Sunday, December 28, 2014

My son is a Vampire! HELP!

What do vampires do?  They BITE and suck blood.  But I'm just referring to the *biting*

When I was younger, I had a cousin who loved to bite out of *gigil*.  So I remember my brother and I would have bite marks all over our body.  He was notorious for biting - as the yayas would always warn us to keep our distance, as he can and will *bite* us anytime he pleases.  He outgrew it eventually.  Thank goodness.

For the past few days, Kailee has been telling me that Connor tries to bite her.  I told her that if Connor ever attempted to do it again - to run and tell me immediately.

On Christmas Day - we were at SM Aura.  While waiting for my mother in law in All Flip Flops, Kailee and Connor were busy playing on the round chair - they were laughing and running around the chair.  And then I heard a sharp scream, when I turned around I saw Kailee crying and banging her arm on the chair.  She then screamed *Connor bit me Mommy!*  I saw her face and she was in real pain, she was trying to reach her back so I took a look - and then I saw it - it was a bite mark.  It was purple - dark purple.  I hugged her tight and consoled her.  When Kailee calmed a bit, I spoke to Connor - but as usual, he wasn't responsive.  He refused to look at me - so I hugged him and told him not to bite - that it hurts Kailee when he does that.  I told him to go to Kailee to say sorry and to hug her.  But Kailee was too scared - that when Connor went up to her, she ran to me for protection.  Poor Kailee.

Yesterday was a good day because there were only *attempts* to bite.  He was like a vampire, running after Kailee and wanting to grab her to bite her.  He would try and grab her arms, or legs or even pinch her cheeks.  Connor was a madman.  It was scary.  Whenever I reprimanded him - he would calm down and be back to his normal playful self.  No sign at all of the madman like vampire chasing Kailee around.

My Panget and I spoke about it - that we should be consistent in telling Connor that biting is not good.  But then we realize that 2year old toddler wouldn't understand, he was too young to know the difference.  To be honest, I am stumped - I don't know what to do to make him stop.  I just keep telling myself that this is just a phase, a phase that will end - I hope soon rather than later.

This afternoon, while we were in Mega Fashion Hall, Connor was successful in biting Kailee again.  They were playing - and having a wonderful time and then BOOM - Kailee screams again because she got bit.  She ran to my Panget to tell him what Connor did.  But Connor was oblivious that he cause his Atchi serious pain.

Is this what Terrible Twos is all about??

This has got to stop - but how?  

HELP ME.  Please.  I honestly, don't know what to do!

I am seriously considering slapping his hand.  HELP!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It's a HOLIDAY on January 15, 16 and 19!!

And it's official!!


Everyone's excited for the Pope!



Happy Holidays everyone!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Sumo Sam is 9!!

Sumo Sam is 9!!

And they're celebrating it BIG TIME!!

Don't forget - December 23, 2014 (Tuesday)!!








Press Release

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Yaya Diaries: Yaya Babylyn Part 2

We all have a LOVE-HATE relationship with our Yayas/Helpers.  They give us unending headaches and sometimes - heartache.  I have written my fair share of headaches & heartaches - but well, what can I do?  I need them in my life - and that's the trade off.

It's been quite a while that I've written about them.  Nope, it's doesn't mean that I've found the *one* it simply means, I got tired of writing about them.  But last night, I got a text message from Yaya Babylyn - it seems she forgot who I was.  This is the second time she did that.  And I wanted to share how brave and bold and direct they are - with the matters of the flesh.

The first time was this message:  Please note the date.



How bold of her right?  A bit of screw loose in the head?  So I ignored her.  But then I realized, this woman - gosh, she's really something.  I mean to boldy ask someone to have sex with her?  I guess sex in indeed a pleasure for her.  According to my Sister in Law this Yaya Babylyn has 2 kids at least!  Wow.  And then again last night, I think she wanted to have another *thing* with the owner of my number - but then I replied to her and I guess, she was surprised?  I dunno, what do you think?




Now, with that reply.  I really wanted to know - ANO ANG DAPAT KONG INTINDIHIN?  What should I understand?  I was very confused - I mean, in her mind - what did she do?  I think she felt that she didn't do anything wrong!  What the hell right?

I don't want to be mean but then when we come across these kind of people, I cannot help but feel angry, irritated and confused because what didn't I understand about her situation?  I'm fuming now - because as I recall, she asked for an advance from me so she could commute to my place and I willingly gave it to her.  But what happened?  She never showed up?  She even told me that she'd return the money - that I don't rush her with it!  It's been months but no news from her at all.  I don't send her messages - I just let it be.  Friends have told me to let it go - at least its just P1,000.00 - But still right?  I could have just given this amount to my yayas instead - they're more deserving!

I've learned to accept the fact that the P1,000.00 will be gone forever.  I don't think she will ever return the money.  I just thought to myself that she needed the money so bad that she needed to *dupe* me.  I just hope that when the time comes that she's really in need, karma won't bite her back.

