Just now, the house was filled with chattering of the kids who came for tuition. I am always fond of them, albeit them being naughty, talkative, and at times, delaying their work.
But of course, my mom is allergic to those kinds of attitude. So there you go kids, being scolded and nagged at. I know how that feels, haha.
But Afif didn't seem to take heed of mom's nagging. I was the one who was more concerned, hushing him to lower down his voice, and asked the others to concentrate on their workbook.
"Eee.. Afif tak takut pun Aunty marah.."
"Eee.. akak takut!"
"Nape nak takut.. kan kita kena takut Tuhan aje.."
Then Afiq interfered, "Habis tu, ko tak takut Mak ko?"
Afif shook his head, "Tak.."
Well, I suppose this is the egoistical part of kids after being scolded.
"Eehh... kalaupun tak takut Mak atau Aunty, tapi kita kena hormat.. mak ayah, cikgu, semua kita kena hormat. Betul tak..?" I was trying to give my suggestion.
"Betul betul.. Hormat orang tua la Afif.." Afiq seconded my opinion.
Afif sat down again, continuing his work. But not long after that..
"Hmm, akak, tak boleh ke UPSR dapat 4A ke, 3A ke.. memang kena dapat 5A jugak ke..?"
"Well, boleh je.. tapi lepas tak dapat 5A tu, jangan la marah kalau ada kawan-kawan ejek kita sebab tak dapat 5A.. Suka ke nak kena jadi bahan gelak orang..?" Well, expect a kiasu answer from a kiasu practitioner, haha.
"Tak nak.. tapi mak asyik cakap kena dapat 5A.. 4A pun ok apa.."
"Ok tu memang ok.. tapi kenapa kita target nak hadiahkan something yang tak sempurna pada mak ayah kita..? Everytime Afif datang tuisyen mesti pakai baju Manchester United. Baju mahal. Mak ayah bagi apa Afifi suka.. betul tak?" Afif nodded his head. So did Afiq.
"So, kalau Afif bagi something yang tak sempurna pada mak ayah, so can your parents.. do you want them to give something that you don't want..?"
"Apa yang kitaorang tak nak.. akak tahu ke..?" Cewah, Afiq seemed to question my credibility in understanding their wants, haha.
"Hui, senang je, let's say after this, parents korang belikan baju kat pasar malam je.. no more T-shirt Manchester United ke, Ben-10 ke.. ataupun t-shirt football club yang Afif tak suka.. sure tak nak pakai kan..??"
Afif answered straightly, "Uii, mestila tak nak pakai.." Gila demanding budak ni, adeh.
"See.. you want to give something yang tak perfect to your parents, but you want them to get you the best things in life that you want, eee.. mana aci.. Be fair la to your folks, korang~"
Afiq nodded. Afif was still left with a little defiance.
I suppose, kids need the explanation, only then can they really remember and feel what is being taught.. agaknyalah.