Monday, October 12, 2009

My darling angels

My first-borns are big now. Last September witnessed them entering secondary school just after celebrating their 12th birthday. Their new school is 2.3 miles (approximately 5 kilometres) away from home. They have agreed to cycle to school everyday using the spanking new bikes a friend presented.
Now that the days are getting shorter and colder, I have to ensure that they are well-dressed and equipped so that their cycle is bearable, if not pleasant. Another boy living closeby, who used to take the public bus, has even asked whether he could join them everyday. With this boy, they have discovered a short-cut and also the delights of Ye Olde Traditional Sweet Shop (now THIS I've got to keep my eye on!).

Some days, I feel a tightening sensation in my chest as I send them off at the door with prayers and kisses. My boys are big now... May Allah guide and protect both of you (and the other two) always!


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6 comments:

Naz said...

Amin...

D,
They look smart on those bikes :)
I'm still driving my kids every morning. Their schools are not far but the traffic worries me.
On days when I am a bit late in picking them up, Emil would run down the hill all the way from school. I asked him *why can't you just walk?!!*.
*I get to see you sooner that way!*
:D

Suzana Abd Manan said...

Wah...semakin handsome kedua2nya itu...take care D..miss you all.

Ms B said...

It will be a matter of time that they will take the role of taking care of you.

Oldstock said...

Insyaallah, your boys will be fine. Just remind them to be aware of basic safety. In the UK, the roads and lanes are conducive for cycling, not like in Malaysia.

This post of yours has given me an idea of what to write next in my blog. Something about sending my son to his first day at school.

Now, if I only have the time...

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

I am sure they will be alright. Teaching them to be independent is good. I am looking forward to the day my son can cycle to school as well.

madam gold said...

I am sure the neighbourhood is safe for the boys to cycle on their own...