When I was small (about 6 or 7.. couldn’t remember exact age) my mom ask me to memorize multiplication table while she keep on doing her house chores (sama sidai baju dia akan make sure hafal betul. Satu salah mmg kene titikk la). She’s not highly educated( sian mak, blajar smpai darjah 6 je sbb hidup dia susah gile dulu) but still got her own style to guide his childrens (6 of us = alhamdulillah, 3 engineers, 1 executive and 2 graduated teachers ). My heart really touched and I cry like a baby when I found one supportive note she wrote to my brother with a messy handwritting and wrong spelling words (at that moment my brother still studying in boarding school.. rasa insaf sgt masa tu.. sedihnyaa..).. she did a lot of good things to us and we really apreciate it.
u know, life isn’t easy . we can ONLY change new uniform or new shoes if we got excellence result and get ready with your old and torn shoes if other way around (bad result). kalau kitorg amik exam2 besar mcm PMR/SPM or STPM .. mak mesti suh photostate exam schedule then dia pose nazar smbil bacakan quran/yassin masa exam berlangsung. mak kata biar anak dia terang hati masa jawap soalan2...
She’s a creative mom who find any motivation articles/true success story taken from newspaper and clipped on the wall for us to read and did the same thing to us memorize variety of doa (will make sure we read it before sleep). She just have one intention and she keep on telling us zillion times ‘mak taknak anak2 mak jadi mcm mak. Mak tak pandai sekolah tak tinggi .. pakai baju tak cantik sbb takde duit byk’. she’s totally wrong. She is genius but never had chanced to continue study due to poverty.
I don’t want this sad story repeated again but i do admirer her style. My parents give me enough knowledge and education so I should give better commitment to my children. Yes, there’s a lack skill about teaching but I will keep on trying (thanks to my blogging friend for all tips and sources) . Meanwhile, I found the best time to assist my child explore everything is during meal time. Her meal schedule will be on 1030am, 5pm & 9.30pm.. She loves creating her own design using her sticker piccas and the same time did ask me to sing a rhymes song (she admirer me while singing the speed verse of three blind mice.. haha). It’s really fun and get us much2x closer.
I teach her how to count 1 to 10 during bath time, A to Z on the way to baby sitter house and she get it very fast!. hopefully by time we moved on, things get better..
she learn how to mix all ingredient well agaknya :) ..i always ask for additional empty bowl set when eating out