Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Growing up

Some people cant wait for their kids to grow up. They start treating them like adults from a young age, exposing them to adult situations, dressing them like adults, cant wait for their teenage children to have boyfriends/girlfriends, allowing them from a young age(pre-teen) to read novels like Da Vinci code, and books by Sidney Sheldon, etc

As for me, I am the opposite. I want them to be the young innocent child I have always known. Exposure to the adult world can wait. No harm to wait a year or two. After we have discussed certain things, when they are already stronger in their religious faith and are more critical about what they read.

No harm that could arise from this waiting, right?

But one thing I know is - I must still LEARN. TO. LET. GO!!
(but slowly at my own pace ... heehee!)

My daughter turns 13 this weeekend.

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5 comments:

Ling That's Me said...

I dont think I can let go when my girl turns 13 in another 7 years later. hehe.

I understand myself. I am those who cannot let go. :P

happy birthday in advance to your daughter!

iml said...

I agree with you. There is no hurry. They have a lifetime to be adults.

Stardust said...

Happy Birthday in advance to your princess.

TripleJin said...

Ah...Happy Birthday to your 13year old!

I think I'm like you. When they are young...... they're much cuter! Hee hee

Jackie said...

I m a learning to LET. GO. mummy now.