I already complained before about the old-school parenting style that my mother is doing on Gwen. Although I’m still the mommy, I can’t just tell my mother to stop what she’s doing just because I don’t believe in myths and beliefs. Just a sign of respect and I just thought that I was raised that way and I’m fine, so Gwen will be fine.
There’s one afternoon that Gwen cried for hours I was told because we’re still at work. My mother and the yaya were already alarmed, and guess where my mother went first, to our neighbor who is a “magtatawas”. Good thing Gwen already stopped crying by the time they arrived in the house or else, Gwen would have had her first “tawas” initiation. When we arrived home, yaya told me to buy a coral bracelet that babies wear to ward off “usog”. She thought Gwen was “nausog” earlier that day hence the crying incident.
I’m worried that Gwen might choke on those coral beads that’s why i don’t buy until now.
The red and orange combination is the bracelet. Apparently, coral is also used in other countries as a newborn baby present to ward off ill health and evil spirits.
Problem solved because my friend promised to make one for Gwen. Her baby boy wears the same bracelet made by her. She made use of her spare time making accessories like glass earrings and glass necklaces like the one below.
I said Gwen could also wear earrings made of Murano Glass so I requested to make a smaller one for Gwen’s future use. In the meantime, it’s mine.