Turn disappointment into ...
Since Monday until yesterday, April was sitting for her Primary One final exam, and today is the last day of May's kindergarten final exam.
However, there was something happened during the week. Monday, April related to me the announcement that made by her headmaster in the school assembly excitedly. She told me that Astro Xiao Tai Yang is coming to her school this Saturday, so her headmaster wants Standard One to Standard Three students to submit a drawing individually by Friday (that means Today) . The drawing must have DaYang (Xiao Tai Yang's icon) in it.
I wasn't too happy to hear the news, as I wanted April to put her whole attention in her exam, and I was certainly afraid that the arrival of Xiao Tai Yang and the drawing activity will distort her focus in the exam. I forbid her to spend time in drawing. I kept loading her with workbook exercises and revision. I even blamed the school for arranging this type of activity during exam week.
Being an obedient daughter, April promised to forget totally about the drawing, though she was a bit disappointed.
Yesterday, when the exam was finally over, I knew April was going to be freed from studying. She can do whatever she likes. I went googling for the picture of the Xiao Tai Yang's icon (大阳).
I printed it out in black and white and I marked on the paper for its different parts of colours. I passed to April and asked her to draw a picture of Da Yang. At first, she didn't want to draw. She said that she had tried her best to let go the activity. She even claimed that it was too rush for her to finish it yesterday and submit it to the teacher today.
I let her have a heads up on what is going on with the arrival of Astro Xiao Tai Yang at her school. I told her that the Xiao Tai Yang's camp is fun. I showed her through computer, and she finally wanted to give it a try. She spent almost 2 hours on her table, and this is her masterpiece, all on her own.
I am glad that I finally motivated her to draw. She too, turns her disappointment into joy, opportunity and success.
Whether her drawing will be chosen by Astro Xiao Tai Yang, it doesn't matter anymore. She is the best for me and her papa.