Toy shopping

So many toys, so little time. A kids’ version of heaven on Earth.

It’s a good thing they have an indulgent and able Ninong. Or else, they’ll be stuck with Mommy on a budget and a Daddy on a mission to lessen clutter at home. Haha. Oh well, this is so once in a blue moon that they get to choose what they want. I don’t think one shopping binge will spoil them for life. Thank you Ninong!.

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A proud moment for Mischa

It’s been a little over a year since Mischa started seriously saving money using this carriage coin bank someone gave her. She saved all her earnings, which are basically money we give her for doing chores and getting perfect scores in tests ranging from Php5 to P20, and money given to her as gifts.

Last weekend, after carefully counting her money, she let us exchange her coins for bills so she can use to actually buy the toy she wants. We wanted books or things for school, but oh well, it’s her money.

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After mass on Sunday, off we went to the mall. By this time, she couldn’t sit still. As soon as we entered the store, she made a beeline for the Shopkins. She had a hard time choosing which ones she liked best, but if you’re a kid set loose inside Toy Kingdom, it’s just pure heaven.

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She was so proud of herself afterwards. I wasn’t able to take a photo with her very first purchase because she got so busy as soon as we sat down to have lunch.

I hope she now realizes that hard work pays off, even in the simplest sense, and that she’ll continue striving so she can reap the benefits of her sacrifices.

My little rockstar

Mischa has always exhibited a keen interest in music. She absolutely loves it whenever she receives musical instruments. It seems that, more than the toys themselves, she looks like she enjoys making music out of them. So far she owns a number of all sizes and shapes of guitars, xylophones, keyboards and drums, and I noticed that she prefers these, most of the time, to her dolls and other toys. I really hope she’ll be inclined to take music up as a hobby or even a way of life.

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Rock on baby!

New wheels

We have been having a lot of car trouble of late despite shelling out quite a large sum for its maintenance just this summer. We got to face the fact that the car is old, and must be suffering from joint pains to probably diabetes, Parkinsons, high cholesterol levels, etc. Maybe one of these days, it will suffer a stroke and just break down in the middle of nowhere. It is time for it to retire. But the bottomline is: we can’t afford just yet to buy a new one.

However, I am glad someone got a new set of wheels last weekend (it was Fathers’ Day but the day still belonged to her).

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You don’t know how happy I am with this contraption. What a diversion from spending all her time indoors! Although very energetic, the little girl must have inherited from me the inclination to be a homebody and do things on our own. She would go out on our yard but will hardly venture when we try to take her out for a walk around the neighborhood. This bike will give her the opportunity to get fresh air instead of being cooped up inside the house, and see other kids at play. Though I don’t dream of her being outside all the time, it would do her a lot of good to be acquainted with and eventually be friends with these kids/

Enjoy, kiddo, but be careful.