Look at that supposedly innocent and adorable face…but I am really at wit ends in dealing with Kieran nowadays, the password protect on the cartoon channels doesn’t seem to work now, instead he wants to watch Animal Planet, National Geographics, no not that it’s not good but his addiction to tv is still incurable! I can’t blame him though since I’m also a tv addict. But his case, when he’s watching tv, he’s like absorbed into the tv, doesn’t know how to respond until I change the channel!
The tuition teacher complains that he’s been too dependent on help with his homework. She revealed that his form teacher made him sit at the back as he is too talkative and playful! I was quite upset and went to see her today at the school.
The moment I saw her and told her I’m Kieran’s mother and her expression was like OMG, she let out a heavy sigh and shook her head! (like oh no that hopeless case of a boy kind of expression lei…can imagine or not??) The conversation below was conducted in Mandarin and I was really struggling too with my broken mandarin…
Me-Sorry but I heard that you made Kieran sit at the back. I don’t think it’s a good idea…
T-Kieran is very talkative, doesn’t listen and never finish copying the homework from the board.
Me-Yeah I know but putting him at the back wouldn’t it be worse?
T-I have to threaten him with the cane and all sorts in order to get him to listen or do any work..
Me-Oh please I am all for the cane, beat him if you must..
T-I have beaten him before, but he’s very difficult. I have even asked him to sit on the floor as punishment..He always doesn’t complete his homework. Even during the exam, I had to scold him in order to get him going at the paper…
(WTF? sit on the floor? what kind of punishment is that?)
Me-Errr..I know that in Kuen Cheng they have a small booklet where the student writes the homework for the day so we can cross check.
T-Oh yes, we have it too, but most of the time, they are not able to write it in the booklet as they write too slowly. So I usually ask them to circle the pages and then segregate the books which contains the homework.
Me-Errr..but I think you should try to arrange to put him in front, maybe seclude him, in a desk all by himself.
T-I will try. Oh the other day after PE, the girls were changing in one room and Kieran went to peek by opening the window. So one of the girls panicked and closed the window too hard and the glass broke! I was so upset that day, the glass could have hurt the children..
(OMG! I was sooooo embarassed…)
Me-Please try to put him in front…and don’t give up on him..
T-Ok ok I will see what I can do…
Me-Thank you, sorry to trouble you.
I called Apah and told him about Kieran and he just kept quiet and then said we shouldn’t bring him to Disneyland HK then. We were planning to bring him to HK with us this coming June, since Apah has a meeting there. I really cannot take it lor, the first thing is this, thinking how to save the hassle and $$ again. That’s not the point. I felt that this trip could be good as we can spend time with him alone without Kylie around (yes sorry, planning to dump Kylie at mom’s place, she’s too young to know what’s Disneyland is so don’t plan to waste the $$ la).
Will try to have a good talk with Kieran tonight and see what happens..wish me all the best!