Posted October 11, 2005on:
Last week, Kyle’s teacher/adviser finally gave him the corrected report card for the first grading period. Call us OC, OA, stage parents or whatever, but Jerry and I simply refused to accept the original one, when we saw an unacceptable grade of 89 in his Mandarin class. The grade was low enough to disqualify him from getting the first honors.
On my prodding, Jerry promptly checked with the Chinese teacher and gladly found out that there was some mistake in the scoresheet. Because of the teacher’s admission of error, we immediately requested for rectification… After about 2 months of waiting, the corrected report card was finally given just last week. The new grade is now a 93 and pulled him up to first. Weee! All’s well now. 😀
This afternoon, as Kyle got into the car, he happily announced he won first in Spelling. Then being the “sadista/makarinyo-brutal” Mom that I am, I teased him and said, “Maybe they all let you win since they know it’s your birthday today. Hah!” And we all burst out laughing especially when Kyle naturally retorted and said in the Cebuano vernacular, “No uy!” He even added by saying he beat the no. 1 guy in his class who mistakenly spelled “chandelier” with an “sh”….Ok, we take the cue this time and finally give him a congratulatory nudge. “Naks! Galing-galing naman…”
The boys thrive in this kind of “slightly pressured” environment… very much similar to what I had back when I was a kid (ok, ok, minus the 1st honors. And back then it was more self-imposed than anything). Hehehe…
For tonight’s special dinner, we planned a fusion of Japanese cold soba, Cebuano ngo-hiong and roast chicken, and Tagalog bulalo. Kyle, our second boy, our middle-child, the artist in the family (probably explains his mood-swings), the bedimpled one, turns 9 today. It’s the perfect cap to a recent strng of happy moments in this kid’s life.
Happy birthday Kyle!!! *Hugs and kisses* I hope you treasure all these happy memories.