Sometimes, I wish I had the same kind of relationship with my own parents like the way I have with my kids. Of course, I only have one parent, i.e. my mother. And I do not recall having the same kind of openness with her or talk in the same level.
Today, I dropped my two sons, #2 and #3 at church. I was driving. At the Green Lane/Jalan Hamilton/Jalan Batu Gantong traffic light, the traffic was crawling.
The green light shows 07 minutes before turning red. There is a huge yellow box that spans two junctions. So, I slowed down because I know I cannot make it to the other side of the yellow box.
But the silly sons of mine chanted, “pecut pecut pecut, ma…you can do it, you cannnnnn do it….”
So, I pun pecut lah. (Pecut = accelerate)
I barely got my car’s butt over to the other end, out of the yellow box. A bit slower, I will be blocking the traffic. And the cilaka kids pulak, “Ma….look, police beside you! Die already, kena saman already!”
Haih, really lah, police on bike but not chasing me, lucky.
So, the next traffic light is the one which I am supposed to turn into our church, behind Caltex Green Lane.
This time, the #2 pulak, “Ma…drift, drift, drift….come on you can do it if you put your mind to it.” (talked in a tone mimicking those motivational speaker)
Sheeshh…this is not the first time their urgings got me drifting lah, pecut-ing lah and all kind things. Usually, it is darn funny because they always make fun of my driving, especially the parking.
They are forever comparing my driving with the father. Like, “Eh, ma…your husband only needs to turn right into the parking lot, you need to go in and out at least three times baru can masuk. Go ask your husband teach you how to park properly lah!”
Or, “Eh ma, your husband doesn’t care which direction the arrows show, he simply sumbat masuk the wrong direction. You also follow him lah, why follow the huge yellow arrows and make a big round lah?” (like those in Tesco’s carpark?)
Heh, now the #2 wants to buy an expensive pair of sneakers. He come to bodek-ing me. I told him, “Eh, you go ask my husband lah, he is the man of the house. I got no authority to approve these kind of things. I only have authority to drive out demons in Jesus’s name. Bwahaha!”
And the Catholic son of mine said, “This is call intercede lah, you go intercede for me.”
My reply, “You porrah, you want, you sendiri go and ask, I don’t want my backside get zhng. Intercede konon….”
Sigh…how lucky it is to grow up in a family with both parents. I hope all parents adopt this ‘same level openness’ with your teens.
19 thoughts on “Pecut pecut pecut”
Hahaha… my mom and joke and criticize each other too. In Hakka.
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Though I do not have probs with my parents, I seem to be closer to my mum than with my dad. 🙂
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Your Cha-cha parking (fwd & bkwd..) shld be more interesting if synchronized with music..LOLs!
Very often we need to be like children in order to communicate well with them…no gen-gap barrier works a lot better!
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Me wanna be like a cool mom like you! Can tunjuk ajar ar? It’s too easy to make mistakes with children and although I don’t have kids yet, I soon will in the future!
Kudos lor, 5xmom! 😀
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“This is call intercede lah, you go intercede for me.”
HAHAHAHA… so clever your #2…
But well, I wished i had this openness with my parents.. we seldom talk and discuss about anything. I find that the way an interacting between parents and their children like for yourself is very healthy. It helps to bond the family better and we all understand each other better.
I do agree that all parents should take this approach.
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We have something like that, my siblings and my parents. Though my mum can be rather garang at times..but.. aiya..dah biasa lah.. 😆
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Oh how I love the new CLL after the GE. Much more entertaining stories like this please.
Please be safe on the roads, esp with the kids in the back. BTW, I hope you teach the kids not to pecutx3 when they get their own car.
Referring to the Tesco thing:
Because it simply is common courtesy and it’s right to follow the law. I have seen numerous, in fact, tons of people turning while there’s clearly a no entry sign. Every time I see that, I shake my head, and ask myself what has Penang and Penangites become.
benghui is getting to b an interested back seat driver..always saying the teacher say must do this and that…yellow from a distance he asks me to slow down oledi!
he will say daddy u break a law if i beat the traffic lights..no funlah like this 🙂
after reading this post, i realized i am drifting far away from my parents. sigh! i hope that can intercede it back too.hahahah.. anyway, i do hope that, my husband and i have this type of closeness with my two kiddo long enough.
Gotta watch out for u on the road…heheh
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My dotter says …if amber light no pecut > NOT MALAYSIAN !! The other day I stop when the traffic light turn amber .. Nearly got my car arse bummed !! Malaysian Driver .. 🙂
Thanks for the glimpse into how having both parents are like. Like you i grew up with only my mom, dad passed away at 7. But i bodek my mum a lot also, and always tell her to pecut too. hehe.
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Our lives revolve around our princes and princesses… 😎
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You said wanna be patron Saint Lilian right? So part of a saints job description is to intercede for people…LOL
Sadly, both my parents aren’t the open minded kind. But that definitely doesn’t make me into one like them. I wanna be friend with my kids! 😈
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hilarious!!!! keep up the excellent work lilian 🙂
for 1 moment i thought i read pancut pancut pancut! lol
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silverlsle – We need to change our ways or else, we may one day wake up and find total strangers between parents and kids.
#2 – Yalah, yalah, bodek somemore lah. Wait I check the almanac, fengshui and tongshu first.
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