So you see, I got one son whom was asthmatic when he was small.Â Missing schools is part of growing up.Â I spent all my 21 days in hospital stays and sometimes, had to take unpaid leave too.
He used to be under a paediatrician, a very nice doctor.Â So, things were okay.Â If sick, see doctor, get MC, rest at home.Â Done.Â But he has outgrown the paediatrician as Malaysians paediatricians can only see children 15 years and below.Â Once over 15 years old, they cannot treat the child anymore.
The other day, I had asked my paediatrician whom I should consult as I had been taking him to see the regular Medical Officer in the last two years.Â Getting an MC from the MO is a big obstacleÂ as there are steps to be taken before I can get the written chit.Â Felt like criminals asking for MC to evade court like dat.Â Therefore, most times, I prefer to make the decision of him not going to school rather than plead for MCs.Â Â Anyway, paed referred me to someone who is a specialist in Internal Medicine.
OK, enough of whinning.Â Hahaha.
As you know, my kid was involved in the bike accident and was given a day or two of MC.Â But we did not let him go to school because I don’t like the look of the wound.Â Then, during the World Cup, the father missed waking up to wake up the kids.Â More days missed school.Â Then, the haze came and he got sick.Â Another one day.Â And so on.Â Being in Form Four is like honeymoon year so we are not too stressed out about that.
But, we were slapped with two warning letters that can get ‘suspension from school’.Â Also no big deal because we are aware that our son cannot go to school. Â We can see Bro. Paul, the principal to settle the matter.Â No problemo.Â Anyway, there were at least three MCs but it wasn’t recorded by the teacher.Â That’s how the days totalled up.Â And she didn’t demanded a letter of permission so we never bother to send the standard ponteng letter.
Well, the letter came from the Penolong Kanan.Â We replied by filling in a form to give the reasons and supposed to retun the form to the Penolong Kanan.Â But PK asked us to see the teacher.Â Hrrmmmpphhh…I am so not gonna see her.Â I will send my atm with his charms to talk to her instead.Â If ask to see Bro. Paul, the oh so suave and handsome school headmaster, maybe I will do so lah.Â *blink blink, oh my poor son is sickly, Bro have mercy on us, sob-sob, Bro, can I borrow your kerchief, sniff sniff*Â But see a female teacher, nay…I shall leave it to the father.
About this teacher.Â She had told my two kids, Call me datin, not teacher.Â So, that’s why I won’t see her.Â Hahahaha. Oh well, it’s her calling to teach these stubborn, obnoxious, bull-headed, couldn’t care less 16 years old youths.Â I tell you, I have only one and already can climb the coconut tree.Â She has to deal with 36 in a class.Â That’s a total PMS-ing disaster.