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Ever since I got married, my ultimate dream was to have
my our own house… a house and or a town house perhaps. Being married to an architect, every one probably thinks that would be an easy job but I guess, everything isn’t really easy for me and my hubs.
Hubby and I both grew up from a location that is quite far from the school we go to. At a young age, high school that is, I have to endure the rigors of commuting from Laguna to Manila, where my school is. My routine, obviously was house and school and vice versa. No time to do much lakwatsa, much to the content of my mom With that in mind, we promised not to give that kind of experience to our kids. So even if we can buy those affordable houses in the south or far north of Manila, we are maintaining a rented house here in the Metro so the kids can enjoy more time with their school activities rather than deal with the stress of going through traffic each and everyday of their lives. I guess when you are a parent, you have to really look after what’s good for your children rather than satisfy your own personal dream.
As the years go by, I thing it’s about time to revisit that grand dream of mine and think of being more practical. Nothing bad with that. With the property boom, there are a lot of condominiums around our vicinity and even if I am not really a “condo girl”, I have to adjust a bit. It’s just a matter of mindset, dontchathink Hubby keeps telling me that I am the only who refuses to take a look a condominiums. Okay fine, I shall open my mind and prepare myself. That wouldn’t be hard. It’s not like their stealing my dreams away…. It’s more of tweaking it a bit.
This would probably end my emotional roller coaster ride. The stress of trying to find the perfect house, that fits our budget has really given me a lot anxiety like casters attached to my computer chair, I feel like I can swivel, go forward, sideward but in the end I go back to where I started. House hunting can be draining at times.
So if my family is happy with a condo, then condo it shall be Good luck to us!
Yes, we are still searching….
They say your home is the reflection of who you are. I guess that’s the very reason why we still have not located the perfect house for our family. Aside from budget constraints, it’s the location that we are after. Living in a strategic where everything is within reach — market, school, church and even hospitals, it’s quite hard to look for a house that is really within our reach. I have even resorted in looking for houses for rent, just to satisfy my urge for a new environment. Good thing hubby has this way of controlling me.
Hubby has this quality that I should really learn… Patience. He tells me every time that God will show us the perfect house in His time. Oh well, I still have to cling on to that promise and pray hard that soon it will come true.
After three weeks of not having a house help, my life is back to regular programming. Although I find it a very good exercise for me and the kids to do the household chores, it was the fact that I have to be home most of the time that makes the task very difficult.
Having no house help gave me the opportunity to teach the kids more responsibility. Now, that they are big enough to take on some household tasks, I let them do it. I assigned and implemented the tasks and supervised them. It was hard at first but they got use to it. Even now that the help is here, I told them that I will continue to let them do some bits of tasks so they won’t be dependent on her.
The major activity that I missed is hitting the gym…. three weeks with no exercise. I once said that even if I take the best diet pills in the market but if I don’t burn those calories, it will not be effective. Finally, I can go back and do some of the things I missed.
After how many years of being married and two wonderful kids, I still find myself dreaming of our own house. A lot of people find this situation of mine very odd knowing that my hubby is an architect. Ironic, huh?
I know this is not the in the perfect order of things but life did not come easy for me and hubs. Our main goal at that time (and still is) is for us to be able to give our kids a comfortable living and send them to good schools.
Oh, well? So up to now, I am still dreaming. I have this vivid picture in my mind as to what our house should look like. .. simple yet elegant. It should be spacious to fit the four of us but small enough so that I can manage the household even without a house help. More than aesthetics, the kitchen should focus more on being functional sine I love to cook. Both of us love to invite friends and families over, hence there should be a place where we can entertain guests with the perfect outdoor furniture to complement the place.
With God’s grace, I believe that this dream of mine will soon be a reality….