Therefore, I have relied completely on Gooly to remember his own agenda and most importantly, his own tuition replacements dates.
"When is your tuition?"
-12.10 pm - one hour.
"What about Tuesday?"
-No, no class.
"What time again?'
- No class.
See, he is very very reliable and I am in repetitive mode, mode, mode, mode, mode *echo* . Forgive me. Thankfully his infomation is accurate, and he is responsible enough to complete his own homework with little reminders. *
The other day, we went out for dinner and then a little escapade at the mall. It was a bit late when we came home. He realised that he has not completed his homework. I suggested that he does it in the morning tomorrow. He heaved a sigh of relief, knowing that all was not DOOMED.
I have always stressed that he should be responsible for his own school work. He decides when to slot in his homework time. And he shall bear the consequences of not completing them. I must say this holiday period is a good practical for him, as I (un)intentionally forget about his tuition time and work.
The next morning, he awoke.. he always wakes first - shutting the door gently so I could snooze for another half hour or so. He usually plays with his cousin..or fights..meaning there will be some noises outside. But that morning, it was awfully quiet.
I opened the door..and saw my little boy.
..sitting on his Ikea stool, body bent over, concentrating.
He was doing his homework. First thing in the morning. Before breakfast. Before Tv. Before bickering sessions with his cuz.
I walked over, ruffled his head a little, gave him a big smile