Saturday, September 13, 2008
It has been awhile since I posted something about Zaki. So far, she has been attending school the whole morning 5 days a week and the only problem we have is that she doesn't wake up as early for us to be relaxed driving to school. Usually, it's a 20 minute drive and she wakes up just 15-20 minutes before we leave in a huff.
She doesn't take a bath anymore (splash baby cologne instead, yeah). What I do is give her a sponge bath, wash her hands and legs then quickly put some pants or skirt on her. The skirt or shirt is something we put on as we're parked somewhere near the school already. In case you see a shirtless kid on a car, with a driver in front, that's us.
A full 2 or 3 hours before she wakes up, I'm already up doing some web work. And I do take a bath before we leave for school. The difficult part is that now, after school, I go to the office and travel for at least 2 hours one way. It has taken a toll on my health but then it might just be adjustment problems on my part as I take the challenge of walking distances and climbing stairs on my way to ride the elevated rails with what seems a ton of a backpack. The earliest I arrive home is around 10 pm and I guess I'm really spent. Been coughing for almost 3 weeks now and I can say I am a true Filipino now that I may have developed Tuberculosis.
Zaki and Leriz as well as our househelp, Tere has gotten to spend moments together ever since I leave the house regularly and that is something worth praising and quite a development. I still do give the early morning medicines for Zaki before I go and even feed her for lunch but more and more, she has gotten accustomed to me not being on her side all day.
Though mentally, I am and will always be. (But my, how she has grown and often still eats her 2nd dinner daily with me when I get home. Takaw!)