Monday, 6 April 2015

Our Family Portrait: A Cartoonist Perspective

As a parent, every milestone our children make is not only their achievement but ours as well. We take a sense of pride in every little thing they say and do from 0 to 1 year. On the onset, blurting out voices from their own mouth (even if there is no word uttered) is a first step of development. Then they will be able to respond later on when we talk to them even if we cannot understand what they mean is another. But we know it is the answer to what we say to them. 

Fast forward to 4 years now, my daughter will be a school girl soon. She will be in pre-kinder come school opening. I am ecstatic, I believe, as she is. This Wednesday will be the first day of enrollment on her soon-to-be school. Since I took a leave in work on that day, in the morning, I will officially enroll her just to be sure to get the morning slot. We have a lot to prepare before she will start on her new environment. For one, she doesn't recognize the alphabet and numbers yet though she can memorize and utter it. She doesn't know how to write her name but she knows how to say it, she knows how old she is, where she lives and the names of her family members. That's us.

Speaking of us, one thing I am proud of our eldest daughter is she is showing her artistic side. She loves to scribble on things in a drawing paper and color it. Currently, she is into Play-doh. Honestly, I don't want her playing it because it is so messy and after she plays, me and the nannies fixes it. It's so tiring picking up the pieces of clays on the table and the floor. But even if I don't like it, I let her play because I know it is for her own good. It molds her creativity and imagination.

Speaking of imagination, just this morning, she made the drawing below:

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My Mariella's version of our family including our 'house-mates'.

I know it is unattractive but seeing this development of my Mariella makes me one proud mother. She knows now how to relate things through drawing. I bet you will also feel the same if your children exhibits this kind of work. Every time she asks a pen and paper, I really give it to her because it exercises her mind and I encourage parents too to do the same. I feel so blessed that little by little my Mariella is slowly coming out of her shell. 

How about you? Any developments your child is making that makes you one proud parent? Share it...


  1. They're so cute! My son used to dislike drawing. But last December we introduced him to drawing animals and he got hooked. Super hooked!

    1. O diba? Support lang tayo ng support to our children. we'll never know what their abilities will lead them in the future...

  2. Somehow I can relate to this. I am not a parent yet but I am a hands-on aunt. So I kind of share the joys of my sisters when their kids utter word or draw for the first time. I still keep one my nephews first gift letter to me saying "I love you Tita Mayen" It was a treasure.

    Anyway, I hope you'll be able to arrange everything for your new student. I hope she'll enjoy school. :)

    1. I'm sure she will enjoy school. never in a day she won't talk about it.


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