But before I move on to it, let me give a little background about myself.
I grew up in a poor family where my parents were busy working to earn a living for the family. I grew up deprived of time with my parents - my mum spends her whole life working in a factory, coming home late and was busy doing all the laundries and wiping the floor and cooking for us. She sleeps for less than 6 hours a day.
But she is also health conscious for us. She will condition us to cut down on food with artificial coloring and flavoring. And she cuts a variety of fruits for us to eat every day, knowing how lazy we children are.
My dad on the other hand, was a quiet guy. He likes to read newspapers, and also those news and history films on TV. He loved us, just chose not to show it. When I was younger, he will tell me to brush my teeth daily, failing which he say “I will regret in future”. And I did.
It’s amazing how history tends to repeat itself.
For those who do not know, I have a kid.
And today, I’m teaching my little kid not to take in junk food. I’m also cutting fruits for her and putting them nicely on a plate before giving it to her. And I also make a fuss my my kid doesn’t brush her teeth, saying that it's something she will regret in future.
Ironic, isn’t it? How we can grow up detesting some stuffs that our parents do, and yet duplicate the same behaviour on our kid?