Written by: Jaycelle Playda-Sahagun
We all took a bath and donned our going-out clothes plus I put on some make-up too. Bryce said, “It’s like we’re going out.” Yes, except that we are just going to our balcony to spend our Sunday family date “outside”. Brian already cleaned and set-up our outdoor table and chairs ahead of time. Thanks, my B! We had snacks —we ate the cheese and Spanish bread from Pampanga which we bought from a Flairmate (a term we used to call our neighbour in our condo) and also a cold brew from another Flairmate Community Market vendor which we bought some weeks ago. 🙂
I pulled out my golden spoons, golden tongs, Noritake and Narumi fine bone china small plates and teacups in a cream colour to be used as our “basic elevated” tableware, which I plan to put in our cupboard for easy access. You know I love to elevate everyday living.
Of course, our family adventures and dates would not be complete if we don’t capture them in photographs. We did our solo, couple and family portraits to document our Sunday afternoon bonding. 🙂
I also asked Brian to take photos of our newest Johnson’s and Johnson’s baby powder in Summer Blooms, Blossoms and Active Fresh variants.
Another major agenda is our family activity this weekend —which is a video interview of each of us! We want to capture and verbalize our thoughts especially in this #LifeInTheTimeofCorona or #LifeInTheTimeofPandemic. We asked questions which are at the top of our minds. No structured list of interview questions. We did it spontaneously. And I really am happy with how Bryce answered Daddy Brian’s questions. I’m grateful to hear my toddler’s thoughts and how he feels, especially at a time like this.
We started with Bryce, then me, then Brian. I’m excited to watch it and share the video once Brian is finished with the editing.
Update (12 February 2022): added the video interviews! 🥰
I’m grateful that we’re able to make this happen. It’s very easy and very common to let the time pass us by just doing things for survival —like work and maintaining a home doing chores every day. But for me, it’s important to pursue a creative project that doubles as a quality family bonding time at least every weekend. I’m glad we took the time to #MakeTimeforWhatMatters and #MakeTimetoCreate.
I definitely enjoyed being spontaneous —both in asking the questions and in answering the interview when it was my turn. It’s like creative writing but in the form of speaking. I’m excited to get organized in planning our weekly family bonding activities that are both fun and meaningful.
Family bonding goes a bit deeper as emotions are involved. This type of bonding helps family members to learn more about each other’s likes, loves and passions. It helps solidify a love like no other person or group could ever provide.