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.

Cherry on top: this kid is awesome but wait till you meet his Mum …


What do you do when you feel you could use a compliment or 2 to cheer you up? Especially when you have spent so long making sure your kids are fed and dressed that you (again!) leave the house hungry and looking like a slob?

Here is my unbeatable strategy: I print T-shirts with the message I need to read and make my kids wear it for as long as needed. This one comes in different colours and shapes so Mr and his sister can wear them several days in a row until I feel I have enough. Mr Attila is turning 4 on Friday, and as much as I am very excited to celebrate his Bday (probably even more than him), we should also remember that there was another person involved in this very beautiful day, who did quite lots of work ..


Thanks son ! My ultimate pleasure;)

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge “Cherry on top





12 comments on “Cherry on top: this kid is awesome but wait till you meet his Mum …

  1. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    July 27, 2016

    Bwhahahahhahahhahaah. Legend you are, mademoiselle! Happy Birthday Mr Atilla and go ahead, burn out your mom. It’s the day where you’ll get whatever you want! ;p

    • estelea
      July 29, 2016

      Thanks for reminding him that there should be only 1 day when you get whatever you want 😛 Off to the school, with a big cake, how cool is that? We parents are invited to cut the cake but only the teachers have to deal with the sugar rush .. X

      • Ann GrubbsnCritters
        July 30, 2016

        Lucky dude, I’d say! And you’ve got to deal with some sugar rush for other days when you go to other kids’ birthday party. ;p

  2. anotherday2paradise
    July 27, 2016

    Happy 4th birthday to your cute little legend. 🙂

    • estelea
      July 29, 2016

      Thanks 🙂 He’s been counting the days since last month, so excited to finally blow his 4 candles this morning! Have a lovely day

  3. lexklein
    July 28, 2016

    Happy birthday to Mr Attila – hope the celebration for him AND his amazing mom is great!

    • estelea
      July 29, 2016

      Thanks so much ! Celebrations have just started, under heavy rains! This is my present, it is almost cool here, so the chocolate shouldn’t melt too fast .. Per-fect 😉

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  5. Bouaziz
    July 29, 2016

    Oui….Tu as raison!un jour de “règne total devrait suffire. ….alors,très heureux anniversaire au petit roi,et félicitations aux heureux parents pour nous avoir pondu une merveille,et de m’avoir pour le coup,bombardée” mamie du siecle”….

  6. LDG luciledegodoy
    July 30, 2016

    Happy birthday to him and to you for your awesome kid! Loved the idea!

    • estelea
      August 2, 2016

      Thanks Lucile ❤ He is now back to his good 'old' Tshirts, ego rebooted 😉

  7. justbluedutch
    August 1, 2016

    Happy Birthday (Belated) to you Little Man. Your Momma is so proud to have you.

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