I took to FB and found her.  So I posted the link of my previous post.  I got an inquiry from her neighbor asking if it was true - I told the neighbor to ask Yaya Babylyn herself.  I knew she would deny it - to save face!  But I can't believe it - I mean - for her to say *mababawi pa ba yung nilagay sa FB*?  I did not concoct that story, why should I?  Just look at the text message above - is there a way to make that up?  I don't think so!  I took a screenshot as proof because I had a feeling she will sing a different tune.

I know I will be mean but are these people's brains wired so differently?  I don't understand why they feel so entitled?  Did society do that?  Make them feel entitled because of their status in life?  That we owe them something more?

I am so very confused and irritated.  Boiling mad even - I mean, the nerve!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Didi's Holiday Gift Guide

This is my first ever attempt in making a Holiday Gift Guide, and here it is!!!



Why?  Simply because its long!  See how long?  It covers your whole forearm and that is important!  I remember the time when I was so scared of getting burned by the oven that I had to use sticks and thong just to get my pyrex from the oven!  With this fabulous oven mitt - you need not worry about your forearm!  I have been using this for months and I super love it! :)  I love that it's thick, easy to clean and most of all - LONG!!


And look at how cute it is - so nice to see it in the kitchen.  Changes the mood and feel of the kitchen too!  They have other products too - very useful, functional, versatile and durable not just for the kitchen but for everyone - from babies to adults - truly, very versatile!  Check out their FB page for more items and inquiries.



Cotton is the Bags2Go donya and while texting to one another, she mentioned that she was making sausages.  You know how I am with food right?  I give it a try!  And I looooooved it!  I especially loved the Traditional Hungarian and the Polish Sausage!  They're quite affordable too, if you ask me.  Three (3) large sausages are just P150.00!  These babies contain NO PRESERVATIVES and Cotton only used the finest of ingredients.  I swear, while I was munching on the sausages - you'll see and taste the real herbs!!

Please get in touch with Cotton at 0917-8949695.  Click the link above to see their FB page!



Two years ago, I fell in love with Chona's ensaimadas.  They were and still are the BEST that I've ever tasted.  Her ensais are the softest, lightest and oh so very good!  Last year she made the Ube Jam and I fell in love with it too!  I gave it away to friends and relatives for Christmas!  I gifted by neighbor with a bottle and she texted me right after receiving it saying that it was the BEST she ever tasted!  I was so happy!!

You can reach Chona here 0928-5070928 she's a sweetheart!!



These products are lifesavers for me!  If you want to give a practical gift - choose between the products above.  Know that these products are kid friendly, organic and made especially of kids with Eczema!  I hate eczema but we've managed it with TruKidss Face & Body Lotion (for Kailee( and Grandma El's Lotion (for Connor).  I personally use Grandma EL's Diaper Rash Prevention salve as a lip balm and as treatment to my sore and dry nose when I have severe allergies or colds - yes, it's that good of a product!  Very very effective!

Please get in touch with Vanessa at 0917-7959980



I was a non believer until, I was given one to try.  It was MAGIC.  Believe it, it was for my kids!  Read about my experience HERE. After trying it on - I've bought a couple more to replenish my stash.  Kailee & Connor's skin have improved so much ever since using the Konjac Sponge.  The idea is that the sponge balances the pH of the water - this making it safe for kids with eczema (sensitive skin).  The Body Sponges cost P450.00 each.



This is also a magical products for the kids when they're sick.  I personally use this too as I love the effect!  It's camphor free and only uses the finest oils and ingredients.  Connor uses this whenever he gets sick and it helps him breath and sleep at night.  Kailee loves putting this on her tummy when she has a tummy ache.  I use this too whenever I am sick.  I like that i's all natural and doesn't contain camphor.  I love the smell too!




GINGERBREAD House, Tree, Duo, Trio
My Sister-In-Law makes them and they're very pretty, neat and delish!  For a different take on a gift, you can try giving a traditional Gingerbread House - it's edible!  I so enjoy taking the house apart day by day and eating it.  I so love the flavor and the smell!  BTW - do you know that the spices used in making gingerbread repels ants?  Yep, yep!

Please contact Sasa Tan 0917-5339275



My future Sister-In-Law makes them personally and her apple pie is included in Yummy's Best Dessert list of 2013!  She makes a killer Choco Decadent Cake and a traditional very evenly thinly sliced apple pie!  I swear, you'll love her when you taste her creations!  Click the link above for inquiries

You can directly call Annlee at 0917-8362519



BABAR BARS Brownies & Caramel filled brownies
My Panget's good friend's brother bakes and I posted about it two years ago and I looooved how chewy and heavy it was.  His brownies are the real deal for me, they're heavy (seriously) and not those light kind.  These one - if you bite into them, your teeth will literally sink into the brownie.  Read here my 2012 post on how much I loved Babar Bars!!  Please get in touch with Ton  0917-5306086 and order 2 days in advance!! :)