Kris Aquino came home to what may be the sweetest Father’s Day gift a parent could ever ask for. She posted on her Instagram account a photo of the gift, which is an activity sheet filled out by her son Josh. The activity, titled “My Daddy,” involved describing one’s father.
Josh wrote beside the title, “[slash] Mommy,” implying that he believes his mother is also taking the role of his father.
Kris has been vocal about taking care of her children, Josh and Bimby, by herself. Josh’s biological father is actor Phillip Salvador, while Bimby’s is Philippine Basketball Association player James Yap.
The activity was done in one of the therapy sessions of Josh, who is diagnosed with autism.
Kris described how she felt when she saw what Josh had written after a “very long and challenging shoot day.” She said, “Nawala lahat ng pagod ko.”
She also explained that the post is not meant to hurt anyone. “Wala kaming pinatatamaan—this is just our reality. And I have been vocal in saying [I have] no issues whatsoever with Josh’s biological father, because never naman niya kami ginulo, and he has publicly thanked me for embracing the full responsibility of kuya’s upbringing.”
Kris added that she is sharing Josh’s gift for her with the public to thank the people who have made it possible for her to take care of her sons: “Without your support for me, my children wouldn’t have the quality of lives and education [they have now]. In kuya’s case, the full team of therapists, SPED teachers, coaches, and interventionists. Thank you. It is because of all of you I can be the parent I am. Because of you, for my two boys, I AM ENOUGH. #gratitude #lovelovelove.”
Happy Father’s Day, indeed!