If Only – Christmas Day
“Good morning sweetheart.” Ricky greeted her wife and gave her a sweet kiss.
“Good morning.” Maya answered after the kiss and stretching.
“Tingin mo sweetheart gising na ang mga bata?” Maya asked her husband.
“I think so sweetheart. Excited magbukas ng mga gifts yun. Kagabi pa nga nangungulit di ba? Kaso, hindi ka naman pwede mapuyat.”
“Okay, tara na sweetheart.” Then there was a knock on the door and a little voice was heard.
The couple looked at each other and laughed. Indeed, their kids are very eager to start the day with the opening of gifts.
“We’re coming out Sky.”
“hahaha..grabe talaga ang baby kuya mo sweetheart.”
“Mana lang sa’yo yun sweetheart.” And the couple laughed once more as they head out of the room.
-in the living room-
“Mommy! Mommy! C’mon! Let’s open gifts!!!” Sky was really excited to open his gifts.
“Calm down kuya Sky.” The cute little boy just grinned at his parents making everyone laughed.
“Hay, nakakatuwa talaga tong anak nyo Richard, Maya.”
“Kaya spoiled sa mommy nay.” Ricky teased his wife who gave him a glare. He just grinned at her.
“Sa’yo pala nagmana si Sky, Richard. Little Ricky.”
“Sinabi mo pa kute. Pati kasungitan.” Ricky just shook his head and laughed, no room for argument.
They settled themselves for the opening of gifts as mr.grumpy might get annoyed with waiting.
The couple were the first ones to give their gifts. Sky was overjoyed upon opening his gifts and found a remote controlled car.
“Wow!” [a/n: imagining his expression during their birthday celebration – bubbles part]
The couple laughed at his exuberance.
“You like it Sky?”
“Yesh! Dahdi, I want to play.” Sky giving the remote control to his dad. Ricky guided him on how to operate his toy.
“Sunshine, you like your gift?”
“Yes mommy, thank you!”
“Wow! Ang prim and proper ah. Kaso kanino nagmana? Malabo kay Maya.” And everyone laughed at Kute’s remark.
“Peace bunso. Natutuwa lang talaga ako.”
“Hay, kayo talagang magkapatid.” Nay Teresita commented.
They continued with the exchange and opening of gifts. Sky was already busy with his rc car that he has not paid attention on his other gifts. His mom called him out.
“Sky? Have you said thank you to everyone for giving you gifts?”
Sky halted playing with his toy and looked at his mom.
“Sorry mommy.” Maya smiled at him. He then move to thank his lolos, lolas, siblings and the rest of the household.
“Napakasweet na bata, kaya naman pala.”
“Kaya naman pala ano kute?”
“Kaya love na love mo.”
“Syempre, baby ko yan.”
“Me too mommy?” Sunshine asked.
“Of course baby.” And Maya kissed her making the little girl giggled.
“Me too.” Abby, Nikki and Luke simultaneously piped in. Maya kissed them all.
“Me three.” Ricky added.
“Baby lahat.” Kute remarked making everyone laughed. With Maya kissing him nonetheless.
After the mayhem of the gift giving, everyone settled in the dining room to have their breakfast. After which, they will attend the mass. They also have agreed to watch MMFF movies. Manang Fe had beg off to watch and volunteered instead to look after baby Sean. Since Ricky and Maya knew full well that they won’t be able to persuade her, they got her and Mang Anastacio a hotel accommodation for the day so they could take a rest as well. Their parents however have requested to be brought home so they could take a rest too. The couple offered a hotel accommodation which they declined and had requested that they will be the ones to bring baby Sean so Manang Fe and Mang Anastacio will have a better rest since they just arrived. After a not so long discussion, Manang Fe and Mang Anastacio were brought to the hotel while the parents with baby Sean were brought home.
They then decided who will watch which since they have the twins with them. Luke wanted to watch Haunted Mansion but the girls decline since they don’t want scary movie, so Luke went with his dad, kuya Joma and Jerry. The girls voted to watch All You Need is Pagibig. Then together they watched Beauty and the Bestie.
They were all still laughing upon leaving the movie house.
“Grabe talaga yung BATB,hahaha. Ang sakit ng tiyan ko kakatawa.” Luke mentioned.
“Oo nga kuya. Nahirapan pa nga ko huminga.” Abby seconded but mommy got worried.
