I was in the car today with my #2 son and toddler. It was extremely hot and traffic was bad. We were looking for a parking in Macalister Road and somehow, my blogging language must have creeped into my brain.
#2 : Let’s go to 7-eleven for a
5xmom : First of all, I must find wth to fark! (yes, exactly the same thing comes out of my mouth, spelt out w.t.h. and pronounced with very clear f consonant too. I was going to say park.)
#2 : HOOOOOR…lu kong chou uewa (you say bad word)
And both of us laughed so hard.
Over lunch at a nasi kandar shop, I told him why I blog. It is rare that I get to have only one or two sons’ to myself. This way, I can concentrate better with less distractions. I told him about Pok Ku and his four daugthers. And also I know teenagers who are in Form Five who are blogging like Penny and Andy.
Then, we start imagining how my blog will develop as they grow older. I sighed that it is too bad that I did not blog earlier and record their developmental milestones from babies.
#2 will regularly ask me what Michael Ooi is up to or what new toy Dr. Liew has acquired. Occassionally, I will show him Rated U (U=umum/public) blogs that are interesting. And I am encouraging him to keep a blog about caring for his fishes and hamsters plus lots of information he got from the internet.
Somehow, our conversations led to the divorce of his (my children) godparents. And I jokingly asked him if he ever wish for a new model daddy or latest edition mom. One thing leads to another, both of us were mumbling the marriage vows so often heard at weddings – In sickness or in health, for better or worse, till death do us part.
That sort of reminded me that our blog will probably have the same kind of attachment. Our blogs will remain with us through thick and thin, good or bad. It goes with the seasons. None of us should drop the desire to blog because even in our every day mundane life, there are many things that can be interesting, if we care to open our eyes.
Today may spell the ending of a great blogger as the person may decides to stop blogging. It will be a loss to the blogging world if the person does not find a solution. I hope that whatever or whoever is the stumbling block, this person that I care dearly will find a way to return to the blog world. The inputs from the blog has inspired many. Whether housewives, working guys, young adults, women with personal problems etc, all of us have look up to the thoughts reflected by the blog. If only, if only more people will look at the goodness that have been generated by blogs instead of seething over minor matters.
On an even sombre mood, I would like to share a blog I got from Dayang Lily. It is a blog maintained by a mother, recording the growth of her baby. She just passed away suddenly. Do go over to Ummu Amiir‘s blog and hopefully, with more encouragements, her beloved husband will carry on the blog for his son and in memory of his wife.
Blogging is here to stay. I know mine will. Even when I am long gone, I want my grandchildren to know me, as an individual, with dreams and achievements. Instead of a slab of granite that only says “Here lies the corpse of grandma”. But first I must find a huge, strong vault to store the data. Hahahaha. Oh yes, another reason why I love noting down my thoughts – Earthtone’s mom (i.e. ET = Twinsmom ‘s sister) kept a diary which ET is reading now.