Sunday, July 20, 2008

Young brave nomads.

I know a few school friends whose parents are divorced. Most of them have to spend time with both parents. That means; they have a lot of travelling to do during the week.

One of my very good girl friend is doing just that. She comes to school with huge bags. She has forgotten to bring her school work a few times already. She told me that not only she has to spend time with her mom and dad, but also with her two sets of grand parents. So, she has to bring along bags of her stuff from one place to another. She said that she is like a modern nomads (without the camels, of course). That is why at times; she can’t remember when and what she left where and when she needs to go where with what and when to do what, where. Aiyoh! Now, I know why she forgets to bring her homework at times.

A boy I know said to me one day, “Aiyoh! It is getting complicated now...”. His dad has recently gotten married and now his wife has given birth to a baby. So, not only he has a new step mother, he now has a brand new step kid brother. His mom has also gotten married and his new step father already has a few children. So, not only he now has a new step dad, he also has some instant step siblings. I know it was not supposed to be a funny, but, when he was describing all that to me, it sounded so very funny. I pity him because he has to spend times with both families and has to keep track of who is who.... he he. Quite a few times already he got into class (in the morning) late and looking very stressed out.

One girl friend of mind, she only visits her mom on saturdays. But, she doesn’t really like to do it because she prefers to spend saturdays doing nothing. So, her mom has to bribe her by buying stuffs for her, which is kind of good, bad, may be good, may be bad... I don’t know!

I am just happy, I don’t have to be a MPV nomad because I don’t really like to lug my stuff around... he he. Not that we have a MPV anyway.

by small bright head

17 comments:

Alice Teh said...

Hi Small Bright Head, my parents are separated too. It's been more than 12 years. I don't know where my dad is but all I know is that the seven of us - mom and siblings - are very close to each other. :D

I hope you're enjoying your weekend. :D

zowie said...

hey how r u?thanks for dropping by my blog...

Big Bright Head said...

hi alice: thanks for coming by and your comment. is good to hear 7 people getting on well. it is rare these days.. :D

zowie: thank you for dropping by.. :D

day-dreamer said...

It's sad to notes that children are always the victims of parents divorce. =/

Anyway, enjoy the remaining of Sunday.

g'gjosh said...

sad to know about separated parents..Just be brave and god will always be with us.

Check out my blog yah?

mistipurple said...

life cannot be planned sometimes.
be a camel might be easier actually. but then got to decide if you'd want one hump or two..

Big Bright Head said...

day-dreamer: it's true children are often the victims, but they are very capable of over coming problems as well...

g'gjosh: yah, let us all be brave...

mistipurple: one high, sharp hump, that way no one can ride on your back... he he. and while we are at it, one additional water tank will be nice

Lisa Yap said...

hehe thanks :) here to check out ur blog and i love it, very clean n nice, both layout n words, take care!

irish daisies said...

thanks for the visit. yes i love to ride its very relaxing .. most of the time ;)

WoMbOk™♂ said...

hello! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

That's a really interesting observation. I never saw it that way :)

3lilangels said...

Hi. Just want to tell you that I've enjoyed reading your blog. Love the close relationship you have with your dad, and your upbringing, which must account for your mature observations. You are so blessed to have such a nice dad. I'm going to go through your archive and have a good read ... this is as good as a book.

blurblurpiggy said...

we are the victims my friend! we'll keep on fighting till the end! haha
My dad remarried has 3 kids
my mums husband has 3 kids
i have 1 brother
i have 7 other siblings
and i have a godmum and goddad whom my brother and i are closest with
so in total we move around a lot and we celebrate a lot of birthdays mothers days and fathers days. We always tell ppl we have 3 mum 3 dad haha

4MalMal said...

sorry, i know this is a serious topic but the the way u write makes me laugh! and what an interesting title :) btw just out of curiosity, i hope you don't mind me asking, how old is small bright head and how old is big bright head? I am really curious how both of u look like;) hehe

Sandhya said...

Beautifully expressed!

Pippo said...

i use to be a nomad because of parents bussiness schedule hehe luckilly im stable now. but hey i learn things when im a nomad so god bless.

i knwo im commenting away frm the topic but it just occur to me and i have to write haha :p

irish daisies said...

i really enjoy our camper its nice enough to enjoy nature but nicer enough enjoying have my own toilet ;)

eastcoastlife said...

I always feel sad for these kids. I taught quite a few of them and they have some really heartbreaking stories to tell whenever they share their inner thoughts. Very lonely kids too.

Did you go down to Bugis Junction for the bouncy, crunchy pork balls? It was so crowded today. I ate 5 bowls. 5x4=20 haha.....

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