Yesterday I actually forced myself to sacrifice sacrificed watching tv and sat together with Kieran to do his homework. If I continue to do this daily I think I will suffer from hypertension and also will need long sighted reading glasses very soon! I already bought the biggest size ever Chinese-English dictionary but the characters are still so small! Since I don’t read a lot of Chinese Characters, I have to turn to the dictionary. It’s not as easy as using a English dictionary since I have to search for the character based on their characteristics. I guess it would be easier for someone who has a bit of Chinese education background from a proper school unlike mine which was from a karaoke screen!
And he gets distracted so easily…that really annoys me maximum as I was struggling looking for the meaning & pronunciation of the characters and he was like dreaming & wasting time doing unnecessary things.
Then this morning I did some revision on his Malay.
His first excuse…
K-there’s something wrong with my hand…look I can’t write properly…
K-what is ….? what is …..? I don’t know….
I tried to make him think by making various sentences using the word in doubt. I had to make like more than 3 senstences!!! DIe or not….tested on my not so fantastic Bahasa!!
After the relatively easy fill in the blanks exercise, there was a part where he had to make sentences given a few pictures. He just stared at the pictures and I think he went to space & never came back till I snapped him out of it.
I tried helping him by prompting him but I gave up as he just kept waiting for me to give him word by word. Then I took out the sample answer sheet and asked him to copy.
K- which one?
Die or not? He was too lazy to look for the sample answer despite the fact that it was shoved right in front of him!
Me-Answer given to you and you can’t even make the effort to look for it??
K-Copy all? Here? What about this (the first sentence we did earlier)?
Me-Yes all! Just write below la…
He again just stared into space….
Me-Hey! COPY wor…no need to think!! What are you doing????
I feel so sad, it reminds me of this story about a guy who asked to learn how to be the laziest person in the world. He went to the master’s house and called out to the Master..
Lazy-Master I’m here…
Master-Just pushed door and come in..it’s open
Lazy-Why don’t u come open it for me?
Master-You are certified…no need any more lessons!