celebrating Dad’s day with Goldilocks’s chocolate pops
My father passed away when I was barely two years old. Through out the years I celebrated Father’s day greeting my uncles who has been the closest father figures I could ever have. I never had a “first nor last dance with my father” , and I know I can never have one. My father-in-law passed away also long before I ever got the chance to meet him. Any man can get a woman pregnant and have a child but it takes someone special to become a Dad, a Father, a Tatay, a Papa, a Baba. My children’s biological father had parted his way and has a separate life from us long before my children can greet him a “Happy Father’s day”. While I was working overseas, my children grew up with my aunt and his husband who showered my children with unconditional love and care which they badly needed during the first years of their life. With that, I am forever thankful to you Uncle Romeo “Papa Meyok” Cantarona. The words “so much” can’t describe how I owe you.
I finally found someone who knocks me off my feet who dreamt and longs for a family just as much as my children and I do. The man who accepted me for who I am and for what I have and became my children’s best Daddy. To you my dear WCW, We love you so so much!
Happy Happy Father’s Day Papa Meyok!
Happy Happy Father’s Day Daddy Mer!
We love you both so so much. And to all the daddies in the world, greetings from us!
When I was little, I always recall Mama will give us a piece of Goldilock’s Classic Polvoron as a treat and a surprise whenever she travels to Manila. Goldilocks was only available in Manila not until some 15 years ago that they opened a branch in Davao and eventually in Tagum City not long after.
I am stressing out big time lately. I don’t know why because there’s never a pressure for someone who is a full time stay-at-home mother or so I thought! It could be the kids’ exams today and tomorrow that is causing the stress or so I tried to convince myself blaming the exams. Besides, who won’t be pressured when being a full time mother doesn’t allow me to sign out or logged off. I don’t have a “PAUSE” button to click that’s why the game is continuously playing. I can’t have a day off , a leave of absence, nor a vacation. When payday comes…. I don’t even have a salary voucher to sign. So… I am stressing alright.
Yesterday, after picking up Wine from his tutorial, we dropped by at the mall to get some stuff and some ready made snacks to take to school the next day. Goldilock’s bakeshop is among my favorite source. Rushing, so as to make it home before dinner time, I went in and grabbed a loaf of sandwich bread, couple of brownie slices(kids’ favorites….and mine too!) and head my way to the counter to pay. A lady was standing ahead of me and paying her purchases… I looked around and saw a package of the original Classic Polvoron. I stared at it for a moment from where I was standing. I was telling myself that it is against my so-called weight loss plan(as if there is any!), so I turned my back from it and paid attention to the cashier as she punched my purchases on the register. She told me the amount I need to pay and said “Would there be anything else you would like to add ma’am?”, I told her I’ve got all I need and handed her my cash, but just before she punched the cash received I left the counter, reached for the Classic Polvoron pack of 12s and asked her to add it on the second thought.
It’s been 14 hours since I bought the pack and I consumed every single piece of it. Damn! I am actually pigging out huh! Blame it on the nerves… I am stressed so I am entitled to take advantage of having my guilty pleasure for the week.