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A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......

22 March, 2007

My daughter's journal


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....!

11 comments:

nafastari said...

like father, like daughter lah!

Helena said...

I also loved reading my books at the dinner table, much to my mom's annoyance. And since Mia has now started that bad habit, terkena sebijik kat hidung Helena.... hehe

Dad of Four said...

Ahamd- : )

Helena - Some times I do it subconciously now....my wife yg tegur sekarang! LOL

Superwomanwannabe said...

heythere..its nice when you catch yourself in your kids kan....i see me whenever sophia malas nak lari....

bola2api said...

so sweet lah ur daughter.

I myself find that I have a lot of similarities to my dad, too.

Dad of Four said...

SW - Ya....I see a lot of my brother in Yusof, though!

B2A - Sweet la bila her hormones are balanced.....! LOL

Intan said...

tell ur girl she'd be wearing glasses if she reads in the dark... which i did when i was a teen. because of that mistake, whenever i see my girls doing the same thing i'd flipped. so far, they're not wearing glasses.

i also got my reading and writing habit from my late father and we have the same personality although most ppl say i look like my mum and presumed i'm like my mum.

reading ur entry today makes me miss my father... how i wish fathers of old are more like fathers of today!! i don't ever remember hugging my father once i've outgrown the baby-fat stages, let alone hear him say 'i love u'.

but i remember telling him once in the hospital not to worry because we'll meet each other again. and i remember the way he looked at all of us for the last time when we were returning to kl...

Adam said...

Reminds me of my own childhood. I would secretly read books and comics using a flash light under a blanket. However, not good as my eyesight got spoiled.

Dad of Four said...

Intan - Too late! She's wearing one...Fathers today have to move with time....U are right, fathers of the fore years don't show their feelings enough. But still...they equally love their offsprings as much as parents today!

Adam - : )!

Pato & Pearl said...

i like your daughter already...reminds me of me growing up...hahaha

Pearl

Dad of Four said...

Pearl - Mmm....but dealing with a girl her age is no joke.....! LOL

on my mind certainly constantly

on my mind certainly constantly