Alhamdullilah. My little girl came home that day all excited that she’d gotten an A for her Mandarin paper, something that we totally did not expect. She had exams this last week and we did NOTHING for revision. The other papers aren’t back yet but we were expecting her to either fail all her papers or just get by with Cs or Ds (is D still a fail or pass?) and even prepared to put aside money for her to repeat the entire Reception Year! Well, it was only last week or something that she started reading a little more! So our expectations were very valid.
But when she came home excitedly telling me that she got an A, I asked her if she copied her friend. HAHAHAHA!!! I know. I am such a HORRIFIC Mother. She said no, she didn’t. Then I asked her if the teacher marked correctly? She couldn’t answer that of course. I asked her if her paper was really difficult or really easy? She said it was really easy!!! LOL!!! When I finally saw the 9 page paper, I thought shit. Even I couldn’t do the paper. OK. For all the fees that I pay, at least she’s learning something 😛
I feel so bad as a Mother because when T1 comes back telling me about her getting 92%, my immediate response is, “So what happened?”
OMG!!! LOL!!! Kill me please, somebody!!!
Why is it that we have zero expectation from T2 and so much expectation from T1??? It isn’t fair on my precious T1 at all!!!! But still I do it. It’s just that she is naturally bright and has excelled throughout and even now, I do not chase her to study because she already does it herself, yet 92% is not good enough for her Mama.
To be honest, of course it is good enough for me. I really don’t care so much what kind of results they get but I love teasing them. What is important is that they are well adjusted kids, happy as Heaven, have high levels of Emotional Quotient and can hold their own when I am not around. They should have enough skills to earn a living, live a purposeful life, and have the ability and resource to help others. Selfish gains are just not allowed in our vocabulary at home. So really, we can give all the As to everyone else and it will be OK. But my little monkey still got an A.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
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A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
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