Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Spare the rod, spoil the child

Oops...sorry readers. The blurry photo actually showed the child writing "bite god" as one of the vegetables that he knows. Now, can you guess what vegetable is that? :)

Anyway, something disheartening happened in school this morning. The school piano was obviously vandalised and the discipline master managed to find the culprits. So, the parents of 5 children were called to school. All the parents denied that their child had done anything wrong eventhough the children have admitted that they used sticks to bang on the piano keys (and they could still afford to snigger when they were telling the discipline master how they spoiled the piano! Too bad their parents did not witness the admission ).

One parent said that it wasn't the child's fault if he was a bit too rough while playing the piano: if the school had left it in the hall, it was meant to be used by the students!

One parent said that it was the school's fault for not locking up the hall. Erm...ok, this one maybe can accept la. But your kids are not supposed to be in the school already at that hour. The hall is open for the afternoon session students to use, ok?

One parent said that the child was very remorseful when he went home as  he had witnessed his friends vandalising the piano. So, obviously, as a witness, he shouldn't be held responsible for the payment for the repairs. Oh, and the parent shouted at the senior assistant for telling his/her child that the school would report the case to the police, making the child too frightened to go to school. Hmm...

I forget if the other parent said anything (as 5 children are involved) but the classic retort of a parent is this:
It is the guard's fault for not realising that the kids had climbed over the wall to get into the school after school hours. It is the school's fault for leaving the hall open. A damaged piano is of small matter. If his child had injured himself in the school premise (by climbing over the wall, mind you), he would sue the school and everyone in it!

Whoa....B-R-A-V-O parent! You have succeeded in turning your child into a gangster and a nuisance to the community!

Sigh...just another day of a teacher's life. Let's take a look at another classic work of a child:
Have a great day! :)


Gratitude said...

Many of the young ones these days are spoilt rotten by guilt-ridden parents who compensate their lack of time spent with their children by allowing expensive gifts and letting the poor ones get away with almost anything. I've seeen too many young ones bullying (eg slapping) their maids whilst their parents just look on with amusement.

Thank heavens blogging made me realize that there are many blogger parents who still educate and instill good values in their children.

Alice Law said...

Frankly... I personally think we couldn't blame the oblivious kids, the parents are the main culprit of this incident! They should be responsible for their selfishness(obviously the kids had learnt from their 'role models' of not being able to appreciate other's properties), scaredy, and irresponsible!

If I was one of the parents, I will ask my kids to apologise to whom is regards and let my kid pays for the damage, by either work for me or dig up their piggy bank!!

Alice Law said...

Hrm... could it be, "She SPLIT some butter of the FACE of bread just now."?!

Jiawen said...

+Ant+: Yes, it is really sad to see this situation getting worse. A third of every class these days come from broken families. What will become of our future generation? I dare not think.

Alice: The kids themselves didn't think that they are to be blamed. And yes, the fruit doesn't fall far from the rotten tree. The case is just left like that because no one is willing to admit that their child has done wrong. Sad!

And the best answer should be "She spreads some butter on a slice of bread. " =)