Thursday, July 2, 2009

His Presents!

Children nowadays are so fortunate! I don't quite remember the birthdays that my parent celebrated for me. The only one that I remembered well and with pictures taken was my 21st! But here we have Ryan celebrating his 1st birthday 3 times! And the amount of presents that he received from our friends and relatives were more than what I got in 3 years!

Of all the presents, I must said, I love the remote control love buggy the most! Honestly, I have always looked at kids with this little gadget with envy and thinking how lucky they must be. The closest I've got was a battery operated toy tank (which incidentally, was already a big thing to me back then!). Secretly, I was hoping that his toy car could fit me..hehe...so that I could give it a spin. Oh well, never mind. Maybe, my son would fancy one of those remote control helicoptors soon...hahaha..

But seriously, the amount of presents do not represent the love our parents have for us. It's rather unfair to compare my childhood with Ryan's because we live in two different era. Education, exposure, standard of living, financial capabilities and a host of other factors have changed the way parents demonstrate their love for their child. Not receiving the amount of presents like Ryan or getting the birthday celebrations like he did, did not mean that I receive any less love from my parents. The amount of education and life they have given me has been a good proof of that. It's just that today's parents will go a long way to ensure that their children would have their needs and `want's taken care of.

However, I believe that being a responsible parent, we got to constantly remind ourselves that we do not spoilt our child or uses material possession as a replacement of the quality time or love for our child. I have friends who have bought luxurious condominiums and cars for their children once they are old enough to drive, all fully paid for. And some even had the guts to specifically asked for the type of car and NOT just any car!!! I think it's an excellent idea to invest in good properties for the future of our child but to hand everything to them in a silver platter could sometimes do them more harm than good.

13 comments:

Cynthia said...

Ryan is so lucky! and I agree with you that we are not suppose to alternate the material stuff with quality time spend... I have too many of living examples of spoilt brads... :)

Annie Q said...

Wow!!! So many pressies! Ryan is a lucky boy.

reanaclaire said...

aiyoh.. baby Ryan's hands tired or not for opening so many many nice presents?? wow..how wonderful.. kids nowadays are really blessed.. big big gifts some more...

LittleLamb said...

that's a lot of presents!!!!! i m not letting philip see this... cos he had less than a handful of present for his 1st bday oni...

Ryan...u r so lucky.

cheeyee said...

Wow Ryan is so lucky... yep agree with you, love cannot be measured by the material stuff. Love has no price. :)

Mummy Moon said...

that is a lot of presents. he is a lucky boy...

MeRy said...

So many pressie......Lucky boy!

2ma said...

wah!!!! that's a lot of presents leh!!! lucky ryan boy!!!

Cookie said...

wow! great gifts and what a celebration!

Rose said...

it is hard not to spoil our children! If we dont spoil them, who else to be spoiled and who going to spoil them but us?? :)

My gal also has her 3rd birthday in April, and gosh, I dont know where to store her presents! hahaha!

Children is very lucky compared to our time.

vickylow said...

Wah so many pressie, you are a lucky boy :)

Jess said...

Wow wow... so many
Ryan is really lucky.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

wah wah wah....I am so envy that Ryan has so many birthday gift.

Ryan likes Barney? My girl too.

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