When I was in primary school, my routine was: Sekolah Kebangsaan, Sekolah Agama, kelas mengaji, playground, dinner, TV and sleep.
I rarely had homework because I usually finished them at school.
Anyway, I was so bersemangat, I remember Mother asked me frequently- tak penat ke?
Yup, I was always on the move. Mostly main. Like, after school/ mengaji class, must find time to play!
In fact, Mother still asks the same question if I've been working non-stop. One time, I worked for 36 hours, then went out to watch a movie with my friends. "Tak penat ke?"
As a kid, I don't remember feeling tired. I okay je...
The other day, my colleague was telling me about her childhood.
Sekolah Kebangsaan Cina, then
Me: Parents you tak kerja ke?
Her: I was raised by my maid. But I still had to wash my own shoes and fold my own clothes. I changed clothes in the car. Then I quit most of it after secondary school.
Me: I want to be like your mom. I wish my parents had sent me to more classes. Now, I have no skills. At least, if I knew how to play piano, I can quit my job and become a piano teacher.
Her: Yeah lor...They make good money too!
I want to send my kids to 4 extra class
- kelas mengaji
- music class (must know how to play one instrument)
- taekwando (currently attending)
- swimming class (soon)
Bonus: Mandarin class
If they ever complaint or question my decision, I will tell them
- I only have 2 kids, so I need to raise you both right
- If somehow you end up hating your job, I want you to have the option to change the direction of your career. Maybe you can open a martial arts centre? Don't be stuck like me
- My friend attended way more classes than you and she survives! Look at her now, so successful...
*Tiger mom mode on*
Actually, I always want to be that tiger mom, but I don't even have time to send my kids to these extra classes. How lahhh...
*Tiger mom fails*
7 hours ago