Monday, August 28, 2006

Still playing, 3 out of 5 balls down.

Somehow the photo session with the second model (a 17-year old junior college student), combined with some really terrible news from an ex-boyfriend, has managed to get me a little bit down. Smootie - now with 50% less cheer.

If I could compare my life to a pinball game, I'd be 3 balls down, with 2 more balls to go but still in the heat of play.

The second model looked very mature for a 17-year old. Got me reminiscing about the time when I was 17, clueless and the only thing on my mind was boys, school and private tuition 5 times a week. I did not tie up my long curly hair, did not wear my school badge or any socks. I routinely showed up late for school with light makeup (foundation, powder, lipstick and blusher) and lots of jewellery. There was not a single minor rule I did not break with impunity. My civics tutor who was the school disciplinary master received no end of flak from his colleagues.

I had my whole life ahead of me. New pinball game. And I thought I was so mature. A good day was when my favourite school skirt (a little shorter than the rest!) was ready to wear. A bad day was when a classmate broke my nail buffer while buffing his nails. It's been a while since I felt so carefree.

Now I sit at home watching yet another episode of High Five (Animal Adventures!) and I wonder if my son's life will be as carefree, and if I will be able to make his life as comfortable as mine has been.

12 Comments:

At 11:27 AM, Blogger gremlin said...

oh man. so serious. let's go on a trip (dive or otherwise - if gideon would let us without redoing the entire course!) together - just the girls, when I get back next - hopefully with post-partum weight all lost. lets. it'd be a good change and we can giggle ourselves silly again over cocktails or coke, whatever takes our fancy ;p.

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger HairyDonut said...

Argh. I don't know how you do it, travelling halfway across the world with 2 (soon to be 3).

Hv planned holiday overseas but stressing about how to cope with my 1.

 
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Cheer up! (Gin always helps me. Heh)

 
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