The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, may be a cliche but this will always hold true. But for a fledgling family like us with our only daughter, Gwen, the greatest foundation a child can have is from her parents. While we still need all the help we can get from the yaya and from my Nanay, nothing compares to the bond formed between the child and her mommy and daddy.
For a quick background, my Papa is a seafarer and given his line of work, I and my brother were raised by Nanay. And even when Papa is home for a vacation, he got that machoman thing going on that Nanay is the only one in charge to run the household including taking care of us. Jeff’s father passed away early, and since then, he would always wonder how it would be like to have a father figure in his life.
Now that we have our own family, we wanted it to be how the ideal family works. This is why I’m very thankful and proud that Jeff is a hands-on daddy. In fact, he is rockin’ this parenting thing more than I do. He can do all the things needed to do except for cleaning after Gwen’s poop hahaha.
We are far from being perfect parents, but we see to it that we are always present for every milestone in Gwen’s life. We try to be progressive parents, learning and growing with our daughter. We act not according to the norms and traditions, but listening and observing to the needs of our child.
From her pedia’s visits, first day of school, field trip, ballet recitals, and through our family travels, we’ve witnessed how our daughter have blossomed. We became supportive parents just by being there and sharing experiences together.
By being together, we can show her that we love and care for her. That no other thing in this world is more precious than spending time with her.
Spending time to experience more together can be made even better if our child drinks Friso Four. Why Friso? Friso is a pro-digestion milk formula which uses LockNutri, a way of preserving the natural structure of protein, making it easy to digest and lessen the risk of constipation. Friso marries Nature and Science with its grass–to-glass and single-process treatment of milk.
Strong digestion makes our child’s tummies strong inside so that we don’t have to worry about their health. We can focus on what really matters, having quality time with our precious ones.