Like a school, I learnt three lessons of life today.
- A mother cannot afford to oversleep. I have been a mother for 12 years now, I only learnt it today. Dang! As usual, my morning routine is that, I wake everyone up for the Subuh prayers and my girls will get ready to school. After my girls left for school today, I thought of taking a very short nap before I started my daily routine. Normally I will nap about the most half an hour. But today was exceptional, the weather was so good and I woke up almost at 11 am! And I must sent Affandy to school latest by 11.30 am. I did not do the laundry and I had no time to cook. Just enough time to for a quick shower and headed straight to Affandy’s school.
- Because of the rush, I did not have the time to grab any breakfast at home. I was really hungry when I reached the school. So I thought of buying food from the school canteen. Only parent volunteers are allowed to purchase food from the canteen. Since I had some volunteer works to do, so I thought of having my breakfast cum lunch there. What pissed me off was the attitude of the canteen staffs at this particular stall. When teachers or the school staffs came to buy food from their stall, they greeted them like royals. “Good morning, teacher.” “Selamat pagi, cikgu.” “May I help you?” “Nak makan apa hari ini, cikgu?” But….. when we parent volunteers came to their stall, they would reluctantly served us or ignored us till we called them that we wanted to buy food. What the fish! All the three canteen staffs SAW me when I approached their stall. But none of them came to me and they kept on talking and laughing as though I was invisible. They finally served me after my third call. For goodness sake, I did not beg for free meal. I payed for my food. So were all the other parents volunteers. If it’s not because of my hungriness, I would not buy food from this stall. So the lesson learnt is, never leave home with an empty stomach.
- I want to be informed if any of my children do something wrong. I thought all mothers have the same thought as mine, but I was wrong. I caught someone’s child wasted food a lot of times, so I nicely approached the mother to inform her of the situation. Upon seeing her look, I regret telling her. You know, the kind of look that says “Whatever” or “So?”. If someone tells me of the same, I will be very grateful and will correct the wrongdoing that my child does. But in this case, it seems that I was like being a busybody informing the mother. So, I will never ever report to her anything about her child.