If Only – Ate Abby’s Request (Date Time 2)
“Ummm, regarding po sa date time ko po with you and dad.” Abby stop and looked at her mom. Maya just smiled and waits for her to continue.
“Gusto ko po sana sa zoo tayo pumunta.”
“Ah, maganda yan Abby. Parang nung dati?”
“Yes po mommy, pero gusto ko po kasama sina Sky, Sunshine at Sean. Pwede rin sina kuya at ate kung gusto nila.”
“Ha? Eh…” Maya was lost for words as she is finding the idea appealing too but of course she wants the time dedicated to Abby alone. “sigurado ka Abby?”
“Yes po mom. Gusto ko po kasi ako naman magturo kina Sky at Sunshine tulad nyo sa akin dati.”
“Awwww, napaka-sweet naman ni ate Abby. Halika nga, paakap.” Abby moved closer to her mom who peppered her face with kisses and hugged her tight.
Abby was laughing as she enjoys as well what her mom was doing.
“So daya, why do I need to have lots og things to do today of all days!” Nikki pouted.
“Oo nga eh, sayang talaga. “ Luke seconded.
Nikki has school projects to finish while Luke needs to supervise the LAI seminars.
“Mga ate at kuya, wag na kayong malungkot, marami pang next time.”
Nikki sighed, “Yes mom, sorry Abby. I just don’t want to miss this talaga, pero make sure to enjoy and have lots and lots of pictures and videos too ha.”
“Luke, ikaw na magdala ng kotse. Ipag-drive na kami ni Joma.”
“Sige po dad, thanks!”
“Ikaw na bahala kay Nikki.”
“Yes po dad.”
The family settled in the van. Doris and Sabel joined as well with the twins and baby Sean onboard.
Ricky paid their tickets and they went inside.
Ricky was holding Sunshine, while Maya holds Sky. Sean was in his stroller pushed by Joma while Doris and Sabel carried the kids’ bags.
They started in the bird’s section and the twins were enjoying the colorful birds, even Sean. Abby patiently name all the animals to the twins who were so animated with what they see. Their last trip was the monkeys section and Sky was having the time of his life.
“You love the monkeys Sky?” Ricky asked.
“Yesh dahdi.” Then he laughed out loud before adding “They yook yike you dahdi.” And he sniggered, his mom burst out laughing. Abby wasn’t able to help as she laughed hard too. Doris, Sabel and Joma joined as well. After recovering from his shock, Ricky laughed, carried Sky and tickled him.
“Why you kidding daddy buddy? Hmmmm. If daddy looks like a monkey, you do too.” He continued tickling Sky. “I’m daddy monkey and you are baby monkey.”
Sky shrieked no as he was still laughing with Ricky continues to tickle him.
“Daddy, enough na yan baka kabagan na si Sky.”
Ricky kissed him before putting him on the ground.
“Mommy, nagmana talaga sa’yo tong anak mo.”
“Inasar ka lang nagmana na sa akin?”
“hahaha, ang pikon mo sweetheart.” Then he gave her a smack on the lips.
She pouted after, “Tara kain na tayo sweetheart. Gutom ns sigurado tong mga bata.”
“Okay sweetheart. May malapit namang restaurant dito.”
When they got home, the babies were all sleeping. Luke and Nikki were also home.
“Hi mom, hi dad. Hi Abby! So how was it? Make kwento na.” Nikki’s greetings.
“Ah Nikki, tomorrow na lang kayo magkwentuhan ni Abby. Aalis pa kami.” Ricky’s answered.
“San po tayo pupunta dad?” Abby then asked.
“Your mom and I are going to bring you to our date.”
“What dad?” Abby was a bit surprised.
Ricky kissed her forehead. “Go to your room if you need to change. We’ll go once you’re done.”
Abby looked at her mom who was just smiling. She hugged them both. Nikki and Luke were looking and smiling.
The surprise dinner date was in South Curves and Abby was delighted.
“Mom, dad, bakit po tayo kakain dito?”
“Syempre Abby, wala ka pa talagang date sa amin ng daddy mo kaya dinala ka namin dito.” Maya answered.
“And this is also to show how much we appreciate what you did for your siblings.” Ricky seconded.
Abby could only smile as tears were forming in her eyes. Maya embraced her as tears were also visible in her eyes. Ricky could chuckle but hugged them both.
They had a wonderful dinner as they talk about how the day went by. Good stories exchanged.
And as they lay down on their beds, beautiful smile covered their faces.
“Sweetheart, napaka-sweet talaga ni Abby no?”
“Nagmana kasi sa’yo.” Ricky said as he moves to settle on the bed. Maya moved and placed herself on Ricky’s chest and embraced him. Ricky placed his right arm under her as he caress her with his left arm.
“Nakakatuwa rin kasi nag-enjoy talaga yung kambal. Kahit si Sean, mukhang na-appreciate din nya.”
After a few seconds, Maya wondered why her husband was not responding. He’s got a serious face.
“Sweetheart? May problema ba?”
“Iniisip ko kasi bakit nasabi ni Sky na I look like the monkey? Do I really look like one?”
Maya’s eyes rounded and she burst out laughing after. Ricky now has an annoyed look.
“Ano ka ba naman sweetheart. Sineseryoso mo yun, maloko lang talaga ung anak mo. Sa’yo ba naman nagmana.”
Ricky’s eyebrow raised.
“Oo sweetheart, sa’yo nagmana si Sky sa lakas mang-asar pero pikon.”
“Can’t I plead my case?”
“No sweetheart, talo ka na.” And Maya laughed once more as he shake his head. He kiss her then on the forehead, nose, cheeks and down to her lips.
And the evening delight happened.
[a/n: kaya nyo na po ang imagination nyan..wholesome ako..hahaha..pasensya na po sa tagal, tambak lang talaga work. Hopia lyk it! :D]