I guess it's just a matter of how one sees things...

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

While the craziness of the ceremonious “good-byes” is going on, my youngest, my 8yo reminds me how precious and innocent children can be.

I guess it’s just a matter of how one sees things…

While I was reading my free subscription of W magazine, my ever curious and vocal 8yo child glanced at the photograph and said,

        “Yuck! Those ladies look dead!”

To a child, the runway models are so pale and so skinny that they’re so lifeless!
(especially with that sucked-in cheek pose, pale skin and nude-color clothing!!!)

I wonder what my 8yo would say if he sees the paintings of the Renaissance women.

(Painting credits : Dosso Dossi)

I guess it’s just a matter of how one sees things…

While waiting in the doctor’s office with my 8yo, he started reading Charlie Brown’s ‘Cyclopedia.

Out of the blue, my 8yo comments,
         “Mom, thank you for my fertilized egg!”

I immediately grabbed the Charlie Brown book he’s reading and quickly browsed the pages.
And of course, my talkative 8yo continued,
         “Dad, thank you for giving the sperm cell to meet-up with the egg cell!”
With a big grin, my husband replied,
         “My pleasure, my son!”

I guess it’s just a matter of how one sees things…

It's way past bedtime, and my two younger sons are still up trying to cherish a few more hours with their Kuya (older brother in Tagalog).

I didn’t anticipate the sadness “the going away to college” brings to my two younger sons! The idea that their older brother won’t be there for the February and September birthdays, or missing the first (ever) gymnastics meet, or missing any other school concerts, or just plain missing their older brother – is just unthinkable. It felt so “alien” to them that my 8yo blurted out,
           “College is not as important as being with family!”

I guess it’s just a matter of how one sees things…

 “Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” ~ Marc Brown

  “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.” ~ Anne Frank

  “One generation plants the trees; Another gets the shade. “ ~ Chinese proverb

  "If we are to reach real peace in this world... we shall have to begin with children."
        - Mahatma Gandhi

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  1. I think your eight year old is too funny! I bet your husband had a big grin on his face. : )

  2. @Pam, honey's still grinning :) BTW, Happy New Year!

  3. Kids do say the darndest things and see things in an amazing way!

  4. @Lee tHFQ, what do we do when kids get older, too?


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