I knew there was something wrong! The fact that mom has been sleeping over my house these past couple days was just odd. I love every bit of attention I’m getting from her, add to that some much needed TLC. But looks like there’s some sort of LQ between her and Daddy Aldo.
You see, I got a phone call from him last night asking how mom was doing. In my head I said, why are you calling me then, why not call Mom? There was also something sundry about his voice that made me even more suspicious. And being the curious bee that I am, I just had to ask. As I expected, Daddy Aldo tried to deny it at first. But eventually, he gave in and told me part of their discourse. True to my gut feeling, it looks like they had an argument over the week end.
My mom’s so good at hiding things, moreso if it’s matters of the heart. And I didn’t want to be intrusive of her personal life either. I would like for her to start, but that is close to never. So I went ahead with plan B, try to have a casual conversation and see if she opens up.
Nell : The Nilaga smells good, Mom!
Mom: Only a couple minutes, Hon and this will be ready.
Nell: Hey Mom! Thanks so much for coming over and taking care of me. That really means a lot, you’ve been a great help. You and Epee (my sister). Really, Thank you! (then gave her a hug and a kiss on the cheek)
Mom: Hay Anak, stop being melodramatic! You’re sick and someone need to take care of you. Mag boyfriend ka na nga ulit, para may mag alaga sayo.
Nell: Mom! Stop that. I’m not getting another dysfuntional boyfriend. At this time, I’m a bit exhausted emotionally. I need a break!
Mom: Bahala ka! Ikaw naman ang nakakaalam ng makakabuti sayo. You know I’m not in favor of your relationships. But then again, I’d like you be to happy. I want someone to take care of you for a change. Besides, you and I are not getting any younger. Alam mo yan!
Nell: Ayayay! I don’t like this kind of conversation. Erase, erase, please. Pero maiba nga ako, Mom. Don’t you have work or something?
Mom: Not this week. Your Daddy Aldo and I were thinking of going to Palm Springs sana. But we decided to cancel it.
Nell: Bakit naman? Don’t tell me you cancelled it because of me? I’d feel guilty talaga!
Mom: No, No, No. It’s not you dear, your Daddy Aldo and I had an argument. You need not stress about it. Really, it’s no biggy!
Nell: Sorry to hear that Mom! I just hope it wasn’t because of your stay here that caused all this trouble.
Mom: Naah, I said don’t worry about it. I like being here, at least this gives me a chance to be motherly. And it was a petty conflict lang naman, we should be fine when I get back home.
Nell: Okay, if you say so. But what did you guys argue about? I don’t mean to nosy, hah. I just thought that maybe I could help if you tell me.
Mom: It was just about this piece of property in Santa Rosa he wanted to get. I told him, I don’t want another house to tend. Cause you know how we’re old na. Why bother buying another piece of real estate? I don’t think we need it. But I guess your Daddy Aldo really wanted that house, so he bought it behind my back. So yon, we ended arguing about it.
Nell: Yikes! Sorry to hear that Mom. Pero there’s no harm done naman yata eh; with him buying this house in Santa Rosa. Why don’t you just let him be. It’s his money naman yata eh? Unless, he’s getting from your pocket. Is he?
Mom: Oh no, you know I wouldn’t let that happen. It’s his money, but I really didn’t want another house at ako lang naman ang mapapagod sa pag aayos at paglilinis. That’s all!
Nell: Ok, I see. Naku Mom, just let him do his own thing. If that brings him happiness, I think you should be supportive. It’s totally harmless naman, dba? Tsaka buti na yong house rather than another woman. Don’t you think? Besides, you guys need to compromise. Isn’t that what partnership is all about?
Mom: Tama bang pangaralan mo ang nanay mo? Be quiet na nga nalang. I’ll handle it!
We ended teasing each other after and then Mom called Daddy Aldo to settle their differences. It ended well eventually, which made me feel more at ease. But Mom will be staying over till Friday, to make sure I’m doing fine. Then she wanted me to come with her and spend the week end at her house.
Ow golly! I thought only young lovers have LQ’s. Who would have thought that golden-agers goes thru the same thing. Hahaha!
PS: I just hope Mom doesn’t read this, she’ll kill me and chopped me to pieces calling her a golden-ager!