They do this every night before bedtime, before they’re separated into different rooms. If Emma doesn’t go see Zi first, Zi will crawl off the bed and walk to emma’s room. Then Emma will get the most hugs and kisses before bedtime. It’s really something new, revealing, and amazing to see. Em sleeps alone in her room now, so Zi really spends some time before bed hugging her sister and giving her kisses. Then when Em goes to her room, Zi gets down from the bed and walks over to Em’s room, which basically means preparing them to actually sleep takes about an hour, because of all the visits, girlish snickering, and chasing about. …as you can tell, they’re wearing different clothes in both pictures…this is a daily practice.
I usually put Emma to bed each night so Perze can handle Zi. Usually, after our prayers, we have some Mom & daughter talks about the day or I ask questions about her thoughts on certain things. Or sometimes I sneak in a “did you know” lesson. Last night, we had two funny conversations: “Just Palo Me” We take turns praying, first her, then me. After the prayer she said, “mamam, Jesus said ‘just palo me. So God palo Jesus.’” (Palo in tagalog means spank). Confused I repeated what she said, and she confirmed it, “jesus said ‘just palo me’ so God palo-ed Jesus.” I laughed and had to correct her- it’s “follow” not “palo.” Jesus said, “Just follow me.” We had an innocent snicker. “You call everyone to recycle” During her prayer, she asked if everyone can take care of the world. She’s very green conscious these days, noticing trash on the ground. She said, “Mamam, tomorrow, can we recycle?” I told her that we recycle paper. She then added, “we also have to recycle plastic. And cans. And bottles. Tomorrow I’ll call my guests and tell them. You call everyone to recycle, ok? Everyone has to recycle to […]