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4.10.2007 comes only once

Very simple conversation. Joshua: Mom, what date is it today? Me: Er.....4th of Oct 2007 Joshua: Means..... Me: (sigh) four dot ten dot two zero zero seven Joshua: Oh. Thanks, mom (Joshua proceeds to write the date down in his exercise book) (Joshua pauses, raises his head) Joshua: Mom, how many times do we get to have four dot ten dot two zero zero seven Mom: Huh? Once? Joshua: Only once? Mom: Yup Joshua: Mom, that's sad Mom: Why? Joshua: That means, we cannot come back to today, right? Mom: Right How true. Today. Once gone, we cannot come back to today. 4.10.2007 happens only once. So does 5.10.2007, 6.10.2007, 7.10.2007...etc. So, since he's only got one childhood in this lifetime, why put him through so much pressure going through a grossly outdated schooling system that doesn't work for him? Why torture him when he's only got one 4.10.2007? He's got lots of years ahead for him to be tortured and this is the time when he should carefree and learning. I have to say that there's probably nothing wrong with the schooling works for lots of people. But sadly, some people are not made that way. Everyone learns in a different way - that's why we're individuals and that's why we have our own individual characters. Instead of forcing him into a forte he's not comfortable in, why not let him learn the way he learns best? Joshua is a creative individual who thrives when he is given the chance to explore, come up with ideas and get creative. Forced in a Chinese education system, he shuts down. He shut himself out for many years now and it's time to take him out. It's not working. So, the idea now is to remove him from the current school and we are just going to have to go private. Private school means more money....LOTS of money! It's crazy but this is how his brain works, so, we're just gonna have to deal with it his way. He's got only one chance to be young, why waste it.

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