This mango tree is at my sister’s home. I remember I was about 10 years old when my mother bought the plant and planted it. That means the tree is now 30 years old! And it is still growing fruits.
Back in 1996, my #2 was about the age of my #5 then. He used to stay there with my #1 who was 6 years old. My mom died and the two of them had to stay at full daycare in kindie and they no longer climb the tree. Today, the tree is a lot taller. And the kids are a lot bigger. But funnily, my #2 still can recalls the times when he was young and climbed the much smaller mango tree.
BTW, the #5 is there just for photo shoot. The papa was right under the tree waiting to catch him. The tree is too tall for him to climb and he is too much of a city boy and pampered little brother to even know how to climb a tree. Unlike the older brothers who are more samseng.
Best thing about having big brothers is they teach you all sort of things. From how to hold up your middle finger correctly to say ‘Loooser’ to riding a bicycle. *bangs head on the wall* When you have several kids, the youngest one tend to learn a lot of things he is not suppose to learn. But at the same time, they are much smarter than their same age peers.
So, big brothers today take off the extra wheels on his bicycle and he is now ready to learn how to ride a real bicycle! *this was just an impromptu photo shoot. get your kid elbow, knee pads and a helmet if it real cycling for safety*
Whee! I am four and I can ride a bicycle. My big kor-kor only learnt when they are 6 or 7 years old.
You remember your first bicycle ride or not? Who teach you? How old were you then? Eh, got anyone old already also do not know how to ride a bicycle ah? Hands up, who do not know how to ride a bicycle?