Minggu, April 22, 2012

Bunga di Jendela

Kenapa sekarang ada bunga-bunga di jendela dapurku? Sebagian darinya bahkan sudah mengering.



Oh itu bunga rumput yang dipetik Abang dan Dede untukku setiap mereka habis main di halaman. Mereka mengetuk pintu dapurku dan memanggil, "Bunda, bunda! Ini dikasi bunga!"
"Dari siapa?", tanyaku pura-pura.
"Abang" "Dede"

So sweet, eh?

Begitulah kalau punya anak laki-laki. Kalau kita beruntung diberikan Allah anak-anak laki yang baik, kita akan dapat bunga, pelukan, ciuman dari mereka. Ayahnya bisa saja sibuk, tidak bisa setiap saat mencium dan memeluk kita. Wajarlah, sebagai pencari nafkah keluarga. Bunga pun mungkin datang hanya di saat-saat spesial saja sekarang, itupun kalau dia terbetik rasa romantismenya.
Tapi anak-anak laki-laki ini tidak mengenal hari spesial, dan masih punya banyak waktu untuk mencium dan memeluk kapanpun mereka (atau aku) mau.
Aku tidak tahu kapan mereka akan terus melakukan ini. Aku cuma berharap, kalaupun suatu hari mereke berhenti melakukannya, kuharap itu masih lama sekali.
Sekarang syukuri dulu apa yang ada. Alhamdulillahi rabbil al amiiiin.

Minggu, April 15, 2012

Dear Parents, please READ this book: Totto-chan, Little Girl at the Window


First time I read this book was in 2003. I was single, and not really think about children just yet. I HIGHLY recommend this book to all parents. This book is enjoyable not only for parents, but also for the kids. As I enjoyed it when I was a single, I encourage you, Singles, to read it too.

This book is autobiographical memoir of a Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a very unique little girl whose parents accept her UNIQUENESS, and never give up finding the 'perfect' school for her. The book is funny, unique and very inspiring. You will remember how you feel and think when you were a kid. I envy Totto-chan for having so great time at Tomoe Gaku-en, the school.

Parents, especially in Indonesia, please read this book, and don't give up your kids over some STRANGE education in our country. The schools are exist to cater our kids' needs, not the opposite. When a school requests RIDICULOUS requirements even before your kids enroll, we better question it.
We love our kids, don't we? Then, we should be pleasing our kids, not the school. School is service, not business(quoted from my hubby).

See this page about Totto-chan: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Totto-chan/109247369105512

p.s: If you haven't read this book, you can check the Indonesian version of the book: Totto-chan, Gadis Cilik di Jendela by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi in the book stores
p.s too: I'm not a book seller. So I'm not promoting this book over money, but for the kids ;)