Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Yoga with your kids around

I come across this flyer sent by somebody I know.  Though I have not tried it yet, it's kind of interesting to be able to do yoga and at the same time have someone keep an eye on your kid/s, all within close proximity.

Busy mothers or mothers who care for their young children full time should find this kind of activity not only a 'time-out' for themselves but also an opportunity to keep the kids occupied with some hands-on activity 'outside' the house.

Since it's free, there's no harm trying!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The number one mom

The number one mum!

No, I'm not sef-proclaiming that I'm the best! It's a caption on a "miniature trophy" the guys gave me.
I was in disbelief. I thought Wyng was pranking me as he handed me the trophy.
My immediate response was ,"Is this from the centre?"  as he just got back from the centre.  Wyng said it's from both of them.  

Thursday, April 7, 2016

How much to tell them about pornography ?

Wyng asked me "What's porn? "

I had to pause for a noticeable moment to think of an appropriate response. "Ha.?" then I asked him where he got to learn about this word. He told me the word was brought up during a speech by a speaker who regretted that he was obsessed with porn when he was younger.

I could recall as I was writing this post that I did not give him any accurate answer.  It was kind of disappointing, my verdict of myself of how I handled the situation.

Desperate to find out how to explain this to my son, I even resorted to asking my students when they understood this taboo term.  It was not even a direct answer from them , but all I gathered is they got to know this term around the age of 15 or 16 and could even be earlier.

Still not giving up, I stumbled upon this video on Facebook.  It was just so apt. It's about explaining pornography to our kids.  I shared this video to Wyng via Whatsapp.  Hopefully, he did watch the video and by now has a better idea of what this thing is all about.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

His first camp

Am I going to be having peace of mind in the next 3 days 2 nights? Well, it certainly going to be a lot quieter without him around. 

For the first time in almost 13 years, he's gonna be away from home, and for quite long too, 3 days and 2 nights.  

The motherly side of me would be missing him a great deal. That's not surprising at all as he's been with me most of the time ever since he's born. I could also be worried about whether he's having proper meals and what not. 

On the other hand, I really NEED A BREAK. For the next 3 days, at least, I don't have to think what's his meals are, whether he's going to be fussy with his food. I don't need to be bothered if he's on the computer, playing games or if he's with his gadget. I think I won't be peeking into his room the first thing in the morning as soon as I wake up to see if this boy is awake with his gadget or downstairs in front of the TV.  And the daily ritual of Kumon drilling, that will be forgotten for a while. No more questioning and reminding if he's completed his homework. Ahhh... I think this is more of a time-out for Mom than for him. 

For the first time, I'm for this kind of camp.  He needs this kind of exposure, considering his 'not-so-independent' attitude.  He's definitely going to mingle with his friends and learn to get along harmoniously with them.  He's to get physical a little instead of being a couch potato or a mouse potato, not to mention other skills which this camp is supposed to teach the participants.  

Mom can definitely relax for a while. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Fruits of his labour

Yes! He got straight As in the UPSR!

He could finally taste the fruits of his own labour. The few weeks of sweat and tears were worth the accolade he earns.  He did not really do consistently well in some of the subjects (especially the national language) but with close guidance and monitoring, he peaked in the end!

It was not a smooth-sailing journey as he left his vernacular school for a national controlled school with higher standard in the national language subject.  In about one and a half years, he mastered the language and scored a distinction in the first major examination of primary school. 

Wyng, proudly holding his UPSR result slip, with the principal, Mr Xavier and BM teacher, Encik Ikhwan.

Wyng, along with 10 other straight As scorers of the school.

Monday, January 11, 2016

First day in secondary school

Daddy said Wyng in this photo does not really look like him in person. To me, it does.  Here, he's in his new uniform on the first day of school in secondary years.

He's going to be in a totally new environment with new friends.  He has to start all over again to form his circle of friends as none of his former classmates are going to this school.

He's a little uncomfortable with this idea but I'm quite sure he should be able to adjust pretty fast as with his all other previous schools.

All the best, Wyng!