“Are we going out?”
“What do you want to eat?”
“What if it’s pack?”
“Can you make a reservation?”
“How about take outs?”
A few of many questions that my parents and I threw at each other in order to determine our plans for the night. But after multiple failed attempts to make a plan, my mom funnily said, (although I knew she was serious), “Let’s get McDonald’s, I want some chicken nuggets”. After this remark, that was when my dad finally decided to just stay home and cook.
My parents and I were a team in the kitchen. It was already late and if we really wanted to pull this off we had to move fast. I fired up the oven. Dad took out the ingredients from the refrigerator and quickly prepared them.
While waiting for the food to finish my mom and I decided to set up the table. She wanted to have a “Dinner with Candles”.
But of course, before we ate, like any other Filipino families, picture picture.
My mom, like always, never fails to get the right angle.
It really makes me happy to see my parents together.
Our dinner was perfect, it actually defined my mother. Like our dinner, my mom was and always is a simple woman. She is easily amused and easy to please. However, she is fragile. My dad and I may tip toe around her sometimes but it’s because we love her too much.
A happy wife is indeed a happy life. But a happy mother will less likely to bother. LOL!
I love you mom. Happy Mother’s Day. May we get to celebrate you everyday, we will sure try.