Thursday, May 06, 2010

I am not that smart after all...sigh.................

There is a moment in the evening that i would take it as mandatory as far as i am concerned to allot an hour or so to sit down with both my wonderful sons, coaching them and teaching them with their school works and i truly enjoy these moments.

Just the other night, i sat down with my Jovial (who is in secondary 1 ) with his BM home work, i asked him to finish the twenty questions, then i would mark them for him. So as soon as he finished doing it, the following conversation ensued between papa and the son.

Papa," Jo, you finished the twenty questions?
Jo, " Yes papa."
Papa, " Let me mark them for you,ok" then i started marking them one by one.

Jo," Papa, you really dont need to refer to answers at the back meh?"
Papa, " No need Jo, i am good as far as BM is concerned and these question are like pintch of salt to me." proudly i exclaimed.

After finished marking, Jo seemed not so convinced with my ability and he insisted that i cross check the answers.

Jo," Papa, please check with the answers at the back lah just to make sure you are right,ok?
Papa," Jo, i told you i was good, no need to cross check lah."
Jo, " Please lah papa, pleaseeeeeeee." i gave in.

Then i started checking one by one. right up untill the eleventh questions, i was all correct.

Jo," Wa, papa you are good lah, so far all correct and you are so clever lah,"
Papa," Sure, i am clever , i am your papa ma." proudly and scartically i responded.

When i continued cross checking the remaining 9 questions, i was correct only 6 out of 9.

At this juncture i could see Jo was smirking away, and i asked why was him smirking.

Jo," Papa, you are not that smart after all, right?" I was floored with humiliation with his funny look, then i shot back.
Papa," Yes son, i am not that smart after all and i am only human, i do make mistakes. and you too are human and you too tend to make mistakes, right?"

Innocently, Jovial nodded. and i triumphed over my own flaw,,deep inside me,i was laughing away,how i could i be so vain,,,hahahahahahahahahha

P/S : Time spent with a child, is time spent worthwhile

22 comments:

  1. hahahah i tell you, i dont know a lot of things also....

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  2. wah...your malay so geng one! out of twenty, i might get less than 10 correct la.. that was why i never taught my kids.. *lame excuse* actually i m lazy.. lol...

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  3. BM is ok for me too, as long there is no reference to the current government's policy embedded in it. Try Moral; now that can drive you mental . I wonder if they still have that in the sylabus.

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  4. "ofcoz i know, bcos i m your papa..." ^^ i always tell the same to my 5 years old son...kakakaka....

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  5. at least u r patient when u teach yr son.

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  6. lol.. u know something eugene? BM is the toughest subject these days lah!

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  7. hahaha! cute lerr d conversation! :p btw, u just remind me of my dad, he used to do so on me too.. but i guess ur son is lucky cz u're not dat strict. :( me last time, if answer wrong 1 q, will get punish dy. :( but after all, i can see big improvement in myself. :)

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  8. i remember my lil boys used to ask me some very simple question like " what is this and that??" sometime it take me sometime to think what is that to answer him, when my answer was not that fast for him, he always .. shoot me and say " mummy, u duno ar??" ... sometime, he even said ... "mummy , u duno ar ?i know mah" .. seem like he is testing his mummy .. ... lol ... i m not smart too ....:)

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  9. be humble lah eugene hehehe]

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  11. Hehehehe!!! Time to go back to school! LOL!!! But even so, you're so successful - just about shows that most of what people learn in school - all crap!

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  12. I am good in BM too. LOL :D Kidding. It has been such a long time that I have read anything on BM.

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  13. I like the bonding. I wish i could do the same to my son.

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  14. LOL...yup we are human only...even Parents will make mistakes :p

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  15. jeez! that's embarrassing haha! that's why he keeps insisting you to double check :P

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  16. To me I think I will not talk in such a "自负" kind of way to my dotter in future, as I do not want she behaves this way no matter she is talking us or to her friends. Well, our children is always the "mirrored" of us.

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  17. perasan moment diminished by your own son huh....hihihiihihii

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  18. Eugene... sometimes it's wise to be humble(pretend also never mind), specially infront of your highly intelligent kids!:p

    Have a wonderful weekend to you!

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  19. yang penting confident mesti ada ;)

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