The Person I Admire...

~ Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:11 AM ~

We've been having our 11 year old niece (her name is Bonnie) over at our place for about 2 weeks now. Her dad would pick her up from school, make sure she had her lunch and she will normally finished up her homework before coming over to our place (about 5 minutes by car) and spends the day playing with Ben or just relaxing. Normally, she'll be either playing computer games or watching toddler bible action videos or Disney shows we taped for Ben or playing with Ben when he had his water pool activities or coloring activities.

About a week ago, she brought along her homework, which is to write a short essay about the person she admires and after deciding between hubby and I, she decided to settle on me! Since I'm practically at home and easy for her to refer and ask questions to, we went ahead with her idea and I helped her along by giving her  more details about myself, such as my age, that I'm a SAHM now and am taking care of Ben full-time.

She wrote the rest of the essay and when she's done, I asked her whether I could read it and it's so nice reading something that other people wrote about you. And particularly written from a child (cos I know children don't lie and what comes out of their mouth is total innocence and has no ulterior motives or whatsoever)

I couldn't resist taking pictures of the essay cos it's the only proof I'm going to have that I am the person she admires! (for now that is...) I've intentionally shade off her details and my whereabouts due to privacy concerns.

THe most gentle person she knows? Me?!! Awwwwwww...

And I am happy to have a niece like you too, Bonnie!

Thank you for spending your after school time with Ben and you've been a great help to us!

Comments (14) -


I really love that letter. From a child there's so much innocence and they write from the heart. You must be one awesome Aunty!


Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hello Katie!
Thanks for your comment! I hope I am an awesome aunty! Smile


That is so sweet! It's great she has a role model right there in front of her! Great job, aunty!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Steph!
Oh I do hope I could be a role model to her heheheh...

Catheryn @ Pinkbibs

GOod job Jenny!! Children are most honest with their thoughts and I am very sure she means each & every word of the essay Smile

The feeling is so sweet, isnt it?


Swanky Baby's Mom

Great blog!  I am now a follower from California, US. Following from the "Where in the World you are?" blog hop!

Swanky Baby

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Catheryn!
It's supposed to be "Good job Bonnie!" It's her essay anyway Laughing If the feeling is already sweet coming from your niece, I can't imagine how sweet it is if it comes from my Ben.. ahhhhhh...  Smile

Hi Swanky Baby!
Thanks for the follow! I've returned the favor and looking forward to seeing you back in my blog sometime!

Miki Chua

aw....sweet nie....

Monica - the 'mom'

Monica - the 'mom' says:

ai sehhh..... I'm touched too lah..
but she call you "timid" ?(woh ho ho.. bonnie has sure has Not known her aunty enuf leh..this SAHM is no timidy-bling-bling... make her mad and one may see and feel loads of *dizzy BLINGS* !! Smile

Polly (aka 5th Sister)

Now that is quite an honor! I'm glad you took a photo of it as it will be a keepsake treasure always and forever!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Monica - the 'mom'!
Love the nick! Laughing Hahah, it's not often people get to see the non-timid side of me lah.. ;P

Hey Polly!
Oh yes, that's why blogging this down will remind me of this for a long time! Smile


Awww... so sweet....I'm sure you are a gentle person. Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Tracy!
Thanks for your comment! Sorry not able to help you out lately with your blog stuff, been busy busy busy with baking!

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