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Via asked me for P60 this morning.
I asked, Why?
V: It's to pay Teacher Rachel.
Me: And why do you need to pay Teacher Rachel?
V: She asked me why I didn't go for recess. I said I didn't have baon. So she gave me P60 to buy in the canteen.
Arrrrrrghhhhh! She told Tita she did not want to bring any snacks for recess and now this!
So I gave her the P60 to pay her teacher.
Getting Via to develop good study habits has been really hard, Sometimes we're good, even laughing and joking, having fun while studying. Sometimes, it's a battle!
The last terrible study time battle we had ended with me screaming at the top of my voice and pinching her. (I know, bad mommy moment). She cried for like an hour but I didn't want to give in. I could see her peeking in the room but I pretended not to notice. She kept on throwing paper on the bed which I ignored. (I knew they would be Mom, I'm sorry notes). In the end she came inside the room and said she was sorry.
Me: Why are you crying Via?
V: Because you sounded so angry.
Me: I AM very angry!
Me: Okay Via, how do you want to study? How often and what time?
Via: Everyday.....at 6 o'clock....
Me: All right. Let's do it everyday, 6 o'clock except weekends. Only on weekdays.
Me: But...if you have a test on a Monday, then we also study Sunday afternoon. Okay?
The next few days were sorta okay. Then semestral exams. I said we have to study everyday because this is the most important test of the year. We barely got started when she started acting up. Doodling, laying her head on the table, basically not doing anything.
I said, "that's it! You study when you want. I won't bug you about it. Put your things away. We're done." Then I got up and went to bed to read my book.
She sat there sniffling. After a while I heard furious scribbling which went on for about 20 minutes. Then she got up and handed me her notebook. She did her homework and wrote me a note.
|I am sorry. Even when sometimes I cry like that it is just like you've given up on me, I sad seeing someone I really love just give up on me.|