“I am busy! Go away!”
“Jie jie! Be kind to her, help her draw the cats please.”
“But I am busy drawing my bride, Mommy. I have no time for her right now!”
And I was reminded of the countless times I shoo-ed her away with her paper and pencil from the kitchen because I was busy cooking.
“Be patient with mei mei, she is still a baby.”
And I was reminded of the countless times I lost my patience, she is barely four.
They say the modern parenting has become a narcissistic undertaking.
At its core, parenting is forever a humbling mirror.