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A Grandmother’s Wisdom

It’s back-to-work day! And I am savoring the remaining days before back-to-school day. I just want to share with you a simple thing that happened today. It was a very simple thing, but I admit I’m hoping it will never happen again!

While eating lunch, I didn’t know that Yuri was playing with a stray thread from his shorts. He knotted it twice and thrice and accidentally wrapped it around his finger tightly. I didn’t notice it at all because he didn’t want to show what he did.

I only discovered it when I noticed that he couldn’t lift his hand all the way to the table. I looked at his finger and it’s already swollen because of the thread wound tightly around it. I wasn’t able to take a picture anymore because, hello, action first siguro. Anyway, it really was swollen I was afraid a slight nick would cause the finger to bleed. It was also stressful because there’s no room for a pair of scissors to fit in the gap between the thread and the finger. I also didn’t have time to go look for the seam ripper which I don’t even remember when I last used.

The offending piece of thread (sorry for my dry, dry hands. I went swimming the other day and they haven’t recovered yet haha)

I wasn’t at the point of panicking…yet… but I was having trouble figuring the solution out. Until I called my mother. She simply told me to use the nailcutter. Brilliant. Very carefully avoiding the skin, I was able to snip at the thread and set the swollen finger free.

I’m embarrassed to admit that such simple solution didn’t occur to me. Then again, there’s another level of wisdom only grandmothers know, which could only come from experience. Who knows which one of us siblings led her to this kind of knowledge? Teehee.

Money Matters

10 Money Principles Kids Should Learn

10 Money Principles Kids Should Learn

Hey guys! I’m still on self-imposed hiatus (wow it’s been 10 days since I last wrote something here!), and while things are getting better, I still need to use my time for prayer because our struggle is not yet totally done. Thank you Lord for the developments and please grant our prayers!

Meanwhile, MoneyMax Philippines sent me a very awesome infographic that made me rethink how I’m raising my son in terms of handling money. He has just turned 4, but kids are never too young to learn about finances! In our case, he’s started to keep his own coin bank. It’s a start, but this infographic — 10 Money Principles Kids Should Learn — inspired me to do more!

Here ya go! (Trust me, it’s awesome.) Continue Reading