Before the interview which I brazenly volunteered for at her blog, let me tell you something about my blogging sis Mari. She is the first ever visitor to my blog way way back when I started out at blogspot, and I will cherish her always because of this.
And here are the questions she asked me:
1. Have you reached a certain point in your life that you can call crossroad/s? what did you do about it?
Oh definitely, and it wasn’t my annulment either as how I’d earlier thought, but found myself at a crossroads one quiet afternoon five years ago while sitting at a coffee shop at the Shangri-la Mall, when the man I was having coffee with suddenly said, “Well, since we’ve decided to try having a baby, shouldn’t we think of getting married as well?”
There I was, wondering whether to turn left, right, go forward or just plain retreat. I was living the life of a single mom, earning adequately for myself and my young sons, having seriously thought of having another baby with my boyfriend but without the bounds of marriage that I had just severed less than two years ago. A baby is one thing, but another husband? O diba eh di nawindang ang lola mo.
But I took his hand (figuratively ha, ang jologs naman ng literally) and started to walk the road with him. Haven’t looked back ever since.
2. Do you spoil your kids?
Every chance I get. Which is not often, considering the financial situation I’m in. But when I can I do. Toys, gadgets, their favorite food. Coke, ice cream, fries, mcnuggets.
3. Career moms like us try to maintain a work/life balance as much as possible: is there really a balance or would you consider this as an understatement?
I would like to think there is a balance somewhere, we’re just not earning enough to find it. 🙂 Moms always get calls at work from their kids asking this and that, making sumbong or just plain lambing, and at the back of our minds we wonder what we’re doing at the office when we should be at home combing their hair or feeding them. It will always be that way, whether or not we’re the sole breadwinners or we’re working to augment the family income. Mommy is the first word my daughter says when she wakes up (well actually the second word, the first one being “milk”). Can you hand me my balancing pole please …
4. What do you love most about having a partner?
5. In your opinion, should a marriage be spouse-centered or child-centered?
Spouse-centered, until the children wake up or come home.
so if you wanna be interviewed, here are the rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.