Thursday, October 17, 2013

Small talks

Kai: Mummy, Daddy is very brave. He is not scared of aedes mosquitoes. Do you know what he is scared of?
Me: No... Kai: He is scared that nobody work and earn money for the family...
(Meaning the sole breadwinner cannot afford to fall sick with dengue fever)
Kai: Do you know what I will do then?
Me: No...
Kai: I will work very very hard until the teacher give me money.
Me: *Laugh* why will the teacher give you money?
Kai: Can wan, can give vouchers if I work very hard.
I was touched by his words. Vouchers aside, I'm very happy to know that I have a son who is so ready to chip in to support the family in times of difficulties... haha
(For record, there was no such thing as teachers giving vouchers!! They did give stationery as motivation though.)
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thank you for...

Kai and I were doing the "reading log" homework. I chose a passage for him to read. It was about "My mother"...

After reading, he looked at me and said,

"You then are the best mother. Thank you for taking care of me..."

I was taken back by his remark. My heart melted. He was never affectionate...

No words can describe the happiness I felt.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Rewards

"Daddy, if I get 5th in level in primary 2, can you buy me a 5s? "
Daddy stared at him for a while.
"Can... if you get band 1 for all subjects for this term, I will buy you an ipad."
That's the latest deal sealed for this year.
The harsh reality of doing well for tests and exams has slowly set in for this P1 boy. Academically, Kai is very careless and prone to incredible mistakes in his work. But I guess somehow he was influenced by Xuan who consistently aimed to score high marks... so whenever he made a birthday wish or resolution, he'd always say "First in class", "first in level", although this time, he has reduced it to "5th in level"...
This boy never fails to amuse me. It is an irony that he placed such 'importance' in academic achievement when he has little interest in books.
Sigh, I hope he will do well ...
(Photo: 'Plants snd Zombies' time for the 3 addicts)
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