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  • Life With A Toddler Boy In Photos: ‘Mapapa Hay-Naku-Anak Ka Na Lang’

    Moms can endure it all just for their precious toddler boys.
    by Czainnah Gajito .
Life With A Toddler Boy In Photos: ‘Mapapa Hay-Naku-Anak Ka Na Lang’
PHOTO BY Ain T Ali (left) and Cel Manalac-Ancheta
  • The toddler years do seem to require patience on a parent’s part. But toddler boys, as their moms attest, need extra everything: energy, patience, and even hair?! Yikes.

    Moms on our Facebook group, the Smart Parenting Village (SPV), had a good laugh when a mom shared a post that said, “Mothers with toddler boys. Y’all alright?” She responded with, “Heto, paubos na ang energy.”

    The collective response among her fellow members? “Same!” Here is what they have to say plus a few photos to show what life is like with a toddler.

    Life with a toddler boy

    The theme: Our patience, energy, and hair are running thin, but KAKAYANIN!

    Cel Mañalac-Ancheta says, “Kaya pa po, laban lang,” as her son decides make her head his bed.
    PHOTO BY Cel Mañalac-Ancheta

    It was almost the same situation with Heizl Bbgos-Fallarcuna.
    PHOTO BY Heizl Bbgos-Fallarcuna

    Sometimes mom just wants to be a toddler, too

    “Ako na ang humihingi ng timeout." - Rich E

    "Okay naman. Minsan sumasabay ako sa iyak para happy kami hahaha." - Catherine TB

    Jay Ann Vedasto-Reg on her 3-year-old: “One and only kaya you can't say no pag play time na. Sa tingin nyo okay lang ako?”
    PHOTO BY Jay Ann Vedasto-Reg

    Toddlerhood is about tough love

    "Heto, bugbog sarado palagi pero panay kiss at hug naman sa 'kin.” - Jowellyn LM

    "Nanood ng boxing ang lolo niya. Humarap sa 'kin ang bata sabay sabi 'Mama, boxing tayo.'" - Kristine PC

    Ain T. Ali: “Mother of 3 boys. Working mom. Kinakaya at kakayanin. Swerte na lang kung may 10 minutes na ganitong moment. Bumubwelo.”
    PHOTO BY Ain T. Ali
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    Does anyone want to try and take care of our boys for us?

    "Mapapa-hay naku, anak naman ka na lang." - Shayne LD

    "Sa sobrang haba ng pasensya ko nung single ako, sa anak ko lang pala masusubok hahaha." - Shenny AC

    What is it like raising a toddler in your house? Share with us your photos and send to smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject "raising a toddler."

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