If Only – San Nicolas Adventure 8
The couple arrived late in the afternoon. The kids were having merienda in the Chibugan.
“Wow! Mukhang di niyo kami na-miss ah!” Maya spoke from their back. When the kids turned their back and saw their parents, shrieking ensued.
“Mommy!!!” All the kids shouted. Maya had to pass Sean to Ricky as the kids scrambled to hug her.
“Wow! I feel so loved.” Ricky lamented making nay Tere, tay Arturo, Kute, kuya Joma and Doris laughed. Doris then went to get Sean.
“Wow! Thank you Sky! I love you.”
“Napakamatampuhin ng asawa ko talaga.” And the couple both laughed. The kids hugged and kissed their dad as well.
“Mukhang enjoy talaga kayo dito ah. Nay, Tay, kute, hindi pa po ba kayo lugi sa mga to?” Maya asked after doing the customary mano and kiss.
“Anak, walang kaso sa amin. Minsan lang magbakasyon mga apo ko dito kaya okay na okay lang.”
“Hiyang na nga ung kambal dito.” Tay Arturo commented.
“At mukhang hindi kayo namimiss.” Kute teased her sister.
“Kute ah.” Maya was not quite happy with the joke.
“Joke lang syempre bunso. Nakita mo naman kung paano ka sinalubong ng mga anak mo.” Maya just pouted.
“Kung di pa nga ako tatawag, mukhang walang balak mag-report tong mga anak ko.”
“Eh mommy, you always call naman po. Nauunahan nyo na po kami.” Nikki explained.
“Ayun tayo eh.” Kute teased her sister once more.
“Ewan ko sa’yo kute.”
“O tama na yan. Pakainin mo muna sina Maya at Ricky.” Nay Tere
“Mommy! Mommy! Up!” Sky’s arms were raised towards his mom. To which of course mommy was very delighted.
“Nakuuu! Naglalambing na ang bunso.”
“Whatever Kute!” Kute had a surprised look on her face and then burst out laughing, with the rest of the family following suit.
Night time came.
The couple were in wonder why their kids took some mats inside the room and placed in the living room. Even Sky and Sunshine were holding pillows. The couple looked at each other. Kute then spoke up.
“Ah, pasensya na Ricky, bunso. Nung isang araw kasi pinatulog namin sila ng katanghaliang tapat dito sa sala. Eh, pagtapos nun tuwing gabi pinagpaalam na nila na dito na sila lagi matutulog para tabi-tabi sila.”
“No worries Cris. At least sanay na sanay sila sa buhay probinsiya. It’s quite a scene to see them like this.” He then whispered something to Maya. “Sweetheart, mukhang need mong bumili ng banig.”
Maya had a look of surprise. Then realizations took over. “Naku, baka nga hanapin nila. Adjustment na naman. Pero sweetheart, nakakatuwa talaga. Probinsiyanong-probinsiyano na mga anak natin.”
And they shared a good laugh.
“Mommy, where you sleep?” Sky went to his mom carrying his airplane stuff toy.
Maya lowered to his level.
“Where do you want mommy to sleep Sky?”
“Here mommy. Sleep with me.”
“I want too!” Sunshine piped in and went towards her.
“Okay, I’ll sleep with the both of you.” The twins were grinning.
“How about daddy? No one likes to sleep with daddy?”
“I yike dahdi. You sleep with me too.” Sky said and grinned at his dad making their parents laugh.
“Naku, kakasya ba kayo dyan? Cho, dun ka na tumabi sa amin.”
“Hindi kute, okay lang yan. Kasya kami dyan.”
“Sige, bahala na kayo dyan mag-asawa. Kuha lang ako ng dagdag na kumot at unan.”
“Ay anak ako na.” Nay Tere.
“Salamat po Nay.” Maya’s response.
“Tulungan na kita Tere.” Tay Arturo responded.
“O sige, ako ng sasama sa kwarto kay Sean.”
“Ay, hindi na kute. Okay lan dito sa labas si Sean.”
“Nasa crib lang naman siya.”
Kute scratched her head.
“You cannot win on her.” Ricky playfully whispered loudly on Kute, “She’s just making sure all the kids are within her sight.”
Maya playfully hits his arm. “Nakakaasar ka Ricky.” Kute and Ricky laughed, Luke, Nikki and Abby laughing along. Of course the twins imitated the elders.
They settled for the night in this arrangement: Ricky – Sky – Maya – Sunshine – Abby – Nikki – Cho – Luke. Sean on the crib. Of course, Nanay Tere asked kute to take a picture of the family.
The twins were both hugging Maya, so Ricky’s arm covers them three.
“Namiss nga naman talaga ng kambal ang mommy at daddy nila. Lalo na ng mommy at daddy.” Nanay Tere commented.
“Tara na Tere at ng makapahinga na sila.”
“Good night nay, tay, kute.” The kids said their good nights as well.
Nay Tere, Tay Arturo and Kute went inside their respective rooms to settle as well for the night.
[a/n: good night! :D]