Being married to a teacher has it’s perks. Hubby usually comes home with bags filled with gifts from parents, students and co-teachers especially at the end of school year and before the Christmas break. One memorable gift from the class was a box of Twinings tea. I love tea! The bags were encased in this special wooden box with small compartments that I just don’t want to touch any of it.
Most of the time he would be blessed with gift certificates from Rustan’s, SM, Starbucks and Fully Booked. All of which we are so grateful for!
It was a rainy first day of school for most of the students of the Metro. But for our homeschooling bunch, we headed to Fully Booked in Bonifacio Global City to finally redeem our GC.
Since Jianne is formally starting school this year, I was in search for school books for her. Unfortunately, we were pressed for time because our “Prinicipal” had a tutoring stint that day. For almost two hours, we searched the entire building for books. There were tons of chapter books for boys but Coby was not too keen on getting chapter books since he has other books at home he hasn’t read. He was searching for encyclopedia-like-sci-fi book but when we found one, it was way over budget. We need to get something for everybody, that’s our rule.
So finally, we found an origami plane set. It was way too cool! He couldn’t wait to open that bright orange box. For our little girl, we got her a Little Bear level 1 reader book, her own choice of Princess book and a 300-page huge coloring book…now that’s a lot of coloring! We also got them their favorite Princess Diaries DVD and The Tale of Despereaux DVD.
Papa got his car magazine and I got my food magazine. Everybody happy!
We were out of the bookstore just before 1PM to grab a quick lunch before hubby goes to work. He gobbled up his lunch at McDonald’s and hurried to the nearby condo where his student stays.
After the kids and I finished our meal, I decided to take them walking along the busy streets of BGC. We saw different restaurants, some peculiar looking, while some are dainty. We were walking slowly just to pass the time and until we reached the frontage of The Mind Museum. We haven’t been there and we will surely visit one of these days. Soon, we headed back to McDonald’s and ordered a double caramel sundae while waiting for our papa. We were supposed to go to Market Market but I am not used to driving in that area with strict traffic rules. So I just told the kids we can do something fun while waiting. The kids were getting bored in McDonald’s so we headed to the open parking area.
Instead of waiting in the car, I decided to wait outside and let the kids run around an open space near the parking lot. The place was so windy and the kids were enjoying the cool breeze. While waiting, they run, pretended to be giants and did their version of Temple Run. I was happy because the kids were not bored anymore but were just enjoying playing with each other, laughing, and taking pictures. Slight drizzle ended our Temple Run adventure and we headed to the car and soon papa arrived just in time.