Friday, December 15, 2006
As We Grow
Well, it is time again for a buying spree that is a must.
I will be going over to St. Hilda's Primary School tomorrow to shop for school books, accessories and uniforms for my son.
Apart from the books needed, I certainly need to buy him a few pairs of his dark blue school shorts. The ones he has been wearing this year have been receding upwards so much through the days as he grows taller, like a bean stalk.
He has been complaining that his white school shoes are now much tighter. Expectantly so as his feet outgrows the oh, so smelly beaten-up shoes. So an added item on the shopping list for two pairs of school shoes and white socks.
Wow, time flies like a supersonic jet airplane nowadays.
I still remember I got to be a child for longer, but children nowadays are prepped to be high achievers when they become adults, so the rush to grab that life's security makes the time flies so fast, you thought you had jump into the future... with the in-between, a blurry past.
Before you know it, your children is almost as tall as you are... deciding for themselves what clothes to wear, would rather stay home or be with friends than tailing their parents; having their own opinions and standing by it. Sigh.
Definitely more to come, as my son grows older and into his teens. The age of uncertainty, the age when a child searches for his or her own identity; the phase in his life I would not want to miss but guide him and provide him with as many pointers as I possibly can for him to figure things out for himself.
Oh, my boy... I remember you as one active toddler, now going to the last stage into Primary 6 and studying for your PSLE exams; then onward to high school the year after.
I have to learn to grow with you. Wow.