Originally posted 2008-09-22 14:09:12.
As was much celebrated by us working slaves, last Wednesday was a public holiday for some states including Selangor, which is where my office is.
So, I had the pleasure of picking Caitlin up from school that day.
I had told her the day before that I would be able to pick her up; “Daddee will pick you up from school tomorrow, okay?”
You’d never hear a louder “Yay!!” than that! “I can show you to my friends!” was her first statement.
Anyway, she didn’t, but her expression when she saw me was quite funny-interesting.
It was a mix of apprehension and shyness…. maybe it was just because it was something new; Grandad has been the one picking her up from school everyday.
But she ran towards me anyway.
And the school entrance was already kinda empty; largely ‘cos she stays for an extra class and most of her friends have left. Either that or it’s ‘cos she was one of the first ones let out.
She asked if I had waited long, in toddler speak. Such mature thinking already….
This morning wasn’t the second time she’d asked me again if I could pick her up again. It wasn’t easy telling her no, partly because it’s slightly confusing for her to understand why our holidays don’t always coincide…
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