This Post Is Brought To You By a Sentimental Fool

I have to admit, I am that fool.  Whenever I spend fun times with two of the most important people in my life, I can’t help but keep replaying every moment in my head.  My brain hasn’t kept up with the times, though, so it still is in video cassette mode, rewinding, pausing and replaying those cherished moments.  Those two people whom I love the most and would die for-without batting an eyelash- are my daughter and Significant Other.

The fates were smiling down on me this weekend, as ex-husband agreed, without force or grave threats, to not “borrow” my daughter.   That didn’t sound quite right, did it? I think I just made my daughter a commodity there.

Anyway, I never thought that spending hours at the mall with a five-year old can be so much fun.  She proved to be a worthy shopping companion, spewing out fashion tips along the way.  It was the first time she joined me in the department store changing room.  It’s utterly amazing and amusing to see how she thinks beyond her years.  Eating out with her was an enjoyable experience too.  I finally found someone who’d willingly laugh at my jokes- and totally get them!

As for Mr. SO, it was heartwarming to sing the Bangles’ Eternal Flame with him in the car while braving rush hour traffic.  I was almost dumbfounded at how he knew the lyrics to the song, considering that he’s many years younger than me.  Must be an old soul, this guy…

These two people have shown me love in its truest and purest form.  I don’t know how else to describe how happy and inspired they make me feel.  Whenever I feel  my mood doing a nosedive, I can always replay our happy moments together… and I am once more alive.

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. weeeeee..inggit ako..inggit ako..hahaha..I agree Peps oh look your smiling..I am so happy for you Peps..just focus on what and who you have a single mom like you I can so love love can always make tough times easy :)

    • thanks Sie! You don’t have to be envious, because there are some things about you and your quiet angel which I would kill to have :)

  2. Awww! Glad you had an amazing time!

  3. er i can share the “bangles” thingy. maybe we were born on the same decade? hehe

  4. cheapcallsphilippines says

    sounds like you had a really great day. :) hrre’s to more of these wonderful moments up ahead!

  5. Sounds like such an awesome day! I love taking time to spend just “being” with my kids. I’m always with my children, but it’s rare (unfortunately) that I take the time and focus totally on my love for them. Seems like you accomplished it amazingly!


  6. I can see your smiles all over the place. Glad you had a great time. :)

  7. good to know you’re having so much fun with the two most important people in your life. that’s good!

    ria c

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  8. C5 @ 21 Days To Form A Habit says

    It’s good that you have stored those cherished moments to replay over and over again especially when times get rough… :)

  9. Soon … soon I will have my own Mr SO who will sing those songs with me while B is sitting at the back of the car singing the song as well …

    I’m happy that you are happy … :) it kind of gives me hope that maybe, just maybe, I have a shot at this whole single mom finding love happiness thing.

  10. cheesy, romantic and genuine feelings…infectious, I should say! :-)

  11. glad to hear you are happy sis….:)that’s what matters most!

  12. wow, i know that song, too, but for now, i’d rather sing a happy birthday song to you…have a blast!

  13. awww. I can’t wait till I am able to shop with my little one like she’s one of my girlfriends too! isn’t your siginificant other a sensitive guy? :) Long live sensitive guys! :)

    Spanish Pinay


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