MIA: What would you do with your life if I die, Mom?

JING: Oh… I don’t know. I haven’t thought about that. Why do you ask?

MIA: I want to know if you’ll be sad. (looked like she was about to cry..)

JING: Oh, not just sad. I’d cry everyday.

MIA: Will you burn me and put my ashes in a pendant?

JING: Mia… Why are we talking about this? You’re scaring me..

(her tears rolled down this time)

MIA: That is why.. (sobbing) I always pray to God to bless you… and me… with long life, Mommy…


#scary #MiaThoughts #6yearolds

Today, my 6-year-old sat on my lap and I embraced her comfortably from behind while I trimmed her fingernails.

It was a calm morning, no shouting, we weren’t rushing, she was already dressed for school, she already finished her breakfast and we were just waiting for the school service.

I started with her pinky and then her ring finger when she suddenly said,

“Awww… I’m so glad I have you in my life, Mom.”

I don’t know if she’s just happy that someone trims her fingernails for her but I heartily replied,

I’m so glad I have you in my life too..