Good morning in Tagalog

My wife wakes me every morning with a cup of coffee and a cheery “magandang umago po”, which means good morning. This form of greeting is common at any hour of the day, as it is also used as a salutation to ask, “How are you?” The word “mabuti” is the word we use to say “good.” An example of the word “mabuti” being used would be the statement “I am fine/good” which in Tagalog is, “Ako ay mabuti naman.”
When I awake my wife usually has “umagahan” ready, and “umagahan” is the word used to mean breakfast. Since our children leave for school and I leave for the office, at about the same time we eat breakfast together every morning around 7 a.m. as it is the only time, we are all together. My wife likes to surprise us with “pakaplog” which is bread and eggs, finished with good strong coffee. Our children do not like to drink milk so we give them chocolate milk (gatas at tsokolate) instead.
We do not have a maid so, the children and I, we help my wife clear the dishes, stack them, and if there is time we help wash them. My wife and I say goodbye to our children as they set off for school. They have been taught to be kind, cheerful and courteous to their elders. We ensure that they use the word “po” or “opo” when they speak to their relatives, or address anyone older to them, as a mark of respect.
I am looking for a maid (kasambahay) who can help my wife with the housework. Looking after the house, cooking and cleaning makes her tired, though she never complains. The last person we employed had to leave suddenly, because her father was admitted to the hospital. I still remember when my wife was trying to teach her Tagalog, which is the language spoken in the Philippines. She was a young lady who did not speak fluent Tagalog so my wife would ask her to repeat the following: ”Magandang araw sa iyo.” This phrase is a form of salutation used when you wish someone a good day.
I am lucky to be married to this beautiful and good woman. I shall probably take time off this weekend to take my family to the beach. We could spend the day out and this would give my wife and I some time together while the kids play in the sand.
Once the kids are on the school bus, it is my turn to leave. My wife usually sees me off with encouraging words. She smiles and wishes me a good day ahead. I wish her the same. I fondly wish her “paalam”, which is a word used to say “goodbye.” At this point I drive off and head for work.
It has been a good morning so far but I hope that I have enough energy (sapat na lakas) to last the entire work day; at the end of which I hope to return home safely, to see my family.