HQ just had his haircut last Sunday. This time round, his hair was cut extra short, as long as his eyelashes. That just gives you a rough idea how short his hair is :-) We like his new haircut. Makes HQ looks chubbier, younger and cuter. And his sweat gets dry much faster too. I love running my fingers through his hair. See… even QQ cannot resist :-). Monday was a Federal Holiday, so I was at mum’s house with QQ while HQ went to school. When HQ came back from school, he told me:
HQ: My friends laughed at me and called me botak head (Malay: bald). Only Qing Qing, Yiet Ling and Sabrina say my hair look nice.
Mama: It’s ok, HQ, as long as you like your hair. All of us also think that you look nice!
HQ: But they call me botak head in Mandarin. I don’t know how to answer them back in Mandarin. Can you teach me?
Mama: OK. What do you want to tell them?
If it was me at his 4.5 age, I will answer a typical “I’m angry with you. I don’t want to be your friend anymore”.
With HQ, I thought his answer will not be as childish, maybe “My hair is just short, not botak” or somewhere along those lines. But, I was surprised when he asked me to translate to him:
HQ: Mama, teach me to say in Mandarin“I like you, so please don’t bully me”.
Although I explained to him that they are not bullying him, they are merely teasing him, I thought he was mature in handling the situation. Not retorting, not sulking or being bitter. But a more mature way of asking his friends to stop laughing at him because they are friends.
I am again reminded that my son is growing up :-).
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