A mother went on social media to explain her decision why she would rather receive milk and diapers as birthday gifts.
Netizen Mae Mhella shared on her Facebook her experience of asking for milk and diapers instead of the usual toys as gifts for her daughter’s birthday.
Mae’s daughter Nathalie Briella just turned 2 years old. But before the party, the creative mother decided to include an unusual but practical request on her invitation.
It reads, “PS. Lampien (XL) and gatas (Bear brand) na lang po ang gift niyo sa kaniya. Huwag na pong laruan.”
Much to her excitement, Mae’s friends and family listened to her request. The practical mom was overwhelmed and had to share her appreciation to everyone.
On Facebook, Mae wrote that she’s aware she was called out for being “nakakahiya” or “pratikalan talaga” but she doesn’t care.
Her post reads, “Alam ko na may iba na nagsabi na, ‘Ay grabe naman’, ‘Ano ba yan nakakahiya naman si Ano,’ o ‘Ay praktikalan talaga siya.’”
But Mae explained, “Pero de
adm a! Aminin nating mga Nanay na mas matutuwa tayo kapag ganito regalo sa anak natin.”
Mae admitted that having a birthday party is costly. She said, “Aaminin ko din na ubos ang pera ko pag tapos ng birthday ng anak ko.”
But because of the very useful gifts, she isn’t worried she might run out of diapers and milk.
She said, “Pero dahil ganyan regalo nila sa baby ko. ‘Di ako kakabahan kasi may stock naman anak ko.”
Mae then advised fellow mothers to not be scared for something as useful as your kid’s necessities.
She said, “Kaya sa ibang nanay diyan, mas okay na ipost n’yo na ganyan na lang iregalo sa anak n’yo. Kesa laruan, masisira din yun! Eh kapag gatas, busog na nga tataba pa anak mo.”
Mae’s post has gone viral with nearly 30,000 shares on Facebook.