Potty Training

A lot of articles say that generally girls are easier to potty train than boys. But I believe that it still boils down to the child’s readiness. I know a lot of little boys – Yui’s classmates and kuyas – who were potty trained at an earlier age than her.

We’ve tried to start training her months before but she wasn’t ready yet. She would pee in her panties and wouldn’t even react. So we stopped and waited. For the past week, she’s started asking to wear her panties whenever she wakes up so we let her wear them during the day.

Then a few days ago, she said “pooh coming” and when I sat her in the potty, out came the glorious sound of pee trickling! It was such a celebratory moment for all of us. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re at our 4th consecutive day and I’m very happy with our progress. I’m not in a hurry but I hope we will continue to progress in this training. It will be nice to be out of diapers soon…

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Single Mom

Yes, that’s what I jokingly call myself these days. Daddy bunny is in Japan for work and will be there for 3 weeks. It isn’t that long really, since I’ve been in Cebu last July for 2 weeks. And Yui doesn’t know how far away Japan is compared to Cebu. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s his first business trip ever given that all the other planned trips before didn’t push through (US, Canada and Italy). I’m really excited for him since we want to visit Japan someday. If I only have the moolah, I would go while he’s there too. Haha!

It’s so nice to hear Yui say “Japan” when asked where her dad is. When we went to Japan Home last Saturday, she asked “where’s daddy?” She probably thought her daddy is there because she heard Japan. It’s already a week after daddy left and I can see how Yui misses him. When we were at my in laws last weekend, Yui shouted “Daddy Eben!” when she saw her tito Joey (he does look like daddy bunny :)). She wouldn’t let go of her tito Joey the whole afternoon. She would also randomly say “daddy, come home tomorrow?” followed by “bring my toys and artwork” hehehe!

For a few more days, we will just rely on Skype and will just wait for his return before we can finally hug him again. ๐Ÿ™‚

skypeYui took a picture of our Skype session last night.

Driving 301

My first attempt at driving was when I was in college. My dad taught me that time and I was traumatized to say the least. It takes so much effort and concentration to make it all work such as stepping on the clutch and gas properly at the right time and then top it with an impatient father. Needless to say, that first time driving practice never happened again.

Until a few months back.

One of our family’s goals for the year is for me to be able to learn how to drive. So one time I drove the car from daddy bunny’s ancestral house in Project 8 to the carwash a few blocks away. It consisted of only 3 turns and a few meters of driving but hey, you gotta start somewhere right?! I wasn’t at all confident at driving, daddy bunny had to drive back home. That was my second attempt and again, there were no follow ups.

When I learned that daddy bunny will be assigned onshore for a few weeks, I felt it was time to finally have the confidence to drive. This is it! It was my 3rd attempt. So we had several practice sessions this time around. It is still nerve-wracking and I am still frantic behind the steering wheel. My deadline has passed and I am nowhere to being independently driving in the near future. I guess I will have to take a cab while DB is away.

But as they say, third time’s a charm… so maybe in a few months I will be able to finally drive properly. I still have a few months left before the year ends, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheek Tint

It is quite difficult for a girl to find the right make-up, especially if you are not really fond of it. That’s why when I found the Penshoppe cheek tint and loved it, I never let it go. I’ve been using it for several years already and even brought some extras when I was assigned in the US for months.

A few weeks ago, my last tube ran out so off I went to the nearest Penshoppe store. Imagine my surprise when I learned that they have stopped selling those cheek tints! Out of production. Not just out of stock. Huhuhu!

I had to find another one that would be fit for me. It’s hard and frustrating.

To the Penshoppe cheek tint, farewell. You served me well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Penshoppe cheek tint