My mother, sister and brother might leave for the Philippines tonight. For the last two and a half months, I’ve had no privacy as Jiko is ever-present in the room and Sofia is always running around and talking non-stop. As I’ve had to give up my bed and sleep on the couch, my back is almost ready to give in. If I need to dress and order the two to get out, I’m lucky if they pull a blanket over their faces until I’m done. (Jiko does, Sofia refuses because she’s “a girl, too”.) The two have first dibs on the chocolate, finish the milk and juices before I even realize we have them, and demand goodies everyday I come home from work. After tonight, I’m going to have all the peace and quiet I want (and probably need) but I’m going to miss the noise and craziness when they leave. Especially the small one; the little terror is as lovable as she is frustrating.
Thank God for small blessings like Skype. 🙂
… and I will see them again this Christmas.