Judy Ann Santos made the most out of the quarantine by spending time with her children and enjoying every moment spent with them.
“Ngayong araw-araw tayong magkakasama, ito yung time for us to nurture our kids more. I-enjoy natin ‘yung bawat moment na kasama natin sila dahil our kids really look up to us, ginagaya nila tayo,” she said during an interview for a local milk brand she endorses.
She added: “Kaya kung ano yung sabihin natin, gawin natin, pano tayo magdamit, paano tayo mag-alaga sa kanila, ibinabalik nila sa atin yun."
The Paano Kita Mapapasalamatan host also makes sure she learns new things alongside her children to help her “level up” her knowledge about them including the things that interest them.
“Nag-aaral ako with them dahil bilang nanay kailangan mo rin i-level up ang knowledge mo sa kung ano ang ginagawa ng mga anak mo. Kasama din nila ako magresearch tungkol sa mga bagay bagay dahil minsan mas alam pa nila kung ano yung mga bago at trending kaysa sa’kin at mas natututo ako from them and with them,” she said.
But most importantly, teaching them how to plant vegetables and learn basic household chores such as cleaning, washing clothes, and doing the dishes, among others.
According to Juday, she makes use of the vegetables her kids plant at home in dishes served at their table during meals.
“Recently nagtatanim kami nina Lucho at Luna ng mga veggies na pwede naming ulamin,” Juday said.
On why she’s teaching her kids how to do chores at an early age, Juday said she wants to be independent as they grow up.
“We need to equip our children with basic survival skills tulad ng pagluluto, paglilinis, paglalaba, at paghuhugas ng pinggan para paglaki nila, hindi sila nakadepende sa ibang tao dahil naturuan natin sila at this early age,” she said.