Got Into A Fight
My boy got into a fight with another boy in his class during dismissal time yesterday.
My boy was already in his usual assigned position in the queue outside his classroom when he suddenly realized his water tumbler and lunch box weren't with him so he went back in to retrieve them from his seat. Another boy who was previously standing behind him, took over him and refused to move even though my boy insisted and demanded his place back.
They got into an argument and this boy, better known as one of the bullies in the class, punched my boy in his stomach twice. My boy told me later the blow was painful but he did not shed a tear, instead he attempted throwing the boy to the ground by applying the Aikido throwing techniques he learned from his sinsei. *roll eyeballs* Not quite successful I can see as he said the boy fell onto the ground while he lost his balance and landed on top of him, bottom first! Ouch!!! imagine my almost 40kg boy with 'fleshy bum bum' landed on this skinny boy.. Wuakakaka... Ahem.. Sorry for laughing out loud.. It just kind of tickles my funny bones.. Hahahaha... but the way he related the incident was simply funny and hilarious.
I put on a straight face immediately after the laughter and made it clear to him that violence was not a good solution and he should have reported the incident to the teacher on duty. He said no teacher was around when the incident happened and he merely fought out of self-defense. Frankly speaking hor, I was 'secretly' relieved that he was capable of defending himself in such a situation and not letting himself succumbed to bullies. On the other hand, I don't think it's right still teaching our kids to fight back using violence.
How would you react if you're in my shoes?