I think Mom just gets bored playing solitaire so I opened the television early for her to watch but then she insists that I should switch it on at 5pm because that is when she starts watching her favorite programs. I am not really into it but I take a glimpse of each program she watches every day until she falls asleep.
Earlier on I was cooking dinner and she was watching. Not for lack on what to do, I imitated a television ad by doing a few odd steps while watching the girls dance. She could not hide her mirth and I knew she was smiling while covering her face with her two hands. I smiled at her and embraced her on my way to check the pork afritada I was cooking for dinner. She said in our native dialect, “Oh, I seldom see you dance”. We looked into each other’s eyes and smiled.
What a nice feeling, going back to just being a daughter sometimes. She’s happy, I am too 🙂