February 23, 2013

My Life is Not Going Right

EJ really cracks me up!

The other day, he said something out of the blue and totally unexpected. We just got back from his school that day. And as per our daily routine, he takes a shower right away. As usual, he takes his sweet time taking off his uniform. I told him, "Hurry up, please. I have tons of work to do!"

He blurted out, "Why is my life not going right?"

I was stunned! What did you say, I asked? He repeated his words.

As stunned as I was, I still managed to ask him "Why do you say that?"

"Because, one: I am lazy, two: I don't listen to you guys, three: I play iPad all the time, four: I whine a lot....."

Really, can a six-year old say this? I was speechless for a while. When I regained my composure, I went up to him and hugged him tightly. I said "Of course your life is on the right track. You are a very nice, well-behaved kid. You are sweet and loving. You are super smart. You make mommy and daddy happy and proud. And we love you so much.

What a profound kid we have! Makes me think what we have done right. Oh, I love him so so much!