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The Miracle of Wires

Patch got wired during the summer of 2008.

Back then, she had “very few” teeth, because the dentist had to do series extraction. She pulled out the temporary teeth to make room for the permanent ones. The dentist had to resort to series extractions because Patch has small facial bones. Her jaw and mandibles were too small, limiting the space for her teeth. If she did not get braces, she will get crowded teeth (like I do).

Thankfully, her permanent teeth grew out in time, with the help of the wires. Before we knew it, she had a complete set of teeth (except for the third molars). So, fast forward to today, here are her new set of choppers –

Hopefully, the wires come off in summer of 2010.

But guess who will be needing wires real soon?

I am just glad we have a great family orthodontist. So there won’t be any need for a Plano cosmetic dentist in the future, I need to start working with the her on the next client. Who’s the next client?

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V and P Quips

My kids are getting wittier, their humor surprises me sometimes.

The other day, Patch must have noticed the greater time I spent offline than on:

Patch: Ma, bakit di ka na masyadong nag-cocomputer?

iMom: Ummm. Wala, pagod lang ako lately. At nakakatamad din.

Patch (wide-eyed): Who are you?? And what have you done to the Computer Addict??

Very funny! I almost fell off my chair, laughing.

On another day, I was working on my Christmas list. I thought I’d ask my kids what they wanted. That would make my life so much easier, and theirs happier. While it took a while for Patch to come up with hers, V almost instantly blabbed out her wish list.

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Hi there, blog friends!

I’m just peeking at my blog. The past several days have been really busy. Second-quarter exams for the kids are coming up next week, and the Chinese tests were early this week. The kids, especially VGood, have some catching up to do in Filipino and Sibika subjects. Yep, her quizzes were quite low (with a few in the red).

This morning, Patch and I had to wake up very early (before 5 a.m.) to study for a Sibika test. Last night:

Patch: We have a seatwork in  Sibika tomorrow.

iMom (shrieks): Huwaat?? Next week’s the exams already. Aren’t quizzes supposedly not allowed this week? Di ba dapat nagrereview na lang kayo?

Patch shrugs her shoulders: Hmm…

iMom: It’s almost 9 PM. Let’s wake up early tomorrow instead to study.

This teacher wants to cram so much lessons in one quarter, or maybe she was just slow. Blech.


Last week, Patch fell down 4 steps in school. I got a frantic call from technohub, who said Patch was injured and her foot was bleeding. I was in the middle of a friend’s  birthday lunch…

Hub: Nahulog si Patch sa school, nasugat daw ang paa. Tumawag ang clinic. Sunduin mo na daw.

iMom (imagining all sorts of scenarios): Huhh??? May dugo?

Hub: Oo daw. Puntahan mo na, ngayon na.

I called up the school. I spoke to the admin assistant (the nurse was apparently away). Continue reading Untitled

Dear Mr. Art Teacher

Last night, I caught iPatch sniffing while working on her Art project. She started working on it as soon as she finished eating dinner.

iMom: Bakit? Anong problema?

Patch: Kasi ipa-pass na namin ‘to bukas, eh hindi pa ako tapos.

iMom: Bakit hindi mo natapos?

Patch: Kasi incomplete ang materials ko. Wala akong dalang box nung Monday.

iMom: Bakit hindi ka nagdala? We even went to the bookstore to buy the clay for this project, di ba?

Patch: Eh kasi the teacher announced about the box last Friday, lunch time. Wala ako sa classroom. Walang nagsabi sa akin.

iMom: So madami kayong walang box?

Patch (nods head): Tapos sabi ni Mr.D bawal daw gawin sa house. Dapat sa school lang during break time. If he finds out the project was done at home, zero na daw ang grade.

(iMom’s eyes narrow.)

iMom: And you only have Art class every Monday, right? And it’s only 40 minutes? Now he wants you to finish this complicated project in less than two days without working on it at home?

Patch nods to all of the above.

iMom: Okay, let’s get down to work. Akong bahala sa teacher mo.

Patch wipes her tears off. We work on the project ’til 10 pm.

After she went to bed, I went to the PC to write Mr.D a 409-word letter.

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iPatch is Eleven!

Yesterday, my lovely daughter, iPatch, turned 11. In two years, she will officially be a teenager. How I wish time would stand still.

Patch is a typical big sister. In school, I was told by her teacher that she always volunteers to help in projects and tasks. Here at home, she likes to baby-sit little brother Nate, and break up fights between him and VGood. At times, she teaches V her lessons.

She also has an ongoing affair with books, specifically Nancy Drew books.  Since last year, she has read 20 of the super-sleuth books (she keeps a record). I encouraged her to read because it will greatly help her in her English lessons. Now she knows I was correct. She’s breezing through her English tests.

Patch loves to have fun. She is bubbly, funny, friendly, talkative (too much, i think). She is also smart –  the brains behind certain protests in the past. 😀

I have truly been blessed with a wonderful daughter.


Happy birthday, Dear Patchy. You’re 11 now, but don’t grow up too fast. iMom isn’t ready just yet. I Love you.