Not too fast

Sarah, we care about you and the memories you share here. We thought you'd like to look back on this post from 8 years ago.

Damn! I hope Facebook will stop "caring" because On This Day memories usually remind me of the bad decisions I made, people I'm no longer interested dealing with, and the dumb things I hope I never posted.

On the flip side, some memories are indeed worth looking back. This photo for example:

Rhett Cedrych at 1
It brought a smile on my face and a tiny pinch in my heart. Time is fleeting. I could still remember those times when a 2-hour uninterrupted sleep was too much to ask, a 2-minute shower is a luxury, and a 30-second me time is out of the question that I wished to fast-forward time because I came to a point of exhaustion that I didn't even know existed.

Frankly and honestly, motherhood is not all that pretty. Those who say otherwise are not human. So stop sugarcoating motherhood because sleepless nights, breastfeeding, soiled diapers, and the frustrations of calming a crying baby can be completely overwhelming. I thought I'll never be able to pee alone again, but then, I sure miss those days.

It's true when they say that when you become a parent, the days run long but the years are short. Whenever you hear a parent say, "enjoy while they are still babies",  believe it. Kids grow up too fast. One minute they're saying their first words, the next minute they'll be asking how babies are made. And no parent is ready for that (I have yet to come up with an answer in the most platonic way possible).

Yesterday, I took Red to the mall to buy some school supplies. I gave him the liberty to choose whatever he wants. And I was quite surprised by his choices. He steered away from the usual Marvel favorites and chose the simple ones instead, he prefers a backpack over a trolley, and he understands that not everything has to be new.

He also insists on being called Red. Red has always been his nickname. But back then when he started learning his colors, he did not want to be called Red because he says he's a person and not a color and it's not right to call a person a color (kids do say the darndest things). Now, he thinks being named after a color is cool.

Do you know what that means? Nagbibinata na sya! Gawd! And all the while I thought taking care of a tiny human while not getting any shower and enough sleep is the hardest part.

I. Am. Not. Ready. For this.

Pogi. Mana sa nanay. This little guy is turning 9 soon.


  1. Mas seryosong comment. Mabilis talaga ang panahon at totoong mahirap magpalaki ng anak pero bawing bawi ka naman. Yung panganay ko 5 na at nagsimula ng magaral panibagong pagsubok na naman pero siyempre kakayanin.

  2. Awwee this is so sweet! :)

  3. @Fiona and Marion

    Thank you so much! <3