accept it because they are my nephews and I wanted to help my sister in my own little way. The nephews are little and needs more of my attention more. At first he loves to play with his cousin, but later I noticed that when I carry the baby he will cry and wanted me to carry him also.sigh! Too bad I cannot carry them together because they are too heavy.

I can tell that the other nephew is jealous and wanted my attention because he does things that make me mad. He creates many mess in the house, cries a lot, spank the baby when I am not looking and the worse is when I feed the baby with milk, he wanted to have milk too. Poor little nephew of mine, got jealous of his own cousin. I felt sorry for the other nephew that is why when the baby is sleeping, I play with him, spend time with him, talk to him about him and his little cousin. I told him to love each other instead of quarrelling him. I hope he did understand what I am saying and will no longer spank his cousin and will no longer make a mess in the house.

Because they get bored easily

Since I worked at home I seldom go out. My life evolves by doing house hold chores, taking care of my siblings kids, and doing my stuffs online. This is the reasons why I do not have time to go out and unwind. My vacant day is Sunday only, but I prefer to stay at home and relax. Sometimes I want to go out and unwind, however, I cannot do it without thinking who will take good care of the kids. One Saturday, I am in the mood to go out and spend the day with the kids at the mall. I seldom treat them so I told my sister about it. I am glad that she agreed. We went to the mall and bring the kids to the playhouse that they wanted to go. While the sister and I do the window shopping. It’s been a while since the last time we did window shopping.

After an hour, we go back to the playhouse and get the kids. The treat would not be complete without treating them to our favorite Chinese restaurant called Mandarin. We went there and ordered our favorite foods. The waitress said that we have to wait for 20-30 minutes for the food to served. The kids started to get bored and very noisy. We tried to divert their attention to other things but still they want to move out of the high chair. To avoid them from creating noise in the restaurant, the sister give to the nephew the spoon to play. Glad that they sit still.whew! It is not easy to keep the kids quiet and stay still because they get bored easily.

The nephew is getting better

After our overnight stay at one of the resort, the nephew got sick. He has very high fever and not feeling so well. We are glad he was sick when we arrived home. We just thought it is because of the weather because it was very hot when we are heading to the resort and heavy rain pour down when we reached the resort. The nephew is taking medicine already but the fever did not subside. Because it was Sunday afternoon, we decided to bring the nephew the following day to his pediatrician if he still as fever.

We are so worried especially my sister (the mother) because her son doesn’t drink his milk nor eat foods. He looks very sick I must say. The following day, the fever is gone. We are glad but another problem occurs. The nephew’s tummy is bloated. This is the reason he doesn’t like to drink milk nor eat foods. The sister bought medicine for bloated tummy and at the same time using herbal medicines. The nephew now is getting better. His appetite came back and the fever is gone. We did not go to the doctor anymore because the medicine that we bought plus the herbal medicine helps the nephew’s conditions getting better. Thank you Lord.