Tuesday, April 03, 2007

lesson learn

at bukit tinggi, i had loads of time to chit-chat, small talk, big talk with all the aunties and cousins.

then the subject of children came up (quite obvious la).

my aunt elaine was complaining about her 23 year old son, saying how he is so directionless and irresponsible and blah blah blah...then she said some of her friends have children that give the mommies almost half their salaries each month, on top of that, they still have to pay rent and other necessities…then on another hand some of her other friends have children that “expect” to be given a car, a roof over their head, food on the table, even when they are earning their own money and sometimes before the month ends…ask mommy for some cash!

so i ask, how does the 1st group of mommy “make” or churn out such good children? (well to me i think that the 1st group of children learn to grow up faster, mature, take responsibilities and know the value of “material thing”…I wish I could impart some of this magic to the 2 girls)

she said the 1st group mommies prepared the children since they were very young…(wah! I gotta start my foundation course now lor)

i asked, you mean the mom drill this into their thick skull and sing them the same song every day?

aunt elaine said…yeah you can say that! then she said its like this ~ a cycle of life…mommy tells them that she is investing in them so next time they should take care of mommy….anyway, its not really the money, it the value that’s the important lesson here…end of the day, mommy still give all the money, love, care, all of herself back to her children la…

ya...good lesson, hopefully i can impart at least half of this to erika & ellisa!

3 comments:

jazzmint said...

hmm..teach from young...good idea woh

Jessie Woo said...

agree must teach them from young

ShannonC. said...

I agree too, must teach from young...
but i feel that, most of the time, it's lead by example... sometimes u dun have to teach the kiddo that this are the things u have to do, but u show the kiddo that this are the things I do, and teach them this is our culture, and they will learn from there...