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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I.Want.To.Win.

Today's chitter-chatter with the boy:

The boy will be participating in his school's English story-telling competition tomorrow and has been practising since last week at home.  This morning, after his rehearsal with mommy as his only audience, I praised him and gave him a boost of confidence for putting in his best effort. 
 
Knowing the boy well and it's his first school competition,  he can get a bit forgetful when he is nervous and I'll not be surprised if he comes home tomorrow and tells me his mind suddenly goes blank on stage. Muahahaha....  So, to prepare him not to get overly upset should he loses, here goes our conversation...
 
Mom: It's okay if you don't get a prize tomorrow.  You have already won yourself a bravery medal for your courage to perform on stage. 
 
Boy: Mom, even if I lost, you'll give me something?
 
Mom: Yes, I promise but I'll not reveal what the little something is until tomorrow. *suspense*
 
Boy:  But I really want to win wor..
 
Mom: You want to win it for yourself?
 
Boy: Ya lar.. of course I want to win it for myself lor... If not for myself, for you meh, mommy?
 
Mom: *wide grin* *What he has just said: "I Want.To.Win.It.For.Myself." sounds like music to my ears!*
 
He used to ask me when he obtained full marks in his test papers: "Mom, I got full marks in my test papers, are you happy?"  He might have said that innocently but to my ears, it sounded like: "Are you satisfied now that I got full marks huh, tiger mom?!!" *ROAR* AHaHaHa...  ya, ya ya, have to remind myself every now and then not to get too overly  K.I.A.S.U.!!


 

9 Comments:

Blogger Cynful Pleasure said...

good luck and all the best to the boy!!

September 25, 2012 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Yee Ling said...

always in kiasu mode but I would not show to my girls..ahahahha

Good luck to ur boy!

September 25, 2012 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

Wai Mann, you know what, just last week. I have 2 overjoy moments. April won in her Chinese Story Telling, number 2. She has prepared since Jun ( 3 months before the competition). May made her solo singing performance on her Tang Lung Festival celebration. I was so proud when seeing them achieving what they were in. So, all hard work is paid off. I wish Ian all the best. Practice always make perfect.

September 25, 2012 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Health Freak Mommy said...

Not everyone has the guts to go up the stage to perform. Bravo to your boy!

September 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger yvonne said...

All the best to Ian!

September 26, 2012 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Small Kucing said...

Good luck Ian :)

September 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Shenny's mommy said...

In fact, my girl had her English Story Telling Competition at school early this month too but the result is not yet released. I am proud of her even if she does not win in the competition because she has achieved another milestone.
I wish Ian all the best and surely you will feel proud of him no matter what he gets. :)

September 26, 2012 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Agnes said...

Your boy knows the expectation of his mum, He know what to do to make you happy and he is happy too!! Good Luck!

September 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger mNhL said...

I like the way u motivate him. Even lost, still get a prize. Yes...winning is not everything.

October 8, 2012 at 5:24 PM  

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