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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

For The Longest Time

Thanks so much Watie!


It was one of those days. The kids seemed to be jumping on each other's nerves, accusing one another of who poked who first, who messed up whose room last, who took the remaining cookies from the cookie jar, screaming frantically at every turn of events. Whilst Mum was apparently in an exceptionally terrible mood handling things which refused to be handled in between scores of other things waiting to be checked in the daily check list. When suddenly... she just snapped with eyes so big which could easily encircle the sun, the whole sun and back again. She gave the eye, that piercing stare which silenced the entire planet her kids were in. Much to their astonishment, unlike other days when she had to scream and shout to get herself heard, this time Mum only wrote her kids a note. And in that note Mum briefly said that she wasn't going to talk until her kids behaved and did their chores, performed their solat, read their Quran and be nice to each other without being told. Mum kept to her words, she didn't speak to her kids for the whole day

until...

she received a note saying...

"Mama, sorry mama. Anin and kakak dah solat, dah ngaji and dah kemas bilik dah.


It worked! It worked! Phew! it felt as though I was holding my breath for the longest time.


Thanks so much Riena!

6 treats:

zue said...

join the club! wish it would work for me too! I snapped, major... at my kids yesterday, it's one of those days and also the PMS thingy too, but still, it's not a good excuse to do that but, just couldn't help it, kids will be kids and us, will be mums....

Kitchen Guardian said...

wiz,

can't imagine you loosing your temper!

about kitchen guardian food said...

PS wiz, i can see the disco dancing.....

hs said...

dear wiz
just join the 'tiger moms club'.... with me ad toots. take care

Ms Wong said...

dear Wiz,

kids will always be kids...so let them be.

Wiz said...

Zue - I have been snapping away, sometimes not by choice. I don't love doing it but sometimes it needs to be done. It gets the kids moving. You need to be cruel to be kind.

Yanie - oooo you don't know me.

hs - I have no idea what you just wrote.

Ms Wong - yes kids will be kids and mums will be mums.