I am really touched by the story mainly because I am a mother and I can feel how Agnes feels. It’s heartbreaking to find out and see that someone you love getting ill. And that if only you can take that illness and discomfort that they feel, you would, just to see them feel better. This only shows that nothing can be stronger than a mother’s love and care. And a mother would do anything to make their kids feel better.
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We’ve just been through two weeks of coughs and colds. Di halata, diba? But we had two weeks of puyat. Hindi sila makatulog dahil ubo ng ubo at hindi makahinga. Syempre, I nursed them back to health by giving them my #TouchOfCare through nutritious meals, hilot with Vicks Vaporub, and proper medicine. I’m really glad those two weeks are over and we are celebrating this weekend by going on a staycation! ….. 💚💚💚💚 How about you mommies? How do you show your touch of care? Watch @vicks_philippines 2nd Touch of Care story (link in bio) …. 💚💚💚💚 #mommyPeach #Vicks #TouchOfCarePH
Ykaie and Twinkle had coughs and cold for the last two weeks. Lahat kami puyat. Hindi sila makatulog dahil ubo sila ng ubo and minsan hindi sila makahinga dahil barado ang ilong. Ako naman hindi makatulog kasi nag-aalala ako sa kanila. I nursed them back to health by giving them my #TouchOfCare through nutritious meals, hilot ng Vicks Vaporub sa Likod at dibdib. Naglalagay ng Vicks Vaporub sa talampakan tapos suot ng socks before sleeping (Ginagawa nyo rin ba to, mommies?), and of course by giving them their prescribed medicines. Happy ako na after two weeks wala na silang ubo’t sipon.
I can also relate in the story because I know na lahat tayo has maternal instincts that can give love and care to anyone who needs it. You don’t even need to be a real mom to be able to show your own #TouchOfCare. An example is with my ate. Even way before my mom became sick, she used to tell me “Wag mo pababayaan ang ate mo ha?” Sabi ko pa nga sa kanya, “eh diba ako ang bunso? dapat ako ang di nya pabayaan?” LOL! But kidding aside, since then, I’ve always looked out for my ate. I make sure she eats right (mahilig kasi sya sa chichirya and all the unhealthy food you can think of), looks after the house when she’s not home and generally be the “ate” or the “2nd mom” for her as she is the 2nd mom for me on different aspects of life naman.
We are looking out for each other as our nanay would look out for us.
TIPS ON HOW TO GIVE YOUR KIDS A #TOUCHOFCARE
- Hug Often – Make sure that hugging is part of your daily routine. According to studies, hugging makes us healthier and happier and releases a bonding hormone that keeps us closer. Diba nga sa Trolls, they wear watches that gives off an alarm every hours for their “hug time”? You can also set your own alarm and shout “hug time” to your kids. I’m sure they will love it!
- Play With Them – Set aside a time of the day where you spend time with your kids. You can do silly things, dance, color a coloring book, paint, tell a story, cook together, eat together. Just generally bond and spend quality time with them.
- Use affection when disciplining your kids – I do this with Ykaie and Twinkle. After reprimanding them (which we can’t help when too stressed out), I make sure I hold their hand as I explain to them what they did wrong and what’s the right thing to do. At the end of the conversation, I make sure I give them a hug to let them know that even though I got mad a while ago, I still love them.
Kayo mommies?? How do you show your #TouchOfCare to your kids? Share naman in the comments section. Let’s exchange tips and advice.
…And let us spread awareness that everyone deserves #TouchOfCare and that even if you aren’t a mom, you can also give it.
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