Kiddie Fest: sack race partners

“They got second place in the sack race. I asked Maybelle to accompany him. They’re getting ready for the mass dance now.”

That was my mother’s SMS on February 17th.  I had forgotten that CJ was in Marbel for the Kiddie Fest, a children’s activity organized by the Department of Education, participated in by both public and private school children.

Reality poked me again:  I am doing long-distance parenting right now and have to live with bits and pieces of this arrangement until we snag a better option. Fortunately I can be grateful and happy for the presence of loved ones in my son’s life while I am not physically around.

Maybelle is my deceased cousin’s youngest daughter. I took this photo of her and CJ goofing at home last summer. I am glad they get along well.  Thank you, Maybelle for being CJ’s sack race partner.

I imagine myself leaping about with a 7 year-old in a sack. My mind flies back to a parade of high heels and work suits in my apartment, and I feel like bursting into laughter.  The funny feeling should at least soothe missing the fun of my son’s activities.

This post is linked with Happiness is… and Mommy Moments.

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