Maridol Rañoa-Bismark | Say Cheese! – Tue, May 22, 2012 3:01 PM PHT
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo insists her killer schedule of end-to-end tapings and marathon shootings are things of the past."Hindi ko hinahanap ang puyatan araw-araw na hindi ka na makakauwi at hindi mo na makikita ang gma anak mo," the mom of two told the crowd at the recent Lactum press conference at Megamall Activity Center.
And this is why she feels nervous over her acting comeback — an ABS teleserye, her first since giving birth to Lucho two years ago. Since she has been staying home more often these days, Judy Ann feels hesitant about being away from her children.
For this, and for the following reasons, Judy Ann is without doubt, a cool mom to Yohan and Lucho.
8. She knows how to make children eat vegies.
"Dapat may deal kayo," she tells moms worried about their children not eating veges. "Pwedeng kumain ang bata ng junk food sa hapon, pero sa gabi, kailangan kumain ng veges. Pag hindi sila kumain ng veges, walang junk food. Parang scoreboard. Pag kumain ng veges say on Monday to Thursday, pwedeng mag-fastfood or pizza over the weekend. This way, they will always look forward to Friday."
7. She knows how to handle mealtimes with kids.
"May oras ng pagkain. May oras ng paglalaro. Pag oras ng pagkain, you put away the toys, the books. You turn off the TV para ang attention ng bata nasa pagkain lang. May konting pagpapagalit involved kasi medyo makulit ang mga bata. OK lang yon. Sasabihin nila, 'Galit na si Mommy, kumain na tayo.'"
6. She doesn't believe in spanking.
"Hindi kami (referring to her and husband Ryan Agoncillo) nagbubuhat ng kamay. More of explaining. We take away the toys and make Yohan clean her room to discipline her. After a day, we explain to her bakit siya pinagalitan. Ok naman because she's smart and respectful to elders."
5. She grants her children's wishes.
"Even before, parati kong yinayaya si Ryan na magpunta sa Singapore kasi gusto ni Yohan pumunta sa Universal (Studios) . Birthday gift sa kin ni Ryan yung Singapore trip. And since Mother's Day, masarap kasi kasama naming ang mga magulang namin."
4. She finds time for her children.
"Sabi ko sa ABS, hindi ko na kaya ang puyatan. Nag-request ako ng 12 midnight cut off kasi gumigising ako ng 5 a.m. para ayusin ang gamit ni Yohan (for school)."
3. She knows children learn best by doing.
"Kasama ko si Yohan sa kusina kapag nagluluto ng veges. Siya ang nagtitimpla. Sympre proud siya pag siya ang gumawa ng food."
2. She's all for woman empowerment.
"Maganda ang next teleserye ko (for ABS). It will inspire moms because it's about woman empowerment.
1. She exercises self-censorship.
"There is no need for kissing scenes and love scenes to show na nagmamahalan ang dalawang tao. Pwede itong daaanin sa acting. Nakakaintindi na si Yohan e."