That loud cry startled Maya from her deep slumber.
Maya run towards the twin’s room. Worry etched on her face. When she opened the door, Nikki was there pacifying her brother.
“Nikki? Anong nangyari?”
“Sorry mom, we woke you. Napasigaw po kasi ako kasi nagulat ako nung nakita kong kinukulayan nya ung book ko.”
“ma-mi..<hiccups>” Sky raised his hands towards his mom asking to be carried. Forgetting her condition, she carried Sky and pats his back.
“I’m sorry mom. I didn’t mean to. Nagulat lang po talaga ako. Ipapasa ko na po kasi yan bukas.”
Nikki explained as tears started to fall from her eyes. Maya knows she didn’t mean it. She closed their gap and kissed her on the temple.
“Alam ko naman yun ate, pero dapat di pa rin tayo pabigla-bigla. Wala pang muwang ang mga kapatid nyo para maintindihan na mali ung ginagawa nila kaya kailangan natin ng mahabang pasensya at pagunawa.”
Sky hiccups in the background.
“Sky, why did you do that to ate’s book?”
Sky looked at his mom.
“I want <hiccups> coyoy mami. I sorry.”
Tears were still streaming from Sky that his ate was feeling more remorseful.
“I’m sorry baby Sky. Ate didn’t mean it.” Nikki was hiccuping now as well.
“Hay, ang mga babies ko. Sky, don’t do that again, okay? You ask permission first. Ate, habaan pa ang pasensya, may dadating pang isang baby.”
“Yes mom, I’m really sorry mom, sorry Sky.”
“Soyi ate. Labyu.”
“Ahhh, pinapaiyak ako lalo ni Sky. Do you want ate to bake cupcakes?”
Sky’s face showed too much delight.
“YESH!” And he clapped his hands.
“Ayan, okay na sya kaya lang may sipon.”
Nikki get some wipes for her brother then the door opened.
“Did I miss anything?”
“Wow! Someone’s happy to see me.” Then he noticed his wife carrying Sky. He frowned and immediately went to them and took Sky from Maya.
“Sweetheart, I told you not to carry the twins.”
“Sorry sweetheart, nagkadrama lang mga anak mo.”
Ricky raised his eyebrow and looked at their eldest.
“Okay na sweetheart, magbebake na si ate Nikki for baby Sky.”
“Yesh dahdi, ahte bake me cupcakes.”
“Wow! Di bulol pag food.”
Then somebody barged in.
Ricky lowered himself with Sky still in his hands and kissed Sunshine. Sky thought his dad will bring him down, hold tighter on his dad’s neck. Ricky chuckled.
“Ang seloso talaga ng baby mo mommy. Pano pa pag lumabas ang tunay na bunso.”
“Sweetheart, wag mo ng sirain ang timpla. So far so good na sya kay baby kaya please lang po wag asarin.”
“Okay po mommy, sorry.” Maya shook her head with her husband’s playfulness.
“Wow! Anong meron at parang may meeting?” Luke teasingly asked his family.
“Hello Sky, ang laki-laki mo na pakarga pa kay daddy. Kuya ka na eh.”
Maya’s eyes rounded while Ricky chuckled.
“Kuya! You’re so g-r-r-r talaga. Katatapos lang pagalitan ni mom si dad, ikaw naman.”
“hahaha..sorry naman..natutuwa lang ako sa brother natin. Pababy pa rin. :D”
They just laughed then Abby burst in.
“Mom, Dad, ate, kuya, Sky, Sunshine..ready na po ang table, dinner na po tayo.”
“Thank you ate Abby.”
Sunshine went to Abby and Abby hold her hand as they headed to the dining area. Sky still latched on their dad. Luke trying to pester him and Maya had to make a stop. She gave a look at their eldest and Luke immediately stopped. Ricky and Nikki were shooking with silent laughter. Maya passed by Luke and a smile formed on her lips. Then Luke reached her and placed his arm around his mom.
“Sorry my, natutuwa lang po talaga ako kay Sky.”
“Hay, ewan ko sa inyo ng daddy mo, lagi nyo nakakatuwaan si Sky.”
“Ang cute nya kasi my. Hahaha”
Maya looped her arms around Luke and kissed him on the cheek which unfortunately did not sit well on Mr. Grumpy.
“And here we go.” The family laughed irritating Sky even more.
“I wan mommee. Mommee!” Maya went to her husband where Sky’s arms outstretched towards his mom.
“Hay daddy, pati pagkaseloso mo namana.”
“Me? Am not a jealous guy.”
Maya raised her eyebrow challenging her husband to contradict her.
“Sabi ko nga, nagmana sa akin si Sky.”
The kids laughed at their parents. Maya kissed Sky since Ricky would surely not allow her to carry him.
“Sige na kain na tayo maaga pa tayo bukas.”
“Where are we going mom?”
“We’ll head to Tagaytay after mass or baka may iba kayong gustong puntahan?”
“I’m good sa Tagaytay mom.”
“Me too mom.”
“I’m good too mom.”
“So it’s settled. Paready ko kay Joma ung van.”
“After dinner, pahinga then get ready to sleep guys okay?”
“Yes mom!” The three older kids simultaneously answered.
The family had another wonderful dinner. Laughters filled the dining area.
Indeed a happy and wonderful family.
[a/n: dahil hopia sa lip swak, napabuo ako ng kwento.. #azarlang :)]