There was a time when our sibling rivalry had gotten so bad, we stopped speaking to each other. Not a word was said for three whole years. It was only when we both grew up and started raising our own families that we got along. We never talked about those years when we couldn't stand being in the same room. We just all of a sudden shared motherhood and all became well.
|The two most important mothers in my life - my mom and my sisteraka.|
A few things had to change. We have been telling Malik that he should set a good example because he's the kuya. So he's had to tone down playtime, for example. But I don't think there really is much pressure.
|Eager to play.|
I didn't know how I would feel about Izik once he was born. We love Malik so much and have spoiled him to some extent. We were afraid that we would not be able to love the new baby as much. But my goodness, the heart really does expand. I love both of them equally. I have more love for these two than I ever thought possible.
|Malik looks for Izik when he wakes up in the morning.|
He calls him pa-shong-shong and cha-pong-pong like I do.
|Malik the photo bomber. :)|
He does this when we're taking pictures of Izik.