When was the last time you talked to them?
I was fortunate to be with my dad for almost 11 years. The paternal figure position has taken over by my mommy, the moment he passed away.
Having found a man with similar characteristics of my father was a well-timed twist of fate. My husband helped me remembered a few things about him… as I was about to forget.
Every time my husband came home from work, our house became alive again. The little ones were excited to get on daddy’s lap, to wrestle, to sing and to tell stories about their adventures for the day. Subconsciously, they were making memories together. This moment of togetherness reminded me of how my daddy cuddled us when we were young. And it felt good I remembered.
Now, I understand why old folks were trying to “fit in.” I thought it was trying hard. No, it was not like that. They wanted to be involved with their children because they were making memories. So when the time comes, heaven forbid, their children would have good memories of their own heroes. Remembering the laughter, the giggles, the happy voices, the hugs and the kisses they have shared together will bring them back to their happy place.
A few days ago, I heard her recite this to her little brother…
“This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy cried,
This little piggy played with iphone…
Children nowadays are so getting used to technology. They thought that pikachu, charmander and butterfree were real; the wooden top and string were replaced by beyblades; they play paper dolls online; they read books via kindle technology; they play music with iTunes and YouTube; they know that their photo albums are in Facebook; and many more other things…
I have nothing against technology… but the pacing was so so fast. I can’t help it. I’m scared of getting old. The generation after me is replacing me.
But even though these children are “savvier” than us, there is only one thing that we should not fail to teach them… RESPECT. When they respect you, the things that they will teach us in the future, will be much easier to understand.
I am mommysaid. I am a contentedly-married-full-time-mother-of-three. Yes, I am the “ordinary mommy” type. For now, I am in-charge of this blog.
I do endless chores in the house; I tend to my husband’s needs and I take care of my children 24 by 7. My only break is going to the loo … and BLOGGING. So now you have an idea that I will sacrifice my sleeping time to BLOGGING time.
Join me in my drama, er, journey. You are important to me. Let us learn together from my experiences. And it will be a win-win.