Out of concern,out of for the liking for that child,out of the belief that this boy is not that bad,(part of being naughty while growing up) and for the sake of a friend that I know not to deeply........
As I was waiting to pick my Jovial up from school, I just knew that I had to share "something" with a friend,who happens to have a boy in the same school like Jovial,so I saw her today, walked up to her and open up my mouth and uttered.
"Hey Jo, I would like to share something with you about your boy " She responded by asking me what would that be and I just told her that I wanted to be straight forward about it and I was only telling her what I saw, (the truth nothing but the truth)
So I said," That day I saw your boy, walking back to school with a few friends just before the school was dismissed, he was walking out from the back alley and with a cigarette in his hands, I guess he was playing truant and he was back to school just in time for you to pick him up"
She just asked me did her boy see me,I confirmed to her negative and then I just said that she should just keep an eye of the boy but what she said afterward that was really not that inviting.
She said,"It is easy for you to say like this lah, my boy is not like your son, so good, so obedient, so clever some more" I interjected her,I said,"Jo, it is not about my boy, it is about your boy lah, please spend some time talking to him lah"
I could sense that she was not so happy with my concern and she continued," Ya lor, my boy is like gangster, not like your boy, so polite, see uncle or auntie also can address and your boy like so good? I said again."Jo, I said it is not about my boy lar,anyway I can't say anything more"
I was not there to demean a friend,I was not there to amplify how great I was as a father or how good my boy was,(by the way my boy is not that good, I have problems with him too) I was only doing it for the sake of that boy..............Ditto
Have a great weekend, thanks for listening and God Bless all Children
P/S : Let them grow up well