The Silence of the Mom

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I have been under the weather since Friday. I came home from a coop meeting with colds and a splitting headache. Today, I am coughing incessantly that I avoided talking.  As much as I want to tell the kids what to do or reprimand them, I resulted to pointing and whispering  instructions. They thought I was playing a game of charades with them because they were laughing at me. I wanted to shout, “Stop laughing! Mama can’t talk!” But every time I try to say something I’ll be coughing my head off. Finally, after showing the right non-verbal actions, they got it.

Peewee is on school break, so he gets to be in charge while I am resting my throat. This morning, while I quietly did my usual chores, I saw him doing minor repairs on the bicycles. After lunch, I heard that he being assisted by the kids as he cleaned my father’s car. Too bad I was not able to take photos of them getting wet but was able to take a few shots while Peewee was detailing the car’s interior.

I need to get some rest and relish my silent day. Hoping to unzip my lips very soon.

wearing his Papa's rain boots

wearing his Papa’s rain boots

all dried up

all dried up

detailing the interiors

detailing the interiors

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Papa hard at work

Papa hard at work

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