Tales of the Unexpected

I was so ready to spend my morning in 10a Alabama to meet Apol Lejano-Massebieau and learn about Etsy and Beyond where she talks about How to Build a Creative Online Business. But then, as it turns out, the universe had other plans for me today. First, our yaya didn’t return in the morning as planned.Β  I prepared our breakfast of toast and scrambled eggs and iced coffee for me. After that, we decided that Daddy and Lyndel will tag along with me to 10a Alabama. It will be Lyndel’s first ever train ride. Just as when we were on our way out, Lyndel announced that he’ll make poopoo (yes, I know! Of all times right? haha) and so we waited for him and washed him up. I even tried to get away with the washing and offered wipes instead (hahaha) but my super maarte son won’t allow it. And so, by the time we finally went out, it was already five past 11!

I realized I wouldn’t make it to 10a Alabama anymore. Apol will be wrapping up the session by then. Β  When we were already at the train station, we just decided to stop at Araneta Cubao instead and head to Gateway. And here begins our unexpected adventure –Β  Lyndel’s awesome train adventure!!! πŸ™‚

Lyndel was in his super alert mode. He basked in the surroundings, making side comments every now and then. When we stopped in the Katipunan tunnel, he said: “Oh no, dark” with matching gestures and facial expressions to boot. When we resurfaced to to Aurora station, he happily shouted, “there’s light!” There’s more to that but I can’t remember them all haha Momnesia alert!

Here are some photos of our unexpected morning:

Lynde: “Bye train!”

Clowning aound

We bought him that Stitch plushie in Clipper. Parang perya lang ang peg, may dalang stuffed toy after winning a game haha.
We had lunch at Pepper Lunch (for Daddy) and World Chicken (for me). Lyndel loved the Creamy Pesto pasta! This kid really has good taste buds! Then we went to the Cineplex lobby to check out the Iron Man 3 Lego exhibit. Lyndel was floored! He wanted to get inside, way past the stanchion posts.

And this is me with Lyndel. This is the only photo I’ve had for the entire train trip. Obviously, I was the one taking photos. πŸ™‚

Mommy’s outfit details (na hindi halata): Anne Taylor deep v-neck white top, Black lace shorts from Zalora, fabric necklace from Mommy Matters, David Jones doctor’s bag from Taste Central and Everyday Anthology in Pearl
So there. This is how our day went. While I’m writing this post, Lyndel is behind me, asking me random questions, or making me dance to whatever music he’s playing. Could this be a preview of my work-at-home-Mom life? Let’s see. I may have not mentioned it before, but we are having yaya troubles because we still haven’t found a replacement to our reliable yaya yet. And she’s leaving on May 11. God, help us.
It has been my dream to work from home, it’s just that I’m not ready yet. I don’t think my time has come. But then again, there’s the saying ‘Be careful what you wish for” la dee da.Β  I really don’t know what lies ahead after May 11. All I know is I have a day job that requires me to be report to the office, I have a major event coming up on May 25 and I have an important workshop to attend, and to add to that are brewing uncertainties which I’m not allowed to discuss.
But really, at the end of the day, sometimes, there’s nothing you can do about it. Yayas leave, circumstances change. All I can do now is pray and have faith that everything will turn out just fine. I guess this is the start of our unexpected family tale. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Reference: The blog title is from Roald Dahl’s book Tales of the Unexpected – a book I learned to love in my college days πŸ™‚


  1. I agree! Things really do happen when you least expect them. Sometimes no matter how much you plan your life, there are moments when you just have to go where life takes you. I wasn’t exactly planning to be a WAHM a few years back but our circumstances dictated that it was the best choice for me and my family. Now I can’t imagine going back to the corporate life ever again. I’ve never regretted the decision to WAHM it. πŸ™‚ Keep the faith. Whatever you decide to do, I’m sure it will be for the best.

    • Hi Janice! Thanks so much for dropping by πŸ™‚ Now, I’m just really clinging to my faith. We are still searching for a househelp/yaya, of course. But if the inevitable happens, then let’s see. πŸ™‚ I may not have a clear picture now. I trust everything will work out for the best. Thanks again πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Chrissy! I know that God will grant you the wisdom to make the best decision for your family. And whatever that decision may be, He will provide the tools and the means. πŸ™‚

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