Dr. Vicki Belo put up on Instagram a video of her daughter saying goodbye to Anita Almedilla, Scarlet Snow’s nanny since she was a baby. Anita was going home to her province for the first time since community quarantine was imposed in Metro Manila.
At first, Scarlet Snow was playing it cool as she was asked to read her goodbye card to Anita. The 5-year-old held it together when she and Anita hugged each other.
Then Anita, who is a mom to a teen, started whispering to Scarlet, most likely making bilins to her alaga. Scarlet was fidgeting a lot at this point, but she held onto Anita tightly and even looked like she wanted to be carried.
After Anita finished talking to her, Scarlet looked at her yaya once more and hugged her really tight. Anita couldn’t stop the tears by this time. Scarlet laughed when she handed her yaya tissue but went to her yaya once more for a cuddle.
We know that it takes time for kids to get the hang of dealing with strong emotions. They jump up and down with glee when something makes them happy. Anxiety or fear leads to crying bouts, while anger can trigger tantrums.
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It was heartbreaking to see how Scarlet Snow was doing her best to manage her emotions at such a young age. Vicki pointed out her daughter was trying to be brave, but she was “crying all day.”
On the Instagram account bearing her name and managed by her parents, a beautiful photo of Scarlet and Anita came with this caption:
“Today is a sad and happy day. It’s sad because my Yaya @athena1974 is going home na to her province. But I’m happy for her because she will see her daughter again after being away for so long. I cried and cried this morning when she was leaving. I hope their internet in their province would be fast so we can keep in touch.
“I will miss you so much, Yaya. Thank you for loving me and taking care of me, and teaching me good values. I will never look for another Yaya. Please also keep your promise that you won’t be a Yaya to someone else, ok! We will be praying for you all the time.”