I like Mommy bloggers because of many reasons, the biggest of which is the fact that they are full time mothers yet they manage to maintain a blog amidst the many other responsibilities that they have. Anecdotes and little stories about the kids are often hilarious too. See, I can appreciate kids as long as they belong to others. 😆 So for this outing of Brief Interviews with Invisible Men (SEX TALK with DENOY here) focusing on Mommy-talk, please meet the lovely KG! She’s one of my most favorite people in the blog world and I fancy her enough to wish to meet her one day. I know it’ll be so rad because she’s so cool!
MOMMY TALK WITH KG OF BAHAY NI KUMARENG GRACE
HOW DIFFERENTLY WILL YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE IF YOU DON’T HAVE KID/S?
I would travel a lot more. Also, I would consider work that will take me to places, or even jobs abroad. Working abroad is one thing I’d like to experience that, as a mother, I would have a hard time realizing.
HOW MUCH OF YOUR SCHEDULE OR ACTIVITIES DEPEND ON YOU BEING A MOMMY?
Being a mother (or a parent), of course we always consider our children when planning activities or our schedule. But I’ve been very lucky. I have never felt that being a mother has robbed me of time or experience. I can still do stuff I would like to do. I can still travel. I still have my “me-time.” I still have time for friends. And I do all all these while being a mom to Wendy! So, really, I have no complaints when it comes to time!
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE LIVED TO TELL THE TALE SO FAR?
Hands down, it would be keeping my pregnancy to myself for 8 months.
DO YOU ADMIT BEING WRONG OR APOLOGIZE TO YOUR KID/S WHEN YOU KNOW YOU HAVE MADE A MISTAKE?
Absolutely! Kids need to learn firsthand from their parents the value of apologizing.
IF YOU CAN TURN BACK TIME, “I WANT TO HAVE A KID.” YES OR NO?
Of course! But if I would be very honest, I would have waited a couple of more years. And I would still want that kid to be Wendy.
WILL YOU RECOMMEND HAVING KIDS OR BEING A MOMMY TO OTHER WOMEN OUT THERE?
If there’s one thing I’ve learned with a lot of female friends and acquaintances, motherhood is NOT for everyone. So I will neither recommend nor discourage. But I would suggest that women look deep into their hearts and reflect if having kids is the life they would like to have. It is rewarding and happy to be a mother, but it also entails a lot of sacrifice and responsibility. So the truth of it is that not all women are born to be mothers.
HOW DO YOU DISCIPLINE YOUR KID/S?
When Wendy was a toddler, I would palo [spank] her every now and then, not really that hard but just enough to let her know what she did was wrong. Kids that age cannot really understand when you converse with them, but they do need to know when they are doing something wrong. A gentle palo can suffice. When Wendy got older and got to understand words, my style has become to talk to her and tell her what she did wrong and why it was wrong. I’ve also trained Wendy to be independent. In this way, she can learn from her own experiences. This is a good way of discipline. Now, she can distinguish on her own what is right and what is wrong.
WHAT IS THE ONE WORD THAT YOU KNOW YOUR KIDS WILL USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
Not to be so mayabang [bragging] here, but Wendy always tells me I’m the best mom. Ha ha! (I’m blushing here!)