Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Parents in dilemma

Parents in dilemma

I visited my neighbor last night; she had just delivered her second daughter last Thursday through caesarian. Mother and child are healthy and little baby just weighed a little 2 kg, so small and tiny yet has very sharp features. Looking at the baby reminds me of my girls, they also were borne tiny, with their palm about the size of a 50 cents coin, so red and fragile. Forget to ask the baby’s name, anyway let’s call her “Sweetie”. Sweetie had been quite fussy since coming home, making the entire family sleepless and also me and hubby sleepless too on Sunday night (since our master bedrooms were just a wall apart). One thing for sure, Sweetie has very healthy and strong lungs, her crying is loud and clear, hopes it’s not a serious colic she’s suffering. Last night she slept well, in return we slept well too, the Chins keep on apologizing for the disturbance at night, we understood and assured them it’s alright, we just have to bear with each other and hopefully Sweetie will get better and grow healthily.

Mrs. Chin was asking if I wanted another child, I sheepishly said “No, not young anymore”. As for now I’m quite content with just having two, working full time has really limit the time I spent with my girls, just the other day I was sharing with my hubby that maybe I need to look for a part time/half day job since Michelle is attending Primary 1 next year, she will need someone to guide her in her school work. We were also thinking whether to put her to a Chinese or English medium school, though we had already enrolled her in the former. Parents….. dilemma……indecisive…………

But coming to think of it, my parents worried less, they don’t know how to guide us in our studies but we turned out fine, aren’t we? They just make sure we ate well, had the basics and demanded for “A”s……… I did not attend tuition until I was Form Five, my brother attend no tuition at all yet excelled in his studies, sis also not bad….. So why parents are so “kiasu” nowadays?

2 comments:

dorene said...

not knowing chinese language especially in writing and reading is a thick barrier these days. i was asked twice by our China customers, what am I? they saw me as chinese, sound like chinese but can't speak mandarin, read or write! luckily, my boss is understanding, he is getting help from other colleagues for China accounts. but what a waste, i have to depend on others...just because of a language. chinese school with english-emphazised home could do wonders...and there is always the tuition teacher. :)

Wai Wai said...

Yes Dorene, I try to emphazise English at home but we tend to speak more in mandarin... so now we have Engdarin at home, very "rojak"...

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