After he took his bath this morning, Athan embraced me while I was still on bed. He was dripping. I did not mind him but demanded that he dry me up. He followed with all those nags--that he did not demand of me to wipe him dry when it was me embracing him while I was also dripping and all those blah-blahs.

Sleepy, I watched him while he was putting his school uniform on. I realized, Athan is still a kid. Last night, he believed me when I told him that sea shells swim. That they're like squids. He's not stupid. He's a dean's lister. Problem is he believes in almost everything I tell him.

Then suddenly, he panicked. He could not find his PE uniform. Drawers were opened. Closed. Closet doors were banged. A towel and pieces of underwears kicked to a corner. While cursing, he called for help.

I did not budge. I just looked at him. Unaffected. Sleepy. And he left for school without his PE uniform. And I sighed. Athan is still a kid. Again I sighed upon realizing the discrepancy between our ages.


Just want to share to you this article I found in my inbox. It tells about staying young.

1. Throw out nonessential numbers.
This includes age, weight, and height.
Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.

2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.
Never let the brain get idle.
"An idle mind is the devil's workshop."
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with him or her!

6. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The onlyperson who is with us our entire life, is ourself.
LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants,hobbies, whatever.
Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall, even to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

And if you don't send this to at least four people - who cares?
But do share this with someone.


Any given madness said...

he may be young now, but he will not be 5 years from now. i know, the age difference will not diminish, but you know, i hope you get what im driving at.

tin-tin said...

sweet naman ni athan. grabe! love ka tlga nya coz athan believes in everything you say. don't be too affected with your age gap.. ilan ba? hehe. kse if you will be, mahirap na..

Ekra Tan said...

Tayo na sa Batibot, tayo na tayo na!!!

Kuya Bogie bakit ka nakapatong kay Ate Sienna?

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Anonymous said...

ning, remember what we talked about? age is just a number. you make it work, dahlin. its a choice both of you made. so, good luck to both of you.

seryoso? hahahaha! miss na kita, bananas! labas ulit tayo when i go to davao ha? hugs and kisses!