October 12 was a school day but it was hard to invite Shaynna’s classmates for a birthday party. So I decided to bring in snacks to school. A week before, I have asked my mother to make an advance order of Kiddie Meals from Jollibee and have it delivered to Shaynna’s school at 2:30PM. They have snacks at 3:00PM and go home at 3:30PM.
On that special day, we arrived at almost 3:00PM but no delivery from Jollibee yet. So my mother and a cousin went to that Jollibee outlet to follow-up the orders. Unfortunately, they had a miscommunication and thought that the delivery should be at 6PM! I was frantic because the teachers told me the children were beginning to get restless. They already sang a song for Shaynna and the teachers did their best to keep the children entertained. At 3:15PM my mother and cousin arrived with the snacks. We only had 15 minutes left to distribute the food! The Jollibee crew must have panicked because the even forgot to put in forks for the spaghetti and straws for the juice! Fortunately, my mother insisted on bringing plastic spoons for the macaroni salad she made.
Despite being late, at least the worry from Shaynna’s face was wiped away when she saw us enter her classroom. I told her to help distribute the toys to her classmates and happily posed with them: