If Only – New Year Vacay
“Ohemgee! I’m so excited to see Lola Nanay, Lolo Tatay, tatits and Cho.”
“Ang sabihin mo Niks, excited ka para sa suman sa latik.”
“Well…that too.” And she stuck her tongue out.
Maya laughed at her older kids as Ricky shook his head and smiled.
“Yes kuya Sky?”
“Where we going?” He cutely asked.
“We’re going to San Nicolas to see Lola Nanay, Lolo Tatay, tatits and kuya Cho.”
“Yoyo taytay? I help again?” He excitedly asked making his parents, especially mommy and siblings get more excited than they already are.
“Mommy, I bring my airplane?” Referring to his pillow.
“Mommy, can I bring Simone?” Sunshine asked.
“Of course kuya Sky and ate Sunshine.” She sweetly answered and smiled as she gathered them in her arms to hug and kiss.
– San Nicolas –
Lola Nanay, Lolo Tatay, Tatits and Cho were overjoyed with the family’s arrival.
“Anak, hindi ba magseselos sina balae nito?” Nay Tere asked.
“Eh, nay may plano naman po kami na dalawin sila mama at papa sa China.” Maya answered.
“Ah talaga ba anak? Ayos yan. Pero puro byahe din kayo ah.”
“Nay, we really plan to travel as much as we can together.”
“Sabagay, maganda nga yan Richard lalo habang nasa poder nyo pa sina Luke at Nikki. Ang bilis maglakihan ng mga bata.”
“Oo nga nay eh. Para tong baby namin, 1 year old na.” Maya hugged Sean tight as she say those words.
“I love you baby.”
“Alam nyo po ba nay kung bakit ayaw ibaba ni Maya si Sean?”
“Oo nga anak, pakarga naman sa apo ko. Bakit nga ba ayaw mo ipasa ang bunso nyo?”
Maya playfully glared at Ricky as he answered,
“Kasi nay, ako po paborito ni Sean.” And he laughed after sharing this tidbit of information. Maya pouts as Nay Tere laughed along.
The kids came out of the room after bringing in their luggages.
“Mom, dad, sa baba lang po kami.” Luke said.
“Ayaw nyo muna magpahinga?”
“We slept all throughout the flight naman po my.”
“Mommy, I want go chib..Chi.. I want go downstairs.” Sky piped in, and the family all laughed.
“Okay kuya Sky, go downstairs with your siblings. Be good there okay?”
“Okay, kiss mommy first.” Sky did as told.
“Sunshine, kiss mommy.”
“I love you mommy.” Sunshine said after kissing her.
“I love you too sweetie.”
“Luke, Nikki, take good care of your siblings.” Richard told the older kids.
“O, iwanan ko na muna kayong mag-asawa dito para makapagpahinga. Ako na bahala sa mga apo ko.”
“Salamat po nay.” Richard answered as he ushered his wife with Sean.
“Ay nay, pano nga po pala ung handa bukas? Maaga po kami mamimili ni Ricky.”
“Naku Maya, wag mo ng alalahanin yan. Naayos na namin ng tatay nyo yan at ng kapatid mo. Alam nyo namang masaya kami at dito nyo idadaos ang kaarawan ni Sean. At nabalitaan nila Ka Ibing, maagang pupunta ang mga yon panigurado para tumulong. O sige na, magpahinga na muna kayo.”
-at the Chibugan-
The presence of the Lim kids were a delight to the customer.
Nikki took the order as Luke helped in serving. Abby replenished the table napkin on the holder which the twins carried on each table.
A little while later,
“O mga apo, magmeryenda na muna kayo.” Tay Arturo served them some delicacies.
“Oh wow! Thank you po Lolo tatay.” Nikki exclaimed upon seeing what were on the table.
“Naku, kaya gustong-gusto dito mga anak ko eh.”
“Mommy!” Sky called out.
“Hi kuya Sky. What are you eating?”
“Sticky rice.” He answered as he tries to remove the suman that stuck on his palate. The elders laughed at him.
“Are you liking it?”
“Yes mommy. It’s ate Nikki’s favorite mommy.”
“Really kuya Sky? Why did you say that?” Maya queried.
“Coz she got lots on her plate.”
They all looked at her plate and burst out laughing.
Nikki pouted, “Hai Sky why are you so alaskador like kuya and daddy.”
Maya moved to her and kissed her on top of her head.
“Sorry ate, observant lang talaga kapatid mo.”
“It’s ok mom.” She smiled and hugged her mom.
While taking a rest, the couple were seating closely with Sean on Richard’s lap. Maya was on his left holding onto his arm as they hold hands.
“Bunso, bawal space?” Kute asked out of the blue.
“Huh? Anong sinasabi mo kute?”
“Eh wala ng hangin na makakadaan sa pagitan nyo ni Richard o.” As she got up from her seat and demonstrated with her hands. The kids laughed along with Nay Tere and Tay Arturo.
“Ikaw talaga kute.”
“Para kasing may kukuha sa asawa mo eh.”
Maya glared at her.
“Naku tatits, you can blame dad on that. He doesn’t want mom na Malayo sa kanya.”
Ricky just laughed at their daughter’s remark.
“Cristina Rose hayaan mo na ang kapatid mo. Baka naman naiinggit ka lang.”
Of course Maya let out a big hearty laugh at that.
“O napikon ka na. Halika na dito, tulungan mo na lang ako maghanda ng hapunan.”
“I’ll help po Lola nanay.” Abby volunteered.
“Ako na rin po.” Luke seconded.
Nikki was not standing up.
“Okay ka lang Nikki?”
“Ummm, yes mom. Busog lang po.”
“O sige upo ka lang muna dyan. Sure kang okay ka lang.”
The family had a great dinner and took a good rest. They still have a birthday party to celebrate the following day. 😊
[A/n: daming delay 😅]