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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Be Grateful For What You Have..

It's exam week.  Three more days to go. 
 
The boy expressed his wish to have char siew pau for breakfast the night before. So, this filial mother broke her routine of preparing breakfast and went to get the boy some paus at the nearby coffeeshop this morning.  While waiting to be attended at the coffeeshop, I looked around and saw a girl the age of my boy looking up at me.  She was eating her bowl of soup noodles in ultra slow motion with a sleepy and gloomy face, already in her school uniform.  Sitting beside her was her dad and a younger sister, also in school uniform. From the school badge, I know they go to the same school as the boy's.   I stole a glance where they were seated before driving away and the girl was getting into a car, looking at my direction or was she staring blankly into thin air, I have no idea.
 
It was only 7.40am and their days have started and it doesn't end till God knows what time into the night as it's the exam season now.  When I got home, I related the episode to the boy who had just crawled out of his bed and was in the shower humming a song before he came down for breakfast: 2 char siew paus, 1 lor mei kai and a big mug of banana and blueberries smoothie for breakfast.  Yes, he has real big appetite! *sweat*
 
Son: Mom, I am lucky to have you to stay home with me so that I don't have to go to tuition centre.
 
Mom: No, not that, you should be grateful for what you have.  The girl's daddy drives a better car than daddy and mommy.  They can afford that because both daddy and mommy work and probably go for overseas trips.  We can only afford trips in the country.  You always long to go to USA.  If mommy works, we can all go to USA.  How about that?
 
Son: NO WAY!  I still want you to stay home with me to teach me and be my advisor.  We are not rich but we are not poor either, right? That's fine to me.

We can't have the best of both worlds, can we? 
 
 
 
 

10 Comments:

Blogger Yee Ling said...

Aww...that's so sweet of your boy.

Yea, my girl once expressed to me the same feeling. She also wants me to stay at home with her. But with my current condition definitely can't do it.

March 12, 2013 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Hayley said...

Ian is very matured!

Yes, we should be grateful with whatever we have!

March 12, 2013 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

I always taught my girls to be grateful to what they have.

They learned, as I saw them saying thank you to their papa, when their papa washed their school shoes.

March 12, 2013 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Health Freak Mommy said...

Oh my, such a hearty breakfast!! And what an awesome mum you are! My girls can't even stomach the smoothie first thing in the morning.

March 12, 2013 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Adrine said...

Your boy's words show lots of maturity! Err.... and he can eat ALL that for breakfast??

March 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Mommy to Chumsy said...

yes very true! sometimes i wish i didn't have to work and can stay at home so that ashley can sleep longer :(

March 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Mommy to Chumsy said...

oh i mean..not that we drive a big car or go holidays overseas...i just wish that i can stay at home instead of having to work :P that way, ashley doesn't have to follow me to work so early in the morning :P

March 13, 2013 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Adrine: scary, isn't he? :)

Barb: No worries, Barb. I know what you meant. My boy always comes home and tells me his peers' parents have big cars, go holiday overseas and I was teasing him when I said that. Ha.. I just want him to be grateful for what he has and not to compare with others.

March 13, 2013 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Small Kucing said...

he is so lucky to have you. He is mature for his age

March 13, 2013 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Agnes said...

you boy is absolutely right! At his age, he knows how to appreciate spending time with the one dear to him and not materialistic as many kids out there. Good education starts from home..Hope I can stay home like you too..

March 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM  

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