Been to our pediatrician for another vaccine for our babies. Both Kiara and Kian had a shot of Synflorix for more than a hundred and nineteen bucks (six thousand Philippine pesos). Its painful to the pocket but prevention is better than cure.

Synflorix is a pneumococcal vaccine that contains extracts from 10 of the most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. These bacteria are responsible for causing invasive diseases such as pneumonia, blood poisoning and meningitis. The vaccine works by provoking the body’s immune response to the bacteria, without causing the diseases.  – source:

This is another painful experience also for both of them. The two inches needle just went in and poof, the two burst in tears.

Symbolic swing reflection


Then moment of silence came few minutes after. The swing outside caught her attention.

Symbolic swing reflection

The swing looks symbolic to me.   It speaks of both happiness and loneliness. It is welcoming so that some who come will enjoy and be happy. Then they left, the swing looks like a lonely place.

the symbolic swing: a reflection when we had anti pneumonia vaccine for my babies.

It is like us parents. Today we are happy with our kids. Someday soon, they will leave and have their own.  But it doesn’t matter anymore as long as we have love them and cared for them unconditionally during the time they needed us.  After all, that’s what we are – parents.