NIGHT CHAT –
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..
One of my favorite imagination games with Mia is what we call Has It Ever Rained.
Whenever we need to pass time or put up with long waits, we always imagine what it would be like if one day, it’s not water that falls but something else. Continue reading