Busy parents Chynna Ortaleza and Kean Cipriano have been getting by without a yaya for their two-year-old daughter Stellar.
The couple took to their YouTube channel, Trip with The Cips, to share their thoughts about it.
Kean said candidly, "I'm tired... Masaya. Nakakapagod lang," when asked how it has been in the four months without help of a yaya.
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Today was a beautiful day spent with family. Extremely grateful for days when we can stay together and just accept each other flaws and all. Goodnight from the three of us. Thank you for the love you sent our way.. closing the night with food for the soul. ✨ We shall rise early tomorrow for a fun filled day. #TheCips
He continued, "Sa pahinga naman, honestly, hindi naman talaga nakapagpahinga.
"Medyo intense din kasi talaga energy ng anak namin...
"Pero masaya dahil, at least, diretso kong kasama yung anak ko. Diretso namin siyang kausap.
"Yung oras, nandiyan talaga sa kanya. It's just that, yun nga, yung realidad ng buhay, nakakapagod siya."
The past few weeks have been tough for the family, especially for Chynna.
They were supposed to celebrate their third anniversary in early November, but "God had other plans," said the Kapuso actress.
Chynna's father had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital on the exact date of their anniversary.
She continued, "We're very happy that he’s still with us and recovering. Siyempre, I worry. Si Papa din, ini-encourage kami na, 'Hey, don't worry about me. I'm gonna get back on track.'
"So siyempre, I wanna take on that kind of attitude..."
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Happy Anniversary! Spending our 3rd year here at the hospital. Wouldn’t be able to smile through this without you. Can’t say much. Just thank you for the love & support. Thank you for loving my family mahal. Your support for Papa’s ❤️ event means so much to me. I love you @kean Thank you for the prayers everyone.
To make up for their anniversary celebration, Chynna and Kean booked a room in a hotel in Quezon City.
During their staycation, Chynna and Kean realized how important it was to take a break from life every once in a while.
The GMA-7 star was grateful, "Yung nap na nangyari kanina, sobrang rare yun nangyayari sa buhay ko, yung nakakapag-siesta ako nowadays bilang nanay."
Chynna then teased her husband, "Parang ikaw yung next na may kailangan."
Kean simply replied, "Ako, parang three years na ayata akong hindi natutulog..."
While Chynna took her nap, Kean looked after Stellar or Peanut, as her mom and dad call her.
Although the toddler was a bit much to handle, Kean appreciated their one-on-one bonding moments.
The ABS-CBN actor-musician especially enjoyed bath time with her daughter.
Chynna said on their vlog, "Since wala na kaming yaya, iyan ang duty ni Kean. Magpaligo kay Peanut."
Kean added, "Ito yung paborito ko na bonding moment namin ni Peanut, e. Pinapaliguan ko siya, kasi alam ko sandali lang ito.
"Darating yung panahon na, siyempre, matanda na siya. May sarili na siyang buhay, pag-iisip, so sinusulit ko na yung oras…"
Chynna then concluded the vlog, "I know it’s important for us to grind, work… [but] you gotta see through that it’s not what’s always important.
"Kailangan may time ka talaga for yourself and for your family. No matter how simple the bonding is… it's important for you to cherish the moments with your family and loved ones.
"Life is short. I mean, after what happened with my dad, life is short."
Watch the full vlog here: