Vicki Belo shares joy of bringing up a toddler in her 60s

by FM Ganal
Apr 19, 2019
Vicki Belo on having daughter Scarlet Snow in her 60s: "Nakikita ko lahat--first walk, first word, everything. Enjoy na enjoy."
PHOTO/S: @scarletsnowbelo on Instagram

Biologically, a woman is in her fertile prime when she's in her 20s, but statistically since the 1990s more women are opting for late pregnancy even in their menopausal years.

Dra. Vicki Belo is a different case altogether. She has two adult chidren from her first marriage.

At 59 in her second marriage, she had Scarlet Snow through surrogacy.

Scaret Snow is now four years old, and Vicki admitted in the December 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines to having less energy to keep up with the activities of her toddler.

She said that was not case when she had Quark and Cristalle, her children with her former husband Atom Henares.

"As a mother then, I was so much younger, I had so much energy, so I could play with them endlessly."

On the other hand, she has more time now for Scarlet.

Vicki told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "Nagpapasalamat naman ako kasi nung bata pa sina Quark and Cristalle, of course, nagtatrabaho pa ako.

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"Nag-i-start ng practice, wala pa akong pera nun, so kayod. 'Tapos kapag tinignan mo mga anak mo, medyo malaki na."

Hence, to all moms regardless of their age, her advice is to spend quality time with the kids, and not miss their milestones.

"Habang bata pa anak niyo, enjoy niyo, kasi ang bilis nila lumalaki. So, ngayon, I was given a chance to do it all over again.

"Ang sarap. Ang sarap talaga. Kasama ko palagi si Scarlet. Nakikita ko lahat—first walk, first word, everything. Enjoy na enjoy.

"I realized I missed a lot by being so goal-oriented when I was younger."

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THE MALAMBING TRAIT OF SCARLET

Meanwhile, based on the Instagram posts of Scarlet, the tot has regular lessons with her dad Hayden Kho Jr.

But according tp Hayden, his wife is the one teaching their daughter how to be gentle and kind.

"It's Vicki [who's] nagtuturo kay Scarlet yung how to be nuturing. Siya nagtuturo...about care, all that. Of course, only a female can do that.

"I really believe kasi it's the job of the dad to basically define the identity of the child. There are things a man can do and only a woman can do."

He credited Scarlet's "malambing" trait to the famous cosmetic surgeon-celebrity mom.

He continued, "So, yung pagiging malambing ni Scarlet, yung pagiging caring niya, yung thinking about others, pagiging inclusive niya, that's all Vicki."

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Vicki Belo on having daughter Scarlet Snow in her 60s: "Nakikita ko lahat--first walk, first word, everything. Enjoy na enjoy."
PHOTO/S: @scarletsnowbelo on Instagram
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