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Monday, May 17, 2010

Mechanical Pencil = Good Handwriting??

The "Magical" Mechanical Pencils

Equal The Award......

My boy has been pestering us to get him a mechanical pencil as the normal pencils he is using tend to break easily.  This is true as he will be seen sharpening his pencils all the time and this drives me up the wall on many occasions when I try to finish doing revision with him before I attend to the household chores.

He always tells me one of the smart boys in his class writes like thunder but still have very good handwriting simply because of the "magical" mechanical pencil he owns.  He even goes into details of who owns what diameter of pencil leads and the larger number of diameter gives the best writing.  Everytime when I complain about his bad writing, the blame will be on the normal wooden pencils that he uses.  His Yeh Yeh always jokes that his only grandson will surely thrive in the sales/marketing profession should he chooses the path when he grows up.  He is a Master of Persuasion, I tell ya!

But, my boy who is forever curious and would ask why, who, what, how.... all the time since he was 2, also likes to dismantle the parts of his mechanical pencils and in the process loses one or two small parts and the pencils will end up spoilt.  Hubby bought him quite a few mechanical pencils with Ben 10 characters printed on them but none "survived". 

I wanted to buy him one, but at the same time I also want him to learn to earn it.  I hope he will value it more when he earns it than when he gets it effortlessly.  Well, a bad mama he has here.;)  So, I struck a deal with him. He agreed to behave and obey  to instructions given by me throughout the revision sessions. 

Well, was the bribe/strategy effective?  Not perfect, I would say, he still daydreams, sharpens his pencils in between the session when he starts to get bored but what the heck, he is only 7.  Anyway, I managed to stuff quite a bit of Bahasa vocabulary into his brain.  Hahaha....

Here you go... boy, your brand new mechanical pencil with 0.7mm leads.  The thickest leads among his classmates.  He yelled in excitement, Yeah, now I can write very fast and can still have good handwriting!! Does writing with one really makes good handwriting?  I wonder!!*roll eyes*

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Blogger michelle@mybabybay said...

My son's school teachers do not allowed any student to use mechanic pencils. Because some boys do not know how to use them, make their books full of holes. :P

May 17, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger reanaclaire said...

i dont know how to use them.. whenever i use, they always break now and then .. maybe i m too rough..

May 17, 2010 at 11:05 PM  
Anonymous coffeesncookies said...

there's a new type of mechanical pencil, very thick lead, almost like the normal pencils and I find that very good and produce smooth writing. Check Popular or pasar malam, it's very cheap.

May 21, 2010 at 12:56 AM  

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