Monday, March 23, 2009

Mera Pappu pass ho gaya

Today I went to Betu's school to collect his report card. It was nothing more than a formality. I knew he was doing fine and I knew very well what he had been doing throughout this year because he would come home with bits of assignments which we would do together. So to cut it short, I was happy with how he was learning and growing in terms of his vocabulary, English conversational skills etc.

So with a brief interaction with his teacher wherein she said all the good things she also mentioned one thing where she felt he needs to focus on and improve over a period of time. And that being conversational skills. I was actually taken aback. Him and conversational issues? I could have agreed if it was not listening to instructions or not doing work. But this surely was a surprise. I asked her to tell me in detail. And then she told me when she asks them questions in a group, turn by turn, he invariably fumbles and ends up doing "umm..." and not responding at all.

After I heard her in detail, frankly it doesn't matter to me. Some are comfortable speaking in front of a big group and some aren't. Its just OK.I will try to tell him to not be nervous but I am not going to do any bit of pushing. I'm going to let him be.

So to conclude "Pappu pass go gaya" and shall be going to KG now. Yippee! Good job Betu. :)

12 comments:

Ruchika said...

Way to go Anirudh! I am sure he is excited too. So is he on summer vacation now?

Life Begins said...

YIPPPEEE...congrats!!
And u r right..conversational skills r not at all to be worried about. Let him be him :)
And good wishes for recovering from the cut he got today. He sure is a brave boy!!

Life Begins said...

YIPPPEEE...congrats!!
And u r right..conversational skills r not at all to be worried about. Let him be him :)
And good wishes for recovering from the cut he got today. He sure is a brave boy!!

memyhubbynbaby said...

Congrats! :)
Maybe she should have said 'public speaking' instead of 'conversational' skills. It can be pretty daunting for some kids to speak up in a crowd.
Your pappu is very smart! Way to go Betu!!

Swati said...

hip hip hurray ..so what does pappu get apart from dairy milk ???

Neera said...

yayy!! Atta boy pappu and good job mom for great work thru'out the year and the cool attitude towards the teacher's comment!!

Mama - Mia said...

:)

ooooh! awesome dude! :D and yeah he will be comfy dealing with big groups when he wants to!

hugs to him!

cheers!

abha

Cuckoo said...

Fabulous!! And you are right. Even educated louts (like me on an earlier day!) would interpret smart conversation for 'ability'. This notion was set right a few months into work life!!! No need for him to speak out at all, as long as he is happy and enjoys learning the fundamentals. What say??

Now is va va va va vacation..... enjoy!

ps: Is he becoming a 'boy' now as compared to your 'baby'? :)

Monika,Ansh said...

Congrats Papppu & Pappu ki Ma. :)

mahesh said...

par paas to hua na..........
need bpo jobs without a single rupee!!!!!!!! a genuine job from home.

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brocasarea said...

congrats:)

PG said...

Great! And I love that phrase "Pappu pass ho gaya " :D