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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Prove It Then!!!

The boy came home with lotsa homework last night.  He started from 8pm until 12 midnight and yet not able to finish all.  I let him do his one page of BM workbook this morning seeing him so drained and exhausted with sleepy and red eyes.  I then questioned him if his teachers gave them time to do the work in school and he answered, YES!  *slaps forehead*. 

He likes to draw and has his own "game book" where he designs and draws all kinds of games from shops selling toys,sundries, monsters to computer games.  Everytime when he showed me his "creation", I wondered how on earth he had so much time to draw in school but never did it crossed my mind that he used the time given by his teachers to do his homework in school to do just that.

Mommy: Then what do you do in school when teacher gives you time to do your work? *My voice raised as it was way past our bedtime and I was nursing a headache*
Ian: *shrugs his shoulder and look at me with guilt*
Mommy: I am very disappointed with you.  Just because you don't bother to finish as much of homework as possible in school, now that mommy has to stay awake with you till midnight.  I know I am a bad mommy, can't even teach the son to plan his work.
Ian: *tears well up* NO! You are a good mommy! Only that I am bad!
Mommy: How can I call myself a good mommy when I have a bad son?
Ian: I will prove it! You are a good mommy!! *tears start rolling down*

Sometimes, I really don't know whether to scold him or praise him..  He will never allow anyone to call his mommy a bad mommy but he can bear being (self) called a bad son.

This morning, I saw a note written on his easel, "I proof it then!!!"  Prove being written as proof and ends with 3 exclamation marks!!!

Let's see.. Hahaha.. Ya, I know I am a bad mommy..

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Blogger mumsgather said...

Thats so sweet of him. My kids call me "Bad mummy" all the time under their breath or clearly within earshot.

Yah, my girl has used up her exercise books for all sorts of drawings and games and writings except her homework too. Sometimes she will do at school but at times she will play instead. How not to play when everyone else is?

The only time she gets homework done in school is when she and her friends are playing at "racing" to see who can do it faster. Perhaps you can suggest it to your boy.

May 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Merryn said...

aww..... so sweet of him! See, he wanna 'proof' it to you! :D faster go hug him! :D

May 24, 2011 at 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor boy. Go to sleep, let him long as he does his work, does well in exams - ok lah. He can go to bed when he's done. Different people have different learning styles.

I would not want people looking over my shoulder or breathing down my next when I'm working. My daughter hated that too...and the mum did it all the time! And when she told her, I got the blame. "You lah...exactly like your father bla...bla...bla!!!!"

May 24, 2011 at 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*my neck

May 24, 2011 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

I like Ian for his love and care to his mother, and he is willing to admit his own fault. I am not forgetting he is a very honest boy too.
But, you have also done it right to tell him to finish as many homework as possible at school. I also cannot stand accompanying them doing homework till late a night.

May 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Hayley said...

Ian is a good boy, at least he sees you as a good mummy!

May 24, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I see Ian as a mature boy for his age, but sometimes he is still a child. I agree with STP that different people learn and excel at their own path. You have done your part by helping him and please let Ian prove that you are not a bad mummy and neither does he, a bad son.

May 24, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger reanaclaire said...

wow..your kid is very smart.. my kids did not know how to say that when they were at his age.. he sounds very determined too..

May 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Alice Law said...

Can't really blame him(your poor boy)... I was in his shoes too, ths is part of the down side of Chinese base education, tones of homework and frankly, it's profoundly stressful!

I used to draw and sketch a lot to relieve my tension too, by the end of the day I had won numerous prizes on art, you should proud of you boy!(wink)

May 25, 2011 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger mNhL said...

looks like so stress up! He has got so many homeworks, everyday ??

I know Ian is doing his best.... and for his age, he is so caring and mature! :D

May 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

MG: He played the "racing" game with his friends when he was in std 1 and his handwriting was horrible, like "ready to take-off" anytime. :(

Merryn: He's a good boy but that makes me worries him more..

stp: The problem is he dilly-dally time away in between homework session and it really drives me up the wall.

Yan: We have so much in common..:) I can be very strict at times until some of my staff called me "discipline teacher" during my working days.

Hayley: And that's one thing I should be proud of.. :)

Yvonne: My hubby always reminds me that no one is perfect, myself included. At times, I can be quite harsh on my boy.

Claire: He is quite mature for his age.

Alice: Thanks for your comment. At times when kiasuness sets in, we just can't see the good side of the boy. :)

mnhl: He gets heavy loads of homework quite frequently and with his dilly-dally kind of attitude, it makes things even worse. :(

May 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

He loves you very very much.

May 26, 2011 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Alice Phua said...

I'm touched that your son at that young an age cannot bear someone calling his mummy a bad mummy and yet he is willing to be called a bad son! Well, OK, looking forward to your future post about the things he will do to prove himself! :-)

June 7, 2011 at 5:02 PM  

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