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Archives: October 2013
So this morning, she finally decides to impress me by having Weetabix for breakfast (impress because she knows I hate it when both she and Kat ask for Frosted Flakes every single morning!) - her deal though is that she needs to have honey honey honey in it (she absolutely loves it). I agree and she starts pouring honey (and I mean down pouring honey) into her bowl. When she is convinced that the weetabix is sweet, she takes her first bite and says straightaway "Mummy, you know that tooth I lost on Saturday? It must have been my sweet tooth because this weetabix is still not tasting sweet! Yes, it must have been my sweet tooth that I lost!!" and continues eating as if her remark was just a matter of fact.
I, on the other hand, am left wondering how much I'll miss these cute little things once Kit grows up.
In the same way, we try to fit in as many activities we can (and can afford) into a child's schedule to keep them busy and make them smarter! The same happened with Kit. A typical day for her used to be - go to school at 8am, come back at 4pm, have an after school activity (gymnastics, swimming, art, ice skating) till 5:30pm, shower at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm and then prepare for bed by 7:30pm. - wow! exhausting!!
It was during one of these tightly packed days that I asked Kit if she could hurry up finishing her puzzle (which she had only just started) so we could be on schedule for shower and dinner. She looked up at me with her big eyes and solemn face and said - "Will I ever have time for life, mummy?"
Although I did not think much at the time, when I thought about it later at night, I realized that Kit was right. We try so hard to make them smart that we forget to let them be kids. Let them have fun.
So I learnt my lesson this year. Kit has an interesting schedule with activities AND fun included and most importantly, there is time for free play. There is definitely TIME FOR LIFE!