“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.”
― Jess Lair
“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to
allow them to do things for themselves,
allow them to be strong,
allow them to experience life on their own terms,
allow them to take the subway… let them be better people,
let them believe more in themselves.”
the wonder of playdough!
“Having one child makes you a parent;
having two, you are a referee.”
– David Frost
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In our house,
Mother’s Day is every day.
Father’s Day, too.
In our house, parents count.
They do important work
and that work matters.
One day just doesn’t cut for us.
– Margaret Heffernan
Once upon a time…life was simple and purrfect.
In a twinkling of an eye, I’m all grown up.
And I had to attend the school’s orientation.
We were told to queue at the school hall like forever.
Then, the teachers took us for a school tour.
Yesterday was the fist day of school.
(Oopsie.., I should have kept my mouth closed
– my two front teeth are missing!)
No worries, Mom.. I’m all ready for Primary One.
Hmmm…it’s time to pay attention and try to look serious.
The part I love most about school is break time.
That’s all folks. Mewry Mewlodies!
It’s a scorcher!
It’s been unbearably hot and humid
for more than a week now.
My daughters thought it would be cool
to have their very own cactus
since it feels like we’re living in the desert.
My 11-year old chose the moon cactus,
just like her personality – reticent and artistic.
And my 6-year old picked one
that I do not even know what it’s called.
It’s a nice-looking succulent – fresh and pleasant,
that compliments her carefree and vibrant nature.
They both have such distinct personalities
like day and night.
I bet the little one will never stop
annoying her big sister.
And I wish for big sister loads of patience
to endure the never-ending nonsense.
But I pray they’ll grow to be
confident and resilient
yet gentle and kind,
always loving and caring for each other,
that they’ll show up in good times
and times of dry spell in life.
Alone, a cact-I.
Together, a cact-US.
May they be bosom friends forever!
“Children aren’t coloring books.
You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
― Khaled Hosseini
“Parenthood…It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.”
― Peter Krause