This house was filled with hungry kids... teens to be exact last week. It was the school holidays in Malaysia and my niece and nephews were home. It was nice to have so many people in the house. We even had one of their friends who stayed with us for a few days. The last of the kids left this morning.
Dom was so busy herding people here and there, he even forgot about his naps.
Blimey! Herding sure is hard work. I got kids flowing outta my earssssssssssss...
I had fun too torturing my sister's kids :)
First, i told them.. this is a self-service house.
You need anything... get it yourself.
If you are hungry, fry an egg or eggs or find something to eat.
After you eat.. wash your own plates.
When you wake up.. fold your blankies...
When you open the door.. close it back...
Open a shampoo bottle... close it back..
and and and..
yada yada yada..
nag nag nag...
i didn't know i could nag so much *LOL*
Then it got to.. take Dom for a walk..
hang the clothes out to dry.. urmm..
keep the clothes..
fold the clothes.. urmm.. urmm..
i can be quite a slave driver sometimes.
Actual fact, i am the slave ^-^ most of the time. But they did help a lot in the house. It was fun to have them around. You can poke them and open their eyes to get them to wake up. They don't get angry with you. You can nag the living daylights out of them, they will still smile and grin at you. You can ask them to wash a whole lot of dishes and pots, they don't mind. My sister did bring up some very nice kids. She did well there.
The above picture of the hungry dog by the lake was taken by my niece Rachel. As she is the youngest in the house, we always bully her. Her brothers and me. She's a tough one, she always smiles even when she is bullied. Her brothers calls her the blurr one.
She loves to draw and she loves photography. She never handled a SLR before. But to teach her to be more observant of her surroundings, we made her the official photographer that day when we went on our outing. Quite a big heavy camera for a kid of 14 to handle but she did well. She had the biggest grin on her face that day. She took some very nice shots. Very steady hands.
Children can be quite brilliant if they are given the chance. They are always hungry to learn.
With social media taking their world by storm, children see more of their computer or mobile screen more than the faces of their loved ones or the things that are around them. They would stand to lose so much in the years to come. They might only see the Rafflesia in wikipedia and never know what a beautiful but stinking flower it is in real life.
Social media. Are you good or bad for us.