Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

Great parenting lies somewhere


Between “don’t do that !!!” (don’t throw sand at your bro’s face/don’t jump from the boat/don’t eat this damned seaweed/don’t run on the boat…) and

what the hell …” (what a perfect light for a selfie!)


26 comments on “Great parenting lies somewhere

  1. brittabottle
    April 20, 2015

    Absolutely love this selfie. You caught a great moment! 🙂

    • estelea
      April 20, 2015

      Thank you 🙂 and last but not least, the kids were so surprised I stopped yelling for a minute, that they actually sat down. I guess they were worried 😉 Yes, the calm lasted 30sec, but what a bliss..; X

      • brittabottle
        April 20, 2015

        Sometimes we have to take our bliss in small doses. I find its more rewarding that way, too. Glad you got that moment, though!

      • estelea
        April 21, 2015

        Agree! it is all about taking time to smell the flowers as we say in France. Small things that makes us smile 🙂 X

  2. luciledegodoy
    April 20, 2015

    Your face exudes happiness and relaxation and the genuine smile is contagious!!
    Have a good week!! ️Xxx

    • estelea
      April 20, 2015

      Obrigada my dear 🙂 I could actually work for the tourist office of Bantayan; I dont think I can ever get tired of this beautiful place where the kids can spend all their energy running, swimming, treasure hunting.. and crash to bed at 7pm 😀

      • luciledegodoy
        April 20, 2015

        De nada, querida Amiga.
        They would have a great ambassador of their country!!
        How wonderful that they can enjoy so much from nature. They will never forget these years!!
        Neither you! Keep enjoying it!

  3. that traveling nurse
    April 20, 2015

    Little girl attila: why is mommy suddenly quiet? are we in trouble?
    Little boy attila: i better watch out, big sis might strike again with the sand on my face!
    Mommy: bah! say cheese!
    *beautiful photo!*

  4. ItalianHurricane
    April 20, 2015

    LOVE IT!!! ❤

  5. I am laughing when reading the text so true hahaha jackie

    • estelea
      April 22, 2015

      Bet you’ve been there and could confirm, right? 😉

  6. LifestyleswithLia
    April 22, 2015

    What a beautiful and fun photo, showing the carefree enjoyment at the beach together… So special!

    • estelea
      April 22, 2015

      Thanks a lot ! Special indeed 😉 Sunny hugs to you!!!

  7. trablogger
    April 24, 2015

    You’re selfie obsessed 😛

    • estelea
      April 24, 2015

      I have been living in Asia for so long, it is part of my arm now 😉 I brought back some of those selfie sticks with the special lenses you fix on your phone to my bro at home. They were speechless. Again, I impressed everyone 😉

      • trablogger
        April 24, 2015

        haha.. cool way to impress someone 😉

      • estelea
        April 24, 2015

        Those gadgets are everywhere in Asia, I was really surprised they had not invaded France yet

      • trablogger
        April 24, 2015

        Not only in India, I saw this thing in almost every shop in Dubai and other emirates. From there I came to know that this thing is called selfie stick!

      • estelea
        April 24, 2015

        Now you too can show off 😉

      • trablogger
        April 24, 2015

        haha.. I didn’t buy that 😛 I’m not selfie obsessed 😉

      • estelea
        April 25, 2015

        At least you know the meaning of a stick to take selfies 😉

      • trablogger
        April 25, 2015

        oh yes 😉

  8. Lovely!

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