Getting Carried Away

23 Mar

So the bear is finally a year old. Time flew by so fast. In a couple of months, we’ll be converting her crib into a toddler bed. A toddler bed – can you imagine? That’s crazy!

Meia is so noisy nowadays. Still unable to regulate her voice, she says everything really loud. She also has a couple of words down pat – Mamama for me, Papapapapa for her Daddy, Ma! for her Oma, turtle (her first word!) for the variety of turtle stuff toys and figurines that she coopted inherited from me, and cake (uh oh). She can also do some signs – milk, eat, and more. She can clap, high five, do beautiful eyes (which is more like a blink rather than a bat of her lashes), give a flying kiss, and do align (a forefinger’s version of a high-five). She knows where her head is, her nose, tummy, and belly button. Incidentally she also knows where my tummy is — she’d point to it and start laughing. Laughing. Uncontrollably. Hmph. Look kid, I know it’s fat and flabby, but to laugh at my belly that got big to accommodate your presence in the first place is so. not. cool. *scowl*

Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, I was getting all sentimental before I remembered why I needed to diet…

Every now and then I look at Meia and imagine what she’ll be when she grows up. I like looking at everything she does as a sign, a hint, of her future career.

Meia loves to destroy read books. Will she grow up to be a writer like her father? a lawyer? a journalist (do they still exist?)? a TV anchor? If a writer, what kind of writer? Will she write books? Or maybe work on a screenplay?

Unlike her mother, Meia loves to dress up. Will she be a model? A designer? Will she sew her own clothes like the designers in project runway? How about a fashionista? God, I hope not a fashionista. Paolo and I don’t make enough to fund the wardrobe of a fashionista.

Meia is also a very active bear. She loves the water, to play with her ball, to chase bubbles, and to drive us insane. Will she be a marine biologist? An athlete? If an athlete, will she be really good and possibly join the olympics? Or better yet, be a WWE Diva (Kharma not Kelly Kelly)? Please be a WWE Diva. Then maybe you can date someone like George Clooney and live a beautiful Hollywood lifestyle and give us free tickets to Wrestlemania.


Posted by on 03/23/2012 in Parenthood, Uncategorized


4 responses to “Getting Carried Away

  1. Didi

    03/23/2012 at 8:03 am

    Hi Shaps! Nice post! 🙂 Yes, our babies are growing up fast nga. Time flew by so fast talaga. Thank you for being there for me during my journey! 🙂 Here’s to more years of togetherness!! hahaha…

    Hugs and Kisses to Meia! 🙂

    Love, Didi

    • Shaps

      03/23/2012 at 8:33 am

      Hi, Di.

      Me too. It wouldn’t have gone as smoothly if you and April weren’t around. Where are you sending Kailee for school? Same nalang tayo para may karamay ako sa homeworks, etc. hahaha 🙂

      Give my love to Kailee. 🙂


  2. Gel

    03/23/2012 at 8:18 am

    Haha. Please, not a WWE Diva! Or on second thought, better a WWE Diva than a lawyer harharhar. Meia’s so big na…and she’s really growing up to be so beautiful…. 🙂

    • Shaps

      03/23/2012 at 8:36 am

      Naku, I don’t want her to be a lawyer. I want her to enjoy her work, be paid well, and have work-life balance :p

      I hope you get to see Meia again soon. She was so tiny when you last visited 🙂


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