Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Bubble: Kids ... You Can't Help But Love Them!

I just went visiting my ex-colleague earlier today. Jennifer has just shifted into her new 3-storey semi-detached home at The Peak in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. It's such an exclusive gated and guarded community, nestled in Bukit Prima in Cheras. Her house is huge and her lush garden ... this is something that hubby and I are hoping to have the least of. Anyway,  she told me she had engaged the Dallas lawn maintenance service to keep her garden looking vibrant and healthy.

Surprisingly when I stepped into her house, it was still very bare. It seemed her interior designer husband has been too tied-up with his business projects that he haven't had the time to finalise the plans for their own home. Well, looks like business comes first ... no choice since it's their family's rice bowl.

Anyway, while Jennifer was showing me around the house, her two kids were fighting over some kids backpack in the hall. Her 3-year-old son, Ivan will be starting at a nearby nursery soon and she had bought him an army-print kids backpack. So as her 2-year-old daughter, Lizzie will not be left-out, she bought her a personalized duffle bag. Unfortunately, the little tomboy wanted her brother's instead.  With the house so bare and huge, we could hear the echoes of the children screaming and wailing.  It finally ended when Jennifer threatened that both of them won't be able to attend nursery if they don't stop!

Kids ... they are cute and they can be brats but you just love them anyhow!!! 

By the way, Jennifer is a very good cook and her specialty is Peranakan cooking.  She had prepared my favorite 'Pie Tee' and 'Jiu-hu Char' for our brunch together.  No sooner, the kids started to bicker between them again and this time it's about who can attend nursery and who can't!  By then, I've learnt Jennifer's trick ... she gave them the same earlier threat and there was instantaneous silence as they gobbled down their food.

I had such a good laugh as I thanked my lucky stars ... I only had one child!

Let's Be Thankful!

5 Bubbles:

I love kids. They are blessings from God. Without them, the house wouldn't be lively.

Nice rantings.

what a great post! it sounded like you really had a great day with your friend and her family. kids are adorable, aren't they?

This story reminds me of when my kids were young … thanks for the laugh.

All the best - Maxi