5 March 2007

Growing Up, 5 minutes...

Every morning I will walk both of them to school.

Lucas, aged 9, Standard 3 now is schooling in the school in front of our Condo. 5 minutes walk before sunrise. it has been this way since 2005. For Matthew, it's the same to the kindergarten, about 7 minutes.

Today, i decided to let Lucas go by himself, after all it's 5 minutes only. He boldly accepted the challenge, no bad ;-)

"Goodbye, dad, see you!" Lucas put it in a very relax and happy way.... but I felt a bit sad and emptiness in my heart...may be it's time for him to grow up and for me to "grow up" as well, I told my self-letting him go by himself at this moment of life-5 minutes...

When he came back just now, he told me he prefer me to walk him to the school tomorrow, citing loneliness and feeling insecure. I am so relieved he said it first before me ....

A! who says growing up is easy? at least not for me at this moment ;-)

5 minutes may not be that short a distance....


2 comments:

HJ said...

Ouch Ko, it's so touching

My Pa sent me to school everyday, even till Form 6. And, I thought it was cool. The bonding & experience are irreplaceable

Angeline said...

Ya..So touching:) My dad used to bring me to school with a cane. After going to sch on my own,i missed the rod..haha