Totoy wakes up and slowly sits down from his bed.
You're arguing again. You both haven't stopped arguing for weeks.
You're awake. We're so worried about you.
Dad, you've been so busy that you've always been working overtime and even on weekends that we don't get to play basektball anymore.
Mom, ever since you started gambling you haven't been home in time for dinner and you spend almost everyday there.
I couldn't focus on my school works because I'm so worried with the two of you. When my grades came out, it was so low that I got depressed and didn't eat so much. This is why i'm here now, I couldn't take anymore of what's been happening.
Because of this you've both been arguing non-stop every night and it hurts me every night to hear you both.
We're sorry, anak. We became insensitive with what was happening to you. I was so focused on providing for our family that I became to busy and it made me distant from you without realizing it.
Totoy, I'm sorry for being an irresponsible mother. I got so addicted to the game and instead of gambling, I should’ve been taking care of you. I'm going to quit playing, I'm sorry.
Please allow us to make it up to you. Your mom and I are going to work on our shortcomings and help each other be better parents for you. We won't allow this to happen again.
Your dad and I apologize that we only realized now when all this happened and that we didn't notice how it greatly affected you.
Ma and Pa, thank you. It means so much to me.
After that day, the Esmuhuavis family became better and stronger. They celebrate their triumphs together, worked together to solve their problems, did their best to understand one another, and nurture each other to become better people.