School holiday has officially started and I am looking forward to the days ahead. No more wake up early at least for a month. So what should I do to keep him busy during the holiday? No special arrangement most of the time he will be at home. Well… At least he can join my girl and baby C do the morning dance and games conduct by mummy at home from Monday to Friday.
When I look back at the beginning of this year, trying to imagine the hectic days we had, not to mention the concern and worry towards him to be in standard 1, with lots of children and the super fierce teacher. He could mix well with the children and settle down quickly, and he was looking forward to go to school everyday. That was the beginning of this year. When the fifth months approach, he begins to feel bored and tired. There was time that we purposely don’t send him to school for a few days just to let him stay at home and let him relax.
After almost a year in standard one, I ask him a question yesterday of how he felt about going to school. He smiled and gives me 6 reasons what makes him don’t like to go to school.
1. I don’t like homework
He never likes to do homework, just too many of them and worst of all, he is only standard one. This is one of the things that we expect from a Chinese school, but it was too many and a little heavier not only for me but for a standard one student. However, as months passed by I get used to it.
2. Very noisy
He is the nosiest not only at home but outside specially in the shopping mall. Somehow he does not like the noises in the school. He said “I want to pengsan (faint) everyday”.
3. Don’t like the teacher always angry
He always complained about his class teacher of being angry all the times. He said one time the teacher almost lost her voice because she shouts too much. Well, guess the teacher means well and wanted to have a discipline in the class.
4. Like to stay at home
He prefers to stay at home because he has all his toys and loves playing computer.
5. Don’t like reading book
He gladly exclaims “I’m not a reading kid mummy, I’m a toy kid”. We send him to school when he is only 2 years old, and he shows a good interest in books at that very young age even the principal commented that he is a fast learner. Come to think about it, we have invested not only our time of reading to him but the choices of school we choose during his early years.
6. Don’t like to wake up early
The whole family is having a difficulty getting up early. We must change! It must change! I look forward for an improvement next year not only for us but his perception of school.