If Only – Baby Sean Lucas
Maya and Ricky were left in the hospital. The kids were all in school. The twins were adamant to go but their parents promised that they will go straight back after school. Ate Doris accompanied the twins.
Maya just finished feeding baby Sean when there was a knock on the door. Ricky assisted Maya to be presentable before answering.
The door opened revealing the excited grandmothers.
“Naku nasaan ang apo ko.” “Where’s my apo?” The two grandma said in unison, the lolos were just behind.
“Hello Nay, ayos lang po ako.”
Maya jested earning a laugh from all.
“Hay naku kang bata ka talaga puro ka pa rin kalokohan.” But Nanay Teresita went to her daughter, embraced her and kissed her on the forehead.
“Ayos lang po nay. Musta po byahe nyo?” Maya opened her arms as well for her father.
“Ayos lang anak. Ikaw ang kumusta?” Tatay Arturo asked.
“Ayos lang po tay.”
Donya Esmeralda then went to her side.
“Maya, how are you?” Nanay Teresita and Tatay Arturo moved to give way to Donya Esmeralda and Don Roberto.
“Okay naman po Ma. Thank you at nakauwi po kayo. Pa.”
“Of course Maya, para sa inyo. Especially with this new baby. Napakagwapo. He looks very much like you.”
“Pa!” Ricky protested earning another laughter from all.
“Kidding aside, kamukha nyo pareho. Mukhang bunso na to.”
“Opo.” “Yes.” The couple simultaneously answered.
“Mukha nga.” Tatay Arturo quipped and another round of laughter erupted. Then the baby cried.
“Ay, nagpaparamdam ang apo namin.” Nay Teresita took the baby as Donya Esmeralda looks on, cooing. The grandfathers place themselves at the back of their wives. Ricky then positioned himself at his wife’s back.
“Sweetheart, tignan mo sila, akala mo bagong apo lang nila.”
“That’s normal sweetheart. Parang sa atin, it would be like us being first time parents.”
“Oo nga no sweetheart. May parang kaba pero syempre kapit-bisig tayo.”
“Of course sweetheart.”
Then the door opened, revealing the cutie twins.
“Mommy! Mommy! Dahdi!” Sky’s exuberant call on his parents. Sunshine was beside Doris
holding her hands but gave out a beautiful smile.
“Hello Sky! Hello Sunshine! How’s school?”
“Ish fun mommy. Ir mommy.” Sky was holding out a piece of flower that seemed to be a bit crushed, with him holding it too tightly. But of course mommy’s heart just melted. Maya sniffed as Ricky went to pick up Sky and bring him to the bed. Then he took Sunshine as well who was holding a piece of flower as well but much presentable.
Maya kissed Sky then Sunshine.
“Thank you mga anak. Ang sweet-sweet nyo naman.” The twins grinned at her.
“Who helped you picked this?”
“Ahte Doyis.” Sky readily answered.
“Doris, baka kung san kayo kumuha ha.” Ricky teased her.
“Hindi naman po sir, ipinagpaalam ko po naman.” Doris explained feeling she did something terrible.
“Relax Doris, I was just teasing you. Thank you.” And she lets out an audible sigh earning chuckles from the oldies.
“Sige sir, una na po ako para maihanda ko na rin po ang bahay.”
“Okay Doris, salamat uli.”
“Sige po Mrs. Chief.”
“Kids, greet your grandparents.”
It seem that only then the twins realized their grandparents were there. The twins made a unison shriek jolting baby Sean from his sleep and making him cry.
“Awww, naku naku. Nagulat ang baby namin sa kuya at ate.”
“Why baby cry dahdi?” Sky asked.
“Because he was surprised with you and Sunshine.”
“Oh, soyi dahdi.” “Sorry daddy.” The twins said in unison.
“It’s ok buddies.” Ricky kissed them on their foreheads and Maya motioned for them to go near her so she could embrace them. The lolos went to the twins.
“Hello mga apo.” Sky stood up and motioned for lolo tatay to carry him.
“Naku, ito na.” Don Roberto chuckled.
“I’ll take Sunshine. Mas magaan to.”
“Are you sure pa?”
“No worries Ricky. Dito lang naman.” Sky and Sunshine kissed their lolos who were all smiled after.
“Lumalaking napaka-sweet ng mga batang to.”
“I can’t agree more.”
“Thank you po pa, tay.” Maya answered.
“Malambing din kasi ang magulang.” Nay Teresita added.
“So true balae.” Donya Esmeralda seconded as she swayed baby Sean who pacified at once.
Then the door opened revealing the older kids. Nikki was about to shriek upon seeing their grandparents but Luke was fast enough to cover her mouth.
“Nikki, tulog si baby bunso oh.”
“Oh sorry. That was close.”
“Thank you Luke, kakatulog lang ng kapatid nyo, nagulat sa kambal nung sabay sumigaw.”
“Hala, hahaha. Hay Nikki, yan pa talaga namana sa’yo nung kambal.”
“Hello po lola Nanay, lola, lolo tatay, lolo.” Abby greeted them one by one as she made mano to them. Luke and Nikki followed suit.
“Hello Abby. Kumusta ang eskwela? Miss ka na ni Cho, gustong-gusto na nga sumama kaso may exams pa siya kaya sa susunod na linggo na sila susunod ng nanay nya.”
“Wow! Ako rin po miss ko na siya. Excited na ko.”
“Dahdi?” Sky called his dad.
“Yes buddy? You’re hungry?” Sky nods his head.
“hahaha, kilalang-kilala mo anak mo Richard ah.”
“Ay opo tay, yan lang po bisyo nyan.” Everyone laughed at that.
“Luke, bring your siblings sa canteen. Pati na mga lolo’t lola nyo.”
“Ay hindi, kami na muna dito. Ikaw Ricky ang kumain kasama ng mga anak mo.”
“Actually kakatapos lang po namin kumain ni Maya nung dumating kayo kaya busog pa po ako. Kindly bring me coffee Luke after you eat.”
“Ok po dad.”
“O sige, sasama na kami sa mga bata. Kape lang ba gusto mo?”
“Opo nay. Magdadala na rin mamaya ng hapunan sina Sabel kaya okay na po.”
“O siya sige.”
“Let’s go po.”
The party left leaving the couple and baby Sean again.
“Ang saya sweetheart, ang aga ng pasko natin.”
“Well, its everyday Christmas to us sweetheart.”
“Ay oo nga sweetheart, agree ako dyan.”
“Wow! That’s new.”
“Ewan ko sa’yo Ricky.”
Ricky chuckled earning a glare from his wife. Ricky was unfazed and just kissed her on the lips.
“I love you sweetheart, Happy Christmas!”
“I love you too sweetheart, Happy happy Christmas!”
The couple hugged each other as they look on the bassinet carrying their addition of bundle of joy.
What a wonderful world! J
[a/n: happy holidays guys!]