Monday, October 22, 2012

He is washing the dishes!

Earlier this month I posted in my facebook that DinoEgg washed his own utensils though did not use the liquid dishwasher.  I did not see him in action, only get to know it when he told me after that, grinning proudly.

Yesterday after breakfast, he brought his plate & utensils to the kitchen sink as usual.  When we heard some clattering in the kitchen we know that he is doing the washing, I quickly whip out my camera and sneaked into the kitchen to find him hunched over the kitchen sink.


I start clicking away, zooming in for fear that I would startle him or he will request me not to take his photo if he sees me with the camera.  So, this time I documented every thing!

Washing the plate & utensils with liquid dishwasher...  he could barely reach the sponge but he stretched his arms to the max to grabbed it.  He stretched his arms again to put the utensils into the holder.


And all these while he was doing it on his tippy-toes!  Must be tiring for his little feet after that.


We have never trained him or demand him to wash up the bowls & plates after every meal, our only requirement is for him to bring his empty plate (Yes empty, otherwise he is not allowed to leave the table, read my post here to know the reason), fork & spoons to the kitchen sink after every meal.  We do not know what sparks him to start washing, perhaps he think it is the right thing to do?  Or maybe my 6 year old has simply just grown up all mature and every thing, trying to do his part in the household? 

Regardless the reason, we are truly very proud of him, all praises, hugs and kisses for him after that.  it does not even matter to us that he did not wash off all the suds from the plate.  It wasn't something big or fantastic but the fact that he did it on his own initiatives at the age of 6 is already a big achievement for him and for us! 

We hope that from all the teachings & disciplines (plus all the nagging, shouting, scream from the mummy) we gave him, all the demands we expected from him, he is able to become a better boy and a better person in future.

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23 comments:

  1. They learn by observing, remember?

    Well done Mama and Papa D!

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    1. Well he did not learn by observing us lol

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  2. I am sure somehow, he was motivated to do all these because his parents showed him the way. :) Well done!

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    1. Never! We did not show him how to do it, he has never seen us washing the dishes coz after meals its always straight to the tv or ipad.

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  3. Eggxellent! What a good boy he is! It's really very cool that he did it of his own accord. Bravo! :)

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    1. lol
      sometimes I think we should not push our kids, they will eventually do things when they think the timing is right.

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  4. Good job! I agree that life skills as such is very important. I recalled reading a book where the author shared that he spent some time working with some gifted kids and these are the same kids that do not know how to bring the plate back to the sink / push in their chairs after using. Such is the focus on academics from parents that they neglect all other areas. 2 thumbs up!

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    1. Finally!! A voice of reason!

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    2. Its getting difficult to find people (not only kids) who are good at both areas. As you said it, parents are too focus on academics achievements and lack the teachings of social skill.

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  5. Wow you've done well mummy! So sensible and responsible.

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    1. Thanks Susan, we always wanted to raise a sensible and responsible child, there are still more things to teach and reinforce, still a long way to go.

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  6. Well done Z.. very proud that he washes his plates without asking. My boys I still must "remind" the to do so.

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  7. What a well-disciplined boy, well done! :)

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  8. Good job! Awesome. Now he just need to learn to cook so that mummy can kiao kah at home hahaha

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    1. Mad, thats too fast! LOL
      Maybe in a couple of years.

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  9. Good job mama! I'm sure Z will grow up to be a helpful & responsible guy in future. Whoever marries him will be soooooo lucky :)

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    1. Amie, u sure? haha~ Then I must start training him to be more sensitive to the girl's needs and emotions hahah~

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  10. Awww how lovely!! Good job z!!! An the tippy toes. Too cute!!

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    1. hee~ Wait till Poppy does this, she'll be cuter the Z =)

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  11. That's very impressive. My 21 month old likes to pretend wash her toy plates, I'm looking forward to the day she really washes her utensils properly like that!

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    1. Maybe you don't have to wait till she is 6yrs old (like mine), girls probably starts get interested in doing housework earlier then boys? Per

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