Monday, March 8, 2010

Home Alone For Five Days and Five Nights

Rene took the evening flight out to Manila a few minutes ago.  He will be back Saturday evening and we planned in advance that the kids and I would pick him up from the airport when he comes back and have dinner out.  It feels very strange that we are here at his workplace, and he is going home to our house in Manila without us there.  Elise even had a short, but intensely emotional episode about missing him this week and not feeling "right" about it.  Nacho just looked deep into my eyes and spoke almost without opening his mouth,"I miss him." Then looked down and continued playing with his cars.

I wore the kids out today swimming and running around so they will be able to sleep by 8:30 P.M. Usually, they get sleepy around 9:00 P.M., but that's the time their father comes back from work.  So when they see him, it's playtime again!  So, this week, it's lights out by 8:30 P.M.   I just read today that kids need 11.5 hours of sleep a day until about 12 years old.  If they doze off during car trips or are hyperactive during bedtime, they are sleep-deprived! Nacho shut his eyes at 8:00 P.M., but Ana fell asleep at 10:00 P.M., after calling Daddy to say goodnight.

Meanwhile, we'll be very busy this week so we won't feel Rene's absence.

  1. Make an appointment for next week to view the nice new lot in Baker's Hill 
  2. Plan summer activities for kids - ask around if any of the schools we visited has swimming, art, dance or martial arts classes for Elise and Nacho for the summer
  3. Map out some extra income plans for the next three months and show Rene when he gets back
  4. Finish Elise's 4th quarter lessons and review for her exams next week
  5. Sort out clothes in cabinets, mend broken ones and send overgrown ones to little cousins
Long, long week that would probably pass by so quickly, good luck to us!

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