Posts Tagged ‘kids’

Word of the day#1 : Golden Handcuff

Written on January 21st, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

bookwormBeing a parent is not only the most fulfilling job in the world, but it’s a continuous learning experience. Every day I get to learn new things, it’s like growing up with them.

Last night after browsing the dictionary, my son blurted out something which surprised us.

Son: Pa(calling his father), I have a new word.

Hubby : What?
Son : Golden handcuffs

Hubby : What does it mean?

Son: (without looking at the dictionary) It is a set of benefits and incentives given to an employee so he will not leave the company.

Hubby: That’s great!

Being a Human Resource practitioner, I was familiar with the term but it didn’t occur to me that at a young age. He’ll be interested in such a word. Yes, I am one proud momma. Probing deeper, I asked my boy what prompted him to look for the word. He told me that he was just going through the dictionary and stumbled upon that new word and thought it was literally “gold”. Hahahaha!

My boy’s fascination with the dictionary is nothing new, in fact, he is quite an articulate young man. When talking about what he’ll take up in the future, I always tell him that he will be a good lawyer. He’ll shrug off the idea and will tell me that he has not decided. Although he’s also considering healthcare jobs, taking after my brother, who is a doctor. I would love for him to be doctor. Anything they like, we will gladly support.

My daughter: The Sporty Type

Written on June 17th, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

nikeBetween my son and my daughter, mu daughter has always been the sporty type. Since I am not into sports, I guess she takes after her dad.

Even her wardrobe, you can see the sporty gears and not the “girlie” stuff. She just loves rubber shoes, she’s completely my exact opposite. I can with only a pair of rubber shoes or even none.

Now that she’s about to celebrate her birthday, one of her birthday wishes was to have her Nike training shoes. Fortunately there was a Nike and Adidas Clearance Sale and I bought a pair training shoes for her. It’s 50% off, isn’t it fab? She loved it so much.

As for me, I am glad to have scored a good bargain once again. Being a practical mom, I see to it that even if I give in to retail therapy, I am always a smart shopper.

Happy Birthday, my dear daughter!

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