I am a little late with talking about the New Year, aren't I? Everyone's preparing for the Chinese New Year and I am still stuck in 2012. I attribute my slow comprehension to the fact that the world was supposed to end last year and that there's nothing more to write, to envision or contemplate or look forward to? If you feel you hadn't done anything or accomplish anything, well...there wasn't much you can do after 2012 eh? The world was gonna end whether you like it or not.
it could be that I am naturally slow in everything. Slow to move, slow to talk, slow to understand. People advance in their school grades whereas I had to be held back a couple (of grades). It's inborn, I tell you.
Anyway, so.....2013. Gosh. Time flies. Ash will be 6 in a less than 3 months. She's practically 6. Have I been a parent for so long? I didn't feel a thing. It's like it was just yesterday I endured a..what? 18 hour labour? I am always proud to announce that I did it without..you know...that thing which makes you high or don't feel a thing. Of course, on the flip-side, I can be labeled as pretty dumb not to have it since it's available. So yes, 18 hours filled with pain and agony and feeling like your whole intestine was gonna fall out.
Funny, both hubby and I were reminiscing about Ash's day of birth and the process before that. So, he asked me if labour pains felt like a 'terrible stomach ache'? I just laughed out loud. After 6 years only he asks me. Apa la!! Of course, I replied that it was not; it's "1000x more painful". Plus, I told him that it's a pity that he's not a woman and he'll never be able to live to tell people about the most amazing thing that could ever happen to a human being (and some animals). Obviously, he just shook his head and mumbled "whatever!".
Both Ash and Mini. Speaking of Mini, she's adapting well at school. This year it's an everyday affair unlike previously. New teachers, new faces. No crying fits thank goodness. But, she did say that her school is 'mad in there'. hahahaha...She's so used to just 25 people in her whole playschool last year and this year it's a whole new different ball game with hundreds of kids. If not hundreds, it's a hundred. Still more than 25, right?
This year will be no different from any other year for us being parents. We will continue to perform our duty in the best ability that we possibly can...which will include listening to our kids, supporting them, standing up for them since they are still very young, be there for them, encourage them, build confidence and love them from deep in our hearts since even before they were born. This is probably our lifetime pledge to our kids. Nothing will and can ever change that. We owe our kids the life that they deserve when we decided to have them. That's what parents do or ought to have done, don't you think?