When they were small we sometimes wished our kids would grow up faster. Hell was when they were sick or naughty. And the fun was when they were cute and when they achieved something for themselves. Agony was when they went camping with other scouts, and later when they went out with friends and stayed out late. All too soon they were grown up and one after another, started to leave home for further education. And then they moved on to work in the city.
Yesterday my funny girl, the baby of the family went off to National Service camp. And now it’s so quiet and the house does begin to feel like an empty nest. That perhaps explains why some neighbors end up keeping dogs and pampering them like they’re their own kids. Others turn their homes into baby-sitting centers. We don’t like having animals in the house and wife doesn’t intend to go back to baby-sitting, (especially other peoples' pampered brats...)
Those who've gone on before me would like to say, 'so, what's new'? I’m going out to look for a better guitar to replace the old worn out and weather-beaten China made ‘Kapok’. Oh, for a rocking chair too.