Conversation with Cass yesterday, 12 August 2015...
Cass - mummy look, Chen laoshi gave me this coin box!
Me- oh why?
Cass - I got 'ti it min'! (first place in Mandarin)
Me - first in class for your position? *feeling hopeful* :D
Cass - no, first place for bringing the most newspapers to school
The girls' school has an ongoing project for selling old newspapers to raise funds for the school.
Cass - but I have so many piggy banks. What should I do with it huh?
Me - you can give it to your good friends.
Cass - but I like it. I want to....
Me - you want to keep it as remembrance right?
Cass - you are right mummy! You just TOOK THE WORDS OUT OF MY MOUTH!
Me - wow, that was a very articulate sentence. Who taught you to say that?
Cass - I learned it from the TV
Me - Oh!
So the idiot box ain't a total idiot! We parents just have to monitor our kids' screen time and filter what they watch to reap the benefits out of the TV.
Cass at 7 years 4 months