PiggyBeng was at home yesterday as he gets an off day for Deepavali which was on Saturday. Taking this opportunity, I asked him to send Darrius to school instead. Initially I wanted to stayed home but Darrius was making sad faces and insisted that I have to send him and refused to have his daddy to send him.
So, we all went together. I took the chance to point out who is this ‘tail boy’ that Darrius is afraid of to PiggyBeng when we were at the hall while the kids were playing waiting for assembly time. I told PiggyBeng to bring Darrius upso he can place his school bag at his table before joining the rest of the kids at the hall.
PiggyBeng then asked me to go away and allowed Darrius to follow Madam Leong to class. Darrius wanted to cry but PiggyBeng told him ‘go follow your lao-shi and don’t cry’. Funny thing is, Darrius did not cry (unlike when I leave him he will sure scream for me) and followed Madam Leong up to the class. He only glanced down at us with sad look on his face but move on….
This morning I had wanted to try the same tactic but I just can’t (soft hearted!) so I brought him to his class. I told him to be a good boy and he should not pick up any fight with ‘tail boy’. He nodded and after a while I went out and I told him I’ll be back later. I waved and walked off. He did not cry or scream for me…. Yahooooooooooooooooooo!
Finally! At Week 3, he is an independent boy in school! 🙂