On bioengineering a mother.
Little Tiarnan, 5, is a watcher of the world and its people. Through his little eyes, peeps a most inquisitive and assessing mind.
A few days ago, he sidled up to his mother and observed:
“Mummy, you do so many things, you should have four arms!”
Syahidah laughed. She had to agree for as a mother of three, each with their own needs, schools, and lives, she certainly had a lot to contend with.
Personally, I love the way he thinks about the world. He sees that his mother has so much to do...so he reimagines his mother as a person with four arms and, therefore, much more able to cope with the demands on her: a beautiful solution...now if only biology would oblige.
Then again, I can see how he views his mother, for Syahidah is ever busy, ever moving, ever doing. She is a mini-whirlwind of activity. Clearly, Tiarnan has taken note of this and wished somehow to relieve her burdens. Helpfully, everyone else in the house, chips in – Tiarnan included. So Two Armed Mummy is not entirely without help. Thank you boys.
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