April 7, 2007
Linds with Mr. Hippo when she was 2 years old.Well, this has been a long weekend! I do not think this weekend could have been any better! I have some light stories to share from my recent trip to Singapore. It is about my 11 y/o niece, Lindsey. Despite my busy schedule at Expo I managed to spend some time with her and my sister so that we could all really talk and really listen to each other. As a single parent, my sis is sometimes struggling with what to do. When Linds still a toddler, everything is new and breathlessly anticipated, so the changes are not dramatic. But now while my sis was busy with the day to day business of life, her daughter is fast growing. Linds is only 11 years old but she is now almost catching up my height (5 ft 2 inches) and her shoes is 2 size bigger than mine. When she is being a bad girl, Linds likes to spend her time in front of the computer playing game or watching her favorite cartoon movies for hours. It is difficult to ask her to go bed early. But some other days she is just a sweet mommy's little girl who likes to play with her dolls. Linds also loves to give her mom hugs and kisses like she's never gonna see her again. She wrote several "I love you mommy" in a tiny little note that she sticked in the computer, bedroom door and the books drawer. Overall, it gives my sis some crazy days to look forward to with her own little critter ... LOL! The truth is that it doesn't get any easier to raise the kid alone but the fun is that they learn together. And the best way to do that is to keep the lines of communication open.
Hope everyone has a great long weekend. Take care out there!