Every year, the Little Misses' birthdays will fall during the school holidays, sama lah macam tahun ni. Kiranya memang tak berpeluang lah nak sambut their birthdays in the classroom. But biasalah kan, me as Mummy mithali will try her best to let the Little Misses have some 'fun' celebrating their birthdays at school, hehehe. Setakat buat cupcakes/cakes for them to give to their classmates bukannya susah sangat pun kan :-). And then they don't have such a big class pun so tak lah jenuh nak membuat sampai 40 cupcakes and lolly bags.
This Thursday is their last day of school for them for this term before a 2-week break (Yippppeeee, NOT! :-)). And since Miss soon-to-be-10 will be turning 10 during the school break, I've promised her that she can take some cupcakes and lolly bags for her classmates on Thursday. So, tadi after picking them up from school, I pun buat lah the cupcakes and the icing and pack them in the fridge. Tomorrow night, barulah I nak mengetuk tangan dengan lesung batu nak bagi lembut sikit so I can decorate the cupcakes, hehehehe. Malas nak buat everything tomorrow night sebab I malas nak bersengkang mata sampai larut malam semata2 nak buat cupcakes tu aje tu yang prepare everything malam ni, esok malam tinggal decorate aje :-). So, esok malam lah I'll buat tayangan my cupcakes tu ye ;-).
Last year I made cupcakes jugak for her classmates with blue icing. This year she wants it to be purple sebab dia saje aje nak bagi the boys in her classroom malu2 nak makan cupcakes with purple icing. Boys kat class dia ni lain sikit, konon perasan 'macho' abis, anything girly memang diaorang konon2nya geli geleman and tak nak sentuh. So, Miss soon-to-be-10 nak tengok on Thursday whether they can resist the purple cupcakes or not, hahahahahahaha...... We wanted to make it pink icing tapi tak sampai hati pulaknya nak make them squirm! Mummy and daughter sama2 naughty and mischievous kan, hehehehehe......
Miss soon-to-be-10 really dislikes some of her classmates (boys obviously) because they are quite naughty and rude and tease her everyday. Tadi she asked me,
"Mummy, can I not give the lolly bags and the cupcakes to my naughty classmates because I really do not like them?"
Kalau I nak my kids to grow up mean and spiteful, I could say to her,
"Sure, no worries! Don't give them any if you don't want to!"
But I want to teach my kids compassion and generosity especially to the mean kids because it's the right thing to do. So, I said to her,
"I know you don't like them but it is not a nice thing to leave them out when you give your other classmates your birthday goodies. If you are nice to them now, hopefully it'll make them think in the future so they won't be mean to you anymore."
Then she said, "They are never going to be nice to me Mummy. There's no point being nice to them." And she was quite reluctant to give them any at all....
So we reached a compromise. I told her that she has to give everyone the goody bags and the cupcakes but if they tease her or make fun of her when she's giving it to them, I told her to say,
"Fine, obviously you don't like the lolly bag and the cupcake that I'm giving you. It's ok, I don't mind if you don't want them. More for me! And I'll give them to my other friends instead."
And I told her to just take the bag and the cupcakes back and walk away. Her gain and their loss!
Susah kan ada school aged kids ni. You want your kids to grow up having all the good characteristics in life but at the same time, you want to teach them how to stand up strong and not to be bullied or walked on by these mean people.
Tapi memang lah ada 3 orang boys dalam kelas dia ni yang betul2 memeningkan kepala all the teachers at school. They are so rude to everyone, tak dengar cakap langsung and especially rude to the girls in their class. We've been teaching Miss soon-to-be-10 ways to deal with this kind of boys but she's only a small kid. Kadang2 balik rumah tu, monyok aje muka dia sebab budak2 ni. These kids have been reprimanded by the principal so many times dah but masih gak tak paham2 bahasa! Patutnya expel aje from school kan, buang masa cikgu2 aje mengajar diaorang ni!
Yang I hairan nya lah kan, mak bapak diaorang ni tak ajar sopan santun, discipline and social etiquette ke kat rumah tu ye. 1 boy ni, dari kakak dia kat high school to his adik perempuan dia in the same class as Miss 5, semua perangai sama aje, extremely rude to everyone! I wonder how they behave at home.........
Weh, panjang betul I berceloteh malam ni. I better put up my dinner photo now.
We had nachos for dinner. Senang dah cepat sebab Mummy busy buat cupcakes and icing kan, hehehe.... (tapi tergeseng lah pulaknya the corn chips but abis gak, wehehehe)