How to stop her from playing

My niece is 14 years old now. She is getting bigger and taller, taller than me to be exact. I am happy that is growing faster but I am sad because she still likes to play with kids. I have done my best to stop her from playing because it is not good to look at. Her playmates are smaller than her. She is in high school and her playmates are grade school. I discourage her to stop her from playing but it does not work. She even likes to play more. She likes to play with kids younger than her than kids at her age.

I give her new responsibilities at home to divert her from playing but it does not. I told her parents about this and they just told me to let her do what she likes, one day she will stop on her own will. When will that day come?? The question that only the time can answer, and worse, it is not sure if it is sooner or later. I really hope that the niece will realize sooner. When I was at her age, I already know how to cook, do the laundry, clean the house and do household chores. Things that I want the niece to do, but no cooperation from her parents. If only I am her mother.LOL Well, I will just give her time and let her enjoy.

The niece’s 14th birthday

Last January 7, 2019, was the 14th birthday of my niece. Time flies really fast. The baby that I used to carry in my arms is now as tall as me. lol We had a simple birthday celebration for her. A simple dinner with the family, and invited our closest neighbor. We just cooked the family’s favorite and I bought the birthday girl request, a birthday cake. It is my simple gift for her on her birthday. Too bad I was not able to see her blowing her birthday candle because I was with my father for doctor’s check-up.

Anyways, the birthday celebration of the niece is memorable even if it is simple, it is because the family is there to celebrate with her. I wish her all the best in life, I know that it is a long way to go but I know that she will achieve her goals in life because she is a determined kid. Though sometimes, this lady is a brat.arghs! Well, it is her part of growing up. I wish that she will keep in mind what I told her and be responsible person when she grow up. Love herself, and value the people around her especially her family. Happy birthday Ella. God bless always and be a good girl.

Sorry I was not able to take a photo of her because we came home late.

The teething problems

Teething happens between 6 – 24 months old baby. It is the time when the infant’s teeth erupt the gum. There are several signs and symptoms when the baby is started teething. Some may call it the teething problem because the baby started to feel uncomfortable, irritable, have fever, cough, diarrhea and the likes. It is indeed a problem because some babies always cry and want to be carried always. That is what I have experienced from my nephews and nieces. It was the difficult stage of the baby and me. I include myself because I get so tired taking care of the baby during teething for I have to deal with the teething problems.

As of the moment, my eight (8) months old niece is started teething. She feels the discomfort, has the fever and wants to be carried all the time. One tooth is already showing and the other one is started to come out. Her gums are swollen that makes her feel uncomfortable. Carrying the niece the whole day is making me so tired. If they have a nanny I do not have to do it all alone. Anyways, I hope that the niece will be free from this teething problems. And I beg the teeth to just come out and do not give the niece a hard time. Please be a friend to her.

Becoming a Korean Drama Fanatic

I like watching Korean drama way back 2003 and I became a fanatic. I like the plot and story of their dramas. I am into their romantic comedy plot of the story. I even tried to learn their language so that I do not have to read the subtitles every time I am watching their drama. But learning alone is not easy. I decided to stop and just be contented and thankful for the subtitles because I am able to understand the story and the conversation of the actors and actresses in the drama. My family used to tease me because of this addiction. But I do not mind them because I am happy with what I am doing and these dramas are my inspiration.

Lately, I noticed that my niece is becoming a Korean drama fanatic. Her addiction started when she watched the drama Code Name Yong Pal. She watched this drama many times already because she really likes the leading man in the story. And now she is digging more dramas lead that by the same actor. Also, the niece is learning the OST (original sound track) of this drama. I am hearing it everyday and many times in a day. Now I know the feeling when my family is so bothered of me addicted to these kind of dramas.haha!

She sure is the sweetest

Every Friday is my schedule of doing my laundry. But because I am not feeling well I did not able to do my laundry. It makes me sad seeing my loads of laundry but I am so weak to do it. I decided to my laundry this week. Yesterday when the niece is doing her laundry, I asked her if she could include my jeans to lighten up my laundry. I was not expecting her to say yes because I have asked her before already but she said no. I am just testing her yesterday. And I am surprised that she said yes. And told me that she will do all my laundry.

I am the happiest aunt I must say because of my niece gesture. She sure is the sweetest, though most of the time she is stubborn.haha! I can say that she is becoming more responsible now and I can count on her. I rest well yesterday, also stress free because my laundry is done. Big thanks to my niece for helping me doing my laundry. I hope that she will become more responsible daughter, niece, big sister to her siblings so that her parents will be so happy that we raised a good child. Keep up the good works niece, you’re making me so proud of you. Be good and hope stubbornness will be gone for good.