Thursday, 29 January 2009

Everyone's happy now

Sometimes I think I am too preoccupied with finding answers. Take today for example, I kept wondering what makes me happy. Then I saw my niece and instantly my world brightened up. Little kids always make me happy. Seeing the innocence in their face makes me want to cuddle them and shower them with love.

Here's my adorable niece, getting ready for school. For some reason, I always end up visiting when she's getting ready for school.

Waiting for the bus.

Hurry, the bus is here!

Up she goes, into the bus.

Maybe that explains why I cannot bear to see a child's dejected face. SK had been looking forward to buying hermit crabs for his aquarium all week. As the shops were closed during the Chinese New Year, I promised to drive him to the store after school today. We went to the mall in Bishan in search of the shop that sells hermit crabs but after scouring the entire mall, we just couldn't find it. I suspect it has moved away. I could see how disappointed SK was.

When we got back, we started Googling for more vendors and Voila! we found one at the mall near our house. We hurried there and now SK is the proud owner of 2 hermit crabs. He has a soft spot for all kinds of crabs since young. All he does is talk about his hermit crabs now which can get quite annoying but I'm happy that he's happy now.

When I brought mum to the dental clinic today, the dentist wasn't very nice to her. When she saw mum's swollen gum, she chided mum for not cleaning her teeth properly. Now I know my mum's extremely diligent when it comes to dental hygiene. She would brush and floss after every single meal, even after eating a piece of fruit.

Apparently when mum left the dental clinic last week, her gum was already sore from the new dentures. The affected area just got more infected over the weekend and it became so painful she couldn't eat and sleep at night.

Naturally, I scowled at the dentist for being mean to mum. The dentist saw my disapproving face and commented that if my mum had taken better care of her teeth, I wouldn't have to sacrifice my time to bring her to the clinic.

Now, that's where she's wrong. I have no qualms about bringing my mum to the hospital or the clinic. All I hope for is to see her comfortable and healthy. As I grow older and treasure her even more, seeing her happy makes me very happy too. I hope the dentist can understand that.

12 comments:

Burcu said...

Do you know, i really admire your love and respect to your olders and all children around you. What a nice of you!

And yes Crabs! Children adore them but when i was a child i was afraid of stepping on them in the sea and even now, when my feet touches a very tiny hermit crab under the sea i jump and start screaming :)

The World According To Me said...

Bless you for always worrying about other peoples happiness.

Amel's Realm said...

HURRAYYYY for getting the crabs! ;-D And I find that it's easy for other people to misunderstand us...I've just felt this more lately...hmmmm...oh well...

As long as your Mom knows that you don't mind waiting and that you care about her, then that's that. No worries, Ting! :-D

WaterLearner said...

You are one kind soul, indeed.

Blur Ting said...

Burcu - I often wonder why kids are so fascinated with crabs too. It's not like they're interactive like cats and dogs...

Blur Ting said...

World - I think I just don't like to see a miserable face.

Blur Ting said...

Amel - Yah, what a relief that we finally found those crabs!

Actually I know my mum feels so bad to rely on me to bring her about. I told her that since she took care of us as kids, naturally it is our turn to take care of her now.

Blur Ting said...

Water- You're very caring and kind too :-)

Nick Phillips said...

I've always said it, you're a pretty good mother to your kids and a great daughter to your parents.

Schee said...

Amitabha.

Blur Ting said...

Hi Schee, you little cutie! :-)

Amel's Realm said...

Yeah, some parents don't like relying on their kids...but they should know that they've done their parts and now it's our turns to help them. :-))))