April is such sweet darling daughter to me.
I wanted April and May to take a nap with me on a Saturday afternoon. If they took a nap, I offered to give them both a massage before bedtime that night. I would usually rub their back and tummy with the black colour Chinese traditional oil (minyak angin). They love me massaging them this way. Upon hearing this offer, they quickly went to sleep, but I couldn't doze off at all that afternoon. I was so tired in the evening and felt regret to offer them the massage, as I had to stay up a bit late to give both of them the massage.
Darling April noticed my tiredness. She said, "Mummy, you don't need to give me a massage. If May wants, you just massage her. Let me give you a massage."
True enough, when May and her father had gone to sleep. April gave me a massage on my shoulder, my back, my hands and my legs. She even put some lotion on my foot. While she massaging me, she asked me a few times, "Mummy, are you feeling better? Do you feel more comfortable now?"
Before we both off the light, I thanked her, she said, "You're welcome, mummy."
Mummy was touched.
When the school reopened, I told April that I didn't want her to be the class monitor. I wanted her to concentrate on her study. Actually I didn't want her to get disappointed, what if she was not being chosen by the teacher again. ( She wasn't the class monitor last year) On the second week of school, I noticed that she had a new class monitor. When I asked her, she said that the teacher asked her to be the class monitor this time, but she rejected the teacher as mummy didn't allow.
I feel so sorry for her, as I know she wants so much to take the responsibility to be the class leader. I am the one stopping her from exercising her leadership. What a bad mum I am!
Mummy said, "Sorry, sorry."
April said, "Why sorry?"
Mummy said, "Because of me, now you can't be the class monitor, teacher has chosen someone else. You have to wait for another time."
April said, "It is ok, mummy. I will pray to Amituofo, one day I sure can be the class monitor."
Mummy teary eyes.