“Okay ka lang Abby?”
“Yes mommy, nasobrahan lang po talaga sa tawa.”
“Pero the best yung All you need. Mom, you look like the actress portraying Mel. At ang lucky mom, si Ian Veneracion ung partner. Grabe mom, ang gwapo nya. He doesn’t look old.”
“hahaha. Kamukha ko ba Nikki? Pero totoo, ang gwapo nga ni Ian. Parang di nga natanda.” Maya had that dreamy look then Ricky spoke.
“Let’s go now. Baka pagod na sila nanay at mama sa pag-aalaga kay Sean.”
Maya was a bit startled but quickly recovered, not thinking of anything.
“Oo nga. Tara na.”
-in the van-
“Mrs. Chief, Sir Richard, salamat po ng marami sa treat nyo na to. Sobra-sobrang bonus po talaga.” Sabel opened.
“Oo nga po ma’am, sir, damay pa po ako. Maraming salamat po.” Jerry added.
“Opo Mrs. Chief, Sir Richard, di ko po alam paano kayo papasalamatan sa dami nyong bonus na naibigay.” Doris said.
“Ako din po, thank you po Sir, Mrs. Chief.” Kuya Joma added.
“Naku wala yun Sabel, Jerry, Doris, kuya Joma. Yung pagmamahal nyo sa pamilya namin, sinusuklian lang din namin yun. Kasi di madaling makahanap ng tulad nyo.”
“Ay Mrs. Chief pinapaiyak nyo po ako.” Sabel commented.
“Ako din.” Doris seconded.
“hahaha. Kayo talaga.” Maya then looked at her husband who seem to be so quiet.
“Sweetheart, okay ka lang?”
“Yes.” He said then he looked outside the window. Maya was left wondering what had cause this turnabout on her husband’s mood.
When they arrived home.
“Hello, hello. How’s your day?”
“Lola, it’s so fun.” Abby answered.
“Grabe lola, nakakatuwa ung napanood namin na movies lalo na yung may kamukha si mom na artista. Partner pa si Ian Veneracion, ang gwapo po niya lola parang he doesn’t look old.” Nikki narrated then without anyone noticing, Ricky slip to go their room. Maya noticed though since she had been wondering why her husband was acting that way.
-in their room-
Ricky looked at his wife but he did not respond.
“May problema ba sweetheart? Bigla ka na lang tumahimik.”
“I’m just tired sweetheart.”
“Ah, okay. Akala ko kasi nagseselos ka kay Ian Veneracion.” Maya turned her back with a smile on her face. Then two arms snaked on her waist stopping her from going. Ricky sighed. He really can’t keep anything from his wife.
“Tama ako no?” Ricky kept mum.
“Hay naku sweetheart, anim na anak natin, nagseselos ka pa rin. Eh di hamak na mas gwapo ka dun. Yun artista kaya panigurado may enhancement na, ikaw natural ang kagwapuhan.”
A smile was forming on his lips.
“Naku sweetheart, wag ka na mahiya. Tayong dalawa lang andito. Wala ka dapat ika-selos. Natutuwa lang ako kay Nikki. Yun lang yun.”
“Natutuwa ka kasi may kamukha kang artista.”
“But of course. Ang ganda kaya ni Jodi.”
“Mas maganda ka dun sweetheart.”
“I know right?” They looked at each other and they erupted in laughter. When their laughter died down.
“Okay ka na sweetheart?” Ricky nodded then he kissed his wife. The kissed was almost leading to something when there was a knock on the door.
“Ricardo, Maya, kakain na.”
They looked at each other, both biting their lower lips, signaling at one another who will answer due to their labored breathing. Maya was first to recover.
“Opo Manang Fe. Susunod na po kami.”
“We’ll continue this later.” Ricky looked straight at his wife challenging her to contradict him but she didn’t.
“Let’s go, baka bumalik si Manang Fe at paluin tayo sa pwet.” Ricky shook his head at his wife’s remark. He gave her a final kiss before they walk hand-in-hand out of their room and head straight to the dining area where everyone were already settled.
A wonderful day well spent by the family to celebrate Christmas day. Filling up each other’s joy. A time well spent as always.
Happy Holidays everyone! J
[a/n: pasensya na po at huli..pasensya na rin sa chosen movies..BATB lang actually napanood ko..hehehe..enjoy!]