leaving the centre
July 20, 2009 § 3 Comments
This message from an 8 year old girl and her 4 year old brother cheers me up. I was surprised to hear from the mother that this was initiated by the kids themselves. Sometimes kids can be the sweetest people around. I’m really going to miss them 😦
Haa, I find it quite hard to just walk away from the relationships I’ve formed here. I feel like I’m abandoning the kids and for some, their parents. Even though it’s been but a year and a little more, I’ve watched some of them transit from crying and fearful to bubbly and talkative, move from knowing but a few letters to reading words, and I want to stay to watch them grow. Sure the older kids may sometimes be boisterous and moody, sure my 4 year olds will randomly roar at me while I’m doing my work, sure I miss lazy saturdays and sundays, but it’s all part of being in a real and not ideal relationship and I do not complain.