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Saturday, May 29, 2010

How Honest Is Too Honest?

"Mommy, teacher says I am a good boy". 

This was what my boy told me when I fetched him from school last Thursday.  He gave me a big smile while waiting for me to ask him why. 

Mommy:  Why, boy?

Ian : Today teacher returned our Maths exam paper.  I saw a question that teacher had marked wrongly. It should be wrong because I gave a wrong answer.  (Sei mou, can spot his own mistake at a glance means never checked his work before passing up la..) *slaps head*

Mommy: What did you do?

Ian: I walked up to teacher and told her so that she can take away the marks lorr. I do wrong already ma.. Teacher then took away the marks and praised I am a good boy.

Mommy : *Speechless for a minute..* the good side of me cheers, I am so proud of you, boy! while the evil side of me screams, "he is too honest or what"?  I know I am bad for having such ugly thought but hey, I am no saint, no? 

And this is what he got from mommy for being too honest....

















A Treat of ABC!! .. and the note book is from his teacher..

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Anonymous suituapui said...

Ya...sometimes have to be what-they-call "street smart" to survive in this world. daughter also - too decent, too honest, too straight!!!

P.S. Sometimes we do not see our mistakes...only later. Like when I wrote books, I would spot the mistakes after they have drafted out the real thing nicely...and sent to me for editing. Dunno why I did not see in the 1st place even though I checked a few times.

May 29, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Caroline Ng May Ling said...

auww he's just so adorable boy. :) its gud u know if kids practice this since their small. means dey can accept their mistake and will try to improve themselves. :) i ever experienced this n yea actually felt kinda regret cz my grade from A turn to B after teacher tk away d mark. *sobs*

May 29, 2010 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Caroline Ng May Ling said...

ABC i want! soooo loooong didnt eat it. =D Am sure ur boy enjoyed it a lot! =)

May 29, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger reanaclaire said...

wow.. he is such a good honest boy.. great! encourage him... well, it is all about integrity.. let me tell u of another incident i heard from my SIL... she mentioned to me that her nephew 6 years old, doesnt like his fren copying his answers from him each time. So what he did was, he purposely wrote the wrong answers for his fren to copy, then later he rubbed off the wrong answers and put the right answers there without his fren knowing! Isn't he shrewd!!

May 29, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

Ian is definitely too honest in this case, but I like people who is honest. :)

May 29, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

suituapui: I strongly agree with you. "Cari makan" nowadays in this complex society and us living in the big city require street smart skills to survive. I know I have to strike a balance between book smart and street smart in parenting my boy but this is definitely no easy task.

Caroline: On the positive side, yes, I hope he had learned something useful.. how to accept his mistake and try not to make the same mistake in future. On the kiasuness side, it's just too painful to see the 2 marks flying away.;)

Claire: Sometimes I wish my boy can strike a balance between honesty and shrewdness!! Haha.. The boy that you mentioned will grow up to be a very successful businessman. Trust me.

Sheoh Yan: My boy, being his usual happy go lucky nature.. doesn't mind a bit about his marks being taken away.;(

May 29, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger mNhL said...

He is really honest! Good job. He doesn't even mind the 2 marks being taken off. A reward is a must and that big bowl of ABC is more than enough to make him happy!

May 29, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

hehe. means hor he knows his work le! hahaha... honesty is the best. good job boy!

May 29, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Shenny's mommy said...

It is good Ian's has cultivated honesty character in such a young age. You never have to second guess on things he tells you.
My daughter Shenny has learnt an honesty song from her character building class. The song is something like this "Honest people never lie....". Yet, she has lied to me a few times to avoid trouble. The things she lied to me were these: "her friend spoilt her hair clip", "teacher had stopped her from finishing her snack because time out" and "she had pooed in school". **headache.

May 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

mNhL: He doesn't mind at all even if 10 MARKS were taken off.*shakes head*

Irene: You say "Gek ng gek sei ngor leh" (how not to get steaming mad? Really OMG..;)

Shenny's mommy: His grandpa likes to buy him moral books that teach good moral values and they are written in simple and easy to understand words. Ian likes the books and keeps reading them. You may want to get some for Shenny.. He did lie to me on a few occasions but confessed later on when he felt guilty.

May 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Alice Law said...

Hi mommy! Thanks for dropping by My Little Sprouts, really appreciate it!

Your boy is so sweet~!*HUG He would be the next George Washington, I'm proud of him!

Please have a wonderful Sunday!

May 29, 2010 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger michelle@mybabybay said...

Admitting his own mistake is a leader's character. Bravo boy!

May 29, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Alice Law : Thanks for returning visit. George Washington?? Hahaha..

Michelle: I feel he is just too honest sometimes.:P

May 30, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

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