Instead of rushing to finish up his brekkie, getting dressed and finally shouting "Quick mama, I'll be late for school!" like he always did, nowadays HQ has been dawdling. A lot.
Dilly-dally and giving hundreds of reasons why he shouldn't go to school *sigh*
I'm having stomachache
I'm having headache
I'm not feeling well
I want to poo poo (but didn't)
I'm still hungry
I want to finish my homework first (referring to his unfinished school books from his previous kindy)
I don't like the food in school
And this morning, he held on to the front gate (with both hands and legs with "ngan sap sap" (pitiful) expression), refusing to leave for school. When I asked him why is he not liking school, he told me he doesn't like his teachers anymore. They shout a lot.
"Are they shouting at you?" I asked.
He answered "No... They just shout at everyone to go in, to eat, to do this, to do that..."
So... should I feedback to the teachers not to shout so much? *sigh*
The thing is, his teachers' feedback is he stopped fussing the moment we left him in school. And when his Popo goes to fetch him home, he is very relunctant to leave his school.
He will be doing his homework and tell his Popo "I must finish my homework first."
He will be reading one of the books from the shelf and declare "I want to finish reading this book first"
He will be playing blocks with the kids
He will be watching teevee with the kids
He will be sharing biscuits with his friends
and tells his Popo to come back and fetch him later...
And he will ring me up sounding very cheerful and happy, announcing to me what he did in school and what homework he's doing at the moment. He does sound like he likes school... so... why didn't he want to go to school these few mornings?
Nowadays - very difficult to get him to go to school, and very difficult to fetch him back from school.
My funny boy... what's up eh?
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