Monday, April 14, 2014

How we spent our Saturday

A wonderful but tiring Saturday.

Princess has her replacement class last Saturday so I had to woke up early for her. Then at 9.30am, the school had its parents-teachers meeting, so I were attending since hubby was in Kuching. The meeting ended around 11am with briefing from headmistress and meeting with class teacher and other teachers. Most feedback I got was Princess was obedient and hardworking student but she needs to improve on her Chinese as she was the student with lowest mark in that subject. Once a while she tended to forget to do her homework and has lack of understanding in Chinese. Her teacher was concerned on her mastery of that subject and may cause her to transfer to another class if she did not do well in the next semester exams. Well, thank you teacher for that encouraging word. Hhmmmpphh! I personally think that it is not a good practice, placing students in a better class based on their academic score. And when below the expected score, the students will have to be placed in another class. Why need to move students here and there? The move may has adverse effect on the affected students. Don't you think that is not fair and very stressful for kids nowadays??

I don't mind my kids score averagely in their academic, as long as they try their best and do not fail miserably in the exam.  I never expect my kids to be the top in the class.  Well, of course a little push, motivation and reward are needed but I think as long as they try their best, it is good enough. 

In the afternoon after lunch, I brought the kids to bookstore to get some story books. Need to fill up more Chinese books for the kids. And I bought stationery for them. Sigh! Jay always have missing colour pencils or erasers and I lost count of how many I had bought. Some days, he brought back new eraser or pencil, and some days, his pencil case was half empty.

Then in evening, we went to airport to pick hubby up and heading straight to bowling alley for a family bowling tournament organised by hubby's office. Staff and family gathering of sort. I haven't been bowling for many years. Of course, I am not a pro, but did manage not to "cuci longkang" (wash drain) that frequently throughout the games. I think 128 score was good enough for 2 games. The kids also get chance to try their hands on the games as well.

The bowling started with buffet dinner then proceed with the games. Lastly prize giving to winners. I did not win anything but have chance to give out 1st prize to the female champion. A 2-hours affair in Sibu Superbowl.

The day ended well and everyone was tired from the day activities. 

12 comments:

suituapui said...

"I don't mind my kids score averagely in their academic, as long as they try their best and did not fail in the exam."
I support your attitude 100%.

I really cannot understand parents who push their kids not only in their studies but also into everything - music, dancing. It would be great if the kids actually love doing those but more often than not, they are forced by their parents into all these.

Then, there are many who have tuition classes day and night 24-7-3675!!! I cannot imagine the consequence of their lost childhood - can be very damaging and far-reaching. Michael Jackson is one good example.sustained ardssaf

Princess Ribbon said...

Sounds like a good Saturday, very fully utilized.. For me, half the day is "gone" coz hubby works half day.. When he is back, get some rest and it's already evening liao.. I don't like Saturdays, to be honest :(

suituapui said...

Oops!!! E.U.Y.T.C. (Errors under your tender care) Having BIG problems with my CELCOM broadband... So hard to go online, log into blogs and comment. Hope it will get better soon.

reana claire said...

Parents nowadays are competitive.. not the kids.. hahaha.. anyway, a well balanced childhood for them will be much appreciated by them when they grow up.. :)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Nowaday kids are stress, learning this and that...

mun said...

Well spent Saturday!

Shirley Tay said...

I'm so glad my kid doesn't need tuition anymore now that's he's in poly. Those were some tiring days shuttling around......

Hayley said...

Wah, indeed a well spent and productive Saturday!

ChrisAu said...

Yeah, seems like you had a good sat. As for me, can't go far as my kid also have replacement class.

wenn said...

oh I missed bowling. the last time was about 7 years ago..

Azura Chan said...

You go Mama! Hehe. It's not easy being a parent nowadays. Hopefully princess can improve her grade after this. And yeah, weekend means no weekend for us (parents). Sigh...

mNhL said...

I did not play bowling for a long time too ! And I;m really good in cuci longkang. haha...

Agree with you that we shouldn't force the kids to perform well academically. In fact, I believe every child has their own abilities. If they are good, they will shine. If not, they will shine in other things. God is fair. :)