My son goes to Kumon twice a week. We encouraged him to join Kumon when he was 4 years half. All this while, we had to beg him to do his homework, every time. Today, as usual, I told him that he still had not done his homework and his Kumon class was the next day. I added that his favorite TV program would start soon too.
He obediently went to his study desk and started to do his maths questions. I was quite surprised to see that he wrote the letters nicely and there was no rushing (most of the time, he would try finish it fast and scribbled untidily). Wow, that was a first I thought.
When he's started to feel comfortable with the homework, I then started to engage myself with house chores. As I started vacuuming the carpets, I heard my son shut the door and shouted, 'Mama, urusai yo. Shuuchuu dekinai! (Mama, noisy! Please, I can't concentrate!)'.
What?! I was scolded by my son for being noisy?
But I actually swallowed his complaint and waited him to finish his homework before I continued with my vacuuming. But to tell you the truth, I was kind of relieved! At least he has started to learn what his responsible is. And hopefully he has inherited his father's two strong points that I admire most... the power of concentration and the hunger for knowledge.
Hmm, I may seriously need to look for a new vacuum cleaner that can go on a silent mode. *wink*