Eeek, it is that time of the year again. It is the parents meet the teachers day or called Open Day.
I had been through it so many times, I can shut my eyes, close my ears and still know what the teachers say.
“Mrs. Loh, your son doesn’t pay attention in class.”
(5xmom thinking : Hmm…after this boring thing, shall we eat curry mee or char koay teow?)
“Mrs. Loh, your son likes to daydream.”
( Go Parkson Grand got sale so must bring Bonuslink card.?)
“Mrs. Loh, your son needs to improve his maths.”
(What should I blog this evening?)
“Mrs. Loh, you need to get your son to do read more Bahasa Malaysia books.”
(I wonder if my Google adsense has breached the USD50 mark?)
Oh yes, thank you Puan Mariam/Mr. Tan/Mr. Veloo. I will take note of everything you have mentioned. I really appreciate what you have done for my children. I will certainly make sure they improve. Thank you soooo much! Have a good day!
Out of the classroom
5xmom : Come, let’s go makan!
5xkids: What did teacher tell you? Talk for so long.
5xmom : You want to eat western, mamak or Chinese?
5xkids: I got what number in class ha? (normally, the children do not know their position in class until parents meet teacher)
5xmom : Aiyah, forget liao. Never mind wan la. Come, come, let’s go makan.
So, to go or not to go, that is the question for tomorrow. Probably, I will oversleep past the hours of 12 noon and ponteng la. (time for open day 9-12 noon)
Moral of the story : If I push too hard, my children and I will be miserable. The most they get is a probably a few notches up in the class. So, why bother? Don’t worry, be happy. I am happy, kids are happy, everyone is happy. My kids never go for tuition, I never own a rotan.
*haih* Open days, don’t you just hate them? The parents who ought to go, never bother. Like those parents with difficult children. Parents with kids who are doing well would hound the teachers and demand for more homeworks and all those rubbish. I had seen one parent whose son was in the 2nd place in class hurling abuses at the class teacher and threatening to lodge complaint to the headmaster just because his son failed to make the top mark due to some discrepancies. I wanted to punch that father, right there and then. Hmmm…maybe I ought to go, bring my camera and capture some video of nasties and ugly parents for blogging sake?