I was running through my daughter's school books when I came across a journal which her English teacher had asked all her classmates to keep. A lot of nice compositions written by her but the one which caught my attention (not because that this is amongst her better compositions but the fact that I was the subject of the composition) is the one entitled "Me and my dad's similarities" which goes as follows:-
" We have many similarities eventhough I look exactly like mom. One of them is that I love reading and so does my dad. We both enjoy reading fictions. When we read the newspapers we are always in the same position which is sitting on the floor, where there is bright light like near the sliding door and when we read we always bend towards the newspaper. I realised that the way we read the newspapers are the same when my grandmother saw me reading newspapers and she immediately said that I read the newspapers like my dad. The other similarities is that we both play piano, we sing to our favourite songs (in the car only!) and we sometimes agree to a song we heard on the radio or on the internet. It sometimes amazes me how I have the same similarities with my dad. "
Witnessing her grow up is like reading my diary entries when I was her age....! She secretly reads in the dark (when asked to turn off the lights), books books and more books fill her room, she can just finish a book which she really likes at one go, she reads at the dinner table (which I totally can't tolerate - now I know how my mom felt..LOL), she tilts her chair, bookshops are her heaven on earth (Borders and Kino are her faves)- she can spend hours and hours there, she turns on the radio 24/7 (much to my annoyance - my mom must be laughing if she reads this), she can finish a book on the way back from the bookshop to home, she prefers bread to rice, she's into photography (I may not be a serious one, but my interest is there), interior designing appeals to her etc etc etc.
Oh man..the list is endless....!