During the lockdown, celebrity parents like Jolina Magdangal have been vocal about being thankful to be able to spend more quality time with her children at home. The Magandang Buhay host has been married to Rivermaya band member Mark Escueta for more than a decade now. They are happy raising their two young children—son Pele (who turns 8 on February 18) and three-year-old daughter Vika.
Last February 12, the well-loved singer and TV host shared a fun moment she had with their bunso after spending a day helping make a do-it-yourself dress for Vika’s toy cockroach whom Vika lovingly calls “Ipi.” Despite feeling under the weather, Jolina admitted all the effort was worth it to be able to witness her daughter’s happy moment.
On her Instagram account, Jolina wrote, “Anak!!!! Pag malaki ka na, ipapa frame ko ang picture na ito para alam mo kung gaano kita kamahal.😂😂😂 Di ko alam paano ko natapos magtahi ng damit para sa ipis pero dahil buong araw nya ako kinukulit na gawan ko daw ng damit si ‘IPI’, ayan ang dress (partida may migraine pa ako niyan ha). Napaka sakit sa kamay! 😂😂😂😂
Pero napaka-priceless ng ngiti at kilig mo anak.😍😍😍”
Jolina first shared Vika’s attachment to her new toy “pet” in a previous post where she shared a photo of her daughter sleeping and with a mini bed for Ipi beside her. “Anak, bakit naman parang may koneksyon kayo ng bago mong paboritong alaga.🪳At talagang may sariling kama at unan pa ha.
Ps: buti nalang laruan lang.😩”
For Vika’s third birthday last year, Jolina shared just how thankful she is to be able to get through the pandemic with the help of her adorable daughter. Jolina wrote, “Di ka nauubusan ng surprise para sa amin.. facial expressions, pa-emote, kung paano ka na magsalita at madami pang iba na talagang nagpapasaya sa amin araw araw. Masasabi ko talaga na 'di ko kakayanin ang pandemya na ito kung wala ka at siå kuya at si Papa. Nagpapakalakas ako dahil napakasarap makita ang mga ngiti mo sa akin.”