Wednesday, February 3, 2016


I really hope that every parent has days like these.

In the last 24 hours I have had two separate interactions with my offspring that blew me away with how lucky I am to have them in my life. And also made me wonder how on earth these two amazing people came from T and me.

The first took place as I was getting home from work last night. Z and I are heading to Singapore for a long weekend around Chinese New Year. We're planning some of the standard stuff that revolves around eating great food, getting out and walking in the easy to traverse sidewalks, hanging out in Chinatown and celebrating the holiday, and maybe some shopping.
I brought up that I had heard good things about the ArtScience Museum and thought we should check it out. She pulled up their website and her first reaction was "Oh Cool! They have an exhibit on the Large Hadron Collider!" "We're studying nuclear physics now in physics class. It's so much fun!"

This is the child who used to cry when she had to do her math facts.

The second came when I got an email from F. He's the one on the other side of the world. In it he included a character study of himself he did in his creative writing class. While he completely downgraded it, and we had to beg him to send it,  I was impressed. He is eloquent and funny.
This is the math kid. The one with the Einstein totebag. The one who struggled with writing for school early on. Everything was  "just the facts mam". No detail. Not descriptions. The begging to get him to fill in more information to bring a report up to the required page count was awful.

For all of you who teach, it was his freshman English teacher that made him fall in love with writing and I bless that woman all the time. Maybe this Math Major will be a published author someday.

I look at these two, in those everyday magic moments, and I can't believe I had anything to do with these amazing humans. I think T and I did something right though.